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Jamie and Carolyn Fjord, in front of their honor-system fruit stand, sell apricots and peaches.



Photo by Margaret Burns


It’s apricot
time again

Delicious fruit has rich history in Winters area

By Margaret Burns
Staff Writer
Ask any Winters resident over a certain age what they remember of their youth and they will uniformly say being let out of school to work during apricot harvest, packing fruit for shipping to the East Coast or cutting fruit for drying in the sun.
In 1946, the first Yolo County Agricultural Report released after World War II, there were about 2,000 bearing acres of apricots in Yolo County. That acreage was maintained until 1975. But by 1980 the total apricot acreage was down to 1,000 acres and today it is not counted as a separate crop but thrown into the miscellaneous category with fruits like mulberries, kiwis and jujubes.
Stan Lester said at one time he had 250 acres of apricots, but today he keeps 3.8 acres, enough to supply fresh fruit for sale and enough to make their famous apricot pies for the bakery. People come from as far away as San Francisco just to get a fresh apricot pie.

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Greg Creamer MVP
All Sacramento Valley League




Photos by Barbara Carrion
Creamer named
baseball MVP

Simone, Nicholas
make All League

Express sports
After a very successful season the Winters High School varsity baseball team celebrated the year with coach Jeff Ingles giving recognition to his players.
The Warriors finished the season with an overall record of 22-6-2 and were 7-1 in the Sacramento Valley League.
Winters won 13 out of their last 14 games and ran off eight straight victories to finish the season. More impressive is the way they won those last eight. After falling to Colusa 6-1 on April 22, the Warriors outscored their opponents 106-15 and 39-7 in the three playoff games.
Obviously the Warriors success comes from the entire team no matter what their role is but there are some that definitely stood out. Greg Creamer was named the League MVP after a stellar offensive season. Creamer had a batting average of .462, hit 10 doubles, a triple, six homeruns, 49 RBI and scored 38 runs. Creamer also went 6-1 on the mound with a save. . . .