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  1. dad says:

    like your site —why dont you show your fruit—-love dad and mom

  2. max says:

    these tomatoe are the best I ever ate specially the green zebras

  3. Sue Hartsell says:

    YAHOO !!! business is looking good- wish I lived in Redlands so I could buy some of your beautiful plants !!!!

  4. Steve says:

    Love the Pine Apple Tomatoes, Borage, and Chocolate Mint i look forward to the fruit and herbs they will produce. Very fin quality and i enjoy the information that is given to me weekly. Thank you very much.

  5. roberto argiro says:

    Redlands Sat. morn. f. mkt. purchased v. orange marmalade it is the best. Thanks

  6. Linda says:

    We live around the corner and drove by yesterday on our way home and were happily surprised to see your stand. We stopped and bought some jam and cherry tomatoes – yummy!!! We’ll be back for sure!

  7. Brad & Claudia (the Gym people) :) says:

    Where are you guys? We keep driving by looking for you or the stand and you’re not there. 🙁 We miss all the yummy jellies and goodies. 🙁

  8. Andi Clarke says:

    I love your website and the newsy write up of your first year of business. Way to go ladies. Wish I could buy your jams and jellies. Here’s to a fabulous New Year too. Let me know if you want more of those South African squash seeds.

  9. Mindy,
    It was fun meeting you this morning. I love your web site, and I would love to set up a time to come visit your garden. You can see that this is a delight of yours, and it brings you alot of joy!
    🙂 Dianna

  10. lauren calderon says:

    I love all your fruits and the jams are the best, evereting is natural and fresh
    100% recommended :]

  11. Sean Starr says:

    Hi, a friend of mine sent me a link to your site over the weekend. Great site, and I would love to come visit you soon. We are located just east of Big Bear in the mountains and are kicking off our community garden this spring.

  12. Lauren Spilsbury says:

    My husband and I met you at the Farmers Market this morning, we bought 2 jars of jam and both are delicious. We plan to purchase more for Christmas treats for coworkers and neighbors. I found your site to be charming. I enjoyed reading about your journey to fulfill your dreams. (and my tastebuds)

  13. mindy says:

    Lauren, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Glad you are enjoying the preserves, they are really fresh. Meeting folks at the market is what inspires how and what we grow. We want to keep things fun, but always with an eye on health. Thanks again for the post and stop by again just to say “Hi”.

  14. Noelle McCann says:

    Love you ladies. I'll be back.

  15. Robynn Capestany says:

    I was wondering what to do to the salmon I was gong to BBQ last night, when I remembered the pesto I'd purchased from Sunnyside LOCAL.  If it tasted so great on a cracker, I hoped it would be good on the fish….and it was absolutely delicious!  I just spread some on each side of the filet, and grilled it.  Everybody loved it!
    Tonight I'm going to try it tossed with some roasted veggies 🙂 

  16. Debbie Campbell says:

    Dear Mindy and Jane, Thank you so much for being rays of sunshine on an overcast Saturday morning. Today, I tasted the Vanilla Kumquat Marmalade. Wow! What an explosion of fresh, bright, and comforting flavors that lit up my nose and taste buds. Instantly, I was reminded how vibrant food tasted especially when i was a child. I love the delightful smell of the warm sweetness of a whole vanilla bean, the orange kumquat peels burst with tartness and bright citrus notes with each bite and the smooth golden honey-colored pectin speckled with vanilla bean are a wonderful symphony of flavors and colors.

  17. Julie Federico says:

    It was lovely to meet you this morning. Thank you for all of the information about your plants.

  18. Corla says:

    I sent my husband to the nursey in Yucaipa looking for used tree pots. They are $9.75 each! New owner, new prices. Ugh.
    Great site.

  19. Merle Hildebrand says:

    Hi ladies,
    Which market are you regularly at in Redlands? Saturday morning/Thursday’s Market?? Are you ever at Loma Linda’s Sunday Farmer’s Market? Just wondering–need some of your yummy products!!! My walking partner, Simone, and I really miss your stand on Sunnyside!

    Hope to see you soon!


  20. Paola says:

    It was a pleasure meeting you ladies a few weeks ago when I purchased a jar of your scrumptious Organic Strawberry Lavender Jelly. One of you delightful ladies, recommended I try the jelly atop ice cream…wow, what a mistake 😀 I am absolutely addicted to this combination! The light lavender scent and taste made ice cream even more delicious. I am excited to purchasing some of your veggies and cases of your jellies :).
    Continued Success to you all

  21. Greg Pitman says:

    Tarragon is great with fish. When we get fresh trout, I cook it whole with sprigs of tarragon and very very thinly sliced lemon in the center cavity. Oh and maybe a couple of pats of butter or a drizzle of olive oil.

  22. mindy says:

    Greg, I love the sweet, unique flavor tarragon adds to food. Your suggestion is simple and sounds oh, so tastey. Thanks for your support of SunnysideLOCAL!

  23. mindy says:

    Paola, we love imput from our customers. Jane is always ready with a suggestion for using the jams so you can blame her for your new addiction. Look forward to seeing you again.

  24. Greg Pitman says:

    Recipe for Barbecue Sauce

    I modify this recipe every time I make it, using what is available at any given time. I try to find good locally grown tomatoes and frequently replace the tomato sauce in the recipe with chopped up fresh tomatoes, because of the long simmer time, this works fine. I make my own tomato sauce during the summer when good quality tomatoes are available and freeze it in quart portions for use during the rest of the year.

    Lately I have been experimenting with other fresh ingredients to enhance the sweetness a bit to offset the heat of the chile peppers. The last batch I threw in a few fresh figs and the result was great. This week I’m going to try some great apples from Oak Glen and a tiny bit of cinnamon. These are added to the existing recipe, nothing else is eliminated.

    It is a modification of the basic sauce recipe in Steve Raichlen’s “Barbecue Bible”.

    You will need: 2 medium onions minced, 2 fresh pasilla peppers minced, 10 cloves of garlic minced, 1 cup tomato ketchup, 1 cup tomato sauce, 1 bottle beer (preferably dark), 6 tablespoons cider vinegar, 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice, 4 tablespoons molasses, 8 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar (or more), 5 teaspoons whole grain mustard, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 2 teaspoons Ancho chile powder (I use more), 2 teaspoons Chipotle chile powder (more or less), 2 teaspoons New Mexico green or red chile powder (more or less). Adjust these amounts to your preference for heat. Brown the onions in olive oil. After they are brown, add the pasillas and cook for a few minutes, then add the garlic briefly, just a minute or two. Then add all the ingredients to a big pot and bring to a simmer. After an hour use a stick blender to puree the contents of the pot until almost smooth (a little texture is nice). Now just let it simmer very low as long as you can. You want it to thicken up a bit. I generally let mine simmer for 3 hours or so, stirring often, don’t let the bottom get scorched.

  25. vicki hill says:

    The Chili Clementine jam is just fabulous spread with goats cheese over crackers!! It makes a great quick appetizer for your guest (or yourself) that looks fancy 🙂

    Keep up the great work girls!

  26. Teresa Mataitusi says:

    I just received a gift of your salted orange wheat beer caramels from a friend and they are amazing! As a native of Redlands, I am impressed with your business and I wish you all the best. Although I am set for Christmas this year, I will calendar to check what you have to offer as gifts next year.

  27. mindy says:

    Thanks for your kind comments, Teresa. I think it’s safe to say this particular caramel is a keeper and we are inspired to create others. Hope to see you in the new year.

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  29. mindy says:

    Dear Lutkaandco, Glad you liked the caramels. More coming soon. Thanks for your positive comments and blogging! Your neighbor

  30. Tracey says:

    The “Berries in a Basket” is a wonderful idea, and having visited your home-centered nursery, I’ve observed the health and appearance of the plants in those bio-degradable baskets to be absolutely perfect! It is obvious you put a great deal of time and nurturing into everything you grow! Keep up the high standards:)

  31. Anita Lui says:

    Hello there,
    So we’re gearing up for our trip to Australia and wondering if we might be able to place an order for 6 boxes of your amazing caramels? Will you be participating this next Saturday at the Redlands Farmers Market behind Ed Hales Park?
    Thank you so much, looking forward to sharing a bit of Redlands with our friends and family in “Oz”.
    Anita Lui

  32. Cathryn Oltman says:

    I’m looking for some fresh rhubarb. Any ideas where I might get some?? Thanks, mucho.

  33. mindy says:

    Hi Cathryn,
    Sorry, I don’t know where to purchase it this time of year. We will be selling Victoria Cherry Rhubarb plants in March when we return to market. We’ll also be giving growing support information in the form of our growing guides to help folks grow their own. Mindy

  34. Stacy Hensley says:

    Went to WP to get the orange and beer caramels…picked up the blood orange and bourban as well. HOLY COW!!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Makes regular candy taste terrible! 🙂 Thank you so much for these creations!
    Stacy Hensley

  35. mindy says:

    Stacy, I L-O-V-E that you are enjoying the Caramels. Thank-you so much for your kind thumbs up. I think we’re gonna keep making them! Mindy

  36. Ann Walker says:

    Thank you for the advices!

  37. Judy Walker says:

    I purchased a beautiful strawberry plant from you at the Phelan Farmer’s Mkt. Mine has to be planted in a large container. Is Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Soil ok to use? Do I add blood meal or bone meal to it? Obviously, I haven’t planted it yet. So I can buy the type of potting soil you recommend. I plan to put gravel and broken clay pots in the bottom for drainage before adding the potting soil. Also, please give instructions for covering the long runner with daughter plant. Where do I put the soil on the runner? I think you told me to not cover the leaves on the end. Thanks for your help! I love your website, photos, and especially the plants, etc. that you bring to us!

  38. John McNeary says:

    Excellent advice. This may be THE best, that I’ve read anyway, condensed treatise on preventing BER.

  39. mindy says:

    I found the information helpful to my farming as well. Thanks for stopping by the site.

  40. Lori Rausch says:

    We received the caramels as a Christmas gift this year and “wonderful”, “terrific” and “WOW” don’t begin to describe this treat. Left us wanting more, more, more. Big hug!

  41. Elayne Dudley says:

    We received a gift package with your Caramel varieties. What a treat!!! We couldn’t stop once we started! Thank you for putting such great care into your ingredients and right down to the packaging. Looking forward to trying your latest caramels!

  42. Jennifer Owens says:

    I purchased some carrots from your booth this morning and you told me about a recipe for carrots and parmesan. I thought you told me the recipe was posted on your website, but I can’t seem to find it. Can you help?

  43. Sandra Skillman says:

    How would I go about purchasing some Olallieberry canes?

    Thank you!

  44. Monica Proscelle says:

    Wanted to see if you knew where we could purchase Olallieberry plants in southern cal? We went to Cambria a few weeks ago and was not able to purchase them being on a motorcycle and all.

    Thank You For Your time,
    Monica Proscelle

  45. Kelley says:

    Your lovely confections are absolutely divine! My Mom recently treated me with a box of your Blackberry Balsamic Caramels and I am in love! I don’t see them here in your shop, will you have some at the local Farmer’s Market?

  46. mindy says:

    Hi Kelley, Thrilled that you have become a fan of the Balsamic Blackberry Caramels. Our production goes down slightly during the summer relative to hot temperatures. We are now back in production and your will be able to find that caramel at The Prep Table Redlands and Redlands Saturday Farmers Market.

  47. paul e moros says:

    i am addicted to your caramels.their are better that ice cream.you made my day.