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Nuts are key to Resendiz Fruit Barn sweet breads
Resendiz Fruit Barn manager Melodie Garza shows off the stores large selection of sweet breads, made fresh daily by the Resendiz sisters. - photo by Kristina Hacker

HUGHSON — Resendiz Fruit Barn in Hughson is famous for offering a large variety of fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm— but locals know that Resendiz is also the place to go for baked goods.

Every day the Resendiz sisters don their aprons and go to work creating a host of heavenly treats. From peach pie to Dutch apple cake and pumpkin spice bread, all their baked goods are made fresh daily and many include one key ingredient — local walnuts.

“We get our walnuts from Mid-Valley Nut Co., just down the street,” said Resendiz Fruit Barn manager Melodie Garza. “That’s what the customers want, local stuff grown where they live.”

Walnuts can be found in almost all of the Resendiz breads including caramel nut roll, banana nut, pumpkin spice, and the Fruit Barn’s most recent creation — apple nut.

“We took our Dutch apple cake with streusel on top and made it into apple nut bread,” Garza said. “Out of all the breads, the apple nut is the most popular.”

During the holiday season — or upon customer request — chocolate chip walnut pie can also be found in the Resendiz bakery. Requests for pies of all kinds are on the rise, according to Garza.

“A lot of people get pies for birthdays now instead of cakes,” she said.

Not sure what bakery delight to take home? Don’t worry; there are plenty of free samples to help make the choice an easier one.

Resendiz Fruit Barn is located at 4342 Geer Rd., in Hughson on the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Geer. Along with the fresh produce and bakery, the Fruit Barn also has a free landscaped park behind the store for guests to enjoy. The park includes a koi pond with wooden bridge and there is a kids’ playground area. During the month of October the Fruit Barn parking lot turns into a pumpkin patch and holiday activities are offered on weekends.

For more information, call 883-0100.



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