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By Chris Murphy

There are amazing flavors all over our area. Just because Hallowe’en is over doesn’t mean that pumpkins are all done for the season. We haven’t even hit full speed yet with pumpkin pie, butter nut squash treats, fall nuts and fruit, persimmons and apples that find their way into everything from lattes, pies, cookies and bread. Places you need to visit regularly are Rodin Famers Market at 10th & J, the Rodin Fruit Stand at Claribel and Oakdale and Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market. Our friends at Stewart and Jasper have flavored nuts, fruits and more with a great wine tasting. Load up on fall fruit and vegetables and make your home menu exciting and tasty this season. Rodin and Stewart & Jasper make great gift baskets to take to Thanksgiving dinner.

November is home to one of my favorite foods ever, butter nut squash raviolis and soup. Galletto and Concetta make amazing raviolis and you can get the soup at Burley’s. Verona in McHenry Village has raviolis during this time as well. Concetta only makes a few daily as they are big, hand made, sautéed in brown butter and delicious. Trust me, you will be sad if you don’t have some this season.
Scan the QR code for our article about butter but squash and get out and taste.

Local bread makers like MatKat and Alchemy create loaves that are rich, crusty and soft with really unique flavors. With MatKat, make sure you get to the Modesto Certified Farmers Market early to get their pumpkin cranberry loaves. Get on the subscription list for Alchemy Bread as both of these makers only make limited amounts. Make sure that you get your Thanksgiving orders in early so you don’t miss out.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.