The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Agri-tour of the year on Wednesday, May 6, at Four Winds Nursery located on Sackett Lane in rural Winters. Four Winds is a third generation family farm. Floyd Dillion created the first commercial dwarf citrus in 1946 and founded Four Winds Nursery. Four Winds has three growing locations, Mission San Jose, Freemont, and Winters. They choose to expand there growing ground to Winters due to the proven micro climate for citrus. Cedar Seegar is now the owner and operator of Four Winds Nursery and began growing and building citrus stock in 1988.
“Now we grow over 60 different types of citrus from all over the world, as well as virtually every edible ornamental fruit tree, shrub and bush,” says Seegar.
Participants will tour the green house, production area, and the mail order packing facility, Putah Creek, and water treatment facility.
The day will begin at Steady Eddy’s Coffee House located at 5 E. Main Street at 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a beverage and pastry of choice. At 9:30 a.m. the tour will leave for Four Winds Nursery.
The tour will then return to Winters for lunch at the famous Putah Creek Café located at 1 Main Street in historic downtown Winters. After lunch participants will visit Arc Guitar located at 308 Railroad Ave. Arc Guitar is a unique and musical addition to downtown Winters. Al Calderone the owner of Arc Guitar builds, repairs, teaches lessons, and organizes a guitar school and workshops. While there, participants will enjoy listening to students play the guitars they built themselves.
The tour is an all-inclusive price of $50. Wear shoes suitable for walking. For more information or to register for the tour, contact Winters Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, Sheri Neal at 795-2329.