Tony’s Fruit Stand was established in 1993 by Tony LaBarbara. It expanded from being open only during the peach season to having year-round offerings, including an extended list of fruits, homegrown vegetables, and local products. Even then it was an important landmark of the community, famous both within the area and beyond— and beloved by many.
Over two decades later in 2015, Tony’s Fruit Stand began a new chapter in its fruitful existence. The LaBarbara family, ready to pass the baton to a new owner, put the fruit stand up for sale. Not long afterward, it caught the eye of Matt and Julie Stevenson— lovers of food, farming, and the fruit stand’s deep significance to their region.
Eager to protect a staple tradition, the Stevensons purchased and re-branded Tony’s Fruit Stand with a new image, all while keeping the same classic and timeless location, products, and community value.
Together, Julie and Matt continue Tony’s Fruit Stand’s tradition of great fruit, products, and local love. Matt operates the stand’s day-to-day fruit production, tending orchards bountifully full of flavorful Freestone peaches and 40+ fruit tree varieties, while Julie interacts with customers to create the family-friendly, nostalgic, and delicious environment she and other locals have so long remembered and loved.
From hand-made pies with rich, flaky crusts (straight from Julie’s grandmother’s recipe!) to small-batch jams, dried fruits, and (of course) fresh fruits, veggies, and local honey, the Stevensons are proud to say the fruit stand will be alive, well, and thriving for years to come. Find Tony’s Fruit Stand north of Sacramento by following their trademark pink signs along the highway—pink just like the beautiful peach blossoms they love to grow.
Tony’s Fruit Stand is what the Stevenson’s like to call a “heart-centered” business: based on values, integrity, and only the very best authentic fruits and products cultivated with equally authentic growing practices. Along with their two daughters, they call the fruit stand their summertime “happy place”— where they can also continue to share that happiness with the community.