VIDEO: Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Feature

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“Check out our latest Producer Focus featuring Stephens Farmhouse. Stephens Farmhouse is located just off Hwy 99, don’t forget to stop by and grab one of their many tasty treats!”

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Small Business of the Year – Stephens Farmhouse

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Appeal Democrat January 14, 2013 Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm was named Business of the Year on Saturday night during the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce’s Gala at Recce Point on Beale Air Force Base. The event also honored Joellen Jimerson with the Athena Award for her community service and both professional and personal leadership. Awards of Excellence for 2012 presented by Chamber CEO Kristy Santucci also included: Small Business of the Year — Stephens Farmhouse. Rookie Business of the Year — Cordi...

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Stephens Farmhouse busy filling Thanksgiving pie orders

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Appeal Democrat November 19, 2012 The smell of apple pies baking filled the air Monday at Stephens Farmhouse as Thanksgiving Day approached. Owner Cherie Stephens, three generations of family members, and a handful of employees busily maneuvered their way around the kitchen as they peeled apples, baked pies and filled orders for Thanksgiving in the small farmhouse store on Highway 99 south of Yuba City. Last year, 1,302 pie orders were placed. “This year, we’re right on track with the same type of...

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Thanksgiving Pie Push at Roadside Bakery

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Fox 40 News November 20, 2012 You would think that the Stephen’s Farmhouse roadside store would be quiet during the late fall; instead, it’s buzzing with activity as regular customers rush to buy Thanksgiving pies. “This is hugely busy, this is our busiest time of the year,” said Cherie Stephens who owns the store with her husband Jeff. The store sells produce, custom-made jams and gift items. But two small rooms in the back are crowded with bakery workers who will make nearly 1,500 pies that are special...

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Turkey feast just a day away

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Early Tuesday morning, chef Ernie Reyes helped chop and clean 26 fat turkeys — more than 700 pounds of meat — to prepare for the Thanksgiving feast at the Bonanza Inn in Yuba City. Across town at the Stephens Farmhouse, owner Cherie Stephens led a small brigade of pastry chefs baking more than 1,000 pies — and counting. Read More

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Recology Yuba Sutter: Stephens Farmhouse

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We’re surrounded by recycling opportunities, but we often just don’t know how to go about it. Take Cherie Stephens of Stephens Farmhouse, on Route 99. With six flavors of scrumptious cookie dough, she knew that they were helping schools and churches with their much appreciated fundraisers. Cherie suspected, though, that the thousands of plastic clamshells in which their product was packed were not the best for the environment. Read...

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Uzbek Farmers Record US Best Practices

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7-14-11 USAID’s Community Connections program and AgLinks Project collaborated on a three-week training program on contemporary agro-technology in fruit cultivation in California during summer 2010. The Uzbek “community” consisted of 10 people from Uzbekistan’s Ferghana Valley, including farmers, public sector agricultural pro-fessionals, food safety professionals, agricultural research institute managers and researchers, plus private sector actors in fruit processing. Read...

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Foreign students soak up U.S. culture

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3-5-11 Appeal Democrat On Aadil Fahim’s first day of American high school, he found it a little strange and awkward that in between subjects, students crowd hallways and slam locker doors, moving from class to class as they leave their teachers behind. In his hometown of New Delhi, India, students stay put and teachers move. The style means bare walls instead of the newspaper clippings and alma matter banners that personalize American classrooms, and the same small group of students often spend all their...

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Laugh out loud for philanthropy

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2-27-11 The Marysville-Yuba City Soroptimists are hosting their annual fundraiser, “Laughlines Comedy Club,” on Saturday, March 5, at the Bonanza Inn Convention Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. for pre-show roving appetizers and raffle giveaways, followed at 8 p.m. by three hilarious comedians: Sacramento-based Mike Betancourt; Cheryl “The Soccer Mom” Anderson; and headliner Michael Winslow of the “Police Academy” films, also known as “the man of 10,000 sound effects.”...

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Local fruit stand evolves into label

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8-21-10 Some businesses attain success by finding a niche and filling it. Others go for the shotgun effect and spread out into all types of endeavors. And then there’s Stephens Farmhouse on Highway 99 south of Yuba City. Area residents know them for their delicious pies and other tasty goodies, but what most people don’t know is how husband-and-wife owners Jeff and Cherie Stephens have branched out around their core food business. “Business is ‘evolutional,'” Cherie Stephens said....

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Getting ready for mom

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5-7-09 Appeal Democrat There might not be a lot in the bank account these days, but many Yuba-Sutter area business owners don’t believe Mother’s Day will be any less busy than another year. After all, they said, this is mom we’re talking about. “Remember, she put up with you for at least 18-plus years,” Kevin DeHoff, owner of The Country Florist in Linda, said with a laugh. DeHoff said that as of mid-week, his pre-orders of bouquets and other floral arrangements for Mother’s Day...

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Local company rolls in the holiday dough

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11-26-08 It started with a Nebraskan’s recipes and a 10-year-old’s tomato stand — and survives as a lost art packaged in pink boxes and loved by fans that include sports royalty and the mayor of Yuba City. The Stephens Farmhouse along Highway 99 bakes pies that customers picking them up for Thanksgiving described as “insanely” delicious and likely to be devoured within a day. Owner Cherie Stephens expects to bake about 1,500 pumpkin, pecan, pineapple and other pies for the holiday to...

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Chamber’s produce map a big hit

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8-9-07 Appeal Democrat Summer in Yuba-Sutter means luscious melons, juicy peaches and ripe tomatoes for those willing to check out a farmers market or two – one of the bonuses of living in a state known for its agriculture. But market-goers might be surprised at how varied Yuba-Sutter’s harvest is. A new “Map of Yuba-Sutter Farm Stands” put out by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce lists 30 stands. Fruits and vegetables abound, of course, but some stands specialize in roses, mushrooms and...

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