**This post was sponsored by the California Dried Plum Board. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.***
A couple weeks ago I headed west.
Winters, California to be exact.
Like many of us, I had no idea that Northern California was home to farmers that produced plums. But not just any plums. I was there to learn about the extraordinary dried plum.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, why prunes? No one wants to eat a prune that’s reserved for our grandparents. Believe me, I used to think the same thing. The truth: I fell in love with the whole prune making process. From the farmers to the orchards to the health benefits to the culinary masterpieces you can create with a simple prune.