Retired homemaker and gardener Sue Burry, who lives on Main St. in Soquel, buys locally grown tangelos from .
Capitola-Soquel Patch caught up with her as she was taking a neighborhood walk.
Capitola-Soquel Patch: How long have you lived in Soquel?
Sue Burry: I have lived on Main Street in Soquel since 1984. I came to Santa Cruz county in 1970 to visit my parents, who settled here when I was a freshman in college.
Patch: Where are you originally from?
Burry: I was born in New York, but I was raised in a military family, so we moved all the time.
Patch: Where were you shopping today, and what did you buy?
Burry: I was at Sunnyside Produce, which is right next to . I was buying locally grown tangelos that are just wonderful. This is about the 10th batch I've bought.
Patch: What are tangelos?
Burry: They are a cross between and orange and a tangerine. They're wonderful, because they peel easily, they don't have many seeds and they're very juicy.
Patch: Do you often buy locally grown produce?
Burry: Yes, and I have a large garden at home. We have a lot of fruit trees and a vegetable garden, too. Having been in our house so long, we have some pretty neat stuff in our garden. The way we've set it up is sort of like an arboretum. There's a spectacular cactus and succulent garden. For a while, I was really into euphorbias—plants in the same family as the poinsettia—so there's a lot of unusual euphorbias.
Patch: Any special holiday plans?
Burry: Our daughter and son-in-law, who live in San Francisco, are coming. And, she's expecting—this will be my first grandchild!