Community Newsletter: September 2022

As the seasons change, stay up to date on all the upcoming fall events planned at McSweeny Farms.

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Inaugural Community Yard Sale

Join us in the first annual community yard sale at McSweeny Farms! Residents and guests are invited to visit the numerous yard sales throughout the community on
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8-11 a.m.

Interested in hosting a sale in your yard? McSweeny Farms residents are invited to register online with HOA Sr. Community Manager Deanna Casillas at Complimentary donuts will be delivered to all McSweeny Farms participants who register, courtesy of Raintree Investment Corp.

Did You Know?

McSweeny Farms is one of the first master plan communities in the San Jacinto Valley to incorporate recycled water in every phase of development. Reusable water is a sustainable and reliable water source used in not only the development of our community, but also to serve our common areas, including parks.

Watch the full interview with John Weurth, a Senior Recycled Water Program Analyst at the Eastern Municipal Water District, on Facebook.

Video: Eastern Municipal Water District

Seasons Collection by Richmond American Homes

McSweeny Farms is proud to announce our newest home offerings, the Seasons Collection by Richmond American Homes!

Communities Alta and Soltera by Richmond American Homes are now selling one and two-story floorplans as part of the builder’s popular Seasons collection. Combined, the two neighborhoods offer 145 homesites and feature modern ranch-style architecture across eight open-concept designs.

“The Seasons collection is focused on space maximizing footprints,” said Allyssa Riall, director of marketing at Richmond American. “Our goal is to provide affordable and obtainable housing for everyone, whether a first-time homebuyer, empty nester or a move-up homebuyer, both communities offer buyers the opportunity for high-quality living at a reasonable price.”

For more information about the Seasons Collection, visit

Exploring Flavors of Fall: Curried Cauliflower Soup with Apples

Cozy up to autumn with a seasonal spin on the classic creamy soup. This recipe calls for an array of flavors, from a hint of nuttiness in the cauliflower and sweetness of the apples, to the subtle heat of curry. Combined, the soup offers a savory-sweet dish that is perfect to enjoy with friends and family this fall.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
2 teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 head cauliflower (2½ to 3 pounds), cut into small florets
1 tart yet sweet apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, peeled and roughly chopped
6 cups (48 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons honey, plus more to taste
⅓ cup heavy cream
1 tart yet sweet apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, peeled and finely diced
Heaping ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the curry powder and cinnamon and cook a few minutes more.
  2. Add the cauliflower, apple, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
  3. Purée the soup with an immersion blender until completely smooth. (Alternatively, use a standard blender to purée the soup in batches; see note.) Stir in the honey and heavy cream. Bring the soup to a simmer, and then taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and more honey. (For a sweeter soup, you’ll need 2-3 tablespoons more honey). Keep the soup warm while you prepare the garnish.
  4. For the garnish, toss the diced apples with the curry powder. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of curried apples.
  5. Note: If using a standard blender to purée the soup: be sure not to fill the jar more than halfway; leave the hole in the lid open and cover loosely with a dishtowel to allow the heat to escape; and pour blended soup into a clean pot.

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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy this Fall

With temperatures cooling off, it’s no better time to get outside and enjoy all Hemet has to offer! From biking along trails throughout McSweeny Farms to exploring downtown Hemet, there is something for everyone to do outside this fall:

  1. Take a hike or bike along hundreds of miles of trails: McSweeny Farms is nestled among hundreds of acres of walking and biking trails, with views of the valley and hillsides. Avid hikers and bikers can also find top-tier trails along Diamond Valley Lake, including the Wildflower Trail featuring native flowers and raptor sightings.
  2. Watch a play at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre: The 100-year-old outdoor theater is home to the famed Ramona Outdoor Play, the oldest outdoor drama in the U.S. since its first production in 1923. Enjoy a bit of history and a variety of fun events, from entertaining musicals to outdoor flea markets.
  3. Take a tour of Temecula wine country: McSweeny Farms residents are a close drive from multiple wineries and vineyards, including Temecula Hills Winery located on the south side of Hemet. Take a tour, sip some wine and enjoy some spectacular views of the San Jacinto Valley.
  4. Enjoy breathtaking views at Simpson Park: The nearly 500-acre wilderness park showcases some of the best views of the valley. Spend the day outside along the numerous trails either on foot or horseback, or relax and have some lunch on the tables at the picnic area.
  5. Visit Reed Valley Ranch: The historic ranch spans 835 acres and features stunning natural landscapes. The property was settled in 1867 and includes RV hookups and an 8-person bunkhouse with a full bathroom for those who are interested in staying overnight. The ranch also offers horseback riding classes.