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Fruit & News of the Week: December 11, 2017

Fruit of the Week: Pink Lady Apples Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA Pink Lady is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. They are a crisp and juicy apple with a tart finish. Pink skins and a creamy

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Farm Focus: Preparing for Planting

While the weather remains largely dry, our Ground Team has been busy preparing 20 acres of ground for a new block of trees. To begin, we brought in a Caterpillar tractor that has three big steel shanks on the back

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Fruit & News of the Week: November 27, 2017

This Week’s Fruit: Fuyu Persimmons Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA Pink Lady’s are a cross between the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. They are a crisp and juicy apple with a tart finish. Pink skins and a creamy white colored

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Farm Focus – Watching the Olives

I often say, farming is all about observing. Not just farming, but growing any type of plant, requires paying attention to how plants respond to our care and their environment. When people say, – “I just don’t have a green

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Farm Focus: Luther Burbank

I recently paid a visit to the Luther Burbank Home & Garden in Santa Rosa and thought I would share a little bit about the botanist who helped put northern California agriculture on the world map. Burbank was born in

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