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Farm Focus: Pest Control

Native flowers on the farm promote a healthy habitat.

In last week’s newsletter we talked about how we leave our weed cuttings in the tree rows to provide organic matter for the soil. Leaving these weed cuttings in the rows also provides nest-building materials for our friends, the earwig eating birds.

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Checking on the fruit

A photo of few medium sized Super Z peaches on the tree.

Sarah, Jeff, Karen, Karina and I just went for a walk through the orchards to check out the new variety of peaches that are beating our cherries off the tree.

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  • Fruit & News of the Week: July 25th

    Summer Lady Peaches
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    The Summer Lady is a variety that developed naturally in a commercial orchard in Fre…

  • Farm Focus: Mites

    It’s the year of the two spotted mites. A mite is a species of spider. The two spot might and the European red mite can cause devastating damage to peaches a…

  • Recipe: Green Bean and Peach Salad

    from Saveur

    1⁄2 cup olive oil
    1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
    1 lb. firm-ripe yellow peaches, sliced
    1 tbsp. finely chopped oregano…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: July 18th

    Zee Lady Peaches
    Frog Hollow Farm,  Brentwood, CA
    Renowned horticulturist Floyd Zaiger is responsible for many of our favorite varietie…

  • Farm Focus: From Blossoms

    From blossoms comes
    this brown paper bag of peaches
    we bought from the boy
    at the bend in the road where we turned toward
    signs painted Pea…