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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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Recent Posts

  • Fruit and News of the Week: May 2nd

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT: 
    Apache Apricots
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    The Apache is one of the newest varieties of apricots introduced to growers and was dev…

  • Farm Focus: The Apricot – Past and Present

    May at Frog Hollow Farm marks the beginning of a remarkable, busy, beautiful, and abundant time of year. As many of you know, or tasted last week for the first…

  • Apricot VinegarRecipe: Apricot Vinegar

    from Mario Hernandez
    Ingredients
    1 lb. apricots, de-seeded and quartered
    2 cups champagne vinegar
    1/3 cup Baker’s sugar

    Preparation
    Combine Apricots, ch…

  • Fruit and News of the Week: April 25th

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT: 
    Apache Apricots
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    The Apache is one of the newest varieties of apricots introduced to growers and was dev…

  • Farm Focus: Blooms and Bees

    On a recent sunny day driving through the orchard on the golf cart with farmer Al, we stopped to admire a new planting of annual flowers that were in bloom. Blo…