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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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  • Recipe: Shrimp & Apricot Skewars

    From Sunset Magazine
    Ingredients:
    2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    1/4 cup apricot jam
    1/3 cup fres…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: May 23rd

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT: 
    Rainier Cherries
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    Created in 1952 at Washington State University, Rainiers are a cross between the Bing a…

  • Farm Focus: Craig Ledbetter – Apricot Breeder

    A few weeks ago we gave thanks to our friend, Craig Ledbetter, the Research Geneticist who is responsible for our yummy Apache Apricots. The truth is, however,…

  • Recipe: Apricot Upside-Down Cake

    Recipe by Lan, Mother of our wonderful member Duyen Kauffman
    Ingredients:
    2 Tbs. almond paste
    10 apricots or apriums, halved
    3/4 cup unsalted butter
    3/4 c…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: May 16th

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT: 
     Honey Rich Apriums
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    An Aprium is a cross between an apricot and a plum. Both the Aprium and the Pluot w…