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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 & News of the Week: August 22nd

    Summerset Peach
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    The Summerset matures into a very large peach, some weighing in at more than two pounds…

  • Recipe: Green Chile Peach Tostadas

    Serves 4

    8 corn tortillas
    Olive oil cooking spray
    1 (14-ounce) can refried black beans
    4 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
    1 cup halved cherry…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: August 15th

    Cal Red Peach
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    The beloved Cal Red is in a class by itself and is the “Oh my God” peach! A relativel…

  • Farm Focus: Using Drone Technology to Map Bees

    Dr. Frankie from UC Berkeley was out on the farm last week checking in on our Native Bee project. He and his team are busy measuring native bee populations on o…

  • Recipe: Chicken with Plum Chutney

    from Martha Stewart

    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 medium red onion, c…