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Farm Focus: Peaches

I am currently reading a book called the “Golden Peaches of Samarkand”, by Edward K Schafer, all about the historical importance of peaches, specifically in the T’sang Empire in China. The information is vast, but I thought I’d share with

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Farm Focus: The History of the Pear

We love our pears at Frog Hollow! Pears are one of the world’s oldest and most beloved fall fruits. Cultivation of most modern pear varieties began as early as the 17th century in Europe and Asia, while early pear records

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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 time of the year, apricots are here! As we venture

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Recent Posts

  • Recipe: Fennel Crusted Roasted Pork Loin with Pears and Potatoes

    Recipe via Real Simple

    Ingredients:

    1 TBS fennel seeds
    2 cloves minced garlic
    4 TBS olive oil
    Kosher or Maldon salt and black pepper
    2 pounds bon…

  • Farm Focus: Rain!

    After the driest December on record in the history of California, we are jubilant that we’ve finally received some rain. Last week, we measured 3.5 inches of…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: January 15th 2017

    This Week’s Fruit

    Warren European Pear
    Frog Hollow Farm
    Brentwood, CA
    This is Frog Hollow Farm’s signature pear and for good reason. With a classic Euro…

  • Recipe: Moraga Pear Pie

    Contra Costa County has a rich history of pear cultivation. “This blue ribbon recipe comes from 82 year-old Jean Podell who won Moraga, California’s pear recipe…

  • Farm Focus: The Future of Citrus at Frog Hollow

    While Frog Hollow Farm is known for our legendary summer stone fruit, our growing citrus orchards are gaining more momentum each year. Farmer Al first started g…