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Fruit & News of the Week: November 10th, 2017

This Week’s Fruit Shinko Asian Pear Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA The Shinko has a round shape which is slightly flattened. The skin is bronze with brown russeting and its juicy, creamy white flesh has a subtly rich flavor. One

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Farm Focus – Watching the Olives

I often say, farming is all about observing. Not just farming, but growing any type of plant, requires paying attention to how plants respond to our care and their environment. When people say, – “I just don’t have a green

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Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Citrus, Dates & Olives

from Martha Stewart Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (about 5 pounds), cut into 10 pieces Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 lemon, quartered 1 orange, quartered, plus 1/2 cup fresh juice (from 2 to 3

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Fruit & News of the Week: August 22nd

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Summerset Peach Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA The Summerset matures into a very large peach, some weighing in at more than two pounds! Bright yellow with hardly no blush to speak of, the Summerset is a freestone that

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Recipe: Orange and Olive Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 shallot 1/8 cup olives 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup Sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest 1/4 cup fresh orange juice Preparation Slice the shallot thinly and chop the olives. Add them to a small

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    1 lime
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