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Fruit of the Week: May 29, 2017

This week’s fruit: Rainier Cherries Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA A well-known variety, the Rainier is the only white cherry we grow. Plump, delicious and with an extremely sweet creamy flesh, they’re best eaten out of hand. Their distinctive flavor

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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: Early Summer Crops

The beauty of a Community Supported Agriculture program is the connection forged between the farm and our community of supporters.  We are in this together and, while we are all affected when a crop suffers, we also reap the rewards

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Farm Focus: Pruning Time & Spring Stroll Event

It’s Pruning Time! Winter on the farm is far from uneventful. Trees may be dormant, but our teams are far from it. Preparation and work during winter sets the tone for the success of our summer stone fruit. As mentioned

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Farm Focus: Brown Rot

Apricot buds in the popcorn stage

Some of you may remember, but 2010 and 2011 were devastating years for our apricot crop at Frog Hollow Farm. You may have tried to block those years from your memory, but those years were real and scary losses for

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