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Recipe: Cherry & Strawberry Storage

3 Rules for Storing Strawberries & Cherries Wash as you go. Wash strawberries & cherries only before eating them. This is important for two reasons. Fruit are like sponges, so once wet, they soak up every bit of moisture, making

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Fruit of the Week: May 8th

Fruit of the Week: Sweet Ann Strawberries JW Farms, Watsonville, CA The Sweet Anne is a fairly new variety, created in 2005 to grow in the coastal climates like Santa Cruz County. Sweet Anns are usually big, conically-shaped berries with

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Farm Focus: Meet Estaban Martinez from JW Farm!

When I asked Estaban how long he’d been farming, his reply was “all my life”. His father came to the US from Jalisco, Mexico. In Mexico his father worked for Riverside Farm which grew produce for import to the United

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Fruit and News of the Week: April 4th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Hass Avocado Churchill, Ojai, CA Creamy in texture, nutty in flavor, with a small to medium seed. The Hass skin is easy to peel and darkens from green to purplish-black as it ripens. Pink Lady Apple Cuyama,

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Fruit and News of the Week: May 12th

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 were developed by Floyd Zaiger outside of Modesto, CA using the “low

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  • Fruit & News of the Week: November 13, 2017

    This Week’s Fruit:
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    Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
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  • Recipe: Super Pear Smoothie

    Super Pear Smoothie

    Ingredients:
    1 large Warren pear, de-stemmed and cut in half
    1/2 an avocado
    1/2 cup water (more if needed)
    2 TBS flax seeds
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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 r…