Week of June 19th 2011

In This Week’s Box

CSA Box with a clamshell of Bing cherries and Gold Dust peaches.


  • Frog Hollow Farm:
  • Bing cherries
  • Gold Dust peaches



From Farmer Al

Dear CSA Members–Pot of Gold

The rains are finally (hopefully) behind us, so let the summer begin! Our “Gold Dust” peaches always herald the beginning of summer…it’s the first of the classic “peachy” varieties, with all the right qualities of taste, sweetness, juiciness, and soft texture! It’s an heirloom that you will not find in stores or even at farmers markets. To my knowledge, we’re the only farm still growing this delicious variety. So enjoy ’em while we’ve got them…they’re small but they pack a lot of flavor.

And now that the summer heat is here, the next big thing is to get all the orchards well-irrigated. The “ground team” does this. With seven men working, it takes about a half day to start the pumps and check each sprinkler for correct water flow over a “set” of 20-25 acres per day.

While the “ground crew” irrigates, the “tree team” picks, prunes or “thins” the trees (e.g. all the things done on ladders.)

Cherry season is just about done, but as you can see by the box, we are full-steam ahead for peaches.

Signature of Farmer Al


Kimi Owens is Frog Hollow's Customer Care and Marketing Coordinator. She is a strong believer in local and global sustainability and is committed to improving the transparency and communication channels of Happy Child CSA. Questions or suggestions in regards to this website may be directed to her at kimi@froghollow.com or via phone at extension 201.

Posted in Articles, Newsletter Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • Recipe: Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

    Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
    via Martha Stewart

    6 bone-in pork chops (loin or shoulder), cut 3/4 inch thick
    Coarse salt and fres…

  • Farm Focus: The Buzz with Bees

    Spring is synonymous with blooming flowers and where there are blooming flowers there are bees! And while most people think  of European honey bees, we  w…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: April 9, 2018

    This Week’s Fruit:
    Minneloa Tangelos
    Twin Girls Farm, Dinuba, CA
    The Tangelo is a cross between a mandarin and grapefruit. Its skin is easy to peel and its f…

  • Recipe: DIY Orange Soda

    Via Food52


    4 oranges
    1 lime
    1 cup granulated sugar
    Lemon lime seltzer water


    Zest the oranges and the lime and add all o…

  • Farm Focus: Jim Churchill of Churchill-Brenneis Orchard

    Jim of Churchill-Brenneis Orchard, never imagined himself becoming a farmer, though he grew up walking through friends orchards on weekend trips from LA. His pa…