Fruit & News of the Week: June 13th


 Emeraude Nectarine
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
A white flesh nectarine similar in flavor to the Jade, Emeraude’s subtlesweetness and low acidity makes it a great contrast to our early-season yellow peaches.

Santa Rosa Plum
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
Famed California horticulturist Luther Burbank bred this plum in his Santa Rosa plant research center. Red-skinned with a purple bloom, its amber flesh gets flushed with red. It’s plump perfection with tender flesh that’s extremely sweet and juicy. A bit of tartness in the skin bal- ances out the sweetness.

Flavor Crest Peach
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
It’s a well-known peach whose attractiveness and bold sweetness makes it the third most widely planted fresh-market peach in California. Flavor Crests at Frog Hollow enjoy more time on the branch to fully develop their distinctive sweetness.

Blenheim Apricots
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
A Slow Food Arc of Taste apricot that has been growing in the Santa Clara Valley since the 1900’s. Small in size like our Golden Sweet the Blenheims are prized for their sweet tart flavor and aromatic qualities. A great apricot for preserving, drying, and eating out of hand.

Golden Sweet Apricot
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
The Golden Sweet is a smaller apricot that makes up for whatever it lacks in size with its rich flavor. Though we may bake pastries featuring other varieties, the Golden Sweet is our variety of choice for our best-selling apricot conserve. Another California born and bred variety, it has a brilliant golden orange skin with a soft blush.




Dear CSA Members,

We’re picking and packing full speed ahead. But, (knock on wood!), all is well. The fruit is ripening perfectly and we’re able to pick everything just in time… fulfill all of our orders, including our CSA members. The reason it’s going so well is the weather. It’s been cool and moderate every day except those two hot days we had last Friday and Saturday.

The main crops we’re harvesting right now are the Golden Sweet apricots, Santa Rosa plums, and Flavor Crest peaches. Last year at this time we had a severe heat wave which lasted 5-6 days, followed by a full day of severe hot wind.

The heat ripened the fruit too fast and then along came the wind to knock the fruit on the ground. We lost 20% of our Golden Sweet cots, 50% of the Santa Rosa plums, and about 40% of our Flavorcrest peaches. All in a single day of wind.

This year we’re so grateful for the weather we’re getting.

Farmer Al

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