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Fruit and News: Week of August 20th 2012

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THIS WEEK’S FRUIT Cal Red Peaches The beloved Cal Red is in a class by itself and is the “Oh my God” peach! A relatively new variety and a California native, the Cal Red was bred by University of California

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Fruit and News: Week of May 21st, 2012

close up of an olive branche laden with tiny yellow white flowers

Right now, mid-way to olive harvesting time, is when the trees bloom; the branches are bright with flowers, and the ground below is yellow with tiny olive blossom petals. Truly, this is a glorious sight to my eyes, and a good omen to all of you olive oil lovers out there.

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Recipe: Orange and Fennel Salad

Two halved navel oranges and a bulb of fennel

The flavors of this easy to make, fresh fennel salad will improve if given about 30 minutes to marinate.

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Fruit and News: Week of May 7th, 2012

young fruit next to a quarter for scale with dime sized chunks missing

Earwig invasion! Last Tuesday, the Tree Team leader, Antonio, came to me with handfuls of nectarines and peaches–fruit about the size of a quarter–that they had thinned to show me that the annual earwig invasion had begun.

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Week of June 19th 2011

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

The rains are finally (hopefully) behind us, so let the summer begin! Our “Gold Dust” peaches always herald the beginning of summer…

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