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Fruit & News of the Week: November 28th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT: Fuyu Persimmons Chiechi Farm, Live Oak, CA The Fuyu has a crisp texture with a rich honey sweet flavor. They have a beautiful orange to red hue when ripe, often with tiny brown speckles on the skin.

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Fruit and News of the Week: December 16th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT   Warren Pears This pear has a classic European texture. It’s soft and juicy with a silky sweetness that avoids the typical grittiness found in most pears. Pears are ripe when wrinkled and yielding slightly near the

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Fruit and News of the Week: December 2nd


THIS WEEK’S FRUIT Pink Lady Apples A cross between the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, the Pink Lady is a crisp and juicy apple with a tart finish. Pink skins and a creamy white colored flesh that resists browning makes,

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Farm Focus: Ken Olsen


Ken Olsen, our Clementine grower was always interested in agriculture. He grew up south of Watsonville, CA on what he calls a mini-farm. He worked along side his Danish father tending chickens, pigs, rabbits, and calves. He also helped with

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Week of January 17th 2011

CSA box filled with clementines, oranges, kiwis, apples, and pears.

On Tuesday the 11th, I visited with Rebecca Klein of Lafayette who is creating a wonderful new vision for CSAs and for connecting schools and churches with local farmers for their food needs. Her CSA site is located at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

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