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Recipe: Orange and Pistachio Pilaf

Ingredients 2 cups basmati rice 1 orange 3 cups chicken stock 2 1/2 tbsp butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup carrots, in matchsticks 1 tsp sugar 3 tbsp unsalted pistachios, chopped 3 tbsp chopped

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Farm Focus: A Tale of Two Orchards

In the southwestern part of the orchard there is a broad farm road that divides our farm from a neighbor. Though both farms are home to rows of trees, the contrast between the two orchard blocks is quite striking. The

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Farm Focus: Meet Francisco!


Francisco Garcia is our super duper Inventory Manager. Francisco’s been with Frog Hollow for seven years. He started in the packing shed loading and unloading boxes on the packing line. He was soon given the responsibility of making pallets of boxes for our wholesale accounts. As

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Fruit and News of the Week: January 6th

THIS WEEKS FRUIT Hayward Kiwi Chieci Farm, Live Oak, CA Originally known as the Chinese gooseberry due to its Chinese origins. Hawyward Wright, a New Zealand nurseryman propagated his plants by grafting. They eventually became the preferred cultivar of growers

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Farm Focus: Sour Clover

Sour Clover in bloom.

As winter settles in on the farm and our production slows, we have a brief respite to plan for the year ahead and try out new things. This week, we’ve been looking for a creative method for managing gophers. These

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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…