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Farm Focus: A Winter Poem

Love Letters In wintertime trees secretly write green love letters every night — tiny messages curled up tight. Trees write these letters when our world turns cold when hope seems lost when they long to hold memories of autumn glittering

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Fruit & News of the Week: October 3rd

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Flavor Rich Pluots Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA A small pluot about the size of golf ball with deep purple skin and a golden flesh that has an excellent balance of acidity and sweetness. Shinko Asian Pears

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Farm Focus: Mites

It’s the year of the two spotted mites. A mite is a species of spider. The two spot might and the European red mite can cause devastating damage to peaches and nectarines. Luckily, they ignore everything else in our orchard but this

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Farm Focus: Thinning Season is Here!

Imagine yourself at Frog Hollow Farm leisurely strolling through the orchard that is now full of growth and new life. Off in the distance, you hear what sounds like a machine gun going off, but as you approach the noise a

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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…