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Farm Focus: Diversification Expansion at Frog Hollow

November and December are very important months on our farm. Nourishing trees with compost during the winter months is just as imperative as the work we do in the spring and summer months. The fall and winter, however, do provide

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Recipe: Persimmon and Sage Stuffing

from the A Cozy Kitchen blog Ingredients: 8 cups of sour dough bread, cubed (about 1 loaf) Olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 shallots, minced 4-5 celery stalks, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 medium leeks, cleaned and thinly

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Fruit & News of the Week: October 31st

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Fuyu Persimmons Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, 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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Recipe: Persimmon Salad with Pomegranate and Walnuts

from NYTimes Cooking Ingredients: 2 ounces walnuts, about 1/2 cup 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or other coarse sea salt, crumbled 1 shallot, finely sliced 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons walnut oil 3

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Fruit and News of the Week: November 4th


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

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