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Farm Focus: A Note from Farmer Kristin

As fruit harvesting tappers, pruning kicks into full swing. Here at the farm, our field crew always stays busy. Most fruit orchards are pruned mechanically, with what essentially looks like an overhead mower.  As all of you know, everything at

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Fruit & News of the Week: July 18th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Zee Lady Peaches Frog Hollow Farm,  Brentwood, CA Renowned horticulturist Floyd Zaiger is responsible for many of our favorite varieties, and the Zee Lady is another Zaiger gem. The Zee Lady is a good sized peach that’s

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Fruit and News of the Week: April 11th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:   Hass Avocado Churchill, Ojai, CA Creamy in texture, nutty in flavor, with a small to medium seed. The Hass skin is easy to peel and darkens from green to purplish-black as it ripens. Fuji Apple Cuyama, New Cuyama,CA

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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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Fruit and News of the Week

THIS WEEKS FRUIT Valencia Oranges Pleasant Valley Ranch, Springville, CA California Navel Oranges are considered to be the best Navels for eating out of hand. They have a thick skin that is easy to peel, are seedless, and have a

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    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…