- Thurs., Nov. 12th, 7:30 PM on KCET Los Angeles
- Thurs., Nov. 19th, 9:00 PM on KVIE Sacramento
Huell Howser of California Gold came to interview people at the orchard and show the process of making hoshigaki (dried persimmons) in the Fall of 2007. The episode has aired quite a few times since then, in California and also in Huell Howser's home state of Tennessee. Click here for more about the show.
Also, we hope lots of people come out to this coming Saturday's open house at the orchard. The orchard is very pretty right now, with the foliage of some of the trees turning turning red, orange and yellow. The open house is sponsored and organized by Placer Land Trust , and will take place at Otow Orchard on Saturday, Nov. 14th from 1:00-3:00 PM. There will be free food, tours of the orchard, hoshigaki demonstrations and hay bales and tractors to play on. The orchard and fruit stand will be open from 9-6 as usual that day. Click here for a link to their site with information about the event. The open house is free and open to the public.
The photo above shows a maru persimmon tree at the edge of the old packing shed at the orchard.