|Beehives in the orchard just before a storm|
This month you can also buy grapefruit, lemons and hoshigaki (Japanese hand-dried persimmon) from us through the Sierra Foothills Producers Co-op. Make your order online by 4:00 Friday, May 10th and pick it up the next week either at Otow orchard or one of the other pick up locations. This month the Producers Co-op has chicken, quail and duck eggs, organic greens, locally made cheese, honey, sauces, naturally raised meat and other items.
In the orchard the persimmons and pomegranates are blooming. Grass is turning brown from the lack of rain. People have been thinning the Asian pear in an effort to help the trees produce fewer but bigger fruit. The vegetable gardens are almost planted. We've been trying to finish planting tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, summer squash and cucumbers now that the weather is warmer even at night.