Wild blackberries have arrived! Ours are hand picked from wild blackberry bushes on our non- spray orchard. Wild blackberries have the traditional flavor that you recognize as blackberry. They are smaller than the cultivated thorn less berries but higher in flavor. Normally their season lasts for three to four weeks. They are great for snacking and adding to your peach crisp or pie.
We now have new varieties of plums coming in from the orchard. My new favorite is Burgandy, a small, sweet, red-fleshed plum. Other red fleshed plums we have are Frontier and Satsuma. We still have a good supply of flavorful, sweet and fragrant Santa Rosa plums. Just coming in are the Laroda and Black Amber plums.
There are several varieties of yellow and white peaches in our farm stand so come check them out.
Guess what? We seem to have a good supply of summer squash! They are firm, shinny, fresh and oh so tender. We also have cucumbers, beans, eggplant, basil and a few peppers and tomatoes.
Don't forget to get a $1 off coupon for your next shopping trip when your purchase is over $10. In celebration of the 4th of July, we will double your valid Otow Orchard coupon on July 1, July 2, and July 3, 2016 so you can get $2 off your purchase of fruits and vegetables on these days.
We have recipes for Black Amber plum pie, peach crip, peach cobbler, overnight cucumber pickles, Parmesan summer squash casserole and more.
Currently selling in the farm stand:
Peaches: Flavorcrest, Red Haven, Regina, Frost, June Pride, PF Lucky 13
White peaches: Sugar Lady, Babcock, Nectar
Yellow fleshed plums: Santa Rosa, Laroda, Black Amber
Red fleshed plums: Satsuma, Frointier, Burgandy
Pluots: Flavor Supreme, Flavor Queen, Dapple Dandy
Nectarines: Firecracker, Jade
Berries: Wild Blackberries
Figs: Black Mission
Eureka lemons, our local honey, Good Stuff Jams, Calendula Salve and lip balm
Herbs: Basil, rosemary, shiso, oregano, mint and thyme
Vegetables: green and yellow summer squash, Asian cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, green beans, yellow wax beans, and a few Japanese eggplant, sweet peppers, tomatoes and sungold cherry tomatoes
Hoshigaki: grade B, hoshigaki strips
From Sunnyslope Farm in Granite Bay: Yellow peaches and Donut peaches
From Pleasant Hill Farm in Lincoln: Santa Rosa and Black Amber plums