Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WELCOME TO SUMMER

Welcome to summer.  While the temperature is letting us know that summer is here, we also see the arrival of some early peaches and wonderfully fragrant Santa Rosa plums. The harvest has begun and we see that the the crop of peaches and plums is light.  Call for an update if you are looking for a large quantity of fruit.  We are currently harvesting a few yellow freestone peaches, plums and a limited supply of Flavor  Supreme pluots.
         As you know, you can't always trust the information you find on the internet.  Every day we get phone calls asking if we allow people to pick their own fruit.  We have to tell them "NO, we are NOT a pick your own orchard."  Our harvesters are very skilled, respectful of our operation, covered by insurance, and have families to support.  That said, you are going to get the best product if you let them do what they have been well trained to do.  Besides, it is hot, dusty and weedy out in our orchard.  You are still welcome to go for a walk.
     With the warm weather, BarleyOats winter vegetable farm is taking a break.  Otow Orchard vegetables are arriving. Mostly zucchini! Gradually we are getting Asian cucumbers, beans and okra.  In the herb department you can request dill, oregano, and rosemary.

 May to January Hours:
Tu to Sat:   10 am to 6 pm
Sun:            10 am to 5 pm
Closed on Mondays

Here's what we have in the farm stand from Otow Orchard:
Peaches : yellow freestone
Plums:  Santa Rosa, Frontier

Pluots:  Flavor Supreme
Valencia oranges

Hoshigaki (dried persimmons) No longer available though Mail Order.
Herbs:  oregano, dill, rosemary, mint
Calendula Salve

Otow Orchard Honey
Vegetables: summer squash, Asian cucumbers

This is what we have from other producers:

Blueberries from Sunnyslope Farm

Yellow peaches from Sunnyslope Farm
Jams from The Good Stuff
Eggs from Two Feather Farm
Honey (wildflower) from Top O' The Hill Apiary


Monday, June 11, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED A LOQUAT?

      We are now harvesting loquat. They are the little orange tropical fruit that indicates that summer fruit is on its way.  Between its fuzzy skin and smooth brown seed is sweet juicy flesh that often bring back memories of a neighborhood tree that kids were prone to frequent.  Peaches are starting to show up but rather inconsistently.  Some days we have them and some days we don't.  It is best to call ahead. 
        The mulberry crop has disappeared.  Something has been eating them off the tree before we get a chance to pick them.  We, along with many mulberry fans are very disappointed.  
       In the vegetable department we have a few winter vegetables from BarleyOats Farm.  Their season will be ending soon.  From the Otow Orchard gardens we are starting to harvest summer squash and beans.  We hope to have some Asian cucumbers in a week.

May to January Hours:
Tu to Sat:   10 am to 6 pm
Sun:            10 am to 5 pm
Closed on Mondays

Here's what we have in the farm stand from Otow Orchard:
Loquat
Peaches (limited supply)
Eureka lemons 
Valencia oranges

Hoshigaki  (No longer available though Mail Order. )
Frozen Hachiya persimmon pulp  
Dried Asian pears
Calendula Salve Otow Orchard Honey 
Summer squash


This is what we have from other producers:
Winter vegetables from Barley Oats Farm
 Blueberries from Sunnyslope Farm
Jams from The Good Stuff
Eggs from Two Feather Farm
Honey (wildflower) from Top O' The Hill Apiary

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