Monday, July 8, 2019


     Summertime fruit are shining.  Yellow and white peaches,and plums are definitely here.  The early crop of figs has just about finished. We have started the tedious task of picking wild blackberries. These are sweet, flavorful, juicy and of course seedy.
       In the garden we are into the cucumbers and squash harvest.  Tomatoes, Sungold cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, wax beans and long beans are starting to produce.
       The cucumbers are plentiful:  Asian, Armenian and lemon cucumbers. Armenian are light green and firm with a small seed cavity.  Asian cucumbers are thin skinned, seedless, non bitter and juicy.  Lemon cucumbers are light green, lemon shaped, sweet and tender.  

Here is one of my favorite Asian cucumber recipes. 

              Cracked Asian Cucumber Salad
Use one or two Asian cucumbers. Wash and cut off the ends.  Make a partial 1/2 inch cut lengthwise in the end. Then use your hands to twist the end so that a chunk cracks off the end.  Continue to crack chunks (about 1" to 2") off the cucumber.  Slice only as needed to continue cracking off the pieces. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt. Toss.  Place in the refrigerator for half an hour while the liquid comes out of the cucumber.  Remove cucumber from refrigerator.  Gently drain off liquid and lightly squeeze cucumber to extract more liquid.  Pour 1 Tbsp soy sauce over cucumber and toss. Next pour 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil over cucumber and gently mix. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seed.  Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Official Statement: We have NO pick-your-own activities.

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm 
Sun: 11 am to 5 pm
 Closed on Mondays

Here's what we have in the farm stand from Otow Orchard:

Yellow Freestone Peaches: Flavorcrest, Regina, Red Haven, Frost, June Pride
White Peaches: Sugar Lady
Plums:  Santa Rosa, Satsuma, Frontier, Burgundy
Apricot:  Royal
Wild Blackberries
Hoshigaki strips:  Hand dried persimmons
Eureka Lemons
Valencia oranges
Cucumbers: Asian cucumber, Lemon cucumber and Armenian cucumbers
Summer Squash:  Zucchini, Crookneck, Patty Pan, Tromboncino
Sweet peppers (Limited supply)
Japanese eggplant
Beans: Yellow wax beans, Chinese long beans
Calendula Salve and Lip Balm
Honey from our orchard

This is what we have from other producers:
Peaches:Flavorcrest, White Lady and June Pride from Sunnyslope Farm
Plums: Santa Rosa from Pleasant Hill Farm 
Jams from The Good Stuff
Bee pollen from Top O' The Hill Apiary
Honey from Top O' The Hill Apiary
Eggs from Two Feather Farm

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