Monday, June 21, 2010

New Fruits and Vegetables at the Fruit Stand

A few new things ready at the orchard.  Apricots and the early summer peaches are ready, as well as zucchini, Swiss chard, garlic and basil.  Above is a photo of yellow zucchini growing in the garden.

If you have space left in your garden, we still have a few plants from Peas and Harmony for sale at the fruit stand. There are pepper plants, winter and summer squash plants, eggplant and herb seedlings.

For father's day Chris made a peach and berry cobbler from Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny's Placer County Real Food Cookbook that was really good.  The recipe called for olallieberries, but since we don't have those at the orchard she used raspberries, mulberries and peaches.  

Here's what we have now at the fruit stand:

  • Plums--Red beaut, beauty
  • Peaches--May Crest, June Crest
  • Apricots--Patterson
  • Cherries--Bing
  • Loquat (biwa)
  • Vegetables--zucchini, Swiss chard, garlic and herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano)
  • Honey--(raw, from bees living at our orchard)
  • Organic vegetable seedlings--from Peas and Harmony

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