Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lots of Peaches and Plums

We have lots of peaches at the fruit stand now.  The early peach varieties have finished and now we're into the more flavorful mid-summer varieties, like Red Haven, Flavorcrest, Regina and June Pride. Sweet and mild white peaches are being picked now, too.  White peaches varieties now in the fruit stand are Sugar Lady, Nectar, White Lady, and white UFO "donut" peaches. 

This is also the time of year we have many varieties of plums.  We have red-fleshed and sweet frontier and Satsuma, fragrant Santa Rosa, and juicy Black Amber plums.  The last Blenheim apricots have been picked.  Zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, basil and other herbs are being harvested from the gardens.  We also have local free-range eggs and local honey from bees at our orchard at the fruit stand. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Santa Rosas and White Nectarines

We now have Santa Rosa Plums at the fruit stand.  Santa Rosas are flavorful and juicy plums that have a memorable, sweet and tangy taste.  The peach varieties we now have are Bon Jour, Sweet Crest, June Crest, Flavor Crest and Regina.  All of these are yellow peaches, but some of the white varieties should be ready by the end of the month.  We do have Jade white nectarines, though.  This year's crop of  Jade has grown well, without a lot of the scarring and other issues we usually see.  We picked some of the first crop of figs was this week, so we now have some in the fruit stand.  The first crop at the beginning of the summer is usually lighter than the second which we expect in August. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fruit Stand Update and Day on the Farm

Here's what's at the Fruit Stand now:

  • Apricots-Blenheim
  • Peaches--May Crest, June Crest
  • Plums--Red Beaut
  • Loquat (Biwa)
  • Citrus Fruit--Valencia Oranges, Eureka Lemons
  • Vegetables--Zucchini and Summer Squash
  • Herbs--Oregano, Mint, Rosemary, Lemon Balm
  • Honey--from bees at our orchard
  • Eggs--from local free range chickens
  • Beeswax candles--handmade 100% beeswax
  • Placer County Real Food Cookbook, by Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny
June orders for the Sierra Foothills Producers Cooperative should be made online by Thursday, June 12th at 4:00 for delivery during the next week.  Delivery at our orchard will be Friday, June 20th from 3:30 to 4:00 in the afternoon.  There are also other delivery times in Folsom, Penryn, South Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach, Tahoe City & Truckee.

This coming Sunday, June 8th, from 10-3 we will be at the Sinclair Family Farm in Penryn for their "Day on the Farm" event. The event will have sheep dog demonstrations, farm animals to visit, wool spinning, a drawing for a freezer lamb, roasted lamb and pork from Sinclair Farm and other vendors from the Producers Cooperative. 

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