Monday, January 29, 2018


Hours for February, March, and April are:
Tues., Wed., Thurs.  11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fri., Sat.,  10:00 am to 6 pm
Sunday  10:00  am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
For other times, please call for an appointment.  (916) 300-0720
Reminder:  We are taking a one day vacation day.  We will be closed on Sunday Feb. 11, 2011.
          Fresh persimmons  have disappeared from our fruit stand but we have a supply of hoshigaki, dried persimmons. These are available in the fruit stand and by mail order.
         In the area of citrus we have mandarins, navel oranges, blood oranges, and grapefruit.  We also have Asian pears and kiwi. Barley Oats Farm is bringing us beautiful fresh winter vegetables. You can see these Fri., Sat., and Sunday at our stand  or go online to
       We are busy during this slow time of year and also getting some rest.  In the orchard, trees are being pruned, mulch is being spread, and we are getting ready to prepare sites for planting new trees.  We are also making repairs on buildings and equipment, starting vegetable plants, and cleaning.  In the office we are putting together survey data, harvest reports and taxes.
        By the end of February we will see the orchard beginning to bloom as it prepares to grow fruit for the coming season. It is a beautiful site to see, so come for a walk and bring your camera.
Currently in the farm stand we are selling:
Mandarins and Kiwi from Mihara Farm in Newcastle
Oranges from Pleasant Hill Farm in Lincoln
Honey from Nastase Honey Farm in Lincoln
From Otow Orchard:
Hoshigaki, dried persimmons
Blood oranges
Navel oranges
Yellow grapefruit (white)
Asian pears
Salve and Lip Balm
Jams from The Good Stuff
Winter Vegetables from BarleyOats Farm

Monday, January 15, 2018


        Sad to say, fall fruits are disappearing from our farm stand.  Citrus season is developing.  We now have mandarins from Otow Orchard.  By February we should have Blood Oranges and Navel oranges.
       We are still selling soft Hachiya persimmons and there is frozen pulp in our freezer.    Also from the fall season are Okusankichi Asian Pears.
       We will be finished squeezing hoshigaki this week.  Then they are headed to the freezer for curing.   Then we will pull them out and finish sorting and packing them as requested.  If you want to mail order hoshigaki please down load the order form from the home page of this web site.  Hoshigaki is also available at the farm stand.
        Out in the orchard the leaves have dropped and birds have gleaned any fruit left on the trees.  We are able to clean the trees and remove diseased leaves and mummy fruit.  During dry periods we are pruning trees. Signs of the next crop are beginning to show up.  We see spots of blossoming pink and white ume flowers in the orchard.  The bees are gleaning nectar when the weather permits.

Soft hachiya persimmons
Okusankichi Asian pears
Satsuma mandarins
Bees wax candles
Persimmon cook books
Calendula salve and lip balm
Honey from Nastasae farm in Lincoln, CA
Jams from The Good Stuff

On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday we have a fresh display of winter vegetables from BarleyOats Farm. We have bok choy, lettuce, broccoli, kale, radish, daikon, green onion, leeks, fennel and more.

Just a reminder: We are taking a one day vacation day, Sunday Feb 11, 2018. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday.


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