Friday, April 20, 2018


In the orchard we are trying to keep up with the growing weeds.  Mowing, hoeing and  weed eating. We are also starting to thin peaches and plums (though there are not many).  With the extended rainy season came peach leaf curl as you can see in the picture.  Since we do not spray fungicides, our peach and nectarine trees are suffering.  We see only a small amount of fruit set.
       The vegetable plant starts are getting tired of their 4" containers.  As the weather warms and when we start irrigating the orchard, we will be transplanting tomatoes, peppers and eggplants into the ground where they will be happier.  The summer gardens are just getting started but there are still many fresh green vegetables coming out of Barley Oats' winter vegetable garden. 
        Our Slow Season hours have been extended a couple weeks.

         HOURS FROM NOW TILL MAY 17TH, 2018

TU, WED, THUR:  11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Fri, Sat:    10 am to 6 pm

Sun:          10 am to 5 pm

Mon: Closed
If you need to come at a different time, please leave a message at

(916) 300-0720 for an appointment.
May 18, 2018 we will resume our regular hours.
Here's what we have in the farm stand from Otow Orchard:

Yellow grapefruit
Eureka lemons

Hoshigaki  (Also available though Mail Order.  See home page)

Dehydrated  figs and Asian pears
Salve and Lip Balm

This is what we have from other producers:

Eureka Lemons from Mihara Farm

Winter vegetables from Barley Oats Farm

Local honey and comb honey from Top O'The Hill Apiary in Granite Bay

Jams from The Good Stuff
Eggs from Two Feather Farm

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