Monday, August 24, 2020


We don't know what the smoke and heat are doing to our crops but us farmers don't like it.  Masking for COVID and now masking to protect us from forest fire smoke.  Thank you to all our customers that have been braving the current conditions to support our farm.   

         Peaches are definitely starting to wane.  We are harvesting our last varieties for the year:   Summerset and Late Alamar.  Sunnyslope Farm is bringing us O'Henry and then Tra Zee.  

         Asian Pears are taking the place of peaches in our fram stand.  We  have 20th Century and New Century yellow pears.  Hosui, Yoi and Shinko brown pears are also being harvested.    These pears are eaten sweet, juicy and crisp.

        I wish I could say we have apples, but the turkey had a feast with Gala apples.  Now we are waiting for Red and Golden Delicious Apples. 

         The beautiful Kyoho grapes are now coming into the farm stand.  These are seeded grapes with concord-like flavor. So sweet

and juicy.  We also have the seedless sweet Red Purlett grapes.


         Tomatoes are one crop that appreciated all the warm weather.  For a while the supply was receding  but now we are getting a better supply.  The fruit is smaller in size  but just as tasty and juicy.  We are also selling tomatoes from WoodRose Country Garden in Granite Bay.

  It is still plum and pluot season. We have Kelsey (green skin), Casselman  and Late Santa Rosa plums.  Our red-fleshed Elephant Heart Plums are occasionally available.There is a good  supply of Dapple Dandy and Flavor Queen pluots.  Both are very sweet.

      We are selling hoshigaki from last season.  It is available at the farm stand as whole pieces.  We are curtailing mail orders till the weather cools, probably September or October if we still have a supply.

      There are several local honey choices at this time.  Our own beekeeper has honey from Otow Orchard as well as orange blossom honey from a valley citrus grove.  Top O' the Hill Apiary in Granite Bay has honey and boxes of beautiful comb honey.


Tues through Sat   10 am to 6 pm

Sun.                       11 am to 5 pm

Closed on Mondays

Here is what we have at the Farm Stand from Otow Orchard:

Yellow Flesh Plums:
      Casselman:  sweet tart and juicy

      Late Santa Rosa: Firm sweet tart

      Kelsey:  Sweet, green skin  


      Dapple Dandy: sweet and meaty

      FlavorQueen:  Yellow skin with very sweet flesh

Yellow Freestone Peaches:
      Rio Oso Gem 



        Kyoho: Large, purple, seeded grapes with concord-like flavor

        Red Purlett:  Red, seedless, sweet grapes
Figs:  Brown Turkey, Penache, Black Mission

Hoshigaki:  whole
Honey and bee pollen from bees at Otow Orchard
Calendula Salve and Lip Balm
Tomatoes:  red,  heirloom, Roma, cherry
Cucumbers:  Asian, Lemon and Armenian

Asian eggplant

Persimmon Pulp

Here is what we have from other producers:
Yellow Peaches from Sunnyslope Farm (conventionally grown):  O'Henry

Wood Rose Country Garden: American eggplant, basil, jalapenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and cantalope.
Orange Blossom Honey from our bee keeper
Top O' the Hill Apiary:  Honey, and comb honey
Eggs from Two Feather Farm in Granite Bay
Jams from the Good Stuff. We currently have Plum (Santa Rosa), Peach Cardamon, Chili Apricot, Pepper Pomegranate, Fig Orange Brandy, Chili Blackberry, and Quince Marmalade


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