Saturday, August 8, 2020


 Such a busy July, I haven't updated this page for almost a month.  Luckily, most of the information is correct but the varieties have changed and we are moving into fall produce.We predict there will be peaches till the end of August and possibly a few late varieties in September.  Fay Elberta, a yellow freestone peach is now in season.  This  peach is great for pies, cobblers, crisps, jam and canning or freezing.  Many customers are slicing and putting them in the freezer to add to future morning cereal or smoothies.  Rio Oso Gem and O'Henry are the next varieties we are waiting for. For a short time we will have Paradise and Opale white peaches.  The crop is very small and the supply will be limited.

       The glorious home grown, vine ripened tomato is here.  They are full of flavor and juice. Perfect for sandwiches, burgers, and salads.  When mine get too ripe I cook them up in a pot for adding to soup, stew, or chili.  I always freeze some in seal top bags. Along with red tomatoes we also have orange, yellow, striped, purple, pink and cherry tomatoes. 

        In our vegetable bin are cucumbers, squash, okra, peppers and eggplant. We are getting a lot of help from our neighbor WoodRose Country Garden. She is adding peppers, eggplant, basil, cherry tomatoes, and Cantalope.

      A sign that fall is on its way is the appearance of grapes at our farm stand.  Many have been waiting for the reappearance of Kyoho  grapes.  The time is now. These are large sweet purple seeded grapes with concord-like flavor.  We also are harvesting Red Purlett a seedless sweet red grape.  Gala apples are appearing at our stand.  These are beautiful yellow-red apples with crisp texture and a sweet tart taste. In addition to Gala apples is a small quantity of Gravenstein apples.  

      Asian Pear harvest is beginning.  We have a few Kosui and New Century (Shinseki) yellow pears and also a few Hosui, brown pears.  The European pears are not ready yet.

      It is still plum season.  Santa Rosa have turned to juice.  Taking their place are yellow-fleshed Laroda, Kelsey (green skin) and Late Santa Rosa.  We have red-fleshed Elephant Heart Plums from Mihara Farm in Lincoln.  There is a supply of Dapple Dandy, Flavor King and Flavor Queen pluots.

      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. Nastase Honey Farm has a cute honey bear with raw, unfiltered honey.  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:
      Laroda:  sweet tart and juicy

      Late Santa Rosa: Firm sweet tart

      Kelsey:  Sweet, green skin  


      Dapple Dandy: sweet and meaty

      FlavorKing:  Sweet, flavorful and red fleshed

      FlavorQueen:  Yellow skin with very sweet flesh

Yellow Freestone Peaches:
      Fay Elberta
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        Kyoho: Large, purple, seeded grapes with concord flavor

        Red Purlett:  Red, seedless, sweet grapes

Apples:   Gravenstein, Gala
Eureka Lemons:  Tart
Hoshigaki:  whole
Honey from bees at Otow Orchard
Calendula Salve and Lip Balm
Tomatoes:  red, yellow, heirloom, Roma, cherry, colorful
Summer Squash

Cucumbers:  Asian, Lemon and Armenian

Asian eggplant

Long Beans
Persimmon Pulp

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

Wood Rose Country Garden: American eggplant, basil, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and cantalope.

Mihara Farm: Elephant Heart plums (conventionally grown)
Honey from Nastase Honey Farm in Lincoln
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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