Saturday, February 27, 2021


We often recognize January or February as the beginning of a new year. Out in the orchard the new year is starting now. Buds are swelling on the bare fruit trees, soon there will be blossoms. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to rise. Trees sense these as signals of the start for the crops we will be harvesting this summer and fall.  In the hot house, little tomato plants are starting to push out of their tiny seeds.

In the farm stand we are selling grapefruit, oranges lemons, kiwi, honey, jam and hoshigaki.  WoodRose Country Garden is bringing us fresh Romaine and also Red Leaf lettuce.

We continue to process and sell hoshigaki, dried persimmons. These can be purchased at the farm or by sending us a mail order form.

Slow Season Hours are starting March 2, 2021.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours will remain the same.  But Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hours will be changed to 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you need to stop by outside of these hours you are welcome to contact us since we are often at the farm somewhere.   If we are near the farm stand we will answer the land line: (916) 791-1656. If we are out in the orchard or garden it is best to text or leave a message on my cell phone since I do not answer unrecognized calls.  (916) 300-0720.


Tues, Wed, and Thurs      11:30  am to 1:30 pm
Friday and Saturday        10 am to 6 pm           
          Sunday         11 am to 5 pm

Closed on Mondays

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

Hachiya persimmon pulp:   Frozen.  Used for  fresh eating and baking.  These are the persimmons that are often referred to as "food of the gods".  Great in smoothies and on cereal or yogurt.

Hoshigaki:  Tender and moist dried persimmons with naturally formed dusting of fruit sugars on the surface.  These were hand massaged and  dried slowly for 4 to 8 weeks.

Grapefruit:  These are the yellow fleshed, very flavorful grapefruit. 

Kiwi: 🥝 Sweet tart fruit, high in vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Bee pollen from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard

Calendula Salve and Lip Balm


Dehydrated peaches

Here is what we have from other producers:

WoodRose Country Garden in Granite Bay: Fresh Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce.

Lupi Farm in Granite Bay: Meyer lemons 🍋 are deep yellow with fragrant thin skin.  They are sweeter than common lemons. Used to brighten water, tea, poultry dishes and vegetables.  The rind is also used in food preparation .

Top O' the Hill Apiary in Granite Bay:  Comb honey  can be used in tea, coffee, yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, fruit salads and on toast or bagels.  Top of the Hill Apiary also has Bees wax. 🐝

Nastase Honey Farm in Lincoln:  This Honey 🍯 is unfiltered and raw.  It is light and so delicious.

Two Feather Farm in Granite Bay:  🐔🥚  Eggs.  Egg production is starting to ramp up.  The hens are well rested and are happy with warmer weather and longer days. 🌞

Jams 🍑 from the Good Stuff. We currently have Plum (Santa Rosa), Peach Cardamon, Chili Apricot, Pepper Pomegranate, Fig Orange Brandy, and Chili Blackberry.

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