Friday, May 14, 2021


       The mulberry trees are quite happy this year.  They are producing a nice crop at the moment. Our Pakistani mulberries are a long, dark, sweet and juicy fruit that grow on a trees.  These berries are so delicate that they are difficult to market through a middle man, for the best berries you have to come to the source.  I recommend people call ahead to reserve mulberries for the day they will be picking them up.

       We are starting to harvest ume, Japanese sour plums. Please call (916) 791-1656 or email: to order or for questions.  See the entry below for April 7, 2021 for more detail and mail order instructions.

Salted Ume drying in the shade.

       Hoshigaki, dried persimmons, are available in the farm stand.  On warm days you may need to ask for them.  We have to keep them in a cool place so they don't melt.  Hoshigaki is also available thru mail order.  Use the 2020 mail order form to get ordering information.

      WoodRose Country Garden is bringing us lettuce, cabbage, snow peas and spring onions.

      Most trees are showing a good crop.  Loquat, peach, plum, and apricot are on the horizon.  But not yet. Please be patient.

      We are hosting a family wedding reception on Saturday June 12, 2021.  The Farm Stand WILL BE CLOSED.  Please plan around that date so the family can more fully participate in this event.

      Our hours have continued to be abbreviated.  As we begin to offer more product we will increase our hours.


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:

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.

Eureka Lemons: deep yellow skin and tart juicy flesh.  🍋 Best  lemons to bring out the brightness desired in  lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

Valencia Oranges:  Juicing oranges, also good for just peeling and eating.

Pakistani Mulberries: Long, dark, juicy and sweet.

Honey 🍯 from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard.

Bee pollen from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard

Calendula Lip Balm

Here is what we have from other producers:

WoodRose Country Garden in Granite Bay: Fresh 🥗 Romaine Lettuce, Red Romaine, Red Leaf Lettuce, basil, Greek oregano, cabbage, snow peas, and spring onions.

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 🐝, and Honey.

Nastase Honey Farm in Lincoln:  This Honey 🍯 is unfiltered and raw. 

Two Feather Farm in Granite Bay:  🐔🥚  Eggs.  Egg production is 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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