Thursday, July 8, 2021


       Hot summer days are hurrying the season along.  Peach varieties seem to be ripening more quickly than in the past. Don't delay or you may miss out this year. Vine ripened Tomatoes  are starting to pour into our farm stand.  These tomatoes are sweet, juicy, flavorful and have a sturdy texture.

       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.  Hot weather makes shipping Hoshigaki through mail order a bit risky.  For mail order, it's best to contact us for a discussion of the possibilities.


Tues. through Sat.      10:00  am to 6:00 pm           
          Sunday         11 am to 5 pm

Closed on Mondays

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

🍑 Peaches:  Flavorcrest, Red Haven, Regina, PF 11, June Pride. These are yellow freestone peaches. 

White Peaches: Sugar Lady, Nectar, Silver Logan.  Sweet, juicy, white freestone peaches.

Santa Rosa plums:  These plums are known for their amazing flavor and fragrance.  They are sweet tart and as the season goes on they become red fleshed, juicy and sweet.

Burgundy plums: Firm, dark skinned, and red fleshed. Very little tartness  in the skin. They are sweet and tasty.

Frontier plums:  When they show give to pressure they will be sweet, juicy and red fleshed.

Satsuma plums:  As they ripen they become red fleshed and sweet.  As they soften the interior takes on the appearance of jelly.

Pluots:  Dapple Dandy

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.

Vegetables:    Asian cucumbers, Lemon cucumbers, summer squash, long beans, okra, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes,

Honey 🍯 from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard.

Bee pollen from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard

Calendula Salve and Lip Balm

Here is what we have from other producers:

WoodRose Country Garden in Granite Bay: 🥗 zucchini, crookneck squash, Anaheim chiles, jalapenos, tomatoes 🍅, San Marzano paste tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, eggplant, white onions, basil, 🌿rosemary, Greek oregano, and thyme, cantalope,and garlic.  She will be adding more to her offerings this summer.

Sunnyslope Farm: Yellow freestone peaches:  Flavorcrest and June Pride.

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 slowing down.  The hens think it is getting too warm.  🌞

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

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