Monday, July 18, 2022


 How quickly the summer is progressing here at the orchard.  End of season peaches are starting to show some color.  Currently we are harvesting Gene Elberta, Fay Elberta, Delight, 49er and Bowen.    The white peaches will take a short break before the late white varieties begin.  Meanwhile, Sunnyslope Farm is bring us Suncrest peaches. These are sweet, juicy, flavorful peaches with characteristic red tinged flesh. 

Not many plums this year but we do have several varieties:  Santa Rosa, Laroda, Mariposa and Cassie. Lupi Farm is bringing Satsuma plums.  There are also Dapple Dandy Pluots available.

From our gardens and with the help of local farmers, we have a good selection of fresh vegetables all grown with organic practices in mind.  We are also trying to protect the grapes from the birds and rodents.  Wish us luck. See the list below for products.

In addition to the harvest, the orchard team is working to make the property fire resistant.  They are cleaning up brush and dry grass, but with drip irrigation, the orchard floor is tinder-dry, and with a little breeze, could go up in flames in a heartbeat.  Reminder: NO SMOKING on the property.  We are still finding discarded cigarette butts on the ground. 

Thank you for your support and helping to keep us safe.



                            SUNDAY      11:00 TO 5:00


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


          Santa Rosa: Dark red purple skin over yellow flesh.  These are an all time favorite for their sweet tart burst of flavor and fragrance.

           Laroda:  Yellow-fleshed, sweet-tart plums with great flavor. 

           Mariposa:  Sweet red fleshed plum.

           Cassie:  Yellow fleshed plum with firm, crisp flesh. Sweet tart flavor.

Pluots:  Dapple Dandy:  greenish brown pink skin over pinkish orange flesh. Has a plum-apricot flavor from its parent fruits.

Valencia oranges:  These are great for juicing or just eating (limited supply).

Eureka lemons πŸ‹ these are sour (limited supply)

Yellow freestone peaches: πŸ‘

          Gene Elberta:  Yellow flesh, sweet and juicy. Great for eating out of hand and baking or canning.

           49er peach:  Skin with smooth red blush. Yellow, with sweet juicy flesh

           Delight:  A large yellow freestone peach.  Very juicy and sweet.

           Fay Elberta:  Sweet juicy freestone peach with melting flesh.

White freestone peaches:  (limited supply) 

           Sugar Lady:  Sweet and delicate. Can be eaten firm or soft.

           Babcock:  Heirloom peach variety. Delicate, sweet and juicy (limited supply).

           Silver Logan:  Sweet and juicy with a hint of tartness.

Cling peaches:

           Bowen:  This is a cling peach with firm sweet texture.  The firm flesh clings to the seed.  You must carve the flesh off the seed or just eat it out of hand.

Hachiya:  frozen persimmon pulp 

Gravenstein Apples:  Early season apples. Crisp, tangy and sweet. Great for cooking, baking, and drying (limited supply).

Wild blackberries:  Fantastic blackberry flavor from these little wild berries.  Juicy and sweet with small seeds.  The season is short, so don't delay.

Honey 🍯 from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard. Bee pollen from bees 🐝 at Otow Orchard 

⚘ Calendula  Lip Balm 

Summer Squash:  Zucchini, Yellow squash   

Japanese Eggplant:  small tender eggplant. Great for stir-fry or making pickles.

Garlic :  fresh and fragrant.

Tomatoes πŸ…(limited supply)

Asian cucumbers:  πŸ₯’Crisp and flavorful. Seedless and burpless.  Many people are enjoying eating them out of hand.  Just wash and take a bite.

Yellow wax beans: Use like green beans (limited supply).

Long beans:  long green beans, use like regular green beans. These are tender and cook quickly.

Buena Mulata hot peppers.


Here is what we have from other producers:

SunnyslopeFarm, Conventionally Grown in Granite Bay. πŸ‘ Suncrest yellow and red fleshed, freestone peaches.  These are big, juicy, sweet, and flavorful.  Very popular at our farmstand.  These peaches are the star of the novel "Epitaph to a Peach" by David Mas Masumoto.

WoodRose Country Gardens in Granite Bay: (organic practices) Red, white and purple potatoes, white bulb onions πŸ§…, Shallots, garlic, summer squash, lemon cucumbers, cucumbers, Armenian cucumbers, green beans, bell peppers, 🌢 Anaheim peppers, Banana peppers, Jalapenos, Slicing tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes (Roma type), cherry tomatoes, Greek oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil.  We are also getting nectarines from WoodRose Garden.

Kijani Farm in Granite Bay:(organic practices)  Swiss chard, kale, and cherry tomatoes on the vine.

Lupi Farm in Granite Bay:  No spray production.  Satsuma Plums:  These tiny gems have sweet jelly-like red flesh when ripe.

Top O' the Hill Apiary in Granite Bay: Honey🍯. Top of the Hill Apiary also has bees wax 🐝.

La Bella Vito Farm in Loomis is bringing us freshπŸ₯š eggs from pastured πŸ”πŸ”chickens.

No comments:

Search This Blog