October 27, 2019 - Another very windy day with 35 mph winds when we left home to attend the Fort Mason Farmers' Market. We sold the last of our Jujubes for the season. We had our 1st harvest of Persimmons and our Pomegranates often get "those are gorgeous". I love Fall and being able to share our bounty of healthy and tasty fruits with others.
October 17, 2019 - Well, our 52 mph winds pretty much emptied our Jujube trees. Luckily we got ground tarps put on 5 rows. We will harvest what we can, and I am still hopeful we will be able to attend the Fort Mason Farmers' Market. Farm life is challenging and I think my energy is waning, but I am not ready to give up quite yet.
September 16, 2019 - It is wet outside. Our first and only day of rain forecasted for a while. Our Gala apple and Fig harvest are complete. We are at the end of our Nashi, Asian Pears, and will soon be harvesting our Hosui, Asian Pears. We have been hard hit by coddling moth in all our apples and Asian Pears. We are getting ready and hopeful for a good Jujube and Persimmon crop within a month.
August 20, 2019 - Well, our fig trees are full of delicious figs. They are like eating candy, so please save me, and order yours now. Currently we are harvesting Asian Pears (Nashi), Gala apples, and Figs. We will be selling at the Woodland Farmers' Market tonight or feel free to contact us for your order that can be picked up or delivered (if over $10).
July 6, 2019 - We are in our "busy" time. We finally finished cleaning up our winter ground covers for our Jujube crop and the orchard is mowed. Our apricot harvest was very good and I am happy to report all our apricots got sold to someone who cans for gifts. We are now in our donut peach, nectarine, and Santa Rosa plum harvest. We decided to cut down all our beauty plum trees (10), as the fruit is small and not very tasty. We will continue to sale our Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums online and at the Farmers' Market. So far the birds have eaten all our figs, but there is still hope since those trees fruit 2 or 3 times a season. Despite the birds, squirrels, rabbits and other pests, I believe this will be a great farm year for us!
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June 6, 2019 - Cherry harvest is complete. We were able to sell our cherries at 2 of the Woodland Farmers' Markets, and now we will have about a 2 week break. It seems all of our fruits are about 2 weeks late this year. Don't worry, we are still very busy in the orchard trying to catch up from our 2 month back log caused by late rains. We are hoping to return to market with some plums, nectarines, and peaches in the near future. Our apricots are still pretty green and some of our trees got a fungus, but we our still hopeful we can provide you with a good quantity as they ripen in the next 2-4 weeks. Hope to see you soon.
May 30, 2019 - Cherries are available. It is a first, but all of our cherry trees fruited this year and we are hoping to start the Woodland Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 1. Stop by and see us at the market, or contact us online for some tasty, organically grown cherries.
May 13, 2019 - After an unusually wet Winter and Spring, we are finally able to be out in the orchard. The weather put us behind about 2 months, but the good news is we have a bumper crop of fruit this year. It warms my heart that every tree is loaded with fruit, as my farming career needs to come to an end. It has been an amazing journey to bring this foreclosed property back to life, and my hope is we can find the right individuals to love, care, and prosper from the bounty of our orchard.
We ask that you contact us or fill out a pre-order form if you wish to purchase fruit. Depending on the crop, we anticipate filling 5 to 20 orders. We will let you know when your order is fulfilled and at that time you will hit "Order", and place and pay for your order. Our goal is from the tree to you within 24-48 hours. We travel to Sacramento and Walnut Creek weekly, so we can deliver orders of $10 or more to a central location in either of those areas. Arrangements can also be made to pick up your order. We welcome families to our farm by appointment. We love for people to see where their fruit is grown, and visit with our friendly, New Zealand Heritage pigs. Also, even though our fruit is pesticide free and we use organic practices, ALL fruit should be washed prior to eating. We hope you enjoy the freshness, taste, and health benefits of our fruits.
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