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Finally, the time of year we want and wait for, stone fruit season. On July 1st, we harvested our very first flats of Beauty plums, Avalon Pride peaches, and Puget Gold apricots. And, as I promise myself I won’t do and still do every single year, I ate far too many, and it was glorious.

 So how do you get some of these fine fruits of your own? There are two ways we will be selling fruit this year.We still have just a few spots open in our Summer of Joy Subscription box, which comes with 12-15 pounds of fruit...

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Summer, it’s almost here and the fruit is ready to pop. I ate the very first sweet, plump, juicy fig today, and that’s always the signal of the start of the harvest season for me. In a few weeks, we will also have apricots, peaches, plums, green walnuts, shitake, goumi berries … it’s all happening!To kickoff the 2021 harvest season we have a brand new website, new art for sale, and a new subscription offering for our local friends. New Summer of Joy Subscription Box Available This is a box of the very best summer fruit and flowers Birdsong Orchards...

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People often ask me why we planted hundreds of roses. I can come up with a list of practical answers such as the right climate, farm practices and business reasons, but the truth is, we simply adore them.

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Spring unfolds, unfurls and explodes into color and deliciousness, once again. It’s profoundly reassuring to see green blanket the fields and trees. 2020 was a hard year in so many ways, and yet the first anemones and peach blossoms soothe and calm those memories with the promise of new life emergent, one more time around the sun. I have been quiet this winter, not posting much, not sending out emails, but don’t be fooled. Winter is surprisingly busy on our farm. This is the time of year we fertilize all the trees and perennials, applying something like 2500 pounds of...

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Wow, what a crazy year. 2020 was not quite what I expected. Despite the pandemic, the fires, and the political distractions, Birdsong Orchards had an unexpectedly wonderful rotation around the sun. More than ever I was reminded that a farm can be a place of solace, of safety, a source of sweet scents, tastes and joy.We harvested 5000+ pounds of fruit, 100s of buckets of flowers, and welcomed so many people over the year. Plus emus, now we have the emus, which I never imagined owning even in my fever-crazed, animal-loving dreams. A huge thank you to all of the...

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