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The Fall fruit has been slow to ripen this year, due most likely to the mixed blessing of an unusually cool and foggy Summer. But now it is ON, and we are harvesting the pomme fruit bounty.


There are over 7500 varieties of apples worldwide according to some, 30K if you listen to others, and a few thousand of them are grown in the United States. With that many options, no one will ever be able to objectively name The Best Apples. Growing conditions, time of harvest, and length of time in storage merely complicate matters of taste.

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Sometimes I like to joke that our farm is the slowest start-up ever. Coming from the weekly sprints, quarterly reports, and furious tempo of the tech world, our farm focus on perennials demands a different relationship with time itself. Planting fruit trees, knowing we would not taste their fruits for 5-10 years in some cases, forces a deceleration of expectation, a move into a rhythm of the seasons over the span of years and decades.

I picked a few of our over 200 tree varieties based on childhood memories, the advice of other farmers, and tastes at the local farmers markets,...

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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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