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It's the height of purple plum season on the farm, featuring everyone's favorite, the Santa Rosa plum. This is a luscious Asian plum with a deep rich flavor and appearance. These plums are sweet enough for fresh eating, but have enough shape and firmness to hold up to any baking or cooking uses. They are one of my absolute favorites! You Pick Roses Our roses are still producing hundreds of flowers, come get some! Fig & Stone Bounty Box All the best that is ripe in the orchard right now, all in one box.

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Our fruit season is finally here, huzzah! We have peaches for sale now as well as rose bouquets, and plums for sale starting next week. We are doing sales a little differently this year, because of covid19  safety concerns. All fruit must be purchased in advance at our online store. Pick up at the farm is available on Wednesday and Saturday from 1 - 6 pm only. Check the store for what is available, and I will also announce availability on our Facebook page. It’s looking like a great season in the orchard, and a full range of peaches, plums and figs will be...

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Our orchard is now unfurling and unfolding into so many thousands of little blooms, many destined to become delicious fruit for you, my readers. It’s SO EXCITING! I really love this time of year, when the trees wake up, and all the efforts to prune, fertilize and care for them show signs of paying off. Is this edition of the farm newsletter mostly to show off all the spring blossoms?Yes, yes it is. The super dry weather in February definitely had me worried. We are on a good aquifer, and should have plenty of water for the season, but I...

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Hi Friends! This email will be solely and purely about gorgeous fragrant flowers, delicious fruits to come, and the adorable, cute animals of the farm. You might be aware of a Global Disaster going on. I am not an epidemiologist, and I have nothing original to add to that discussion. So, I am going to focus this email entirely on what I know best - fruits, flowers and animals - and hopefully cheer up your day. Gorgeous Ginormous Roses When I planted 200 roses over the past 2-3 years, I don’t think I fully grasped what that was going to...

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Though it’s technically the dead of winter, this is what I always think of as California’s secret spring. The hills have turned green from recent generous rain and the trees are just beginning to stir, with a few showing flowers but most displaying fat flower buds beginning to swell. Though there’s a scarcity of fruit to glean, only a bit of citrus and guavas, the promise of the summer harvest can be detected by the perceptive eye.                Feed Your Trees So That They Can Feed You The end of winter is when I generally fertilize...

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