Mulberry, Cherry and Apricot ice cream sandwiches? Yes!Read More
Gold Dust Peaches are a treat! This heirloom variety is a farm favorite.Read More
Summer is here. Grilled Peaches and Shrimp. Fast, easy, and tasty!Read More
At Frog Hollow we strive to employ Integrated Pest Management or IPM to reduce pest pressure before any major damage can be done. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of controls. Controls typically fall under three categories:
1. Cultural Control - these are physical controls like weed whacking the understory of the orchard to bring down problematic mite populations (more on that next week).Read More
You might have noticed we haven't heard much lately from Rachel, Farm Assistant extraordinaire. That's because she has been knee deep in preparing for a major farm audit. We recently caught up with her to find out the why and how of food safety on Frog Hollow Farm.
Since the early 2000s, there has been a lot of focus on Food Safety policy because of dangerous and expensive food recalls from pathogens like E-coli and salmonella. This focus resulted in the Food Safety Modernization Act which was passed in 2011. Although most of the food safety problems have been from large conventional monoculture farms, many produce wholesalers are asking farms like us to have Food Safety Audits by a third party so this year we've made the leap.Read More
Frog Hollow’s latest CSA box with apricots, cherries and peaches along with pixie tangerines, oranges and avocadosRead More
Rainier cherries, Honey Rich apriums, and Kettleman apricot, Hass Avocado, Pixie Tangerines and more…it’s going to be a good week!Read More
As we are all rejoicing over the arrival of our cherries, and though slim, apricots, we are at the same time lamenting about the discovery of extensive damage to our apple trees from fire blight.
Fire blight is the result of an infection caused by the bacterium, Erwinia amylovora which can overwinter on a trees woody portions. If conditions in the spring are warm and moist, as they were in the early spring this year when we were experienced a week of dewy mornings which turned into 80 degree days, the bacterium becomes highly activated and multiplies.Read More
If you can be disciplined enough not to eat every apricot out of hand, this salad is well worth making.Read More
Farmer Al recently made a whirlwind trip to Washington DC to attend a conference hosted by Partnership for a Healthier America. This organization brings together "public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity". They work with the "big guys" like fast food companies and politicians to get major systemic changes around the food industry and the policies governing it.Read More
At long last our apricots and cherries arrive!Read More
What is more important in creating a great dish? Technique or ingredients?
I tend to fall into the ingredients category. I have eaten many great dishes, cooked by great chefs at great restaurants, but nothing in all of those great places has matched the intensity of flavor as a just-picked Brooks cherry, that is still warm between your fingertips from the afternoon sun.Read More
Enjoy spring time strawberries in this refreshing drink!Read More
Late season Pixies, early strawberries and more…Read More