This Week's Box: December 17, 2018

Warren Pears
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA

This is Frog Hollow Farm's signature pear and for good reason. Too difficult to grow for most farmers to consider it's never caught on commercially but Farmer Al has never shied awayfrom putting the time and effort into a fruit that tastes so good. With a classic European texture, very soft and juicy with a silky sweetness that avoids the typical grittiness found in most pears.

Pink Lady Apples
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA

Pink Lady Apples are a cross between the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. They are a crisp and juicy apple with a tart finish. Pink skins and a creamy white colored flesh that resists browning make this an excellent apple for salads and slicing.

Newton Pippen Apple
Fruitilicious Farm, Santa Cruz, CA

Newtown Pippin is one of the oldest American apple varieties, being well-known in the 18th century and is designated by Slow Food as an Arc of Taste variety. This Pippin has a balanced sweet/tart flavor. It is an excellent apple for eating out of hand or baking.

Hayward Kiwi
Chiechi Farm, Live Oak, CA

Originally known as the Chinese gooseberry due to its Chinese origins. Hawyward Wright, a New Zealand nurseryman propagated his plants by grafting, and they eventually became the preferred cultivar of growers due to their sweet flavor.

Clementines
Olsen Organic Farm, Lindsay, CA

Clementines are very sweet, juicy, easy to peel, and usually seedless, making them very popular with children and adults alike.

all varieties are subject to change