Join us for a ride around the orchard checking in on our busy fall work while rain looms in the sky.Read More
Due to unfortunate weather events during spring bloom time in 2017 and 2018, we've taken a major hit on our apricot crop harvests. We thought 2017 was bad when we lost about 50% of our crop. This May, those numbers looked cheerful. We lost about 95% of our Goldensweet crop, which is our most important apricot variety. But, we are now looking at what we hope will be a silver lining to this spring's devastating loss.Read More
Read how we’ve partnered up with USDA to test out new fruit drying racks.Read More
We were pleased to have Danielle Lord, a student at UC Davis, join us as an intern for weeks this summer. Read on to learn about her experience at the farm.
This week's note comes from Trinity, who you might know from our Farmers Market stands around the bay area, who visited the Fully Belly Farm summer camp last week and came back full of inspiration.Read More
Happy Father’s Day from Farmer Al!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.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
Each year our stone fruit, apple and pear trees wake up from their winter slumber with a celebration of beautiful flowers that will become summer and fall fruit. Our tree crew is now in their third week of thinning trees, a yearly chore that takes a whole lot of time and skill. Only now is fruit large enough (nickel to quarter sized) for our staff to see their overall quantity and quality.Read More
The pace is quickening here at Frog Hollow. We're now no longer jogging....we're not sprinting yet, as when the fruit is ripening but the marathon of summer has started.Read More
The backyard peach grower probably sees "peach leaf curl" often. Peach farmers, not so much...because we learn early on that this fungal disease must be controlled. The ugly disfiguring that occurs to the leaves is horrible to look at, like leprosy must have appeared to the eyes of the beholder.Read More
Catching up with Kelly Knapp of Miss Bee Haven Honey during the busy spring season!Read More