Local farms banding together to donate Thanksgiving groceries to victims of camp fire.Read More
Join us for a ride around the orchard checking in on our busy fall work while rain looms in the sky.Read More
As you've read in previous newsletters, we've been busy pruning our apricot trees for about the last month. Most pruning happens in the winter but we prune the apricots early when they still have foliage to avoid increasing the risk of brown rot, a fungal disease, which apricots are extremely susceptible to.Read More
Now that stone fruit season is winding down our ground crew is getting ready for the big task of planting cover crops before the rainy season begins.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
Our olive trees have set fruit and are beginning to ripen. We are already eagerly awaiting the first press which should happen sometime in mid-October, especially because we are completely out of stock of our 2017 press.Read More
As our CSA Members know, we at Frog Hollow Farm love to try new things. Our latest endeavor is our very own Summit Wheat 515 flourRead 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.
In the late spring of 2017, we planted 800 new plum trees to increase our Emerald Beaut production. The Emerald Beauts are a late-season plum that you will all enjoy in the CSA boxes soon. They are a lovely soft shade of green with a firm texture and a crisp almost crunchy mouthfeel. They are a sweet plum off the tree that continues to sweeten as they age. The Emerald Beaut is a favorite at our Farmers Markets, with our wholesale accounts, and with many CSA members.Read More
Every once in a while you will hear us throw around the word Brix in reference to our fruit's sweetness and we thought now, in the heart of stone fruit season, would be a great time to explain what a Brix test is and why we do it!
As we mentioned in January, one of this year's big projects was planting mandarins, those sweet little cousins of the orange that are super sweet and packed with flavor. We have planted a few varieties of mandarins including Kishu, Owari and the crowd favorite: the clementine.Read More
In the heat of summer with wagons full of peaches coming in from the orchard, it's hard to believe we are already thinking about our Warren Pear harvest, but we are. We are thankful that the harvest for 2018 is looking very good! In 2016 we had a record low harvest of our Warrens and we were more than nervous. The Warren Pear is our signature fall fruit and important to our financial health.
Touching base with Rachel to see the last of the citrus trees going in the ground for the year!Read More
At Frog Hollow, we have a strong commitment to eliminating waste. Our farm kitchen and fruit drying yard transform thousands of pounds of fruit which are too damaged to eat of hand into delicious conserves and fruit-filled pastries, cakes, and cookies.Read More