Posted December 20, 2011 We have all seen them, but their origin remains a mystery. Opinions on them vary: beautiful, tacky, ironic, hideous, glorious, outdated, on trend … but one thing is certain. This season, the Ugly Christmas Sweater is back! The Ugly Christmas Sweater is rumored to have originated somewhere in the 1980’s as a trendy way to celebrate the holidays - because nothing says “Merry Christmas” better than kittens in Santa hats or a neon reindeer crafted out of puff paint adorning your holiday ensemble. In the years following, these glorious creations were banished to attics and yard sales and only...
Posted December 20, 2011 We hustle through the year living our lives and cramming too much into our 24 hour days but at this time every year, we slow down just enough to honor traditions new and old and celebrate the joys of Christmas. A tradition can be something as small as a special cookie your great grandma made every year, the whole family wearing matching pajamas while opening presents or being the first person to find the Christmas Pickle on your Christmas tree. Yes! A pickle!   Have you ever seen a pickle ornament and wondered what the story was behind it? Each of these special ornaments is packaged...
Posted September 7, 2011 For those of you who can't wait to take out your pie tins as soon as you spot a fresh apple or juicy peach, our Apple Pears may be just what you are looking for! We received this email from Jim Gilbert, and are excited to share his pie baking tips with you: "I've been baking apple pies for over forty years and have always believed that Granny Smith apples are the best baking apple. However, while in Costco last week I came across Apple Pears. Based on their appearance - uniformity in color, shape,...
Posted September 7, 2011 Hybrid fruit - like our peacharines, pluots, apriums, and Velvet Series apricots - are once again in the spotlight! The Wall Street Journal just released their article on them today. Check out the article, the video, or slideshow! The link to the article: http://on.wsj.com/qChgiA (will deactivate soon, so check it out while it's available!) If the video below does not play, see this link: http://online.wsj.com/video/trying-to-breed-better-fruit/8ECD9BAD-E33A-476D-A459-797A621C6C6C.html ...
Posted May 28, 2014

Throwing a great party is all about the experience your guests have. We experience life through our senses, so let your senses be your guide as you plan your event!


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You’ve got your guest list and your date set, so the next thing to think about is theme and centerpieces.

You can go all out: a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with sombreros for the guests, brightly...

Posted July 30, 2012

Thank you so much for your interest in our company!

We have included this space as a way for us to interact with each of you, as well as using it as a space for you to interact with each other. If you have questions about farming, our products, comments about things you would love to see video clips about, recipes using our fruit that you'd like to share, childhood memories of eating stone fruit, or other fruit related comments you'd like to share with our community, please post it! We'll be adding
things as well, so do check back and see what's going on - we're looking...

Posted August 6, 2013

There are few things less conquerable than the American spirit - hard work, loyalty, dedication, and perseverance are the foundations on which our “liberty, freedom, and justice for all” have been built. Our servicemen and women not only embody these ideals, but give of themselves to provide others with the right to claim them as well.

This season celebrates the Independence day of our nation, and therefore brings an increased awareness of the sacrifice of our troops - both those still in service and those who have passed before us.

We would like to take the...

Posted February 21, 2013 Each year I anxiously await the arrival of the first apricots of the season. There is something so wonderful about their tangy sweetness and the way you can pull them in half with your fingers. I had a tree of them that grew in the orchard outside of my window growing up and it is almost magical watching them slowly transform from fuzzy lime green stones into succulent honey-orange orbs. It reminds me of riding around with my dad in his pick-up truck when I was little, changing valves and checking trees; listening to the breeze rustle the leaves and the crickets begin to chirp; and the...

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