Updated September 24 2020
The start of fall brings with it the beginning of the best tasting pear varieties. First in line is the sweet and crunchy bosc pear, an old time favorite. This description from usapears.org captures it beautifully : Their long, curved stem and elegant elongated neck that widens gradually to a full rounded base creates a silhouette that is unique among pears. Bosc are also unique for their color: a warm cinnamon brown with russeting over the surface of the skin. Russeting is a natural appearance for Bosc. The russeting may cover the entire surface of the pear or it may just be seen over a small portion of the skin. In either case, the quality of the fruit is not affected. In fact, many artists feature the russeted Bosc pear in their paintings, drawings, and photography because of the natural beauty it imparts.
Also new this week are Reed Avocados. Large, round, tasty and rich in avocado oil, this premium late season avocado is typically at least twice as big as Hass. Another benefit of it is that it stays green on the inside much longer after being cut open.
Lastly, we will have the first figs of the season as well. Although they are few, they are quite sweet and tasty.
The website was updated just prior to release of this email to reflect current quantities. Advance ordering can be done by clicking:
Hope everyone is safe and healthy.
See you Sunday.
Here is the complete list for the week:
Naturally Grown (No chemical pesticides or fertilizers ever)
Hass $1.50 each
Reed $3.00 each
Vegetables and Herbs:
Broccolini $2 / bunch
Red Cabbage (small) 1-2 lb $2 /head
Chard $3 / bag
Chayote. $3 / Basket
Collard Greens $3 / bag
Kale $3 / bag
Nasturtium flowers. $2 / basket
Onions $3 / bunch
Peppers-Golden Bell $3 / 1 lb
Peppers-Green Bell $2 / 1 lb
Peppers-Rocoto $2 / Basket
Poblano Peppers $3 / 1 lb
Salad Mix $3 / bag
Summer Squash $3 / 2 lb bag
Sunchokes $3 / Basket
Tomatoes- Big Beef $5 / 2 lb bag
Tomatoes- Cherokee Purple $3 / 1 lb
Tomatoes- Early Girl Dry Farmed $5 / 1 lb bag
Tomatoes- Mixed $5 / 2 lb bag
Makrut (Kaffir) Lime Leaves $3 / bag
Aloe $5 / 1/2 lb
Apples - Mixed $4 / 2 lb bag
Figs $5 / Basket
Grapefruits $1.50 each
Eureka Lemons $1 / basket
Pears -Bosc $5 / 2 lb bag
Dried Fruit and Herbs
Hoshigake (Dried persimmons). $4 / bag. - 1/4 lb
Baked goods made with organic ingredients:
Whole Wheat Bread $5 / loaf
and Onion rolls $1.00 each
- Made from freshly ground organic whole wheat
Flat bread $4 / bag
- Gluten free, vegan, made from organic soaked grains
Granola Bites. $4 / bag
Savory Bites $4 / bag
Our family farm is at the end of a private country road surrounded by diverse habitats of chaparral, oak woodland, redwoods and riparian zones. We use natural farming methods to feed ourselves and provide a local source for people wanting fresh, high quality and perhaps unusual avocados. We never use chemical or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides of any kind, nor grow any GMO crops.