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Peaches, Apples, Pears and a Big Party with the Pigs.

THE BREEZE THAT TICKLES the farm today is a different kind of breeze—a fall breeze.  That means only one more week of peach season, but new fruits to pick, especially Bartlett pears and a rolling selection of delicious boutique apples. … Continue reading

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How to Pick a Peach, and How to Avert Another Cold War.

PEACH SEASON BEGINS not with a bang or a whimper, but with the dressing-room rustlings of our summer stars.  While a bunch of peaches have stepped onto center stage—and are ready to pick!—many of the cast are still backstage preening. … Continue reading

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Happy Berrythday, America, and Au Revoir, Les Strawbs.

FOR PAGANS AND ASTRONOMERS, summer begins on the solstice. For us fruit farmers, it starts on the Fourth of July. That’s when the strawberries pull up stakes and head for the ferry, trumpeting the end of spring’s labor and the … Continue reading

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