• Is this really citrus?

    By Kim Christensen on October 16, 2017
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    There are many unique varieties of citrus and the Kieffer Lime is definitely one of them. You don’t peel and eat them as you would a mandarin or juice them like you would an orange.  You may have tasted their fragrant flavor in Thai cuisine, especially in a curry paste.  The fruit itself is strange looking, resembling the look of a brain.  […]
  • a new season begins

    By Kim Christensen on October 9, 2017
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    We are looking forward to the wonderful flavors and colors of this upcoming season.  It’s always exciting around here after the summer starts to wind down and cooler temperatures welcome another citrus season.  We need to be patient for the fruit to get full color and sweeten up, but we are anxious to get started!
  • A busy season…

    By Kim Christensen on May 17, 2016
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    This season brought a lot of new changes.  Changes in the weather, changes in our packing line, new packaging options.  Every year seems to bring in new challenges along with new rewards.  We continue to appreciate all of our loyal customers and look forward to yet another season with new opportunities.  
  • Appreciation

    By Kim Christensen on November 23, 2015
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    We’ve received several storms so far this last month and it shows in the hills.  It’s nice to look out the window and see green hills instead dry brown ones. We are into our season and busy harvesting mandarins, lemons and some specialty crops.  It always feels good to get back into the swing of things and see the fruit run […]
  • Upcoming Season

    By Kim Christensen on August 6, 2015
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    We are looking forward to the upcoming season. We see the fruit getting bigger and know that it will be just around the corner when we will start harvesting.  Okay, maybe several more months, but with all we are working on it will seem quite earlier than that. We have retooled orchards and are working on getting some new equipment installed […]
  • A small amount of rain

    By Kim Christensen on January 15, 2015
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    We received a slight amount of rain in December… enough to have our hills turn slightly green.  It’s a little less depressing to look out the windows, but we know our water situation is in sad shape for this growing area.  There is no rain forecast for the entire month of January.  That is something we really don’t want to […]
  • Thankfulness

    By Kim Christensen on November 25, 2014
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    As this new season begins, we are thankful to have the privilege of being the stewards of this land we farm.  We look forward to this harvest season and as always, hope for healthy crops.  We give these trees as much nurturing as possible, but Mother Nature has the most influence on the crops.  We’ve experienced some changing weather patterns […]
  • New Season Ahead…

    By Kim Christensen on October 9, 2014
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                The days are getting shorter and it is finally cooling down at night.  Some of the early varieties are almost ready to start harvesting.  We’ve been busy working on the packing line, brainstorming for new packaging ideas and generally preparing for the wild ride of a new citrus season!  It will be a welcome […]
  • September Days

    By Kim Christensen on September 15, 2014
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    It’s been long hot summer and we are ready for the 100 degree days to be done.  The drought remains a huge concern for us and everyone in agriculture in our area.  This picture shows monsoonal clouds over the Sierra’s, but delivering no moisture. It’s a sight we’ve seen often this summer.  We are hoping and praying for rain this season!
  • Early Bloom

    By Kim Christensen on March 25, 2014
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                  This photo shows some of this season’s navels still on the tree to be picked alongside new blossoms which will end up as next year’s crop.  So, the oranges that you see have been growing on the tree for close to a year and the blossoms are just beginning their season.  In 25 years […]