March 15, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime and COVID19 on the Avocado Farm

Hello, Friends!  Once again it is springtime in the avocado grove!  Our long-awaited rain has finally arrived in March.  Weeds and wild flowers are growing!  During the past year we have been taking out older trees and replacing them with … Continue reading

Avocado Grove Springtime

May 12, 2019
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Growers Love Rain

Why Avocado Farmers Love Rain Southern California is famous for it’s glorious weather, and many people move here for the sunshine.   I must admit that I moved to California after a particularly difficult winter in the northeast in 1977. … Continue reading

California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

green hills after rains

January 14, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Ranch Anniversary After Winter Rains

When I first moved to Southern California in 1977 I felt guilty.  How would we deserve the beauty of springtime if we hadn’t endured the long hard winters of snow shoveling and difficult driving that I grew up with in … Continue reading

Elevated grilled cheese sandwich has pulled pork and California avocado with Cabot tomato basil cheddar.

May 16, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork & Avocado

Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich full of flavor  for The Farmer’s Monday morning breakfast!   Pulled pork,  Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese, and sliced California avocado on grilled sourdough bread.  I’m calling this the Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese with Pulled … Continue reading

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