April 10, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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How To Freeze Avocados

Mashed avocado

Photo by Sue Burns

Too Many Ripe Avocados?

Sometimes the avocados are all ripe at the same time.  What do you do with all those yummy avocados?  Make a huge batch of guacamole and eat it all yourself?  (Not a bad idea)  One option is to mash and freeze the fruit.  My friend Sue Burns, whose blog is called “It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake” has tips for you and graciously allowed me to share her photos!

Mashing avocado

Photo by Sue Burns

Mash and Freeze!

Here are Sue’s tips: “When a bunch of your California Avocados ripen at once…mash ‘em up (a potato masher works great) Continue Reading →

April 9, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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Rain on the Farm and a Visit from Fox5 News

Packing boxes of fruit and vegetables

Fox 5 San Diego Came to Visit

Our family farm was featured yesterday on the Fox 5 San Diego news broadcast.  Since then we’ve been filling orders for fruit from our family farm, as well as the variety boxes that include vegetables from a local produce supplier.  As Farmer Ben says, “It’s love in box.”

Here is the link to the news story:  https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/local-farm-makes-food-packages-for-customers-across-the-country/

Blooming in the Rain

We have had so much rain in the last several weeks!  Yesterday we even had hail!  I thought you might enjoy seeing what a rain storm in blooming avocado trees looks like, and some highlights of the week. Continue Reading →

April 7, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Shipping

Variety box of produce

New Variety Boxes

With the “stay at home” order here in San Diego county,  we’ve been concerned about folks who cannot get out to the grocery store for fresh produce.   We have figured out a great way to ship some fresh fruit and veggies that come directly from our farm and from a local produce distributer.  The produce has been minimally handled,  placed in a box, and mailed directly to you.  The contents of these Variety Boxes will vary, but the foods will all be great!

Tangerines and avocados

Tangerines and Avocados

We are still harvesting our Tango mandarin oranges and Fuerte avocados,  plus we’re also shipping Hass avocados.  With Easter coming up,  lots of folks want to send gifts to family and friends. We promise to work as long as it takes to get these out to everyone who needs them.   The tangerines ( or mandarin oranges…same fruit, different name) are so sweet, seedless and easy to peel.  The avocados are picked on the day they are shipped, so be sure to allow for a week or more before they soften.

Bacon

Bacon, Ham, and Sausage

If you live in California,  you can order some amazing bacon, ham, sausages, and jerky from a wonderful smokehouse in Bishop, Ca.  We used to stop by Mahogany Smoked Meats years ago when we would drive up to Mammoth Lakes.  In the last several years we have been ordering their amazing double smoked bacon here at home.  This year Continue Reading →

April 3, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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How to Get Produce During COVID-19 Quarantine

Stay Home Be Safe Avocados

Stay Home – Stay Safe

We are all being urged to stay at home.  If avocados and other fresh produce is something you crave, there are smart ways to get it.  Farmers are now shipping boxes of fresh produce directly to the people who need it.  Produce suppliers for restaurants and food service are opening their doors to the public. Stock up on quantities of good fresh food and then stay home.  If you can’t eat it all, share it with your neighbors and family.Tangerines

Tango Mandarin Oranges

These tangerines (or mandarin oranges) are easy to peel,  seedless, and very sweet.  They are just getting sweeter right now, and will be available for several months.  We’re shipping them, along with fresh avocados from our farm.  Order some at  California Avocados Direct, our family farm.

 

Picking Fuerte avocados

Fuerte avocado trees are tall — use a ladder!

Fuerte Avocados Almost Gone

We’re picking the last of the Fuerte avocados for this season, but you can still order them right now.  The Hass avocados will still be available after the Fuertes are finished.

Big carrots for roasting

Our son stopped by the local produce supplier who usually takes care of the restaurants in the area.  They are open to the public right now, and had quantities of good fresh produce.
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