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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avocados for So Calif delivery at a special price

April 1, 2020
by Mimi Holtz

Local Delivery of Avocados At a Special Price

avocados for So Calif delivery at a special price

Friends in Southern California!

We have figured out how to offer a box of avocados at a more reasonable price for local delivery. If you live in Fresno or south of Fresno, you can get 10 lbs of fresh avocados from our farm for $24.95 plus $10 shipping.  That’s $1.45 per avocado!   We hope this will help many of you get the avocados you need during this time when we are all staying home. Info: https://www.californiaavocadosdirect.com/prod…/product.aspx…

California avocado gift box

Avocado Gifts

We are still shipping our regular boxes of 6, 12, or 24 avocados all over the USA!  Those go via USPS flat rate.  We have monthly subscriptions
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March 31, 2020
by Mimi Holtz

The Easter Bunny Brings Avocados!

Easter bunny brings avocados

Easter is just around the corner!

We’re helping out the Easter Bunny this year by shipping gift boxes of avocados to families all over the USA.  If you order this week,  the avocados will be picked, placed into a box, and sent to your family and friends.  It takes about a week for the fresh fruit to being softening,  so there should be fresh avocados ready to eat by Easter and during the days following Easter.

box of 6 avocados

Avocados Picked Daily and Shipped to Your Home

Here is a box of 6 avocados that we shipped to Vermont last week.  It only took a few days and they were sitting on a kitchen counter in Barre, Vermont!  We pick them from the tree, place them in the box, deliver them to the post office, and they arrive on your doorstep a few days later.   What could be fresher than that?  No trip to the grocery store is necessary.

bowl of California avocados

A Big Bowl of Avocados on Your Table

Our niece and her husband ordered a box of avocados last week and put them into a beautiful bowl.  So cheerful! These are Fuerte avocados (say “Foo-Air-Tay”) — a winter variety with thinner skins and  shaped like pears.peeling a Fuerte avocado

The skins of Fuerte avocados can be  peeled right off when they’re ready to eat!  They have a really full flavor…my favorites!  We will have these for another two weeks, and then the season will be finished.  Don’t worry though, because the bumpy skinned Hass avocados that you love will still be available for months to come.

deviled eggs on blue

Baby Bok Choy and Avocado Deviled Eggs

Here’s a recipe for some deviled eggs that are perfect for Easter or anytime!   The ingredients are good for you, and they make a great treat!


avocado deviled eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

No Bok Choy on hand?  Try these Avocado Deviled Eggs!  And don’t forget a few carrots for the Easter Bunny!

Order Your Avocados Now!

Check out our family farm’s website for avocado gift boxes!  You can get a box of 6, or a dozen, or even 24 at a time!  Sign up for a subscription – for yourself or as a gift.  We’re so glad to be able to send these wonderful avocados to you and your loved ones!

March 19, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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Chicken Mashed Potato Soup

Chicken Mashed Potato Soup

  New Comfort Food At Our House

We stocked up on groceries  and have been staying home, doing our best to avoid the corona virus.   I’ve been making chicken soup all winter, but today I decided to do a big batch of mashed potatoes too.  I thought the mashed potatoes would go well with other meals,  but when I mentioned that the soup and the potatoes were both done, the family made a bee line for the kitchen.  “I’ll have a bowl of soup,” announced The Farmer.  I knew he might not make it past the mashed potatoes, but I never dreamed he would invent the ultimate comfort food!  Chicken Mashed Potato Soup! Continue Reading →

March 15, 2020
by Mimi Holtz

Springtime and COVID19 on the Avocado Farm

Avocado Groves and Wild Flowers

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 baby trees.  You can see in the photo that the trees with more sunshine exposure have some lovely new leaves.  The baby trees are  beginning to bloom, and the weeds are very healthy!  We’ll be weed-whacking as soon as the rain stops.

mature avocados

Avocados are ready to harvest

Harvest Has Begun

The fruit that has been growing since last spring’s bloom is ready to harvest!  We are beginning to pick the largest Hass avocados, but the smaller ones will stay on the tree to grow larger.  Fuerte variety avocados are in season now – my favorite avocados! Continue Reading →

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