Cabbage and Bacon

April 15, 2020
by Mimi Holtz

Cabbage and Bacon: A Comfort Food

Cabbage and Bacon

Looking for a new comfort food that’s full of vegetables?  Cabbage and Bacon is here!  I must admit that we rarely eat cabbage, outside of cole slaw or the traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.  I know some folks use cabbage soup to lose weight, or put a little red cabbage into their salads.

fresh cabbage


We’ve been sending out Variety Boxes of fruits and veggies to folks who are staying home during the corona virus quarantine, and some who can’t leave their homes to shop.  One of those folks asked if we could send some cabbage. Continue Reading →

April 10, 2020
by Mimi Holtz

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

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:

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

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, 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 →

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