Sunday, January 8, 2017

And The Rain Came Down...

2017 is off to a wonderfully wet start on the farm! We've had 12.07" of rain in the new year, for a total of 34.67" rain year to date, with more falling as I type. The Pineapple Express atmospheric river is flowing, and storms are stacked up all the way to Japan (see last photo above)!

We're also off to a fantastic start on the fruit front, picking up on 2016's strong finish. Our Owari Satsuma Mandarins are available fresh at Scotts Valley Market. More Satsumas and Page Tangelo x Mandarin hybrids are at the CA Fruit Crate in Saratoga. They are showing up in some fantastic salads at Assembly too.

Be sure to look for Mandarin Creamsicle and whole lot of Bergamot at The Penny Ice Creamery for desert. If drink's your pleasure, keep an eye out for Buddha Hand Brew from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Ristorante Avanti has a citrus-rich cocktail menu as well.

A couple tons of Meyer Lemons, Algerian "Clementine" Tangerines, Washington Navel Oranges and Jincheng Oranges are up next. And, thanks to the rain, bumper crops of Tango Mandarins, Gold Nugget Mandarins, Moro Blood Oranges and Cara Cara Navel Oranges are all on deck!

Rain Update 01.12.17, 0900hrs:
Storm total: 10.75”, January 16.34”, Rain Year to Date: 38.94”