We just picked our first bin of organic late navels!
We started the transition to organic on part of our acreage three years ago. It seemed like it would be forever till we were certified. Three years of higher costs of cultivation, yet sales as conventional fruit. But here we are. Certified!
So look for Sunkist organic navels in the stores. They could be ours!
We put so much love into our farming, the fruit shows it. Literally sometimes.
It got a bit cold last night! The icicles look scary, but they are from the water we put on. The water tends to keep the temperature up so the fruit doesn’t freeze. Hopefully!
We hope everyone has a great year filled with joy, happiness, and good health.
Jorge, Julia, and Laura Inestroza
We’ve been busy size picking the largest lemons lately. Seeded and seedless. Did you know though, this early in the year, the lemons are still green! Actaully, they are still green because we haven’t gotten the cold weather we need to turn them yellow. So we pick them green, and the packing house lets them yellow in a temperature controlled room. Cool, huh?
Why yes. Probably the best use of buddha hand citron that we have come up with. Vodka, gin, rum, tequila. It’s all good.
The farmer and the kid have a good time while checking on things.
Which in turn make the best eggs Benedict. Happy Sunday all!
The sharp sourness of the pink lemons really made the hollandaise sauce pop. We will post the recipe soon.
Pink lemons bloom almost year round. When they are young like this though, the inside isn’t pink so we don’t think they are ready to harvest for a long time. Almost until there is no variegation on the outside.