Sales: on-farm, you pick (check website for schedule), farmers’ markets in Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, and Sacramento. Grocery stores in Tahoe and Newcastle Produce. Restaurants in Auburn & Tahoe.
Hours: U-Pick on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, May through November by appointment
Products: Raspberries, thornless blackberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, blueberries, chestnuts, pomegranates, kiwi, mandarins, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, loquats, persimmons, figs, rhubarb, cherry plums, Meyer lemons, apples, applewood, olives, herbs, flowers, corn, popcorn, guava.
Sales: On-farm (by appointment), Gaia’s Basket, Newcastle Produce and Auburn, DeWitt and Roseville Farmers’ Markets (late August – September)
Products: Pears, apples, plums, figs, quince, persimmons, honey, and wine grapes
Sales: Open every day except Tuesday – 10 to 4
Products: Nursery stock, mandarins
The Flower Farm was established in 1905 by J.H. Nixon and his Family. The Nixons built what is now the main house of the Flower Farm Inn. They planted thirty acres of plums on the property. The land has been farmed continuously ever since. Sheep and cattle have grazed the land. the Leonard family purchased the property in 1993. They established both the Bed and Breakfast and the Nursery. The delightful flower, Sweet Dreams Coreopsis, was discovered at the Flower Farm.
Sales: On-farm, and at Blue Goose and Larry’s Produce.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day
Tours: Yes, in September
Products: Cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pluots, Bartlett pears, Yallie pears, Asian Pears, apples, raspberries, blackberries, pies, sugar-free pies, cookies, turnovers, muffins, assorted fresh produce, jams & jellies, honey, syrups, dressings, pickled products, dried fruit, nuts, almonds, apple juice, apple sauce, caramel apples & more…
Sales: On-farm fruit stand
Hours: Tuesday — Sunday
Products: A family farm and produce stand since 1911. Summer crops include loquats, peaches, plums, pluots, apricots, figs, mulberries, blackberries, grapes, Asian pears, tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. Fall brings on a variety of persimmons including Fuyu, Hachiya, Maru, Chocolate, Vodka and hoshigaki hand dried persimmons. People are welcome to drop in or arrange for a tour. Other fall crops are jujube, pears, apples, quince, pomegranates, mandarins, oranges, and lemons. Please check our web site for an up-to-date list of products and activities: www.otoworchard.com or just give us a call.
Recipe by Courtney McDonald
-2 Tbsp. olive oil
-6 pork loin chops
-2 Tbsp unsalted butter
-8 fresh thyme sprigs
-3 tart green apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼ inch thick
-2 Tbsp honey
-sat and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Season the pork chops to taste with salt and pepper and add to the pan (in batches if they won’t all fit together). Avoid crowding the pan or the pork chops will steam. Cook the chops until well-caramelized on both sides and cooked just under your liking. Remove chops from the pan and set aside to rest.
Wipe excess oil from pan and add the butter, thyme, apples and honey. The apples will start to release moisture and absorb any browned bits left from the pork chops. Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally, until apples begin to soften – about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Once apples are soft, place the cooked chops back into the pan, on top of the apple mixture. Put the whole pan in the oven to heat through – about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Recipe by Courtney McDonald
-3 Tbsp. olive oil
-2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
-1 bunch green onion
or ½ red onion, thinly sliced
-1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
-1 Tbsp minced fresh turmeric,or ½ tsp dried turmeric (optional)
-1 head green or Savoy cabbage,thinly sliced
-2 green apples, thinly sliced
-4 mandarins, segmented
-salt and pepper, to taste
In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic, onion, ginger and turmeric, if using. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until onion is soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to high and add the sliced cabbage and apple, season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing or stirring, until cabbage has softened slightly – another 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, adjust seasoning if necessary, and gently toss in the mandarin segments. Serve immediately.
Products: Mandarins, oranges, pink navels, blood oranges, tango mandarins, lemons, apples, Asian pears, plums, pomegrantes, apricots, jams and jellies, and local honey.
Hours: Please call for an appointment
Products: Heritage Pork, Heritage Turkey, Heritage Chicken, Eggs, Duck Eggs, Fruit (mulberries, apples, peaches, plums), Vegetables (squash, garlic, onion, and tomatoes), Herbs (rosemary, lavender, mint) Fruit Jams and Jellies, Apple Butter, Plum Butter, Pickles, Herb Mixes, Baked Goods (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies) Wild-yeast Sourdough Bread, Local Honey
About Us: The Moore Natural Ranch is a family-owned farm that’s serious about being a game-changer for the quality and taste of the food on your table. We specialize in old-world heritage livestock and heirloom/indigenous produce that provide exceptional health benefits, not to mention flavor that will amaze you. From our Irish Tamworth Pigs to our Pride of Iowa Cookies, all our products have their own unique story that we’re excited to share with you.
We believe that the best way to celebrate good company is with great food, and we hope you’ll join us for both.
Hours: June – September 9 am to 6 pm; 7 days a week, September – May, please call for hours.
Products:Twin Peaks Orchards has been family owned and operated since 1912. We grow premium, tree ripe Peaches, Nectarines, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Pluots, Blackberries, Guavas, Pomegranates, Jujubes, Avocados, Lemons, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Pomellos, Grapefuits and Persimmons including the Amagaki Persimmon: a Twin Peaks Orchards exclusive. On site we craft jams, syrups, jellies, honey and canned fruit in our Certified Food Processing Facility. Also part of the Twin Peaks Orchards family is a Certified Organic farm: Orchard Delights at Twin Peaks. Certified by CCOF in 2011, Orchard Delights offers Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Prunes, Persimmons, Grapefuit, Oranges, Pomegranates and Blackberries.