2016 Peach Season: May Update

Promacks Peaches

Hello peach and apricot fans! It is almost that time – one of our favorite times all year – we are a few weeks away from peach and apricot season at Promacks Farm! Stay tuned for updates here and on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you at the Farm!

Thanks
Farmer Dave and Linda

Farm Update: Early March on the Farm

TODAY
We are still picking and shipping our Moro Blood Oranges.
The late harvest oranges are deeply colored and deliciously sweet.
There is still time to get your order in.

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LOOKING AHEAD
Our apricot trees are blooming! After a very small crop last year
we are hoping for a much better fruit set this spring. God willing
there will be lots of apricots to pick in June!

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Farm Update: February 2016

Hello to all of our farm supporters, friends and family, near and far…

Hard to believe it is already the middle of February. Sure doesn’t feel like February here… we’ve skipped right past Spring into Summer this week – it is 90 degrees outside!

Here is our Farm Update for February 15, 2016:

LOOKING AHEAD

The bees are busy in our peach trees.
The trees are in full bloom and we are looking forward to a mid-June harvest.

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TODAY

Lots of Moro blood oranges still in our trees.
The fruit is very colorful, sweet and juicy! Available at our farm or through our online farm store.

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NEW ADDITION

Our new 6 month old steer arrived on February 9th.
He will be with us for the next year.

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Thank you again for all of your support. Stay tuned for more info on our approaching summer garden and peach/apricot harvest.

Happy farming,
Farmer Dave and Linda

Blood Orange Season 2016

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Blood orange season is almost here!

We’ll begin picking around January 5 and will be ready for local orders and online mail orders around January 15 (we’ll activate our ‘farm store’ in the next few weeks).

Looking forward to another great harvest.

Thanks
Farmer Dave and Linda

Blood Orange Season 2016

The end of Summer and beginning of Fall this year has seen some rain already, which is very good news for us farmers. We are hopeful for the predicted El Nino to bring us much-appreciated precipitation. Our blood orange trees have good fruit set again this year, and we plan on selling fruit via this site again. Stay tuned to our website for info on when they’ll be available for purchase, both locally and online.

Thank you again for all of your support!
-The Promacks

Peaches 2015 – Fast and Furious

The peach and apricot season came and went in a hurry this year. A combination of weird weather (hot hot hot and then almost freezing, then some rain, then some intense heat again) plus large amounts of bees enjoying our fruit led to a very quick peach season. We had another successful year of the fruit stand, saw many of our favorite customers that stopped by to chat. While the season was quick, the fruit was delicious like always. With the prediction of a heavy El Nino for winter 2015-2016, we are hopeful for some more-traditional stone fruit weather and happy trees for the 2016 peach season.

See you for blood oranges in January 2016.

Thank you again everyone for your support,
Farmer Dave and Linda

Fresh Blood Orange Sherbet

Our blood oranges are sweeter than ever this year!
They make a delicious and refreshing sherbet.
The recipe is simple and so pretty when served.
You should give it a try!

FRESH BLOOD ORANGE SHERBET

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Process zest, sugar and salt in a food processor until damp

1 Tablespoon blood orange zest
1 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt


Add lemon juice to to the sugar and process about 1 minute

3 Tablespoons lemon juice


Add sugar mixture to blood orange juice and stir until sugar is dissolved

2 cups blood orange juice


Stir in Triple Sec

2 teaspoons Triple Sec


Cover with plastic wrap and chill. (in refrigerator for 4 + hours, freezer for 45 mins.)

When juice mixture is chilled, whip heavy cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form

Keep whipping as you add the juice mixture in a slow and steady stream to the whipped cream

2/3 cup heavy cream


Start your ice cream machine and add the orange mixture to the canister

Churn according to manufacturer’s directions (will be soft-serve consistency when done)

Store in freezer container. Will firm up in freezer in about 3 hours