Blood Orange Season 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!

Promacks Farm has a good crop of blood oranges this year.
They are juicy and delicious with lots of that beautiful blood orange color.
We will begin accepting orders on January 5, 2017 and will send out our first orders on January 10, 2017.

The oranges will be available in a 24 piece box for $18 plus $12 for shipping (that’s a total of $30).

Our oranges are available to purchase online via our Farm Store

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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Blood Orange Season 2014

One of our blood oranges
One of our blood oranges

It’s that time of year again… our organic Moro blood oranges are ready for purchase. The fruit has survived the chilly winter temps and the fruit has a beautiful blush and is very tasty!

For local customers, simply contact the Farm for pricing and pick-up options. Please call 760 – 728 – 6308 or email Farmer Dave: david {at} promacksfarm {dot} com.

For non-local customers, oranges are available for purchase online. Our online “Farm Store” is accepting online purchases. CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE!

Thank you for your support!
Promacks Farm

Porch Check – June 21, 2011

Happy first day of Summer! And on this wonderful first day of summer, here’s a “porch check” for what we have ready:

Tuesday morning Porch Check: Peaches are ripe and delicious, and the apricots are almost gone. We have a small supply of plums ripe now, and the tomatoes are about a week away. We have lots of zucchini, onions, beans, garlic, blood oranges, grapefruit, and cucumbers. Hope to see you on the Farm!

March On The Farm

March is almost gone, my how time flies…

We’ve been keeping VERY busy with our blood orange crop. Our buyer has been requesting plenty of boxes, and that means lots of picking, cleaning, and packing.  Even though it is plenty of hard work, it is worth it because it is always nice to be able to sell our crop.  Blood orange season is winding down however, so that means our time and focus gets to shift.

One of our blood oranges

March has seen huge growth of our tomato seedlings. Farmer Dave planted about 80 tomato plants and was able to sell those seedlings to friends and others in the community.  Spring is officially here, and while it seems funny to plant summer plants in the spring, now is in fact the time to get ready for your summer garden.  Spring marks the transition in the garden from winter crops to summer crops.  We still have some winter crops producing for us, but we’ve definitely been getting ready for those summer crops.

Along with the tomato seedlings, Farmer Dave has been getting summer corn seedlings ready.  The time to get your corn going is now, ensuring that the seedling can get enough sun to grow and have enough time to create those delicious ears of corn.

If you have any gardening/crop questions, of course feel free to call The Farm and talk to Farmer Dave.

March also saw 2 new additions to The Farm – Linda finally got the vineyard she’s always wanted, and we’ve also welcomed 8 new baby chicks to the property.

Our vines are waking up!

The vineyard has been a long time coming, and after much hemming and hawing, we finally have started growing wine grapes. We have a couple rows of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Thompson Seedless growing out near where the little log cabin used to be.  The vines are waking up, and some even have started producing some little leaves. We are very excited at the prospect of making wine with actual grapes to go along with our other fruit wine creations.

As for the new baby chicks, we aren’t having them join the other egg-laying chickens we have on the property. These 8 baby chicks are here on the farm because we are going to experiment with raising our own eating chickens.  We aren’t exactly sure how this will end up, but we figured it was at least a try.

Peek-a-boo! We see you little baby chick!

We’ve received some nice rainfall, which is always appreciated, and we’re happy to see Spring’s arrival, along with the added evening sunlight of Daylight Savings.  All in all, it’s been a busy March, but a good March.

Happy Spring, and get outside and garden!

Blood Orange Sherbet

Here’s a fun way to use our organic blood oranges – Ryan and Lindsay (our son and daughter-in-law) found a delicious recipe from the Food Network’s Alton Brown for orange sherbet, and they modified it slightly to incorporate our blood oranges. Wherever the recipe called for oranges, they used blood oranges. The recipe was really easy to make. All you need are a few items, and having an electric ice cream/frozen yogurt maker helps.  The sherbet was sweet, tangy, and delicious.

Here’s the recipe, courtesy Alton Brown, 2009

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/orange-sherbet-recipe/index.html

And here’s how the dessert experiment turned out: