Sweet Potato Bread

Winter Squash Butter

Japanese pumpkinAdapted from Better Homes and Gardens

2/3 cup mashed squash pulp (see Cook’s note)
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey; or 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon juice (orange is sweeter)
1/2 teaspoon ground sage (optional)
Salt to taste


Caramelized Pears and Onions

What's in Season October 2013

asian-pears-basketHere’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in October by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.


Fall Flavors To Savor

butternut-squash1The mornings have become brisk and the days are growing shorter; fall is approaching rapidly in the Capay Valley. Technically, it will be officially here in less then a week. There is much to be excited about with its arrival. In the shop we are looking forward to enjoying some cooler temperatures to work in. We’re hoping you’ll be inspired by all of the delicious fall fruits and vegetables that are coming into season at our farms.

Fall Planting

good-humus-fallskyThe next 2-3 weeks a critical time for us, and our performance now will determine the success of the winter vegetables. I have finally, after about 35 years of learning, (hard to get it in, hard to get it out of my head), have come to see that planting for the winter after about October 1 in Yolo County is a roll of the dice, and it is really more restrictive than that.

Black Mission Fig

Bisbee Red Delicious Apple


blackberries_lgBlackberry thumb is what some call the malady of too much texting. [:-(] At the Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego the theme was "The Attention Economy," Linda Stone spoke of a "continuous partial attention" trend. Constantly checking devices for messages, losing focus. [hu me?]. FruitGuys urges you to work better at work. Put down the PDA, take a face to face meeting and enjoy some real blackberries. [swEt & gud 4 U]

Betty Anne Red Plum