Wrapping up a rainy and hectic holiday market season, Dan Kennedy of the Davis Enterprise wrote up a lovely review of our farm in the Davis Enterprise. You can read it here. Thanks to Dan and all the other folks in our local farm scene that spread the word about our little farm this year. Here’s looking forward to a sweet harvest in 2023!
We’re on TV!
What should have been a slow rainy farmers market got a lot more exciting when Michael Marks of Good Day Sacramento took a taste of our fruit leather. He snagged the very last pack of apricot, but we’ve got lots of peach in stock, now including the cute lil’ 2-packs we’ve been featuring at our market stall. They’re perfect for stocking stuffers, coworker Secret Santa, or (honestly) just to tuck into your pocket for on-the-go snacking. Check out the tv clip below, and snag a pack or two from our online shop.
Holiday Shipping Deadline 12/15
Sending gifts to far-flung loved ones? Make sure to get your order in by Thursday, Dec. 15 for your package to arrive by Christmas. Deadline for pick-up orders is Thursday, Dec. 22. Don’t hesitate–many of our products are running low (or already out of stock) so if you have a favorite variety of peach that you want to share, order soon to make sure you can get it before it’s gone.
Upcoming Farmers Markets
We’ll be back at market soon, just in time to stock up for your holiday travel snacking, host gifts, and stocking stuffers. Here’s where we’ll be–come say hi!
Davis Farmers Market, Central Park
Saturdays 8-1: 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31
Wednesday noon-6: 11/23 (the day before Thanksgiving)
Sutter Davis Hospital
Thursdays 10-1: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (2825 Capitol Ave., Sacramento)
Thursdays 2:30-5:30: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29
Organic Jams Back in Stock!
Are you missing those tart-and-plummy Robada apricots from back in June, or the juice of a Red Haven peach dripping down your chin? We’re here to help–our small-batch organic jams are back in stock in our online shop. We have several single-varietal flavors available, so take a look for your summer faves, or just go for our peach and apricot blends. All our jams are hand made in small batches, using tree-ripened organic fruit from our orchard. Perk up your PB&J, add a dollop on top of cheese and crackers, or even whip up a quick batch of ice cream (a jar of jam + a pint of half-n-half in your ice cream maker, it doesn’t get easier than that!).
Organic Apricot Jam$10.00
Organic Robada Apricot Jam$10.00
Organic Blenheim Apricot Jam$10.00
Organic Peach Jam$10.00
Organic Peach Jam – Summer Lady$10.00
Organic Peach Jam – July Flame$10.00
Organic Peach Jam – Red Haven$10.00
Fruit Leather Back in Stock!
We know you’re in withdrawal from the end of stone fruit season (we are too), so we’ve been hard at work packaging up our fruit leather. It’s now available in our online shop! This year we have both apricot and peach flavors available. You can order for local pickup or to have it shipped anywhere in the contiguous US–it’s a great way to share your love of northern CA’s amazing stone fruit with distant friends and family.
U-Pick Saturday August 13
It’s u-pick time again! Come get your fill of our late-season peaches: August Lady, O’Henry, and maybe Tra-Zee. It’ll be warm, so come prepared with a hat, sunscreen, and water.
BYO box to hold the fruits of your labors, if possible–if not, we will have boxes available for purchase on-site. See you there! Click the button above to sign up for a slot (so we know how many people to expect) and for directions to the farm.
U-Pick Saturday 7/23
You’ve been clamoring for it–we’ll be open this Saturday for a U-Pick! Summer Lady peaches and Arctic Jay white nectarines will be available for picking. BYO box to hold the fruits of your labors, if possible–if not, we will have boxes available for purchase on-site. See you there! Click the button above to sign up for a slot (so we know how many people to expect) and for directions to the farm.
Looking for gifts, or just a treat for yourself this holiday season? Come find us at the following markets in December:
Davis Farmers Market: We’ll be here every Saturday and (probably) at the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve markets. We’re located toward the north end of the market, near the carousel.
Davis Manor Winter Bazaar: Sunday Dec. 5, 11-2 at the street mural at the corner of Duke & M Streets. This annual neighborhood event is full of food, crafts, and live music. In addition to the farm stand, kitchen manager Jen will be there with her other endeavor, a fledgling fair trade import business. And crew member Morgan will be selling baked goods including scones made with Cloverleaf figs–yum!
Our Online Shop: If you want to spread some cheer further afield, you can order from our online shop and we’ll ship to any address in the continental US.
Looking for work? We’re hiring!
Cloverleaf is hiring a temporary (September- mid October) staff member to help us prune our apricots! If it’s a good fit for you and us, you could come back in January to prune the rest of the orchard, thin in April, and/or work harvest in the summer (May-Sept). Experience in farming, especially orchard work and pruning, is great but not necessary. We want to hire someone reliable and hardworking who is excited about pruning trees and comfortable going up and down an 8 foot ladder and doing physical work. Cloverleaf is a 4-acre organic stone fruit orchard with nectarines, peaches, a few plums and figs, and apricots. We will be a crew of 3-5 and we may have you help with other miscellaneous tasks. You’ll need a car to get to work with the potential option to carpool from Sacramento or Davis areas. Pay is $15 an hour and work weeks will be about 30 hours a week (our schedule has been variable as we try not to work on very smoky days). Email your resume and a short explanation of your interest in the job to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t work right now but are interested in helping out with winter pruning and/or next year’s harvest, feel free to email us about that as well.