Chicas: Chard, red russian kale, red leaf lettuce, strawberries, cilantro, sugar snap peas
Grandes: Chard, red russian kale, red leaf lettuce, strawberries, cilantro, sugar snap peas, spinach, romaine lettuce, broccoli and green garlic
Goods: Beautiful Carmel Valley flowers, delicious honey from Palo Colorado (Country Flat Farms)
Peter Eichorn is a farmer, a mason (as in building things), a beekeeper, and off the grid, with a farm in Palo Colorado. This week’s honey is from his place. I asked him about how he got into farming…
Peter grew up on a small family farm, where his parents grew organic vegetables, and had the panopoly of small farm critters, including geese, a cow, goats, rabbits, etc. From his upbringing, he learned how to make really good compost and developed a passion for caring for fruit trees.
In 1983, he and his wife purchased country flat farms, so Peter could realize his dream of caring for his own orchards. On the farm, he has 250 lemon trees, 20+ avocado trees and 100 mixed fruit trees (a variety, including pear, peach, plum, cherry and some citrus varieties.
Peter is an accomplished beekeeper (he has a series of workshops that we covered in a newsletter a few weeks ago). He carefully manages his bees to produce the delicious sage flavored honey for which he is known, and for those who got the goods this week, you’re in for a treat!
-by Colleen Logan
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