Sunday, December 14, 2008

Look What Santa Claus Picked

Santa Claus, Joulupukki, (Finnish) picked the last of our Cubanelle peppers and checked our citrus trees for ripeness yesterday. My husband, Gary, is Finnish and I talked him into doing the picking. We now have lots of ripe navel oranges, blood oranges, and clementines - a whole grocery bag of each. We didn't get any snow last night, but it got down to 28 F, so I'm glad Gary picked the fruit.

I planted the citrus trees four years ago when they were a foot tall. Now they are five feet tall and providing us with lots of fruit. I can't believe how much fruit was on our trees and boy is it good! If you are close by, please stop by for a taste of our organically grown citrus, we've got plenty to share.

Have a Merry Christmas and a fruitful New Year!


  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! I'll be in WA State over Christmas, but that is still too far away to stop by to say hi and eat some yummy citrus fruit. Oh well...

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  3. Hi Amy, have a good Christmas and a nice visit. Is your family up in Washington?

  4. Do you ship your fruit?

  5. Hi Becky, I don't ship, (I'd have to get an agricultural permit to do so I think and I don't really have enough to ship - just to give some away and eat it too), but the place right down the road does, called Pleasant Valley Ranch about a mile from me - tell them Linda from Springville Lavender Gardens sent you. Depending upon where you live, it might be less expensive to ship from Florida (oranges are heavy to ship) - try Local Harvest which is full of family farms who grow lots of wonderful produce and you would be ordering direct from the grower and supporting the farmer. Here is the link to my friend's farm
    Or check the website for Local Harvest which is a good organization supporting farmers.

    Happy Holidays to you.


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