My commute in Brentwood, California includes U-Pick signs, pumpkin patches, and upon my arrival to Frog Hollow Farm – overalls. Less than an hour away from San Francisco, I am reminded that the Bay Area is a place of assorted scenes. Around the farm, I have also seen a variety of visually fun activities. Below are a few moments captured on Frog Hollow Farm this week. 

Packing CSA Boxes: 

This Tuesday, Frog Hollow Farm packed for our Happy Child CSA boxes - these boxes were packed with a delicious varieties of apples, pears, pomegranates, and avocados. 

Transitioning Trees: 

Some of our trees are going through a grafting process – a technique where a variety of a tree is transitioned to another variety by joining their tissues. A pruned stem from a new variety is introduced to a cut off branch, which transitions the genes.

Gathering Olives: 

This week, the olives from our trees are being collected for pressing. 


A Praying Mantis Lays Eggs: 

On the farm, there are surprises and commonalities. Earlier in the week Frog Hollow Farm had some unexpected fun when a group of UC Berkeley students and professors, Robbin Thorp and Gordon Frankie, were checking on their local bee research based on Frog Hollow Farm’s 133-acres. While checking on their planted flowers meant to draw in native bees, they found a praying mantis laying eggs.

- Katie Gronsky 

Katie Gronsky is a Certified Health Education Specialist who has a passion for local food and fresh fruits and vegetables. She works to create a more just and sustainable food system for all and loves connecting food and community, whenever possible. 

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