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Frog Hollow Farm Blog

  • What's The Difference Between Jam, Preserve, Jelly, Marmalade, Conserve & Butter?

      A lot of people ask me why we use “conserve” to describe our jams instead of just “jam” or “preserve”. There are a lot of misnomers around what ...
  • Mediterranean Diet Named Best for 2019

    According to U.S. News & World Report, the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet in 2019. Luckily we are in a wonderful place to enjoy all the be...
  • Hoshigaki: Drying Hachiya Persimmons!

    One week ago Chef Mario and our Farming Assistant, Rachel, began a unique project here at Frog Hollow Farm: drying persimmons! The method of dryin...
  • Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Ketchup That Every Ketchup Lover Should Know!

    There are two types of people in this world - those who absolutely love ketchup and those who can't stand the sweet and tangy condiment. There's ju...
  • Martha Stewart Introduces Our Family of Peaches to QVC Shoppers

    In an early summer segment on QVC, Martha Stewart shared boxes of Frog Hollow Farm peaches and as you would expect, she had many delicious ideas for shoppers. 
  • Sharing the Fruits of Our Labor with Our Kids

    Father’s Day is Sunday and I’m looking forward to spending time with family. It feels good to celebrate fatherhood and watch our kids—Maddie and Millie—grow up here on the farm. While we spare them the farm chores, they enjoy the tree plantings, harvests, and of course, the fruits of our labor. They understand that growing sustainable, organic fruits and vegetables is a process that takes time and dedication. And love.
  • Fruit Shortage, Ingenuity Result in New Amaretti Cookie Recipe

    After years of making Amaretti cookies with Frog Hollow Farm dried apricots, Chef Becky realized she was down to her last ‘cot. In a pinch, she opened a jar of orange marmalade, and our new Amaretti cookie was born.
  • Frog Hollow Farm + Churchill-Brenneis Orchard: How Growers Collaborate to Treat Customers

    The tasty partnership between Frog Hollow Farm and Churchill-Brenneis Orchard has been bringing sweet, delicious fruits from the Ojai-based grower to customers nationwide. Churcill is famous for his Pixie tangerines and Hass Avocados.
  • What's The Buzz Around Bees at California's Frog Hollow Farm?

    Spring is synonymous with blooming flowers and where there are blooming flowers there are bees! And while most people think of European honey bees, we work hard to make the farm a hospitable place for all sorts of bees; especially those native to California that play an important part in pollinating our fruit trees.
  • Frog Hollow Farm and Old Dog Ranch—an Organic Farming Friendship

    Fruit and nuts. They’re one of life’s great combinations. You can find both at Frog Hollow Farm, thanks to our partnership with Old Dog Ranch, a ce...
  • Frog Hollow Farm's Almond Orchard Is In!

    Last week we planted our new almond orchard! We put 2,665 trees into the ground on 20 acres. Though it’s only been about a week, these trees have ...
  • Winter Cheese Plate Ideas - Frog Hollow Farm

    Make Superbowl Sunday better than ever with this delicious party platter idea from Frog Hollow Farm. We paired some of our seasonally ripe organ...