Tag: Fruit

Volunteer Activities – Help if you can

Volunteer Activities – Help if you can

This time of year is amongst the busiest at the orchard. There are always Seva (volunteer) opportunities at the orchard, and GreenFriends is always grateful for help from volunteers. We especially need it now and through May. If you can help, please click here to […]

Stained your clothes with Pomegranate juice? No more!

Stained your clothes with Pomegranate juice? No more!

We harvest a lot of Pomegranates at GreenFriends Farm. And we are constantly looking for better ways to collect the arils. What are the arils? Each seed is encased in a sweet and juicy covering known as an aril. We have a new addition to […]

After years we have Olives to harvest.

After years we have Olives to harvest.

The Olive trees in the Maha orchard are delivering a bountiful harvest. It has been thrilling to see all of the beautiful black olives appearing, as it has been rare for the trees to produce this amount of fruit….and yes, olives are a fruit! The […]

Apple Tree Planting

Apple Tree Planting

Over the past few weeks, the GreenFriends Farm team and volunteers have been preparing to plant several apple trees. Approximately a dozen Golden Delicious apple trees are to be planted. The Process: The holes are dug to allow at least 3″-4″ of room around the […]

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

During the week and weekend, GreenFriends Farm and volunteers prepare for the Farmers Market. There are the tasks of weeding, pruning, and mulching., followed by receiving the fruits of the labor by harvesting the apples, pears, and plums. During the setup of the Farmers Market […]

First Day at Farmer’s Market

First Day at Farmer’s Market

On September 9th, 2023 it was our first day at the Farmer’s Market in San Ramon for the fall season. As you will see from the pictures it was a great day for the team and customers. The fruits for sale included plums (Santa Rosa […]

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Starting September 9th, 2023, Green Friends Farm will have a booth at the San Ramon Farmer’s Market. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information about the market, directions and address click here. It has been a remarkable harvesting period. […]

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

This past Saturday (26th August 2023) was a busy day of activities in the Lotus Orchard. The team of volunteers was harvesting Gala apples, weeding, and using the trimmers to clear weeds. It was also time to apply mulch to the trees including the sacred […]

Saturday, August 5th Seva

Saturday, August 5th Seva

The team was busy adding mulch to the many fruit trees on the first Saturday of the month. Mulch gets placed around the tree perimeter to curb evaporation and protect the soil from the Sun. We all love a cold drink on a hot summer […]

July Recap

July Recap

It has been a busy July at GreenFriends Farm. July started with a honey harvest. Fortunately, we had several volunteers help and the honey is available from the store. The extremely hot weather was challenging for everyone including the bees. Every effort was made to […]