Tag: Orchard

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 […]

Saturday Seva

Saturday Seva

The Saturday Seva volunteer team has been bustling for the past two weeks. The team has been harvesting Persimmons and trimming. You will see Leah and Jordan in the persimmon trees below. It is also a good time to address the citrus and apple trees […]

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 […]

Bags of Hope Project 2023

Bags of Hope Project 2023

This is the 3rd year that GreenFriends Farm has offered the “Bags of Hope” project to local unhoused shelters in honor of Amma’s birthday and life message stating, “The world needs to know that a life of selfless service is possible.”  Every year through this […]

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 […]

Everybody has got to eat…but

Everybody has got to eat…but

At GreenFriends Farm we recognize and accept that everything has to eat. We are happy to share, however, some of our friendly residents don’t realize the tomatoes (and cucumbers, etc.) are to be shared with humans. The insects and critters think otherwise. Some of our […]

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 […]

Honey Harvest Collage August 2023

Honey Harvest Collage August 2023

On Saturday 19th August 2023 there was a honey harvest. Approximately 50 frames of honey were collected and processed. It was a project that started early in the morning with many hands and preparation that started last week when Bill and Dan (the “Bee Guys”) […]