Karen and Marty Burstein

My husband and I used to be busy LA executives. He was a VP and I had a small consulting company. Our son lived in a peaceful farm community Northeast of San Diego. We would relax when we visited. We wanted to simplify our lives when we retired. So, we bought a small existing grove […]

Post April 27th ACP Meeting Summary & Implementation Suggestions for 2016

Greetings! On April 27th organic citrus growers, P.C.A.s and other industry members from several So. Cal. counties met to get updates from the state’s Citrus Pest & Disease Program and the Biological Control Program in Riverside as well as receive observations and insight from a selected group of speakers and panelists for organic solutions to […]

Jay Delaplane

Delaplane Farms is a family run and operated Certified Organic Eureka Lemon farm in Valley Center, Ca. Located on a beautiful hillside, the orchard was started over 25 years ago. The vision to build a home, sustain a farm, and become completely organic was the long-time dream of owner Jay Delaplane. With hard work and […]

November 05, 2015 SD County Summary

San Diego County Asian Citrus Psyllid Update Recently San Diego County grower liaison Enrico Ferro participated in a meeting for San Diego County organic growers hosted by Rainbow Valley Orchards and Crop Production Services. Attendance was strong with around 75 people and the meeting covered a lot of ground in regards to managing the spread […]

February 27, 2015 ACP Meeting Summary & Implementation Suggestions

February 27, 2015 To: All So. Cal. Organic Citrus Growers: Re: Post February 18th ACP Meeting Summary & Implementation Suggestions for 2015 Greetings! Thanks to the efforts made in recent years by California’s agricultural agencies and citrus industry at large, most of us have already received sufficient information about the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Our meeting’s […]

February 19, 2015 ACP Meeting Summary

February 19, 2015 To All Attendees: Re: Post ACP Meeting Summary (Take-Aways) Thank you for investing the time to come and listen to our speakers and panel of PCA’s. I hope the information discussed was helpful for you in the management of your grove in light of this most serious pest. Some of the things […]

Flaxseed Goat Cheese Pizza

Ingredients for Flaxseed Goat Cheese Pizza NOTE: Minutes to Prepare: 5, Minutes to Cook: 20, Number of Servings: 8 1 recipe Quinoa-Flaxseed Pizza Dough 1 recipe Better-than-Pesto Puree 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise 4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled Directions Instead of white-flour dough, we’re using our dough made partly with quinoa and flaxseeds; […]

Jalapeño Pepper Bites

  Ingredients for Jalapeño Pepper Bites Original recipe makes 32 servings – 12 ounces cream cheese, softened – 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese – 1 tablespoon bacon bits – 12 ounces jalapeño peppers, seeded and halved – 1 cup milk – 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 cup dry bread crumbs – 2 […]

Habanero Pepper Jelly

  Ingredients for Habanero Pepper Jelly Original recipe makes 8 half pint jar Makes servings: 8 half pint canning jars with lids and rings – 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar – 6 1/2 cups white sugar – 1 cup shredded carrot – 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper – 15 habanero peppers, seeded and minced […]

Baked Brussels and sweet onions

  Ingredients – Baked Brussels and sweet onions 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts 1 Organic Lemons 3 Organic small sweet onion 3 tablespoons good olive oil 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off the brown ends of the […]

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