This video was made by a couple who visited the farm last fall. for those of you who have never visited the it will give you an idea what the farm looks like. Remember we are open to the public every year in September and October.
This past weekend we added a new member to the Anderson family via marriage. As a wedding favor these cookies were baked with authentic Fresh Dates by Anderson dates. Celebrate with us by baking your very own pinwheel cookies.
Here is a quick video showing how we irrigate for a more in depth look please see our previous post listed below.
Yes everyone in the family climbs the date trees even the dogs.
This video show how we thin the dates to get them to become larger and to ripen more evenly.
For more information on thinning please see our previous article www.freshdatesbyanderson.com/articles/thinning
In the past we have written about the the subject of pollination, now here are videos showing how we do it along with factoids about pollination. If you want an more in depth description on the process click the following links to see our articles on the subject.
The farm was featured in the latest edition of Prime Living. It gives a little history of the farm and a great recipe for date cheesecake. Check out the link below (scroll to page 32), download the file, or pick up a copy of the magazine.
Check out this USA Today article it seems and see if you can find something familiar in it.
A thank you to Susan B. Barnes for mentioning us in her fine article.
Currently there are two primary bags that are used to protect the bunches in use in date cultivation today. The paper bag has been in use for many years, it was introduced in the early to mid 1900's. The mesh bag is a relative newcomer and has been in use in the last 20 years. Both of these bags have their advantages and disadvantages and the determination as to which one is the best is still up for debate.