October 4, 2015: Apple Tasting

A great crowd assembled at the Ace in the Hole cider pub for CRFG Redwood’s annual apple tasting. We tasted 52 apples, 16 European pears and 5 Asian pears from 13 states and 10 countries. Remember that on any given … Continue reading

September 8-10, 2015: Heirloom Expo

CRFG members put together another great table for the National Heirloom Exposition – a major event featuring thousands of heirloom varieties of produce and livestock, hundreds of pure food vendors, and numerous speakers. Thanks to everybody who helped setup and … Continue reading

April 25, 2015: Bella Ridge Farm Tour

Ted Richarson hosted a tour at his Bella Ridge Farm, a small, 2 acre, CCOF certified farm outside of Occidental. We toured his over 300 fruit trees including apples, pears (European and Asian varieties), peaches, pluots, plums and more. The … Continue reading

March 15, 2015: Grafting Clinic

On March 15 we held our annual Grafting Clinic at David Ulmer’s house. David gave a brief grafting talk and demonstration, then everyone who wanted individual instruction had the opportunity to buddy up with one of the experienced grafters. Participants were encouraged to bring scions if … Continue reading

March 8, 2015: Grafting Party for Tree Sale

CRFG expert grafters gathered together to graft heirloom trees for their annual plant sale fundraiser. Numerous varieties of apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach scions were on hand, plus super rootstocks (myro plum, red leafed Lovell peach, OHxF pear and mahaleb cherry) … Continue reading

October 12, 2014: Apple Tasting

Thanks to everyone who helped make our annual Apple/Pear tasting a success. Thanks especially to Keith Borglum for arranging the venue at Ace Cidery. We had a cool place out of the sun and a chance to taste some wonderful … Continue reading