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Dick Carter March 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm
Superb fruit, and the nicest people. Elbertas and Blenheims, blenheims and Elbertas - 2-3 weeks eachRead More per year, but oh so worth the wait.
Michael Asdoorian March 5, 2012 at 08:04 pm
Melody - Thanks for the wonderful article, it made my parents very proud. Dick - Thanks for all theRead More support. I was just walking the field and your Blenheim and Elberta trees look great as they finish bloom and start to show fruit bud. Not much longer to go. We will have some more "heirloom" tricks up our sleeve for you this season and look forward to sharing. Mike Asdoorian, Island Farms
Irene DeBlasio February 19, 2012 at 02:47 am
Just a comment about the picture above. Satsuma is actually an orange -- not a tangerine.
Melody Dosch February 22, 2012 at 08:56 pm
Thank you for the correction. Actually, it turns out they aren't even oranges, but a hybrid, closelyRead More related to clementines and tangerines. Here is a quick synopsis from http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070304152607AA9VCjE Clementines, tangerines and satsumas are all types of mandarin. Mandarins have been cultivated in China for a couple of thousand years, where they were deemed a fruit only suitable for the upper echelons of society and so were only exported to Europe in the 1900's. Of the various types of mandarin, clementines are smaller and tend to have fewer seeds, a very thin easily peeled skin. They are seemingly named after one Father Pierre Clement who, the story goes, inadvertently bred the hybrid orange in his orphanage garden in Oman. Tangerines, with loose skin and less sweetness, where named after their original port of origin in Tangiers, in fact, the word tangerine was already in common parlance before then as an adjective describing something from Tangiers. Satsuma's are just that. Satsumas from Satsuma, the Japanese province in which they were first cultivated, though, confusingly they are sometimes called mikans.
Miki Henderson February 11, 2012 at 07:17 pm
Gosh, I hate Valentines Day too! Thanks for the column Melody!
Victoria kheel February 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Great article Melody! Thank you, and Happy Valentines Day!
Paulette Fehl February 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm
What a wonderful article and a great tribute to Victoria and her tremendous products! I too love,Read More love her peppermint cleaning powder! I'm also a huge fan of her lavender laundry detergent...it is so relaxing to crawl into bed with freshly cleaned sheets and bedspread smelling of real lavender...not some artificial chemically derived scent! Poppy's Naturally clean are just the BEST products. I live in Pennsylvania and Victoria takes the time to figure out the lowest cost and means of shipping each time I order...she cares about both her products and her customers. Thanks so much, Victoria!
Miki Henderson November 21, 2011 at 08:26 pm
I just want to thank you so much for your column...i went out in the rain just to get those lovelyRead More muchrooms that I saw in the photos. Thank you thank you, I tried to find you in the horrible rain to say thank you, but will next time.
Melody Dosch December 5, 2011 at 01:11 am
Dear Miki, Just figuring out the whole Patch thing, so my apologies for a delayed response. I hopeRead More you found and enjoyed the mushrooms. I look forward to seeing you at the Market one Sunday.
Mike Szymanski October 20, 2011 at 05:48 pm
Welcome Melody Dosch of the STUDIO CITY FARMERS MARKET blogging on the site now! Keep an eye out forRead More her in our Local Voices section!
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