Alex's Lemonade Dinner in Tehachapi



On Saturday, 8/25 we were honored to host a dinner for Alex's Lemonade at our Farm in Tehachapi.  Chefs Suzanne Goin, Neal Fraser and Paul Kahan all donated their time to raise money for Alex's Lemonade at this farm dinner.  Alex's Lemonade is a foundation that fights childhood cancer.  It was a amazing event for a great charity!  Check out the pictures of the event below and head on over to the Alex's Lemonade's website to learn more about this great charity.


All photos are curtesy of Daniel Beaman Media



Grilled Shishito Peppers

Well the Fourth of July has come and gone.  But don't feel down, there is still Summer fun to be had!  What is another great thing to do in the Summer?  Grilling of course.  But before you put the meat on the grill, try this on for size: grilled Shishito Peppers.  

Have you tried our new Shishito Peppers yet?  They are small crinkly green peppers orginally from Japan.  They are deliciously mild and sweet peppers, which make them perfect to just throw on the grill and then pop them in your mouth.  Check out the super easy recipe below:


Grilled Shishito Peppers*

  • 1/2 pound shishito peppers, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon togarashi**
  • Coarse sea salt, such as fleur de sel or Maldon


  1. Heat an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium high (about 375°F to 425°F). Meanwhile, place the peppers in a medium bowl, add the olive oil, and toss to coat; set aside.
  2. When the grill is ready, place the peppers on the grill in a single layer, making sure they’re not touching; reserve the bowl they were in. Grill the peppers uncovered, turning them occasionally, until they start to char and blister, about 6 to 8 minutes total.
  3. Return the peppers to the bowl, toss immediately with the togarashi and salt, and serve.

 **Togarashi powder, a Japanese mixture of spices that always contains chiles, can be found in ethnic markets. (It may also be labeled shichimi togarashi.)

*Recipe courtesy of


Happy 4th!

Happy Forth of July everyone!  We have a great recipe for red, white and blue potato salad with Fingerlings.  Give it is a try this Forth.  You won't be sorry.

Red, White, And Blue Potato Salad:

  • 2 cups peewee Russian Banana Fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 cups peewee French Fingerling potatoes, quartered (about 10 ounces)$
  • 2 cups peewee Purple Fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 3 hard-cooked large eggs, finely chopped $
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil $
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt $
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard $
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Place fingerling and red potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Place blue potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Add blue potatoes, onion, parsley, dill, chives, and eggs to bowl; toss gently.
  3. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.



We Will Miss You Dennis

Dear friend and employee Dennis St. John passed away on June 5th. Born in 1941, Dennis played drums for Neil Diamond from 1971-1981.  If you’ve ever heard "Let Your Love Flow" or "Spooky" or "Spiders & Snakes" or Linda Ronstadt’s "Desperado" or Neil Diamond’s "Forever In Blue Jeans" or "America", then you’ve heard just a small sampling of the hundreds of recordings featuring his playing.  

When hearing of Dennis' passing, Neil Diamond tweeted "Lost my old friend Dennis St. John. His drumming graces my recordings from Hot August Night to The Jazz Singer - I'll miss him big time."

He was a great guy and we will all miss him big time.  




The Starting Line-Up for the 2012 Laker Bakers...

They are finally here!  The Laker Bakers are back and just in time to rally the Los Angleles Lakers in the playoffs!  

These potatoes are given their name because of their yellow skin with purple dots.  They are a starchy, yet creamy potato that is pretty much good for any way you want to use it.  And obviously, as the name implies, it is great for baking!  Head over to your local farmer's market this week and pick up some, while supplies last.

Also, check out this video of the Laker Bakers being cleaned right from the field: