The Santa Fe Frog has surfaced. Out of the mud and into the orchard!

Well, not quite yet… but soon.

frog_croaking_lwIt’s been a long winter, with lots of snow.  Although good for moisture, the late spring has put me a little behind. The Carmine Jewel sour cherry orchards had a heavy blanket of snow until just a few days ago. This will shorten the pruning window and is likely to put blossoms back a week or so but mother nature will do what she sees fit, and we will put up with what ever she throws our way.   Such is life.

Although I’m Feelin Finer than Frogs Hair, it might take a few days to totally wake up to the duties at hand. The big event will be to gather ” the crew ” together for another processing stint at the U of S. Before doing that, we will be sure to have a  ” Safety Meeting ”  to check the health and well being of everyone involved. We can’t have anything but a positive attitude hangin out round here. Although there is nothing new coming out at this point, there are a couple things in the works so relax and enjoy the spring that finally came. Things are going to be active for a while but I promise I will report in soon, as I have great news about a whole new area that the Santa Fe Food Company products. can be found.  This really is something for me to “croak” about!  Until then,  Keep your powder dry,  and keep on Dippin!   SFF


Harvest is done; processing is done; Christmas is next!

And what a fine harvest it was!  The days were long; the nights were short; the work was hard.  But, the end results were certainly worth it.

A great big thank you to those of you who helped.  To my sister, Norma Grace for driving truck, overseeing the sorters and just keeping peace; to my Mom (Miss Ellie) for bringing lunches to my help; to the help themselves, and, to the parents of my help, for getting them up so early in the morning to make it to work. We all worked hard to get them off and in the freezer for the winter processing. Thank you.

Recently the “crew” turned many of those pounds of Carmine Jewel Sour Cherries into more fine Santa Fe Food Company products.  This, of course, included Rib N Wing Sauce, Chertney; and Chelish.  By the way, my ” CREW ” is made up of the greatest family and friends a man could hope for. You know who you are, and I will never forget. THANKS CREW, you’re the best.

There will be plenty of opportunity for you to stock up for Christmas at the upcoming shows, or at many fine retailers.  Santa Fe Food Company products make wonderful gifts, or are great for your own use to help make that perfect Christmas snack.

The uses are so varied and many, that, “Your Imagination is your Limit”.