Peach Jamboree | CUESA

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Peach Jamboree

Contact

530.589.1696

People

Lifemates Danny Lazzarini and Andrew Seidman, with help from 2 or more seasonal employees.

Farmland

8 acres orchard nestled within 27 acres native blue oak foothill pine woodlands, located about 150 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market.

Farm History

Danny and Andrew purchased Woodleaf Farm from the original founder, Carl Rosato who retired in 2015. The farm succession went well thanks to the collaboration and the cooperation between Carl and Helen and the new farmers who are committed to carrying on the legacy of Woodleaf Farm’s high quality fruit and vegetable. In the second season of the new ownership, the 2017 summer wildfires burnt much of their farms, including their home and many of the farm buildings. Danny and Andrew are now facing the long road to recovery post fire. Thankfully much of the orchard was spared and the farm continues to grow yellow and white peaches, nectarines, Warren pears, figs, plums, pluots, and specialty vegetables. With the encouragement and support of family, friends, and farmers market community, the couple plans to rebuild and hope to make the farm be better than ever.

Certification

California Certified Organic Farmer (CCOF)

Soil

The farm’s clay loam is supplemented with 2-4 tons of green waste compost per acre per year. 

Water Use

Gravity flow irrigation is fed by local Lake Wyandotte, filled by mountain rainfall runoff.  Micro sprinklers keep the permanent living mulch healthy and which is key to biologically active soil and the overall ecosystem of the farm.

Weed Control & Pest Management

Carefully timed mowing of the orchard’s ground cover helps keeps beneficial insect populations alive and thriving. The clover and grasses are allowed to flower and seed in the orchard until harvest.  This provides food and habitat for predators and parasites thus providing biological control of pests.  Working farm cats help with rodent control in the orchard.

Fun Fact

Danny and Andrew periodically host farm campouts throughout the season, which are followed by awesome peach themed brunches in the orchard.

Location


Oroville, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »