Christmas Oranges

Our first Washington navel oranges have ripened just in time to make super-fresh stocking stuffers! Accompanying them will be jars of homemade caramels and orange hard candies. I’ll post the recipes for the candies soon, but if you need them now for a last-minute treat of your own, you can find them at Willow Creek Farm’s…

How Long Does a Lemon Take to Ripen?

  There have been a lot of searches for citrus information lately on the blog, so I thought I’d give you an update on the dwarf lemon, lime, and orange trees I planted in pots last spring. They’ve been doing a lot of growing! The Washington navel orange and Meyer lemon arrived from One Green World basically…

Citrus in Virginia? You bet!

This winter, I was lamenting my lack of greenhouse, because I really wanted to be able to grow some citrus trees. My sister in California was eating oranges straight from the branch, and they sounded so juicy and luscious I was starting to feel deprived. (It was winter, after all. The freshest food we had…