July 12, 2018
Orinda Books’s customers and staff watched the England-Croatia World Cup semi-final on a big screen at the store. Since England was having its best World Cup success in almost 30 years, we thought the occasion called for strawberries and cream. So, we contributed our organic Mara des Bois Strawberries and Pat Rudebusch made whipped cream. Maria Roden and the other Anglophiles enjoyed the surprise treat and England’s first goal, but that was about it. Although England was not a winner on this day, Maria certainly is. She was named Orinda Business Person of the Year by the Orinda Chamber of Commerce. The award is well-deserved. Congratulations Maria!
July 7, 2018
Our organic Pea, Lemon Basil, Nasturtium, Bulls Blood Beet and Scarlet Frills Mustard Microgreens are shown on top. Some of our sweet organic Petite Posies are on the bottom left. On the right is an order of organic Mara des Bois Strawberries, Green Garlic, Soy-free Blue Eggs and an organic seasonal floral bouquet that includes Buddleia, various Hydrangeas and Pincushions.
April 30, 2016
“By reputation, ‘Mara des Bois’ has the best flavor and fragrance of any strawberry currently in cultivation.” Missouri Botanical Garden
September 23, 2013
We continue to develop our new website, and this afternoon as I was preparing our “What Does Organic Mean and Why Does It Matter To My Family?” page, a story came over the transom that provided just one more piece of evidence about the deleterious effects of pesticides in our food. Lydia O’Connor of the Huffington Post reported that the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health has found that Salinas Valley women living within three miles of strawberry fields treated with methyl bromide, gave birth to smaller than average babies. In addition to raising health risks, methyl bromide depletes the ozone layer. Although the Clean Air Act phased out this pesticide in 2005, farmers are still allowed to use it on strawberries.
Blue Egg Farm uses no pesticides on its strawberries, or any other fruit, vegetable, or flowering plant. | kts