Ice Cream Bean Dream

Ice Cream Bean Dream

Hi everybody! It’s been a beautiful winter so far, sunny with blue skies. I was so excited to visit my friend’s nursery in Vista and get to try Ice Cream Bean for the first time ever! Yum! 

It was a huge tree, and the white fruit surrounding the seeds is really sweet & fluffy.

I also made a new friend who has an incredible collection of exotic fruit trees growing in his moderate size yard close to the coast. Lucuma, Jaboticaba, Ice Cream Bean, Surinam Cherry, Guavas, Black Sapote, White Sapote, Sapodilla, and several grafted trees that I was very impressed with.  And he had a cute tortoise to eat all the yummy ripe fruit on the ground!

His tree had the largest and sweetest Surinam Cherries I’ve ever tasted! I’m going to plant the seeds. I hope they grow! I planted my Ice Cream Bean seeds too. They’re supposed to be a fast growing tree!

The Ice Cream Bean fruit is rich in anti oxidants and the seeds can supposedly help cure dysentery and prevent rheumatism. Wow! Impressive for a fruit.

We still have a LOT of healthy organic Black Sapote trees & Jackfruit trees for sale! They’re growing really well.

Mean Greens from a Bean

Mean Greens from a Bean

Hi everybody! It’s been a super sunny & fantastic Fall so far and I’ve been growing a LOT of Sprouts and Microgreens! Organic Buckwheat Greens, Sunflower Greens and Wheatgrass and a brand NEW green which I had never heard of before….Fava Bean Greens!!

It turns out that Fava Bean greens are really good for you, plus they’re cheap and easy to grow. You can eat them raw or cooked. I’m going to juice them and add them to salads or smoothies.

The over 100 baby Black Sapote Trees and almost 40 Jackfruit trees are getting bigger by the week. They’re so healthy!

We’re selling these for super LOW prices so people can grow these rare exotic trees without spending a lot. 

I’ve been really enjoying Persimmon season, and making a bunch of Cactus Pear fruit smoothies too.

Right now I’m making my 2nd batch of Slightly Spicy Kim Chee 🙂 a blend of fermented cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, anaheim chilis, serrano chilis and pasila chilis. It’s really good! I love it. Next time I’ll add Jicama. I love jicama in fermented veggie blends!

Hello from Humboldt

Hello from Humboldt

Hello from Humboldt county! It’s been hot, sunny, in the 90’s and 100’s with absolutely spectacular natural beauty all around. We’ve been running through the Redwoods, visiting Rivers, hiking and exploring gorgeous beaches like Shelter Cove and the Lost Coast. Wow!!

Plus making all kinds of delicious raw vegan food 🙂 

It’s an incredible area with so many outdoor activities and places to explore. So many places to hike, kayak and paddle board!

Northwest Blackberry Bonanza

Northwest Blackberry Bonanza

I had a spectacular time in the Pacific Northwest this August, picking enormous amounts of big super sweet Blackberries, and collected bags full of Nettles & Horsetails which I used in Green Smoothies and teas. 

I think the Blackberries were bigger and sweeter than ever this summer! I also had fun picking Evergreen Huckleberries, salmon berries and thimble berries.

Right before I left S. CA my good friend & fellow Fruit Lover stopped by with a whole truck load of Adriatic Figs he had picked for friends & family. Wow!!!!! They were so ripe & sweet.

So here was all the fruit I was busy picking, my newest batches of Fermented Veggies and my new little plant starts right before I left to go North!

The weather in Seattle was gorgeous as usual and warm & sunny in late August!

It was so fun walking downtown along the waterfront and I even got to go for a boat ride around Lake Union on a restored 1920’s Cabin Cruiser!


Want Your Own Chocolate Tree?

Want Your Own Chocolate Tree?

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Want your very own Chocolate Fruit Tree? Well you’re in luck because we have a LOT of rare, very special, hard to find organic baby Black Sapote Trees that need good homes!

These organic Chocolate Sapote Seeds were saved from the most delicious Black Sapotes we’ve ever had, grown on a small organic family Farm that has since closed.

This fruit tastes like a healthy chocolate pudding just by itself and also makes fabulous Smoothies, Brownies, Cookies and other Desserts 🙂

In memory of this special property, we’re offering these incredible fruit trees at a super low price!

Please contact us to come pick up a Chocolate Tree for yourself or friends.

We’re offering them at a very low price because we want them to grow and flourish in happy new homes. They make excellent gifts!

A sub tropical fruit, this rare and exotic tree grows well in Southern California, parts of Mexico and Hawaii.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Diospyros nigra

Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon. Common names include chocolate pudding fruitchocolate persimmonand (in Spanishzapote prieto.

The tropical fruit tree is native to eastern Mexico, the CaribbeanCentral America, and into Colombia.

My Favorite Farm

My Favorite Farm

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One of my favorite places in the entire world is the small self pick 5 acre organic family farm in Fallbrook that I’ve been lucky enough to spend endless sticky, sweet, scrumptious hours picking bags bursting with fruit over the past nine years.

My love for this property and gratitude to the Emerich Family has inspired me to start my own farm, Fruit Pursuit Farm.

Several months ago, my friend who was the care taker of this enchanting property passed away suddenly.

The remaining family member has since shut off the water to all the trees to save money.

He has closed the farm to the public, and my favorite farm will soon be 5 acres of dried up dead trees.

The property will probably eventually be to a developer who will subdivide it, bulldoze all the trees and build houses.

The people who live there will never know what a magical place used to exist beneath their grassy lawns.

My friend George Emerich Jr. was a true inspiration and his death was very devastating to me. He was a plant wizard who could grow anything, and the farm flourished under his care.

He gave his entire life to taking care of his father’s beautiful fruit trees.

His beloved cat Salt, disappeared after his death and hasn’t come back.

I had hopes that this special farm would be sold to someone who would appreciate it, and give it the love and attention it needs to bring it back to it’s full glory.

Instead I fear it will just be another Forgotten Farm, torn down to make room for yet another subdivision.

This farm has hundreds of fruit trees, some over 100 years old.

An entire Cherimoya grove, an Orange & Tangerine orchard, Macadamia grove, plus a dazzling array of sub tropical rare exotic fruit trees.

Trees on the Farm:

White Sapotes (several different trees over 100 years old)

Black Sapotes (Chocolate Pudding fruit – 3 trees)

Dragon Fruit (Magenta & White)


African Plum (very rare!)



Pineapple Guaves

Guaves (White & Pink)

Surinam Cherry

Goji Berries


Pakistani Mulberry (3 large trees)

Persimmons (lots of trees!!)




Liliquoi (Passion Fruit)



Macadamia Nut

Avocados (Hass, Fuerte & more)

Oranges (Navel, Valencia, Blood, Gold Nugget, Tangerines, Mandarin)

Meyer Lemons & regular Lemons

Here are all our Videos that we’ve filmed on the Farm and some of the pictures we’ve taken there over the years!

George Jr. and this special Farm have inspired me to start my own farm of rare, exotic subtropical fruit trees. It’s called Fruit Pursuit Farm, see what we have!