How Can I Get Your Nectarines or Peaches?
Depending on where you are, there are several ways to find our fruit! Our first variety is picked in late May and our last is picked in August. The vast majority of our fruit stays in California.
Anywhere: follow us on facebook (Masumoto Family Farm) or Nikiko (@nmasumoto) on twitter. Although not comprehensive, we try to post and tweet as many destinations as we can during the crazy days of summer harvest. At this time, we aren’t shipping directly to individuals.
Adopt A Tree: One very intimate option is to apply to our Elberta Peach or LeGrand Nectarine Tree Adoption Program (applications open once a year in January). This is a small program and very competitive. We try to connect adoptive teams with their trees, the story of their food, and our farm.
In the Central Valley: We run an “O.U.Fab” (“Organic, Ugly, and Fabulous”) pick-up program. It’s like a flash-sale meets on-farm pick-up of “ugly” fruit. See our O.U.Fab page for more info.
In the Bay Area: We ship directly to Berkeley Bowl (Berkeley) and BiRite Market (San Francisco), two of our favorite places (follow Nikiko on twitter to learn of exact shipping dates @nmasumoto). Our peaches can also often be found at Chez Panisse (Berkeley) and Water Bar (SF). We have also shipped a lot of fruit to Whole Foods in Northern California. In the past our peaches have also been on the menu at the French Laundry (Napa).
Around the Country: We know that some food co-ops in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area support our farm every year and carry our peaches and nectarines. Our fruit is often in AJ’s Fine Foods in Arizona. We’ve also heard that occasionally our fruit ends up in Whole Foods in NYC.