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Don’t Drive By Drive In

What is the meaning of “Don’t Drive in Drive By”? Let me explain. For many years our new customers tell us, “We have been driving by for many years and never drove in until today”, or “We never knew you were here”! Well...

Fava Beans and Mother’s Day

A guaranteed sign of spring around Erickson Ranch is the ripening of our fava Beans. Mothers Day has always been the traditional first picking of this delicious bean. For those that don’t know or haven’t heard of fava beans be sure not to confuse them with...

“Grafts, Grafts and more Grafts”

It has been a productive winter season for us. Not only are we leaning about marketing which is a category all to itself , Raymond has been busy grafting several varieties of peaches and. Though these trees won’t be in production for 3 years it is exciting plan...

Farmers Vacation?

oxymoron (ok”si mo”on). a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “farmers vacation.” This quote is taken directly from my, on the office shelf,...

Merry Christmas 2011 from Erickson Ranch

As 2011 comes to an end Ray and I would like to thank all of our customers. It has been quite a year and we want to extend our gratitude and heartfelt warmth to all the visitors we’ve had throughout this year. We know we would not have our family business if it...

Lilly and Nancy – A Giant Pumpkin Story

You may be asking yourself, “What is this blog all about”? Tradition would be the answer. I need to go into a bit of Erickson Ranch Pumpkin Patch history for the story to make any sense. Many years ago our neighbor at the time, Don Angle, had a...