Andy's Orchard - OOE Tasting

Got a chance to tour and taste andy’s orchard in morgan hill during the peak of stone fruit season and had a great time. The tasting consisted of over 60 varieties of plums, peaches, nectarines, pluots and just happened to be during the short greengage plum season, a fruit dubbed the holy grail of stone fruit and “the best fruit in the world” by david karp. The greengage will be at this wednesday’s smfm while they last.

After the tasting you’re given buckets and tour guides lead you out into the orchards for an all-you-can-pick and sample session. Everything that you pick can be purchased at a discounted price. Biting into a just-picked tree-ripened peach is like a soup dumpling filled with liquid peach exploding in your mouth; it’s as good as it gets.

Highlights were the greengage, bling cling, bubble gum plum (this blew my mind, it literally tasted like bubble gum), and honey royale (tasted just like a mango).

Can we start making peaches on a plate a thing? #peachesonaplate

Tours are all done for this year, but if you’re in the bay area next year during stone fruit season it’s a fun way to spend a morning @chowseeker1999, @bookwich, @thecookie, @attran99, @paranoidgarliclover, @hungrydrunk, @aaqjr, @chewchow.

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Andy’s Orchard
1615 Half Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 782-7600*
http://www.andysorchard.com/

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damn, nice! Bookmarked.

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Thanks @PorkyBelly. :slight_smile: How were the Flavor Kings at Andy’s Orchard?

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wOw!

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OOE indeed!

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Great post – I’d love to do their tasting sometime. IMO Andy’s has the best picked-ripe fruit in the (extended) Bay Area, bar none. Even their donut peaches (usually a mediocre variety) are exceptional. It was nice to see all the photos. I’m a big fan of Angelus peaches, and bought a flat last time I was there (a few years ago).

What does OOE mean in this context?

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OOE = “One Of Everything” it’s the only way @PorkyBelly rolls…

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:scream::exploding_head::scream: what an amazing experience! Going to have to book a summer Napa trip just so we can try this next year. How recently were you there, @PorkyBelly?

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That’s incredible! I would come home so weighed down with bags of fruit that I would need to check baggage. :wink:

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Ditto to all the above comments! :two_hearts: :peach: :two_hearts: Awesome!

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this was my first time having flavor kings so i can’t really compare to other farms, all i can say is it was very good. the greengages and bubble gum plums stood out to me more because of how unique they were.

i just had some more greengages for lunch today and they are excellent. they had a jelly-like flesh that was less juicy but more syrupy and tasted kind of like honey and sweet pineapple and kiwi but with none of the tartness. if you can make it to the wed smfm give them a try.

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On one of the last KCRW good food podcast market reports somebody from Andy’s Orchard was talking about the green gages. Made my mouth water listening to the description.

Wanted to mention that i believe that Flora Bella has green gages as well that are very good. Usually they have others as well.

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That was david karp the “fruit detective”:

it’s fun seeing him at the market, he gets really excited seeing what other farmers are bringing and asking questions

I wish I had a cool nickname like the fruit detective.

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Thanks for the shoutout, PB. Love Andy’s and the unicorn Greengage.

Tenerelli also has Satsuma Plums this week which are absolutely delicious this year.

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i was there for their last tour of the year on 8/11. Hope you get to try it next year.

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Two kinds of mirabelles. Damn.

Maybe you know this but Morgan Hill is a hundred miles from Napa.