Hachiyas are often the reason people think they hate Persimmons. Eaten before it's fully ripe, it's got an awful, astringent quality that'll dry your mouth out and make you swear off these otherwise delicious fruits forever. But, when the Hachiya reaches a stage of extreme softness--an almost jelly-like state where the skin and flesh taken on an translucent quality and it must be handled very gently to not break the delicate skin--its tannins give way to sugars, and the Hachiya becomes one of the sweetest fruits around. Eat (messily) out of hand, or if you're trying to impress your guests, you can place the persimmon stem-side down, slice off the tip, and serve with a spoon.
Oak Hill Farm is 25 acres of productive farmland nestled against the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. The farm is part of a larger 700 acre property, which, as the founding property of the Sonoma Land Trust, is permanently held under conservation easement as protected wildland.
For more than fifty years we have farmed using sustainable agricultural practices. Our temperate Mediterranean climate allows us to harvest over two hundred varieties of vegetables, fruit, flowers, perennial greens, and herbs over the course of the year. We farm responsibly with our natural resources and respectfully alongside our native California oak woodlands and wildlife. It is our mission, and always has been, to farm in balance with nature.