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Elderberries make fantastic jam and preserves. They’re also well known as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments!
Bell peppers are actually not very hot at all, Literally! They don’t produce any Capsicum which is enzyme that makes hot peppers hot. The strong flavor you get from Bell peppers come from Malic acid - A type of acid that makes unripe fruit tart, and green bell peppers are unripe! at their full ripeness, they turn a variety of colors while some are forever green.
We grow both seedless and seeded varieties of watermelon! Did you know watermelon is mostly water and sugar? It’s so delicious, though! YUM!
Yellow Watermelon is gorgeous, and tends to be more mild than the Red variety. This isn’t always the case, however! In 2018, the yellow watermelon variety was harvested being exceptionally sweeter than the red.
We grow two varieties of Strawberries, one is the Chandler and the other is Albion. While you may be familiar with very large firm strawberries, the best for eating will be soft and small. You rarely see them in store however, as they do not keep as well as the larger and tarter variety. You can still come pick the delicious little guys at our farm, however!
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We grow a large variety of apples, including some very unique ones like the Arkhansa black apple. It’s exceedingly dark with an unrivaled crispness!
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Sea Beans are an exceptionally unique plant, in that it works well as an alternative to salt. These unassuming green treats make for amazingly unique additions to salad or topped on watermelon. Simply rub the green stems together or try them whole!
Asian pears are often times mistaken for apples, with a rough sandpapery exterior. They tend to be very sweet with little juice.
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White figs are sweet as sweet can be, but tend to have a thicker skin and an earthy flavor. Those that are looking to experience more fig flavor should look to the white fig.
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Rich and delicious purple figs are a treat of the ages. Dark figs tend to have a richer sweeter skin as opposed to their white and green counterparts.
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We grow a wide variety of absolutely amazing grapes that you’ve never heard of including the Thomcord, a mix of Concord and Thompson seedless. Sweet concord flavor with no seeds! Hooray!
Our delicious red grapes are juicy and crisp, just bursting with flavor. If you’ve never tried freezing grapes and eating them as a snack, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how effective they are at turning a Bakersfield summer day into a stay-cation of the ages!
We grow a huge variety of delicious green grapes including the muscat variety, made famous by muscat wine. The Muscat is to green grapes as the concord is to purple. If you havent tried to complex flavors of the muscat you’re missing out on a great experience!
The Arava Melons are the loving creation of the Cantalope and Honeydew, It’s close familial relation allows the Arava to pair surprisingly well with spicy flavors.
We grow white and yellow nectarines! Did you know theres barley any difference between peaches and nectarines? They’re so similar that peaches sometimes grow on nectarine trees and vice versa!
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Our peaches can weigh more than 4 pounds each, growing the size of a normal persons head! You can peel a peach easily by dipping it in boiling water, then quickly dunking it into ice water!
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Pluots are a mix between Plums and Apricots. While Apriums tend to look like apricots, Pluots come in a huge variety of shapes and colors!
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Anaheim peppers bring a mild heat to the table that plays more in the peppery flavor field and less in the melt-your-face-off field. Raw, they are bright and refreshing, with a sharp spice that doesn’t linger.
This variety is just as fun to look at (they make a nice decoration or centerpiece!) as they are to eat. Pattypan squash come in a variety of shades of green, yellow, and a mixture of the two, and all have scalloped edges. They're slightly more dense and have a little more crunch than other varieties of summer squash. Use them in a salad, slice them for a quick sauté, or you can even stuff the larger ones.
Grape tomatoes are oblong and shaped like grapes. They're about half the size of cherry tomatoes, with thicker skins. Grape tomatoes aren't as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery.
Also known as the Young Pickle, cucumbers are actually pretty amazing. The term “Cool as a Cucumber” comes from the fact that eating cucumbers eases swelling by cooling the blood. It has phytochemicals that work especially well against the germs that cause bad breath, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg and we’re not talking lettuce!
The Sugar Cube is a delightful treat, often referred to as a “Personal Cantaloupe”, It packs all of the flavor of a traditional melon in a smaller package. You’ll notice the difference primarily due to it’s much stronger taste, and the fact that there is significantly less rind and more edible flesh.
The savor melon is a premier heirloom variety that holds the prestigious place as “The Breakfast Melon” in France, where it is often shared between lovers with paper thin prosciutto.
The Honey Orange Melon is one that’s quick to recall the flavors of home, as it grows with relative ease and can be found in many back yard gardens. The melon itself is famous for its extremely crisp and sweet flavor. It is easy to pick these melons before they are at their peak ripeness, so take great care when choosing your Honey Orange!
Lambkin melons, or Christmas melons, have a beautiful skin that doesn’t overshadow it’s sweet crystal white interior. The most popular aspect of this fragrant melon is it’s limited seed and tender heart.
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Farmers measure the health of their fruit by checking it’s sugar. Even plants like avocados and Radishes have a certain level of sugar! You can learn more by clicking here!
Green Produce is a staple in many parts of the world, and can be a new introduction to a time tested piece of fruit! Check out this break down of all the very best in Verde!
Learn how to freeze your berries and keep them ready for eatin’ for a good long while! Click here to learn more!
Murray Family Farms is first and foremost a cherry farm, and you’ll learn all about them in this edition of Fruit Spotlight!
The Buddha’s Hand Citron is as strange as it is legendary! Take a peak into the rich history of this juiceless lemon in this weeks edition of “Fruit Spotlight”!
Get ready to become a certified Pumpkin-ologist in this edition of Fruit Spotlight! Err, I mean, Harvest Spotlight!
Elderberries are fruits that have been harvested for ages. Their uses are many and their flavor unique! Inquire within…. This weeks episode of Fruit Spotlight!
Murray Family Farms’ most popular event, the October Funfest! Pick fresh pumpkins, take a hayride and celebrate the harvest with us!
Celebrating all things berry with Murray Family Farms! Special berry games, recipes, and limited time fun at the Big Red Barn
Come meet the Easter Bunny and celebrate spring with your favorite family farm!
Every year one of the first cherry harvests in the entire world happens right down the road from Bakersfield, so come enjoy the most delicious place in California at The Cherry Festival!
Camp Minimurray is the number one camp in Bakersfield for all things Ag! Little campers will participate in plays and learn all about planting their own food from real farmers!
For two special days out of the year, you can bring your entire family out to the farm - including your furry friends!
Fresh Christmas trees, Sl-Hay rides across the farm and some of the most unforgettable winter fun imaginable.