Naked Dates and … Chickens?!

Naked Dates and … Chickens?!

Man cannot live by organic Medjool dates alone … here on the Naked Dates farm, one of the other things are passionate about is raising free-range organic chickens. We began in 2015 with 6 chicks, and since then our flock has grown to more than 35. This number ebbs and...

Dates in the Biblical Times

Dates in the Biblical Times

The date palm might just be the oldest fruit-bearing tree on our planet. It was certainly essential for our ancestors, who made much use of it – and not just the fruits. The fronds (leaves) were woven into baskets, mats, brooms, and ropes, the trunks of the trees were...

Pollination of Date Fruit: the process

Pollination of Date Fruit: the process

Heading into spring, we’ve been getting ready for the date growing season by prepping the trees after their yearly dormancy. Over the past few months we went through and cut off the wicked thorns developed so that we don’t get poked, pricked, or punctured – they’re...

Sedona Yoga Festival: March 9 – 12, 2017

Sedona Yoga Festival: March 9 – 12, 2017

As you may or may not know, in addition to being a date farmer, I teach yoga and have been doing so for many years. Yoga is a big part of our family’s healthy lifestyle, and if I had to pinpoint the one thing that helps to keep me sane in the midst of the constant...

What’s Growing in Yuma?

What’s Growing in Yuma?

It’s not just a question – it’s an event! 2017 marks the inaugural What’s Growing in Yuma festival, a family-friendly agricultural festival that celebrates our region and what is, by all accounts, the longest growing season in America! With 350 days of sunshine every...

See You at Yuma Date Fest!

See You at Yuma Date Fest!

Love Medjool dates? The annual Yuma Date Festival is the place to be on January 28, 2017, and Naked Dates will be right in the thick of it. Medjool dates are symbolic of our community, a place where the vast majority of the country’s dates are grown – so it’s only...