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Pure. Simple. Naked!
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The Importance of Permaculture

Permaculture is much more than just a concept to us here at Naked Dates: it’s a way of living, farming, and connecting to nature and our community that creates a closed loop of sustainability. In other words, it’s a harmonious assimilation of landscape…
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Road Trip! See You at Hood River Harvest Festival in Oregon: October 13 – 15

Every year we make the trip to Hood River, OR, for their annual Hood River Harvest Festival. Nestled deep in the Columbia River Gorge, it’s got it all: rolling hills, majestic mountains, amazing people, and a deeply rooted local agrarian culture. Since…
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It’s Harvest Time at Naked Dates

Harvest time is the busiest time of year at Naked Dates. The whole farm is bustling with activity during these months, as our workforce triples and there is always something to be done. Once the dates are ripe and ready, there is simply no time to waste.…
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Food Safety and Organic Farming

As organic farmers, we are concerned with many issues. Biodiversity, preserving and protecting the environment, and of course, food safety are things that we think about on a daily basis. Everything we do on the farm, every decision we make, every…
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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…
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Heading into summer, all of us at Naked Dates are looking forward to June 21. It’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and it is also International Yoga Day, pretty much everywhere in the world. Many cultures celebrate the solstice, marking…
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The History of Dates During Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is quickly approaching; in the United States, it will begin Friday May 26, and it will end Sunday June 25. This is the most holy month in the Islamic faith, and a time that is characterized by fasting, prayer, and reading of the…
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Our Palmeros (the people that work the palm trees) are the lifeblood of Naked Dates: they are the people who tend the date palms, and make decisions on how and when certain work is done over the course of the season. As with any type of agriculture,…
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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…
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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…
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