Crop Report: First Taste of Fall

August 14, 2020

Summer produce is still in full swing at our Farm Market but today early apples arrived giving us the first glimpse of fall! Apples are officially back and we couldn't be more excited! Full list of produce available to follow.

 

The first apple variety to hit our Farm Market this year is Ginger Gold. Here are some things to note. Early apple varieties are a great first taste of varieties to come but they are NOT keepers. Where most later season varieties hold well in storage for months at a time, early varieties are best within 10 days of purchase. Apples are best kept in the refrigerator. 

 

Ginger Gold are crisp with mild sweetness and subtle tartness and spice. They make excellent apple sauce but are also known as one of the best early- season eating apples. They are most comparable to a Golden Delicious.

 

Before we get ahead of ourselves though, there is still so much summer produce to enjoy and several more weeks of it!

 

Summertime means grilling time and we've been using our grill as much as possible! We've grilled peaches (if you haven't tried this yet, its a must! Yum!) but watermelon was a new one for us, so delicious! The sugars caramelize nicely and enhance the flavor. Link to recipe below. 

 

 Sunday's are meant for brunch and we are excited to try these summer fruit Bellinis. You really cannot go wrong with blackberry cocktails and fresh picked blackberries make a world of difference. Link to these summer cocktail recipes below. 

 

Grilled Watermelon Recipe

Summer Bellinis 3 Ways Recipe

 

Pick your own blackberries is available this weekend. We hope to start pick your own apples in a few weeks. Stay posted for upick dates! 

 

Farm Fresh Produce Available In Our Farm Market: (as supples last)

Southern and Pennsylvania Peaches

Apples: Ginger Gold

Watermelon: Seedless and Seeded

Cantaloupe

Sugar Cubes

Blackberries 

Plums

Nectarines 

Brentlinger's Sweet Corn: White & Bi-Color

Tomatoes: Red, Yellow, Heirloom, Grape

Cucumbers

Pickling Cucumbers

Zucchini 

Yellow Summer Squash 

Eggplant

Blue Lake Green Beans 

Sweet Candy Onions

Red Onions

Potatoes

Butternut & Acorn Squash 

Cabbage

Bell Peppers

Jalapeños

Habaneros 

Sweet & Hot Banana Peppers

Garlic 

Frozen Michigan Blueberries & Tart Michigan Cherries 

 

 

Organic Produce:

Tomatoes: Red, Grape, Cherry

Green Bell Peppers

 

 

 

 

 

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