Crop Report: First Taste of Fall
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.
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
Brentlinger's Sweet Corn: White & Bi-Color
Tomatoes: Red, Yellow, Heirloom, Grape
Yellow Summer Squash
Blue Lake Green Beans
Sweet Candy Onions
Butternut & Acorn Squash
Sweet & Hot Banana Peppers
Frozen Michigan Blueberries & Tart Michigan Cherries
Tomatoes: Red, Grape, Cherry
Green Bell Peppers