June 22, 2017
Hello Dear Friends!
This week you will have Santa Rosa plums in abundance (some will still be a bit tart and need to sweeten by standing at room temperature for a day or two). You may have a few apricots, but I must admit to being disappointed with them. We may need to take the tree out and replace it.
Small farm to table produce allows you, the shareholder, to ex-perience the imperfect tastes and textures of imperfect fruit just like the farmer. It is a challenge for me to include it in the basket, but perhaps you will find something interesting to do with them as I have. Less than perfect fruit makes it’s way into a fruit sorbet in our home. Mass harvesting would certainly discard them. I have even begun to make home-made fruit vinegars with less than beautiful fruit.
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