Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chocolate Covered Husk Cherries

One of my customers who is from Europe upon seeing the husk cherries at the farmers' market for the first time said, "I can't believe you have these.  It's like I'm home!" So of coarse I had to ask what she normally does with them.  One of her answers was that they are used to garnish fruit trays.

I loved that idea! They certainly add interest...and let's get real....when you add chocolate to the mix things get that much more interesting!

So chocolate dipped husk cherries it is. You will be the talk of the next party you go to for sure.

Washing them is a bit complicated since you can't get the husk wet but you can still run them under water carefully to get off any sand.


Semi sweet chocolate
husk cherries, husk still attached just turned up


Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

Dip washed husk cherries in chocolate and set on a baking sheet.

Place in the refrigerator just long enough for the chocolate to set. You don't want to leave these in the refrigerator for too long because husk cherries are in the tomato family and don't like to be cold.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fruit and Flowers in One Box

fruit and flower box

In an effort to keep things fresh (pun intended) and fun...and a bit fancy if I do say so I'm starting to offer Fruit & Flower boxes.

When I think about what makes me most happy and what seems to make you guys most happy...it's fruit and flowers.

I mean no offense fennel but no one smiles from ear to ear and holds you high when you arrive in a buying club box (unless you're my friend Sara who orders 7 fennel at a time).

But fruit and flowers are just fun. And sometimes you need a little "just fun."

Self gift or gift to someone else.

Here's a photo shoot with two different bouquets of flowers:

peaches + blueberries + flowers

zinnais, amaranthus, globe, and strawflower

celosia, black sunflowers, purple basil, snapdragons, and zinnias

Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Videos about Vegetables

So I started this new weekly project per the suggestion of one of my SCORE mentors.  I had participated in a SCORE program when I was in South Carolina and this winter had been feeling like I needed an outside perspective. A perspective that has no idea about farming.  I needed someone to bounce ludicrous ideas (by farming standards) off of and get constructive thoughts back. Glorious!

I love doing these videos...I find them terribly fun!  In all of them I am in a T-shirt (usually filthy) and baseball cap with dirty handy fresh from the field...and I'm not mad about it one little bit!

I think it's a nice way to connect, hopefully make you laugh, and share ideas from fellow customers.

So until now they've just been available in the weekly emails I send to Buying Club members however the items I talk about for Buying Club boxes mirrors what I'll also have (for the most part) at the Farmer's Market. So really the videos are for everyone.

Just to give you a little taste, here's this week's video: