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For Friday September 15th

Posted 9/12/2017 1:43pm by Natalie Kujala.

FRUIT ALERT!! FRUIT ALERT!! It’s a good day, and it’s sure going to be a great week here at the co-op. We have our first shipment of GRAPES coming in from The Lembke Farm in Forestville, NY. Craig must have had a good year, because he’s bringing us quite a nice selection of Agawan Pink grapes, Buffalo Blues, Canadice Red Seedless, Fredonia Blues, Jupiter Blue Seedless (limited!), and Niagara Green grapes! Concords will be coming later in the month.   In other exciting fruit news, KIWI BERRIES will be available for Friday delivery!    

HIGHLIGHTS:   KIWI BERRIES: Native to Japan, Korea, Siberia, and Northern China, Pennsylvania is one of the few domestic states to grow these adorable little poppers. Kiwi Berry Organics in Danville is supplying us with these, “no fuzz, no peel” traditional kiwifruit cousins, and we are as excited as you are! Though I know it sounds crazy, kiwi berries are most flavorful when they become slightly wrinkled and lose that bright green color. It may try your patience to wait, but the taste is definitely worth it.    

ASIAN PEARS: Peachey’s Fruit Farm is at it again, this time supplying us with delicious 20th Century Asian pears. Asian pears are often called “apple pears” for their trademark pear smell and taste, combined with their crisp apple crunch and shape.  

BUFFALO BLUE GRAPES: These juicy, sweet, fragrant grapes are perfect for juicing and cooking due to their slip-skin nature. I’ve also heard they make a delicious wine, though I prefer them fresh off the vine.  

LOWLIGHTS:   CHERRY TOMATOES and EGGPLANTS have one foot out of the door, and the cool nights are quickly pushing them out the rest of the way. We will have very limited quantities available for Friday.  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Berry Organics – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

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