Hello all and happy Tuesday! This week’s produce has been arriving in excellent condition. Some of our favorites from the week? Let’s explore…
What’s a pluot? Many people have never heard of such a fruit. The strangely named pluot is a hybrid of the plum and the apricot. Many people are suspicious of pluots thinking that this strange fruit must be genetically engineered, but this is not the case. Pluots were first sold in 1989 and were developed by a Californian fruit breeder called Floyd Zaiger. It took Zaiger several generations of cross breeding before the pluot we know today finally emerged.
Next on our list are our beautiful and LOCAL blueberries! Blueberries are a power fruit of sorts. They are packed with antioxidants and low in calories. They also have a really cool history. Long before Fats Domino was crooning about “Blueberry Hill,” Native Americans used the potent fruit to treat coughs.
This week’s blueberries are sweet and delicious. Tag them along with you throughout the day for a healthy snack and a simple boost of energy.
Staying local, the apricots are in rare form this week! Coming in from Eastern washington, these apricots are picture perfect. And taste just as good as they look! Slice them and add them to your yogurt or cottage cheese for a sweet addition to breakfast. Bake them in a simple pie crust for a delicious dessert. Or throw them on the grill for a unique summer dish.
Fourth on our list are the beautiful and vibrant purple beets!They are so bright. Add these to a salad for color and nutrition. Beets can help prevent heart disease, birth defects, and cancers. Beets can help lower cholesterol and reduce inflamation.
Lastly, the red and yellow potatoes from Frog Song Farm came in looking great! Potatoes are an American staple for BBQs and camping. Throw these on the grill for a delicious “baked” potato. slice them thin and sauté them with onions and garlic for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
What are your favorite items this week? Share your recipes and thoughts on our Facebook page!