Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kiwi berries

This has been an exciting week here at the farm. We picked and packed kiwi berries.

Four years ago we bought and planted vines. Since then we have been watering pruning fertilizing and waiting. Those years of work with little to no reward are starting to pay off. We finally have enough of a crop to include them in the CSA share, to sell retail at the two farmers market we participate in.

Kiwi Berries are a small variety of the kiwi fruit with an edible skin. They are best eaten when the skin is wrinkled and they yield to pressure.   Really, the softer the better. As they soften they get more  and more sweet. Leave at room temperature to ripen.

This upcoming week is the last pickup.