A Stranger In Paradise, The Pluot
We pride ourselves on supporting the best local farmers and growers here in our region but sometimes, we venture farther afield for items that are truly special for our CSA members.
Case in point? These pluots from California.
A cross between a plum and an apricot, the pluot is a tangy stone fruit, rich in sweet acidity. Use these anywhere you might use a plum, like in this tart recipe from our friends at Food52. Almond flavor is a natural foil to these fruits; add some diced pluots to a spinach salad and garnish with toasted almonds for a riff on this flavor combination.
Of course, pluots are just plain delicious when eaten out-of-hand, maybe over the kitchen sink to catch the drips. We won’t tell.
Also in this week’s basket are yellow squash, muscadine, bell pepper, cucumbers, green beans and the first of the butternut squash all from Blount county farmers. The squash will keep for weeks so feel free to use it as decor until you are ready to roast it up.
There are creamer potatoes from Florida and bread from Corey Hinkel, as well as more of those AMAZING tomatoes from Sand Mountain. How lucky are we that these keep coming!?
We hope you all have a delicious week and we can’t wait to see you soon.
What is in the box?
Pluots | California
Yellow Squash | Blount County
Muscadines | Blount County
Bell Peppers | Blount County
Butternut Squash | Blount County
Cucumbers | Blount County
Green Beans | Blount County
Creamer Potatoes | Florida
Tomatoes | Sand Mountain
Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel
Whole Milk | Working Cow Dairy
Cheese / Yogurt Share
Marinated Goat Cheese
Foraged bouquets of Peppermint, Kalalilies, Gladiolus, Sunflowers, Dahlias, Dill Blossom, Wild Bee Balm, & Scabiosa
*Although many of the flowers and filler are edible, please refrain from eating these as they have been resting in water filled with a solution to help preserve the life of your cut flowers for maximum enjoyment.
Recipes From Friends
Spice Roasted Butternut Squash