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For the rest of the year, Skyridge Farm will not be attending the market at Sunrise Station (Folsom and Sunrise Blvd- Rancho Cordova): Saturdays, 8AM-12 Noon. We have enjoyed that market immensely and look forward to seeing our customers next year. Thank you for visiting our market booth. We hope you enjoyed our fresh fruits and vegetables.
One of the berries picked early this morning at Skyridge Farm was the Rahi (pronounced rawhi). Picking began at 6 AM. A picker might bring in 12 lbs or more after an hour and a half in the field.
Rahi is a very pretty berry with a light powder. It grows in loose clusters and is a very firm berry. Clusters can consist of 20 or more berries. This is one of our early late season varieties. Customers can begin finding it in our farmers markets this week.
Merilee, one of our farm’s blueberry fans, emailed with some additional info on Kale.
Here’s the story about Kale:
Oldest member of the Cabbage family.
Favorite vegetable in ancient Rome.
Has remained popular in Scotland & Ireland.
Largest consumer in this country is Pizza Hut, not for eating –used to decorate the salad bar.
Very rich in vitamins A,C, and the mineral calcium.
B vitamins and other minerals are in excellent supply.
Highest protein content of all cultivated vegetables.
Very cold-tolerant plant, often harvested long after snow cover.
A few good freezes render kale sweeter and more tender.
And, today one of our regular customers stopped by our market booth to tell us he made the Kale chips (see previous post), thought he’d nibble a few and put the rest away–instead ended up eating all the chips he’d made.
While selling at the Whole Foods Farmers Market in Roseville, Joanne Neft stopped by my booth and left a wonderful gift: her recently authored cookbook: Placer County Real Food from Farmers Markets. Joanne is responsible for starting the first Placer County farmers market. One of the recipes for June 29th is for Fresh Berry Galette, which uses raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. It’s a great way to take advantage of summer’s bounty!