|Kiwiberries "Actinidia arguta"|
After years as a subscriber to the Two Small Farms CSA, we gave up our subscription. It's been nearly two years since our last box, but today a new box arrived.
We recently subscribed to the Capay Organic CSA, Farm Fresh To You. Their model is different: you can customize the content of your box (within the range of what's available), they offer a variety of delivery schedules, a variety of box options, and year round home delivery while maintaining the connection to a local, organic farm. We're excited to give it a try.
This week's box contains:
- Gala apples
- Valencia oranges
- Kiwiberries (pictured above)
- Bartlett pears
- Red leaf lettuce
- Green beans
- Red potatoes
- Baby broccoli
The kiwiberries were completely new to me - I'd never even heard of them. As you can see in the photo below, they really are just like little kiwifruit. The taste the same, but their skins are edible. Imagine a kiwifruit with the skin of an apple and you've got it.
These, along with the apples and oranges, will be eaten out of hand. I expect to make minestrone with the carrots, green beans, kale and potatoes, and a main course salad with the pears and leaf lettuce by adding some gorgonzola and toasted walnuts.