We’re in the middle of May, and that means the good times are ready to roll. Our beautiful berries are hangin’ out on the vine, waiting to stain your fingers with their sugary goodness. Plus, in a few more days it’ll be Memorial Day—time to get the grills fired up and pile the picnic tables with all your cookout favorites.
The upcoming holiday is a time to remember those who’ve bravely served our country. As a way to thank our veterans for their service and members of the armed forces for their sacrifice, we offer a 10 percent discount daily when they show their military i.d.
Memorial Day is also a day to get together with friends and family and just be simple, soaking up the good company and sunshine. Those good-time gatherings fit right in with our mission to have an important role in our community. We love knowing that our produce and products find their way into your celebrations.
Farming takes a team effort—a big one! From planting season through harvest, we’re in it together here. Whether it’s cultivating crops or sharing a meal, one thing is obvious: Food brings us together. And that’s a very good—or berry good!—thing.
We’re happy we can provide produce and products from the market that you can take home and share at your Memorial Day cookouts. Here are just a few things you can pick up this in preparation for your celebrations:
- Local steaks from Blonde Farm. Right out of Inwood, this local beef will be a grilling favorite!
- Bison burgers. Born and raised at Orr’s bison meat is lean and rich in flavor. Get Bison recipes from our Pinterest page!
- Berries—of course! They’re sweet enough on their own, or dress them up however you like best—topped with whipped cream or in a decadent dessert.
- Jams and jellies. These are great in desserts or marinades. You can also use them in oil-based dressings for pasta, veggie, or lettuce salads that need to stay fresh in hot weather.
- If you’re short on time, save yourself the trouble and choose from one of our many varieties. Order by phone or online.
To round out this week’s post, we’ll leave you with a quick and easy berry crumble recipe that’ll be a hit at your Memorial Day cookout:
Butter, for pan
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
1 pound medium strawberries, halved
1 1/2 pounds yellow or white peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced* see Cook’s Note
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup old fashioned style oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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Serving suggestion: whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or gelato
Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.
For the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and arrowroot until smooth. Add the strawberries, peaches and brown sugar. Gently toss until the fruit is coated. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared pan.
For the topping: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, oats, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pulse until mixed. Add the butter. Pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Sprinkle the mixture over the filling and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the top is light golden. Cool the crumble for 5 minutes.
Spoon the warm crumble into bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis