Tag Archives | September

Pears

Pears

Pears Season: June to October, but can be cold-stored until spring. Pears are one of the few fruits that should be picked when under ripe. Buy hard pears a few days before you need them, and let them ripen at room temperature until they have a slight yield when given a gentle squeeze. To core […]

September

September

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their time on the vine, are […]

How To Pick A Peach

How To Pick A Peach

Because peaches can grow in most of the United States, as long as they’re in season (May through early October) chances are you’ll be able to find organic peaches near you. Look for peaches with flesh that yields slightly to subtle pressure without bruising. Another good indicator of ripeness is the fruit’s background color, behind […]

Apples

Apples

Apples are available year-round with peak season September through November. When choosing apples, look for firm apples, free from bruises or soft spots. Apples are sold ready for eating. Select variety according to intended use. Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks. Store bulk apples in a cool, moist place. “Work With What You Got!” © […]

Corn Basics

Corn Basics

Corn Basics Fresh sweet corn is one of life’s pleasures indeed.  While corn is available all year-round here in America its true peak season is July through September.  This is when corn is at its best. Buying Tips:  Buy ears that are firm and well-shaped under fresh-looking husks with shiny, moist milk.  Unshucked corn stays […]