STRAWBERRIES.......SOON!

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When will strawberry season begin? Well, soon! Our store will open with already picked Seascape strawberries on 17 May. Our u-pick HOOD strawberry patch will open late May. HOODS, HOODS, HOODS! In case you didn’t know, Hood strawberries are the most delicious things on earth. 

Please keep checking back for updates on the start of u-pick season. We will let you know as soon as we can set a definite date. We look forward to seeing you (and eating strawberries!).

What are quince?

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Here is an unusual fruit: quince is shaped like a pear, has fuzzy skin like a peach, and has yellow flesh that turns pink when cooked. 

 

Quince is quite hard when raw so is usually eaten cooked. The flavor is tart like a lemon but distinctively unique.  

 

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We use this fruit many different ways. When frying potatoes we add a little quince for flavor and tang. We cook roast pork with quince and onions. We also cook it with water, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Because quince is very high in pectin, this cooks to a marmalade that we use for quince tart or on top of cheese cake.  

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quince are available u-pick for $.75 a pound or at our store for $1.25.