Uses for Excess Fruit
It’s hard to leave the farmers market with less than a few flats of fresh berries and pounds of fresh fruit. But how can you blame us? When surrounded by the sweet aroma of fresh fruit and ample samples, it’s nearly impossible to resist the temptation and slight encouragement as we load our eco-friendly shopping bags so they are literally bursting at the seams. This must be why they invented shopping bags with wheels…so smart!
So what do you do when you get home and realize you have enough fruit to feed an entire city block? From freezing them for smoothies, making fresh pies and cobblers, ice cream, jam, and even skewering them for a neighborhood block party, think outside the box. Some fruits, like peaches, are excellent when baked and fruit like pineapple and watermelon are excellent on the BBQ. Options are limitless offering no other option than enjoying them in every way possible! Like you needed an excuse to do that?
Cheers to starting a new tradition around the table together!
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