Pomelos are a member of the citrus family. These ancestors of the grapefruit are large with sweet, juicy pulp. Enjoy them juiced or eaten whole like a grapefruit.
Everyone this week is receiving a coconut - don't be alarmed by the hard exterior, they are easier to open than you might think! These coconuts have delicious, nutritious water inside, and young meat called "jelly". Everyone at the farm has their favorite way to open coconuts - Jim likes using a cordless drill, for efficient and effective access to the tasty coconut water. Nate likes practicing his bush skills by using a sharp machete to chop off one end until the coconut breaks open. Tell us your preferred method!
Carambola, also called star fruit for its shape when sliced, is from the Averrhoacarambola tree. Native to Indonesia, the Phillipines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India, starfruit is now grown in many tropical and subtropical countires throughout the world. The starfruits are great for fresh eating (like an apple), but can also be juiced or sliced into salads.
Wait until the avocadoes just begin to soften (at least 3-5 days) before cutting open.
Sour Oranges are high in Vitamin C and can be used in place of lemon or lime in any recipe, or made into a drink like orangeade.
Enjoy the harvest,
Claudia & the crew at Ridge to Reef Farm
Ridge to Reef Farm serves the US Virgin Islands with certified organic produce grown with sustainable permaculture practices (and a lot of love).