We have avocado for you this week! Wait until the fruits are soft and the skin yields to gentle pressure - they are best when fully ripe. You can hasten the ripening process by storing them in paper bag at room temperature. Try them prepared in either savory or sweet dishes. These avocadoes make an excellent guacamole, but also shine in a refreshing shake or smoothie, or a creamy tart or pie.
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.
Breadfruit can be eaten at any stage of development for either sweet treats or savory meals, as long as the fruits are prepared properly. Check out this very informative website from the Breadfruit Institute for detailed information on how to prepare and cook breadfruit.
Carambola, also called star fruit for its shape when sliced, is from the Averrhoa carambola 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 (it goes well with cucumber!).
Enjoy the harvest,
Claudia & the crew at Ridge to Reef Farm
This Week's Harvest
Ridge to Reef Farm serves the US Virgin Islands with certified organic produce grown with sustainable permaculture practices (and a lot of love).