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This Week's Harvest

Here's what you'll be getting this week:



Fuyu persimmons

1 lb green beans

1 lb Brussels sprouts

Organic eggplant

1.5 lb yellow fingerling potatoes


Replacement Items

Green onion bundles

1 lb snow peas

Mystery pears

Florida avocados


Flash Sale Items

2 lbs seedless grapes

En Español:

Productos en la Bolsa



Caquis fuyu

½ kg Judías verdes

½ kg Coles de Bruselas

Berenjena biologica

750g papas alevines amarillas


Productos Intercambiables


½ kg guisantes de nieve

Peras misteriosas

Aguacate Florida


Productos de Venta Rapida

1kg Uvas sin semillas

What on earth is a Fuyu persimmon, and what do I do with it?

What it is:  The word persimmon comes from ancient Greek words meaning “divine fruit” or “God’s pear”.  This week’s persimmons are Fuyu persimmons, so they will have a squat, round shape and light orangey, pumpkin colored skin.

How it tastes:  Fuyu persimmons have a candy sweetness with notes of brown sugar and baking spices, and will have a texture that’s crisp like an apple when firm, becoming smooth and custardy when allowed to soften for a few days.

Health benefits:  Persimmons are packed with lots of nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, making them good for heart health, brain health, and vision!

Storage tips: Persimmons are best stored at room temperature.  Fuyu persimmons can be eaten firm. They will soften to a custardy texture over the course of a few days on the counter and can be eaten that way as well.

How to eat:  Persimmons can be eaten raw.  Eat whole or in slices like an apple (you can eat the skin!), or cut in half and spoon out the flesh.  It can also be paired with cheeses or baked into tarts & pies. Or check out the recipes section for more ideas!

Really Yummy Recipes

Grab some: Fuyu Persimmons and Florida Avocados

Make some: Black Bean Salad with Persimmon, Avocado, and Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

Grab some: Fuyu Persimmons and Brussels Sprouts

Make some: Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Persimmons

Grab some: Eggplant and Snow Peas and Green Onions (Scallions)

Make some: Stir Fried Eggplant with Snow Peas

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