What Is That and How Do I Eat It?

GooseberriesCurrantsLoganberries: This punchy hybrid is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. It’s tart but not too tart and would make an amazing addition to jams, tarts, syrups and smoothies. There is currently only one vendor at the Everett Farmer’s Market selling these loganberries and that’s the Swanson Family Farm from La Conner WA. Try a sample, take a pint or more home. Loganberries are high in Vitamin C and B-vitamins.

Gooseberries: Skipley Farm has this tart berry for sale at the market and we hope you don’t pass it by. They are similar to grapes and currants (which Skipley also has for sale, by the way) Gooseberries make amazing jams, pies, chutneys, pickles, sauces, cakes and cocktail syrups. Ask Gil for suggestions based on how the gooseberries taste. These berries are very rich in antioxidants.

DonutPeachesDonut peaches: There are plenty of reasons to pick a donut peach when you see it at the farmer’s market. It’s a lot less acidic, it does not need to be peeled and the pit is much easier to remove as compared to regular peaches. This flat-shaped stone fruit is as charming as it is tasty. Shaped like a donut, you get plenty of vitamins and minerals from this fruit. You may find these at Bill’s Fruit, Martins or Guerrero Farm. The softer the fruit, the riper it is. If the peach is firm, keep it at room temperature until it ripens.

Visit our vendors and get the scoop on all the greens and fruit at the Everett Farmer’s Market. They are incredibly knowledgeable and can answer all of your questions – even better than us!

You can look for the produce, fruit and cheese listed above at Frog Song Farm, Rabbit Fields Farm, Lee’s Produce, Terra Verde, Magana Farms, RP Guerrero Farms, Skipley Farm, Swanson Family Farm, Golden Glen Creamery and Gothberg Farms.

Edlyn G D’Souza is a writer and the more she says that, the truer it becomes. She has her roots in Goa and Mumbai in India, where she worked as a journalist for 5 years. She now lives in Washington where she writes in her blog egeedee.com, draws cat stuff, never tires of seeing Mt Rainier and dreams about changing the world through her stories.