Gearing up for the big holiday weekend? This Independence Day, remember to support your independent local businesses. Local businesses are part of our community and what makes it special.
We bring in local product whenever we can, like Eileen’s Gourmet Granola (Ocean Township,) Papa Ganache Pastries (Keyport) or Giamano’s Pasta Sauces (Bradley Beach.) This week we’ve got some great local New Jersey organic blueberries from Little Buck Organics Farm in Hammonton, NJ, the “Blueberry Capitol of the World.”
Family-owned and run by Louis and Elizabeth Condo, Little Buck Organics is one of only 4 farms in NJ who primarily grow certified organic blueberries. It’s hard work, a lot harder than growing conventional berries (who rely on pesticides to do a lot of the work) but the end result is plump, juicy and bursting-with-flavor fruit, hand-picked, sorted and sent all over the country. Well, we’re very lucky that the blueberries we’ve got in our stores go from the farm to table in only a day!
Now this is delicious: Raw Blueberry Sorbet.
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 3/4 cup agave syrup
- 1 tbs. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Chill in refrigerator, then follow directions on an ice cream maker. If you don’t have one, spoon mixture into a deep dish and place in freezer, stirring with a whisk every 20 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times then cover and freeze. When ready to serve, you can either put in a blender for creamier texture or whisk in the bowl.
For more of this week’s produce specials, click here.