Lemon Blueberry Cheese Tart

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: N/A
Cooling Time: 3.5 hours
Servings: 12

 

INGREDIENTS

ALMOND CRUST

½ c. slivered almonds
¼ c. packed light brown sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
6 tbsp. cold butter
1 tbsp. cold water

Blueberry Pineapple Parfaits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: N/A
Cooling Time: N/A
Servings: 4

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain Greek style yogurt
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted (optional)

Savory Blueberry Pizza

Prep Time: ~15 minutes
Cooking Time: ~16 minutes
Servings: 10"x14" pizza

 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound pizza dough
1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
4 ounces diced pancetta (can also use bacon or ham if pancetta is not available), cooked and drained
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
Freshly ground black pepper

USDA Organic

Great question! The concept of organic has drawn a lot of positive attention to how we grow and raise food, and the impact of agriculture on our environment. 

Organic Agriculture was originally conceived from a desire to improve soil quality and the environment, and from a rejection of the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers in farming. Organic agriculture is a subset of sustainable agriculture. 

Sustainable Agriculture is based on the principle that we provide quality food in the present without compromising the ability of the land to provide quality food in the future. Natural sustainable farms, including organic farms, use ecosystem-friendly sustainable farming practices, natural fertilizers and soil amendments in environmentally healthy quantities.

Lemon Blueberry Cream Pie

Prep Time: ~15 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Cooling Time: ~2 hours
Servings: 9" pie

 

INGREDIENTS

1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened $
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (3.4-ounce) package lemon instant pudding mix
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 pint fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
1 cup whipping cream
Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh blueberries

Flavor Grenade Pluots

"Dinosaur egg" is a nickname given to some varieties of pluot due to their dappled coloring. This delicious cross between an apricot and a plum happened thanks to a cross-breeding program (not genetic engineering) conducted by California breeder Floyd Zaiger. Pluots are nutritious and are low in fat, so Moms looking for healthy snacks have another great option in the pluot. You can also count on slices of pluot to add some flavor to other dishes.

El Nino 1997

"El Niño weather event is biggest since 1997, may trigger soaking winter storms..." is the actual headline in the Mercury News.  As any California farmer would say, this is wonderful news. Yet in spite of all our advanced algorithms, satellites and data, the meteorologists are still offering only educated guesses, not facts. Talk to our sagacious senior farmers, though, and you will be told that if the rain doesn't come this year, it will come next year, or the year after. The fact is, California is a generally arid region of extreme weather, and we have lived through droughts before. Now is the time farmers prepare for rain and conserving the water that does come.

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