|Kiwi berry variety "Aloha Annas"|
from Kiwi Korners
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Have you ever had a kiwi berry before?
I'm willing to bet most of you will say no. Kiwi berries are rare in the US, which is why I thought it would be fun to share some info about these delicious berries. Then maybe the next time you see kiwi berries at your local market, you'll try them. Or ask your grocer to stock them!
We get these delicious little powerhouse fruits in our organic co-op once or twice a year around this time of year [mid autumn] and I look forward to them all year long. I even bought extras from the farm the share prior.
As I sat down to write what I knew about kiwi berries--all of which I learned through my co-op newsletter, I thought I'd better do a little research to make sure I had my facts straight. So I did a google search and read through a few sites. I found one site in particular that was very informative. I went to the fridge and looked for the name of the farm from which my kiwi berries came and guess what? The informative kiwi berry website I was reading is the website of the farm from which my kiwi berries came! My kiwi berries come from Kiwi Korners farm in Pennsylvania where Dave the kiwi berry farmer tends his kiwi crops. His website is KiwiBerry.com [Hi Dave! Thanks for growing these delicious, nutritious, organic kiwi berries for me and my family! :) ]
|Kiwi berries are the perfect size for popping in your mouth!|
The variety we got in our co-op today are the Aloha Annas. According to the KiwiBerry website, this variety has the flavor of kiwi, pineapple and a slight hint of mint. Let's see if I can confirm this. .... *pops one in my mouth* ... hmmm... maybe I need another one to be sure. *pop pop pop* *kid pops few* mmm. All gone. ;)