Fresh Produce at Goffle Brook Farms
There’s nothing else like it to put a smile on your face. Shopping at a farmer’s market for your own hand picked, fresh produce. The sights and sounds of customers chit chatting while divulging in locally grown produce. The aromas of fresh fruits and vegetables wafting on a summer’s breeze. Children grabbing a grape to munch on when no ones looking. And then there are the benefits…
On average, produce travels about 1,500 miles from farm to store, and because of that, it’s picked still unripe. The produce at the farmers market is more often picked ripe and sold within a day. That translates into fresher, better-tasting food that’s also more nutritious, because the vitamins and other nutrients haven’t had time to break down. And local produce has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than fruits and veggies that have been trucked hundreds of miles to a supermarket.
Summer 2018 Fruits and Vegetables
Cotton Candy Grapes
These plump, juicy, all-natural green grapes are one of our newest varieties, and they’re one that everyone is excited about. The cotton candy flavour is unmistakable. It’s sweeter than traditional table grape varieties. These tasty grapes boast all the health benefits and nutrients of regular grapes but with a twist: Each bite tastes just like the soft, sugary, hand-spun cotton candy you know and love — without the extra chemicals, sugar, calories and guilt you don’t.
It’s called Sweet Sapphire. First off, the grape is shaped like a drop and secondly, it is black. When seeing the berries for the first time it really is difficult not to be reminded of liquorice. It has a long shape, imagine the shape of a blob of honey that you allowed to fall. The length of the berries is 5 to 7 centimeters. The taste is sweet and refreshing with a full body grape flavour. When taking a bite of this unique berry the crisp skin bursts open and the firm flesh explodes in your mouth. A natural cross-pollination process gives the variety a taste and versatility unlike other grapes, according to the release. The grapes are so firm they can be snapped in half and stuffed.
Jersey White Peaches
Jersey-grown peaches are at the top of people’s lists as the most beloved fruits of summer. The Garden State is the 4th largest peach producer in the country. White Peaches are spicier and a little juicier. A half-cup sliced fresh peaches is just 30 calories and provides 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. White-fleshed peaches are lower in acid and taste sweet whether firm or soft. As for cooking, the two types are interchangeable according to preference. We generally think the delicate, floral sweetness of white peaches is excellent for eating out of hand or grilling, but like the more intense flavor of yellow peaches for baking.
Other Available Fruits in the Farmer’s Market
Local Vegetables and Produce
Goffle Brook Farm has plenty of corn to go around! Come get some of New Jersey’s own, fresh sweet corn and you’ll never try any other corn again! Or try some of our many other vegetables available for purchase. At Goffle Brook Farm we know creating a well-balanced, healthy diet is important, and we include plenty of hearty and delicious produce for you to choose from! Our vegetable selection is large and delicious, and perfect for use in any culinary dishes you need to make. Try out some of our delicious veggies for some of amazing health benefits, it’s never a bad time to adjust your diet so you are getting the right nutrients and get healthy and lean just by snacking on vegetables instead of chips.
We hope to see you stop in and purchase some healthy vegetables or fruits this summer! We have so many great varieties of all sorts, so even if you’re growing your own at home, stop in and try some of our sweet corn, or maybe try some of our cotton candy grapes if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Regardless of what produce you enjoy eating, Goffle Brook Farm is happy and proud to provide Bergen County with a locally grown option for produce to so many of you and hope you enjoy every purchase you make here, and that you are able to make something tasty with it. We hope to see you soon!