Sunday, August 16, 2009

Elephant Heart Plums & the Ark of Taste

In the box above are elephant heart plums. They're large, heart-shaped, sweet-sour and juicy with mottled red and green skin and pink to dark red flesh. Elephant heart is an heirloom variety of plum that is part of Slow Food's USA's "Ark of Taste". Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste "aims to rediscover and catalogue forgotten flavors by documenting excellent food products that are in danger of disappearing".

Our orchard happens to grow quite a few fruits and vegetables that are included in the Ark of Taste. Besides elephant heart plums, we currently have Laroda plums, Rio Oso Gem peaches, and Faye Elberta peaches. To see all of what we grow from the Ark of Taste, click here to go to our Local Harvest listing, and scroll down to the Ark of Taste list at the bottom of the page.

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