Kiwi Berries

Kiwi Berries

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit has its origins in China. In the early 1900’s, a New Zealand school teacher visited China. She returned to her homeland with Chinese ‘gooseberry seeds’. These seeds were planted and the fruit began to gain popularity in New Zealand. During World War II, American soldiers stationed in New Zealand had the opportunity to enjoy the fruit that later became called Kiwi Fruit. Kiwi began to be commercially grown. New Zealand is currently the 3rd largest producer of Kiwi. China and Italy are in the 1st and 2nd place. California grows over 90% of the Kiwi produced in the US.

There are currently over 50 varieties of Kiwi grown. Kiwi Berries are one of the varieties that we have available for next week.

A few things that make these Kiwi Berries unique:

  • Kiwi Berries are much smaller than Kiwi Fruit…about the size of a grape.
  • Kiwi Fruit has thick fuzzy skin…Kiwi Berries have thin smooth skin that can easily be eaten
  • Kiwi Fruit is typically shipped from California or imported from other parts of the world. Next week’s Kiwi Berries are grown by Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown, PA.
  • Kiwi Fruit is typically peeled before it is consumed. You can eat the whole Kiwi Berry…wash and pop it into your mouth!
  • Kiwi Fruit can typically be purchased all throughout the year. Local Kiwi Berries are only available for a short window of time. We have them on the menu for next week only!
  • Kiwi Berries will be included in next week’s Fruit Box. You can also purchase half pints here.

Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes

Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15

Fruit Box

  • Autumn Crisp Apples
  • Sunrise Pears
  • Prune Plums
  • Kiwi Berries

Regular Farm Share (Half Bushel Box)*

  • Arugula
  • Sweet Corn
  • Garlic
  • Boc Choi
  • Parsley
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

Large Farm Share (Bushel Box) *

  • Arugula
  • Sweet Corn
  • Garlic
  • Boc Choi
  • Parsley
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Red Cabbage
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Red Onions

*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA

NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.

This was our first full week of offering Weaver’s Orchard award-winning apple cider. It should be on the menu into the new year. Give it a try!


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