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Jostaberries

A little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a tad tangy, Jostaberries are a cross between a gooseberry and a black currant.  We are the only commercial grower of Jostaberries in the Northeast. Jostaberry picking is a great family friendly activity!

In appearance, Jostaberries resemble a gooseberry, with the deep purple (almost black) coloring of the black currant.

Season

Early July - Mid July

Choosing

Select berries that are dark purple, nearly black in color. They should be firm to the touch.

Storing

Gently wash freshly picked berries and drain. They can be kept up to one week in the refrigerator in a plastic container.

Freezing

Jostaberries hold up well to freezing. Simply wash the berries, drain and pat dry. Place berries single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. After they are frozen, berries can be placed in a plastic container or bag and returned to the freezer.

Featured Recipes

June 5, 2020
Caramelized Strawberries Chips

Ingredients: 1 Quart Lyman’s Strawberries sliced ¾ cup brown sugar ½ Tsp vanilla extract Additional needs: pan spray, wax paper Directions: Preheat the oven to 250 f.  Crumble the brown sugar to remove any chunks.  Toss the sliced strawberries with the brown sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.  Allow to rest for 15 […]

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June 5, 2020
Fresh Strawberry Jalapeno Relish

1 pint Lyman’s Strawberries 1 Jalapeno ½ diced red onion 3 tbsp fresh mint 1 lemon juiced 1 tsp salt ½ tsp granulated garlic 3 tbsp olive oil Directions Dice the strawberries into small pieces.  Finely chop the jalapeno, removing the stem and seeds.  Finely chop the mint leaves.  Combine all the ingredients in a […]

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