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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

October 22, 2020
Frozen Jostaberry Cider pops

1 pint jostaberries 4 tbsp honey 3 tbsp lime juice 1 pint cider ½ cup granulated sugar Popcicle sticks In a food processor, blend until smooth.  Pour into ice trays or ice pop trays. Cover with plastic wrap and insert the sticks.  Freeze until solid and enjoy

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November 30, 2020
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Get ready for a new way for Trivia Tuesdays! BaR Rated Trivia consists of teams of 1 to 6 people competing by playing; not just for prizes, but for the fun they have while doing it!  Enjoy delicious food and drink special while you're here! BaR Rated Trivia consists of 5 rounds, with 5 questions per […]

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Enjoy a glass of wine and dinner while decorating your gingerbread home! Our Executive Chef will guide you though this interactive evening as you create a tasty masterpiece! Royal icing, colorful candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies and more. 6pm - Arrival/ Order from the 1741 Pub & Grill menu anytime during the evening 6:30pm - […]

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