ARTfarm Wednesday, 3–6 p.m.: chocolate pudding fruit!

Black sapote fruit (chocolate pudding fruit, Diospyros nigra) is an unusual, seldom exported, island treat. A cousin of the persimmon fruit, they can be eaten sweet or savory out of hand, sliced or pureéd, or used in a multitude of places where you would want a rich fruit pulp.

Pick up a few and try them in smoothies. They can be combined with citrus as handily as with dairy and a pinch of sugar, so experiment and see how you like them best!

Black sapotes are generally the size of slicer tomatoes and grow on mid-sized trees with dark green foliage that resemble avocado trees, but are more resilient.

Today’s stand: Sweet mixed salad greens, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula, microgreens, cucumbers, Bodhi beans, kale, broccoli greens, carrots, onions, basil, chili peppers, lettuce heads, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, farm fresh eggs, passionfruit, and ripe black sapote. 20140326-143324.jpg

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