Monday, July 2, 2007

Black Currants

This weekend we harvested our biggest crop of black currants so far. This is the third season for black currants at Hangman Hill. Each year the crop is better than the last. If you haven't tried black currants they are fantastic and you can read more about them at Maple Lane Farm, the largest black currant grower in the U.S., is just down the road in Preston, CT. It wasn't always legal to grow black currants in the U.S, but fortunately the U.S. Department of Agriculture came to their senses. These little berries are chock full of antioxidants and flavor. They are amazing in pies and tarts, as juice and preserved as jam.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Yummy, They look good and gooseberries too!! A lot better than our paltry crop (our first real year. We had a celebratory eating of the black currant crop the other day, we each got a few!!