Raspberries would have to be one of my favourite fruits, so I had been looking for an excuse to visit a local grower, Gowinta Farms, for quite some time.
The season is very nearly at its end, but fret not, now is the perfect time to race down and get hold of some of their seconds ($10/kg) for making jam, or even better some raspberry sorbet, which was the reason for my visit.
James Ashby, Gowinta’s marketing manager, took me to their shade house that was home to the flourishing plants of these delectable little berries. Ahhh, berries galore… paradise…
Gowinta is also experimenting with some funky colour raspberries, and while these are yet to be released to consumers, I think it will be pretty special when they do.
So I was a happy girl. I was equipped with a mass of raspberries which I took home to turn into a fabulous raspberry sorbet, and the extras of which I pureed and froze so I can use them for my fruit smoothies. So while the season is nearly at its end, I will be enjoying my raspberries for some time to come.
Be quick and visit Gowinta. While premium raspberries and strawberries are available for purchase, if you do want some for jam making, the seconds are available on special request on packing days, just ask at the cafe and they will point you in the right direction – it doesn’t hurt to ring prior to visiting just to check on availability .
For more information visit:
Bury’s Road, Beerwah
Ph. 07 5494 0365
This post was written by Petra Frieser – Local Harvest
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