They had me at “peak of walnut season!”
Pasture and Orchard Tour ~ October 17
CUESA is hosting tour of Glashoff Farms in Fairfield and Shelly’s Garden in Brentwood (in the San Francisco bay area). It will be the peak of walnut season, and Maria Glashoff will show us how the nuts are harvested, hulled, and dried. We’ll also get a glimpse of the berry vines, the orange, prune and persimmon orchards, and the beef cattle the Glashoffs raise for the family. Shelly McMahon, a new seller in the Tuesday market, will introduce us to her 1,200 pastured laying hens. We’ll learn how small, humane operations like Shelly’s are worlds apart from the factory farms involved in the Salmonella recall. The tour costs $25, including lunch made with farmers market ingredients and round trip transportation from the Ferry Building. Reserve a spot today.”
For inspirational purposes, this carrot cake from Allrecipes is AMAZING.
5 more great things to do with walnuts besides eat them straight are:
- Stuff into dates and munch an instant nutritious sweet.
- Turn green walnuts into liquor or preserves. (Liqueur de noix from David Lebovitz)
- Make baklava!
- Bake thumbprint jam cookies rolled in ground walnuts.
- Chop them into any flavored yogurt, or plain yogurt with honey. mmmm
Visit the Walnut association website for all things walnut. And ask for my address if you need an opinion 😉