Lemons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market, and as any Lemon aficionado will tell you, there is more to the Lemon than the singular sour yellow citrus fruit you’ll find at most grocery stores. Lemons, like all citrus fruits, are open pollinated, and over the years, that has led to a variety of natural and manmade hybrids. You won’t find most of these hybrids at the grocery, but you will find them at the Certified Farmers’ Market.
Choose large, thin-skinned and sweet, Meyer Lemons, when you’re looking for a lemon that is sweeter and milder in flavor. Meyer Lemons are less acidic than other lemons but still add a true lemon flavor to pies, puddings, jams and jellies. Choose bold and sassy Eureka Lemons for lemonades, marinades, or recipes requiring lemon zest. Eureka Lemons have a thick rind and a deliciously sour pulp.
Did you know: Although they are thought to have originated in either India, Burma and/or China, the real origin of the Lemon is largely a mystery. What we do know is that they have been cultivated by humans for nearly 4,000 years.
Price: $2.50 per pound and up.