Our local farmer's market is done for the season, so this past Saturday, G and I ventured to the Clintonville Farmer's Market. Much larger than our town's, this farmer's market was bustling with activity and autumn produce. We were there to pick up a couple gallons of our favorite local apple cider, but we also stumbled upon:
Looking like miniature yellow-ish tomatillos, I had no idea what these petite objects were:
The farmer explained they are called ground cherry tomatoes, and they are related to tomatillos:
A quick sample of this fresh fruit surprised me--they tasted a little bit like a sweet tomato and a bit tropical, almost like mango or pineapple.
I love discovering new healthy foods. I told the boys they were ground cherries, and they couldn't get enough of them. Surely if I had called them tomatoes, they wouldn't have been quite as excited. Again, it's all in the marketing...
Speaking of healthy eating, be sure to check out this recipe for Inside-Out Apple Crisps I posted this morning on FamilyEducation.com.
Lastly, if you missed it, today is the first Monday of my new Meatless Monday challenge. It's included in this week's meal plan:
Baked Penne Pasta, Spinach Salad, Raspberries
Green Curry, Brown Rice, Ground Cherry (tomatoes)
Sloppy Joes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Pineapple
Teriyaki Salmon (merely salmon marinated for 20 minutes in Soy-Vay, Greens and Vegetable Egg Drop Soup
Homemade Pita Pizza, Sweet Peas, Clementines
Have a sweet week!