Find out how Justin Rashid and American Spoon Fruit are preserving summer fruits on this week's episode of The Farm Report! Erin Fairbanks chats with Justin about American Spoon Fruit's line of preserves. Learn about the terroir of lake-area Michigan, and why some of the best fruits in the world come from that location. Find out how American Spoon Fruit helps fruit growers by buying specific selections of their crop. Learn what fruit varieties have fallen out of favor, and why Justin believes these heirloom varieties are culturally and culinarily important. Learn more about the science behind preserving on this week's edition of The Farm Report! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today's break music has been provided by PEELS.
"I'm thrilled, and pretty much amazed with what has happened recently in agriculture. When Larry and I started this company, what we were doing was considered kind of 'odd'... agriculture in American was the past. And now it seems to have such a thriving future prospect." [8:30]
"The trick with preserving is trying to get the product, the lid, the jar, and the headspace at sterilization temperatures, but then when the jar seals, you have to get that heat out. [24:00]
-- Justin Rashid on The Farm Report