Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries

Bird's Haven Farms and Bridgman Farm feature Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries. They are actually a husked heirloom cherry tomato that are related to the tomatillo and chinese lantern (they come in their own organic wrapper) and they pack a wallop when it comes to taste (pleasant, surprising, candy-sweet bursts of tomato flavor in a teeny, tiny tomato) and carry the same nutritional value we find in any other tomato.

They are really good raw (a conversation-piece treat to set out at picnics and get togethers) and are also used in jams, jellies, marmalades, pies, and sauces; they can even be dried.

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries are native to America (and there is a Polish variety) and show up in agricultural records in Pennsylvania as far back as 1837.

For Aunt Molly's ground cherry nutritional details, click here. 

Pictured: Aunt Molly's ground cherries at Bird's Haven Farms.

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