Published 6 July 10
Tags: canistel, Florida (Ceylon) peach, guava, Ice Cream, key lime, lychee, mamey sapote, mango, muntingia, tropical fruit, white sapote
On Sunday we had approximately 75 folks who shared their 4th of July with us at Bee Heaven Farm. We got to sample ice creams and sorbets from 3 of our local ice cream producers – ranging from commercial ice cream, to a custom small-batch goat’s milk ice cream, to a ‘homemade’ producer. Common to all is that they’re all Redland farmers, and they all use local ingredients (Redland-grown fruit) for their creations. However, they differ significantly in their techniques and their added ‘touches’, and it was great fun to sample and compare/contrast them.
Here’s the flavors we sampled.
Ratings and comment cards
from Gaby’s Farm:
Mamey Sapote Dearest
Luscious Lychee Sorbet
Me Gusta Guava
Crème de Canistel
from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics, goat’s milk:
and from Robert at Possum Trot Tropical Fruit Nursery:
Lychee Ice Cream
Ceylon Peach Ice Cream
White Sapote Sorbet
Flavors were rated on a scale from 1 to 10, wtih 1=bad, 4=mediocre, 7=good, 10=oustanding. I added the points awarded to each flavor, and divided by the number of votes for that flavor. Not everyone voted for everything, presumably because they didn’t taste those flavors.
The most popular and consistently liked ice cream was -Read more
Published 17 June 10
Tags: Ice Cream, Pie, tropical fruit
Welcome Summer with a cool treat – discover exciting tropical flavors – vote for your favorites – results will be posted here!
Featuring local Redland ice cream specialists
Gabrielle Berrier, Gaby’s Farm
Hani Khouri, Hani’s Mediterranean Organics
Robert Barnum, Possum Trot
When: Sunday, July 4th 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Bee Heaven Farm
Sample ice cream and sorbet creations and tropical fruit pies from Redland farm producers. Vote for your favorite flavors during our ‘fun tasting’.
Stroll around the farm during this informal gathering. The kids (and adults, too) can check out the chickens, see how the avocados are growing, how the planting areas rest with the summer cover crops, and enjoy the birds, the bees and the butterflies. Afterwards, want to take your favorite flavors home? Bring cash and a cooler, with (preferably) dry ice, to keep your ice cream frozen solid.
Adult (10+): $10
Child (4-9): $5
Child (0-3): free
Attendance limited * Advance purchase required by July 1 Tickets are available until Saturday evening-get yours now!