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First WWOOFers of the season

Jade and Mike cutting bananas for the dehydrator.

Jade and Mike cutting bananas for the dehydrator.

Jade and Mike arrived a couple of days ago from Kentucky/Indianapolis.  The morning of their first day, after a tour of the farm, we got ready to fill up the dehydrator.  First we picked all of the ripe Muntingia, also known as Cotton Candy fruit because they taste just like it.  Then we sat down to cut all the ripe fruit in the barn, which consisted of Carambolas, Bananas as well as Longans and arranged them on dehydrator trays.  Longans take an extra amount of patience.  First you have to peel off the out shell; then you rinse the “eyeball”; last, cut around the seed very carefully because they are super slippery and you end up with 2 little cup-shaped pieces of Longan flesh.  They are AMAZING dried!  In fact, I heard they are an aphrodisiac in Indonesia (or was it Thailand?).

Top to bottom: Carambolas, Longans, Bananas and Muntingia in the dehydrator.

Top to bottom: Carambolas, Longans, Bananas and Muntingia in the dehydrator.


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