Sunday, April 28, 2013

How to Fit 25 lbs of Mangos into 3 Sandwich Bags

Yes, it takes a lot of time. 
Yes, it requires a dehydrator.
Yes, having a good supply of mangos is almost essential...

...but, dehydrating mangos produces a nutritious delicacy which takes very little space to store.

180 ounces of Mango Puree

I peel and pit about 25 pounds of mangos. Mixing varieties and stages of ripeness seems to improve the product. At least some of the mangos should be high in fiber. Puree the mango. I add about 8000mg of Vitamin C to about 180 ounces of puree to preserve color and freshness, and to add a slight tartness to the mixture. Then spread about 20 oz of the mixture onto nonstick sheets and dehydrate at 105 degrees until done. Drying time varies with moisture content and thickness of the mixture and humidity, but can take 12-16 hours. Then roll the sheets and slice in about one-inch pieces. The dried mango stores well in the refridgerator or freezer. 

20 ounces of Mango Puree ready for Dehydrator


Mango Logs ready for cutting

25 pounds of fresh mangos 2 pounds of dehydrated mango


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hours for April 29 thru May 4

For the remainder of mango season, we intend to be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Soon we will have fixed hours during the week.  For the coming week our hours we be:
  • Monday, April 29    .... noon -2pm
  • Wednesday, May 1 ..... 3 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 2  ........ 5 - 6pm
  • Saturday, May 4   ........9am - noon
Please let us know if other times would be more convenient for you.

More than ten varieties of mango ripe now and supply is very good!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Morning Fruit

Open 9am - noon Saturday..

Current Mango varieties:
  • Cogshall
  • Glenn
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • Nam Doc Mai (few)
  • Bailey's Marvel (few)
  • Tess Pollock (few)
  • Carrie (few)
  • Hayden
  • Rosa
  • Stringies

Other fruit (limited quantity):
  • Tamarind
  • Sapodilla

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mango Supply Very Good

We have a good supply of PPK (Lemon Meringue), Glenn, Pim Seng Mun, Dwarf Hawaiian, Cogshall and Rosa.  Many other varieties are close to being ready.  Some days we have more than 10 varieties of mangos available.

Selection is often best on weekdays.

Convenient Times to Buy Fruit

We will be open every Saturday morning during mango season.

We intend to have regular hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the next couple of months.  Please tell us what time of day would be most convenient for you to stop by for fruit. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Organic vs Conventional

We grow organically because we don't want to eat pesticides and other nasty chemicals, and most of our customers make a conscious effort to avoid these also. 
Here's an interesting article investigating the benefits of organic food...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hours for April 23 - 25

Tuesday, April 23  ..... 12-2 pm
Wednesday, April 24  .... 1-3 pm
Thursday, April 25  .... 11-1 pm

Please let me know if other times would work better for you.


To minimize our impact on the environment, please bring in your own bags for your fruit purchases whenever possible.  Many people save their plastic bags for us, but it's amazing how quickly we deplete our supply during mango season.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Current Selection of Mangos

We will be open  9am - noon every Saturday.  Please check for additional hours during the week.

More mango varieties are ripening.   Our selection now includes:
  • Cogshall
  • Glenn
  • Rosa
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Quidnau
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • some Bailey's Marvel
  • some Haden
  • some PPK
  • some Stringies.

Dwarf Hawaiian


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Midweek Mangos

I have to work around many commitments this week but if you would like to stop by for mangos today or tomorrow, please leave a message with times which would work out for you... 561-278-7754

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Consequence of a Warm Winter

Again we have the earliest mangos available in the county!

Below are the four varieties which have begun to ripen....






Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Already

Sorry for the lack of posting...  I'll post some progress pictures soon

Jaboticaba possibly next week..still a bit sour
Mangos in very small quantities
Caimito, Sapodilla, Tamarind, and Black Sapote are also available