This is the first time we're premiering Meyer Lemons and we couldn't be more excited. Last year's weather washed away these specialty crops, but the harvest looks good this year! This hybrid citrus fruit is native to China and always trending due to its sweet x sour x slightly orange flavor. It's a bit smaller than a regular lemon, less tangy making it a favorite amongst bakers, and the rind has a complex scent - perfect for mixologists.
Meyer Lemons don't ship well so most supermarkets won't sell this citrus, making it a rare gem.
This family-owned citrus farm is located in the heart of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The Becnel family has farmed in this region for decades and Farmer Thomas is the 6th generation. Once known for having ideal growing conditions for citrus, many farms have been closing due to the climate changing. The original seeds on this farm came from the Canary Islands in the mid 19th centruy. It’s been said that Louisiana citrus is sweeter than that grown in FL, Texas, and CA. Farmer Thomas' farm is located in the furthest South region of LA that still has enough soil to support citrus cultivation. This family farm is one of the last of a Louisiana citrus legacy.
Our operations manager helped sell this citrus to some of the top restaurants in New Orleans like Herbsaint and Dante's Kitchen when he lived down South and was blown away with the flavor and passion Farmer Thomas has for citrus growing.
We're very honored and excited to bring New Yorkers citrus that's harvested by Farmer Thomas for pure flavor perfection. Because it is so rare to find citrus in New York straight from the farm, we suggest you stock up.
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