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New Quince Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Try our newest flavor: Quince Meyer Lemon Sorbet. To craft our latest seasonal sorbet, we take on the quince, sourced from Geraldine Kildow of North Field Farm in Ferndale, Washington.

At this point you may ask yourself: what exactly is a quince? Quince is an ancient tree fruit, and looks somewhat like an apple or pear. But the similarities end there. Quince is all about transformation.

While not edible raw – ripe, golden hued quince has a special aroma. Leave a quince on a sunny windowsill and it will slowly release a delicate apple, citrusy vanilla scent. We peel and cook the quince, and it turns a deep rosy pink.

The Co-op makes this new Quince Lemon Meyer sorbet with local, organic pureed quince fruit and a zesty punch of Meyer Lemon juice. Serve this unique frozen treat atop your favorite baked good, or add a splash of sparkling water to create a delightful “Quince Fizz.”

Stop by the Co-op’s Deli or CONES counter to try some today! Also available in pints to-go.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.