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Super Haskap Lemon Muffins

We are so happy to be sharing our second Haskap berry recipe with you! Haskap berries are wonderfully simple, delicious fruit to incorporate into your recipes.    You can follow along the directions below, or feel free to save our recipe card photo for future use. Super Haskap Lemon Muffins Ingredients 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Rind of one lemon, zested 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup fresh or frozen Haskap berries Directions Mix together your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon rind in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg Add milk and butter to the egg, mixing together Add wet ingredients to...

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Nana's Haskap Cheesecake

Are you looking for a new dessert that will impress both friends and family? Try Nana's Cheesecake recipe with a twist, haskap topping. The sweet, light, creamy texture of this familiar favorite lends itself beautifully to the bright, semi-tart nature of the haskap. This easy to make recipe is a great way to try haskaps for the first time or to enjoy them in a whole new way.    In 2019 we started growing haskaps in Hampton, PE. We tried a few and fell in love with them right away. Unique in flavor, we had a few discussions in the field about how to describe the taste. Most similar, in my opinion, to the blueberry, I still find myself detecting...

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Haskap Crisp Recipe

We are so excited to share this delicious Haskap Crisp recipe! Follow along below, or save our recipe card photo to add this delicious treat to your collection! Recipe is compliments of Mary Jane Cassidy.

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Cassidy Farm's Haskap Berry Harvest

It was an exciting second year at the Cassidy Group Farm's Haskap Berry field! In our first year, we harvested between 4 and 6 rows entirely by hand. This year, we were focused on ensuring we had a farm that was clean, natural and smart. With over 33 rows that are each 1000 feet long filled with Haskap Berries, we decided to invest in a mechanical harvester. Take a look at the video below to see our harvester in action! This allowed us to harvest over 950 pounds of healthy, delicious Haskap Berries grown right here on Prince Edward Island! What's Growing on the Cassidy Group Farm? Half of the field is made up of new plants that are in...

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Latest on our Healthy Haskaps

Latest on our Healthy Haskap EDIT: read the latest article about our Haskap berry operation here: Another successful spring season is in the books at VanKampen's Greenhouses. We still have many different floral, tree, shrub, and houseplant varieties in-stock, so be sure to come check out our Allen St. location! As discussed in our last blog post, we wanted to use this post to write more about the field work we have been involved with and our Haskap berry operation. Known as the 'berry of long life and good vision', Haskap berries are a blue, oblong berry that has a sweet, tangy taste. Haskap berries are also known for their numerous health benefits and are up to 4 times...

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