Category: Summer

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is fresh and delicious wrapped in Terhune Orchards Boston lettuce leaves. You can use the ground chicken in the recipe or substitute ground turkey for your own taste preference. We have both available from Griggstown Farm in our farm store. […]

Blueberry Frangipane Tart

Each year at our Blueberry Bash, local amateur bakers enter our Blueberry Bakeoff contest. The not so secret ingredient is blueberries. 2018 Blueberry Bake Off 1st Place Winner: Tova Meyer […]

Blueberry Handpies

Each year at our Blueberry Bash, local amateur bakers enter our Blueberry Bakeoff contest. The not so secret ingredient is blueberries. 2018 Blueberry Bake Off 2nd Place Winner:Beth Hateim r […]

Broccoli Slaw

This is a great way to use the whole broccoli. Enjoy the florets in one recipe and the stalks in this crunchy, creamy, colorful slaw. […]

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a classic country-French dessert of fresh fruit baked inside a simple batter. In France, sweet summer cherries are the preferred fruit for this dessert. Once you try it at home you’ll understand why. It’s so easy to prepare and the lightly sweet custardy batter of the claufoutis complements the natural winey-sweet flavor of the warm cherries. Wedges of warm clafoutis are often served with a spoonful of lightly sweetened whipped cream but, we like it simply dusted with a bit of powdered sugar just before serving. serves 8 […]

Corn Gazpacho

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. 3 cups fresh corn kernels 2 medium sized yellow pepper 4 large yellow beefsteak tomatoes 2 shallots, peeled chopped ½ cup sherry vinegar 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil kosher salt, to taste Cut the corn kernels off the cob. Deseed the peppers and quarter. Quarter the tomatoes. In a blender, pulse in small batches [...]

Day Boat Fish Tacos with Cabbage Carrot Slaw

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. […]

Freezing Peaches-Quick & Easy

Freezing peaches from Terhune Orchards is quick and easy. In February you will be glad you took the time this summer because you will have peaches which taste tree-ripened and delicious for those special dinner parties or just to treat yourself. […]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

This creamy delicious treat can be made with chunky or pureed strawberry mixture but we prefer the pureed so it blends more throughout the ice cream. […]

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Chopped fresh strawberries baked inside this simple, buttery muffin batter make a great spring breakfast or snack time treat. They’re great as is and really wonderful served with a bit of fresh strawberry jam. This is a great master recipe for berry muffins to keep on hand all summer long. As soon as the first raspberries and blueberries are harvested you can use them whole in place of the diced strawberries here. Servings 12 muffins (X 2) […]

Gazpacho

A cold soup is a refreshing summer meal. Tomatoes are the main ingredient, but scallions and cucumbers give this soup body and bite.Serves 6 […]

Grape Leaf Pilaf

This time of year we are trimming our grape vines for the second time. Many visitors to the farm have told us of family recipes they love using grape leaves. Here is one to try. […]

Grilled Broccoli

3 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce 3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. sesame oil 1 head of broccoli (2 pounds) cut into 1 inch florets Kosher salt 1 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped Whisk together tamari or soy sauce with vinegar. While whisking, add the oil. Add the broccoli and toss it to coat the florets. Then add kosher salt to taste. Put grill basket on grill and add broccoli in grill basket and toss until the florets are crisp at edges and tender within, (about 10 minutes). When finished, put broccoli on a platter and top with drizzle olive [...]

Hand Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

At your holiday BBQ, your guests want something cool, delicious and easy to eat at a picnic. These hand pies filled with fruit and sandwiched around vanilla ice cream are a red, white, and blue treat! […]

Late Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad

We have more than 20 types of heirloom tomatoes to choose from in the farm store.They have wonderful names like Aunt Ginny’s Purple, Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe. These older tomato varieties are rich in history and flavor. […]

Maple Grilled Corn and Pepper Relish

Serve this summery mix of vegetables as a side for grilled chicken, ribs or pork chops. The natural sweetness of summer corn is heightened by the light coating of maple syrup caramelized on the grill. For summer picnics and barbeques this pretty side dish can be prepared well in advance of serving time. […]

Melon Sorbet

Choose ripe muskmelons or cantaloupe for this preparation. The flavor and simplicity of this summer dessert is spectacular. Top the servings with a couple of fresh blueberries or blackberries and a wedge of lime. […]

Panzanella

This salad is a refreshing combination of veggies made hearty with the bread croutons. A diced peach would add a flavorful topping to this dish. […]

Peach Canning 101

This is Pam Mount’s tried and true method for canning summer peaches: Select firm, ripe peaches. Freestones are the easiest to work with – the flesh of the peaches comes easily “free” from the stones or pits. Buy more than you think you will need since not all the peaches in a basket will be ready at the same time. […]

Peach Cobbler

This is a light version of the classic summer cobbler. You can mix blackberries and raspberries in with the peaches for a variation on this dish. Serves 8 […]

Peach Curd, Whipped Cream, Macerated Blueberries

This dessert was prepared by Terra Momo Restaurant Group and served at the 2018 Farm to Table fundraiser dinner held at Terhune Orchards. This annual event supports Mercer County Sustainability Coalition is an alliance of the Green Teams and sustainability organizations of Mercer County which works to promote a regional and collaborative approach to sustainability initiatives. […]

Peach Glazed Barbequed Chicken

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter ¼ teaspoon each of dried basil leaves, ground nutmeg and mace 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 cup peach puree, about 3 medium Terhune Orchards peaches 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 frying chickens split in half or quartered Prepare the fresh peach puree by halving and removing the pits of 3 medium-sized, ready-to-eat peaches. Place in blender (or food processor) and blend (or process) until pureed. In a saucepan, melt butter and add the spices, salt, and sugar. Heat only until well blended. Mix the peach [...]

Peach Jam

This jam is made with the traditional cooked method has a firmer set and cooked fruit taste. 3 pounds of peaches yields 8 cups of jam. 4 pint jars or 8 half-pint jars. […]

Peach Pesto Panzanella Salad

Culinary educator and author, Rachel Weston, demonstrated this recipe at our Just Peachy Festival in 2018. The flavors of peach, basil and tomato all meld together for one perfect bite. […]

Pickled Jalapeño

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. 1 jalapeno pepper 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp granulated sugar. Cut the jalepeno into rounds and put in a small bowl. Heat the water vinegar and sugar to dissolve sugar. Pour over the jalapeños. Allow to cool completely.

Preserving Tips! Produce Stays "Fresh-Picked" for Months

Everyone enjoys the “farm-fresh flavor” of Terhune Orchards produce. Lucky for us consumers, the process of food preservation is not all that complicated. Peaches, corn, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, which are indescribably juicy and luscious, are also easy to freeze. Pick all you want and then just follow these simple directions. During winter, you’ll have welcome reminders of delightful summer days spent picking-your-own at Terhune Orchards! […]

Ratatouille

A great late summer dish, taking advantage of many of the season’s vegetables when at their peak. Serve hot or cold. Serves 6-8 […]

Scallops with Spinach and Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 lb scallops 3 Jersey Fresh tomatoes, large, coarsely chopped 10 oz Jersey Fresh spinach, stems removed, thoroughly washed 1 garlic clove, minced 2 cups cooked rice 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped Directions: 1. Gently heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add to the pan and sear to golden brown on one side. Turn to cook the other side about 1 minute. Remove from the pan to a platter. 2. Add [...]

Smoky Corn Chowder

Fresh cut kernels of summer corn are a real treat but a nuisance when they ricochet all over the kitchen! Use an angel food cake pan to hold the cobs and collect the kernels while slicing. Simply insert the tapered end of the cob into the center tube portion of an upright cake pan. From top to bottom, slice off the kernels with a sharp kitchen blade allowing them to drop right into the well of the cake pan.Serves 6 […]

Spinach Pesto

The flavor of fresh spinach adds a mellow earthly flavor to Pesto – a classic fresh Italian sauce traditionally prepared with basil. […]

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs

For an entrée salad the whole family will devour, try spinach salad with bacon and eggs. Top crisp, fresh spinach with sliced bacon and eggs for a complete and satisfying balanced meal. […]

Spring Onion Crème

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. 1 bunch spring onion tops or Terhune scallions, charred on the grill 1 bunch garlic scapes or 3 garlic cloves wrapped in a tin foil packet, charred on the grill, divided 2 cups sour cream extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper In a food processor, blend the charred onions and scapes or 2 cloves [...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

This tart tangy flavor of early rhubarb is the perfect complement to sweet spring berries. Combine these favorite spring fruits for a nearly effortless last minute dessert. serves 6 to 8 […]

Summer Jersey Caprese Salad

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. 4- 2ounce balls of Fresh Buffala Mozzarella 2 Easter egg radishes, thinly sliced 2 large Jersey tomatoes, sliced 8 grape tomatoes, halved 8 cherry tomatoes, halved 3oz garlic scapes, blanched and sliced 4oz English cucumbers, sliced 4oz lemon cucumbers wedges 8 leaves of fresh basil Balsamic vinaigrette ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar ½ cup extra [...]

Sweet Corn “Mexican style”

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. 4 ears or corn, boiled or grilled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 clove garlic, grilled 1/4 cup cotija cheese or parmesan cheese 1/4 cup cilantro leaves red chili powder to taste 4 wedges of lime Smear mayonnaise on cooked corn, sprinkle with cilantro, cotija cheese, and chili powder on top to taste. Serve with a lime [...]

The Perfect Peach Pie

This is a wonderful summer treat! Prepare a fresh pie now while peach season is here and plan ahead for winter by preparing a batch of the fruit filling in a unlined pie pan and freezing it. Once frozen, the filling slides right out to be put into an airtight freezer bag. When company arrives next winter, pop the frozen filling inside a pie crust and bake. […]

Tomato, Mozzarella & Grilled Fennel Salad

The combination of ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella is a summer classic; grilled fennel makes it new and exciting. Serve this as a first course, followed by an entrée of grilled fish. For easy entertaining, grill the fennel ahead of time and assemble the salad just before serving. Serves 4 1 large or 2 small fennel bulbs, scrubbed, feathery ends trimmed 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar coarse (kosher) salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into thin rounds 1. Preheat the grill [...]

Watermelon Salsa

Our melon bins are piled high with seeded and seedless watermelons that have red or yellow flesh. You can also make this salsa with our cantaloupe, honeydew or canary melons. […]

Zucchini Cake with Blueberries & Candied Lemon

This recipe was served at the 5th annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner at Terhune Orchards on July 21,2016. This recipe was prepared for our guests by the talented chefs at the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. This annual event event supports the Mercer Sustainability Coalition. […]

Zucchini Enchiladas

Swap zucchini for tortillas in this gluten- free twist on colorful enchiladas bursting with summer’s best flavors. Serve with rice and refried beans. […]

Zucchini, Corn & Fresh Basil Salad

A refreshing medley of summer flavors, this salad is great for summer picnics and barbecues. Terhune Orchards’ fresh zucchini and summer corn (now available in the farm store!) sliced right off the cob require very little cooking to tenderize and bring out their best qualities. Just steam gently and dress in this simple vinaigrette. […]

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