Visit Reese Orchards For Fresh Fruit

One of the great things about Starkville is that you don’t have to go far to get a change of scenery. Take a six-mile journey down the road from HELiX Starkville luxury student living this Saturday to pick an unexpectedly delicious fruit. Reese Orchards offers grapes, blueberries, and pears, but the crop people drive hundreds of miles to pick is the oriental persimmon.

Grab your friends and get ready to try something delicious and new! We’ve even included a healthy fall recipe that you can make in your luxurious student apartment. At only $1.50 per pound, you can’t afford not to try these fresh, delicious fruits. Drive out to the farm for a beautiful day in the crisp fall weather, then return home to make this sweet and salty autumn dish.

Warm Grain Salad with Pecans and Persimmons

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt, wheat berries, or other whole grain
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1/2 c. toasted pecans
  • 1 oriental persimmon, diced
  • 3 oz. crumbled Feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Cook the grains according to package directions. While they cook, chop the shallot, toast the pecans, and dice the persimmon.

Whisk the shallot and vinegar together. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Drain the grains, then immediately add all other ingredients to a serving bowl and toss to combine. Pour the shallot, oil and vinegar mixture over the top and stir. Serve immediately. This makes 6 servings.

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