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Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini

Grapes are a go-to choice when making a fruit salad or charcuterie board, but they are so much more versatile than that! One of the most surprising things about grapes is how great they are when roasted. This super easy recipe using HMC Farms grapes is a great way to elevate your appetizers and small plate offerings from home gatherings to catered events. What you’ll need for about 16 pieces of crostini: 1 bunch of HMC Farms red seedless table grapes Fresh ricotta cheese 1 medium-sized loaf of rustic bread Fresh thyme or rosemary Olive oil Salt and pepper Optional:…

Halloween Charcuterie

The crispness of fall is finally in the air on our farms, and that means we’re cooking up all of our fall favorites in our farm kitchen! One of our favorite holidays around here just so happens to be Halloween, and we’ve got some ideas for healthier Halloween treats featuring grapes from HMC Farms! These treats are kid and adult approved, so gather the whole family and swap out sugary sweets for nature’s candy! Looking for the perfect snack for your favorite Halloween movie? Whip up a bowl of these monster eyes! This almost-too-cute-to-eat snack is simply HMC Farms green…

Grape Salsa

When you think of salsa, grapes may not immediately spring to mind, but we are about tochange that. Grape salsa has surprisingly become a staple when we have visitors, and onceyou try it you’ll understand why they always want the recipe to take home. When making anyfruit salsa, the sweet flavor of the fruit is a beautiful contrast with traditional salsa ingredients likespicy jalapeños, garlic, and cilantro. HMC Farms grapes are sweet, crisp, and juicy—all perfectcharacteristics for your new favorite salsa ingredient. Whether you use this on tortilla chips, porkloin, or crostini, we are sure that you’ll keep coming back…

Grape Pasta Salad

What’s not to love about pasta salad? It’s one of those dishes that can be a main or a side, andyou can put nearly anything your heart desires in it for a sweet or savory, light or filling meal.With a plethora of pasta types available, pasta salad can be enjoyed by people who are ongluten free, keto, or paleo diets and beyond. Occasionally, we reach out to our HMC family tosee if anyone has tried and true recipes to test in our farm kitchen. One of our team memberssubmitted her family’s bowtie chicken pasta with grapes, and it was an…

Baked Feta with Roasted Grapes

Baked feta with roasted grapes Yes, we are recommending two dishes that contain roasted grapes because they are really that good. If you haven’t tried roasted grapes before, you are truly missing out on a versatile topping or ingredient that can fit into many savory or sweet dishes. If you are a feta fan, you’ve probably tried the trendy baked feta pasta, and we don’t blame you. Quick and easy recipes are perfect to include in Thanksgiving, since you’re already spending plenty of time and effort on everything else. Rather than the main course, this is a great appetizer or…

Fruit and Cheese Charcuterie Board

Chances are, you’ve seen a perfectly styled cheese or charcuterie board on social media. While cheese, meat, and crackers can make any crowd pretty happy; we feel that no charcuterie is complete without our HMC Farms fruit.  The sweet flavors of our tree fruit and table grapes perfectly compliment the savory meat and cheese that are classic cheese board staples. What you’ll need to copy our board: 4-6 pieces of HMC Farms fruit We used 2 plumcots, 2 nectarines, and a large peach HMC Farms grapes We used Bunchkins, which are perfect for this, but our other grapes work well…

Thanksgiving With Grapes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which kicks off the holiday season. Holiday traditions often revolve around food, and if we’re being honest, food is one of the things we look forward to most throughout the holiday season. At HMC Farms, we eat what we grow, and that means that our Thanksgiving table includes plenty of HMC Farms table grapes! In the spirit of our farm table, we’ve gathered some ideas for you to add to your own Thanksgiving table. Let us know if you try any of these by tagging us in your photos on social media, or leaving a comment…

Spicy Pancetta Grape Pizza

Imagine what would happen if your Hawaiian pizza took a trip to Italy… Meet the Spicy Pancetta Grape Pizza. The sweetness of bright, juicy red grapes balance out fiery Calabrian chilies and salty pancetta in this Italian twist on Hawaiian pizza.  Watch us make this pizza on YouTube or Instagram! What you’ll need: 1 uncooked pizza crust 1/2 cup pizza sauce 2-3 tbsp calabrian chili paste 8 oz shredded cheese 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1.5 oz thinly sliced pancetta 1 shallot, thinly sliced 5-6 oz sliced red grapes parsley, finely chopped Instructions: preheat oven to 450° prepare dough on…