What happened to Gooseberry Patch catalog?

After many successful years in retail sales, in 2010, Gooseberry Patch made the difficult decision to discontinue the catalog business and focus on cookbook and calendar publishing exclusively. Mail-order sales had fallen off dramatically, due to the economic downturn in the United States and increased competition from …

What is the newest Gooseberry Patch cookbook?

Fresh Farmhouse Recipes (Everyday Cookbook Collection) This title will be released on December 15, 2021.

How many Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are there?

200 cookbooks
Gooseberry Patch encourages customers to submit recipes, some of which are selected for inclusion in Gooseberry Patch recipe books. Since 1992, over 200 cookbooks have been published with nearly 9.0 million sold.

What can I do with gooseberries?

Gooseberries are often added to drinks and desserts as a compote or purée, as well as being made into jams, chutneys and sauces in savoury dishes. They pair especially well with other seasonal fruits such as elderflowers and strawberries, along with citrus fruits.

Is Gooseberry a berry?

The fruits of currants and gooseberry are true berries with the seeds enclosed in a fleshy pericarp. The berries are born in clusters, with every single fruit adjoined to the main strig by a short stem. The fruits ripen in order along the strig, the fruit closest to the branch first and the terminal last.

Can I Eat gooseberries raw?

For maximum health benefits, it’s best to enjoy gooseberries raw. Their flavor ranges from quite sour to relatively sweet, a little bit like slightly underripe grapes. Gooseberries are also used in cooked and baked dishes, such as pies, tarts, chutneys, compote, jams, and cordial.

Why is it illegal to grow red currants?

In 1911 it was made illegal to grow currants in the United States. They were banned by the US Department of Agriculture because they carried the white pine blister rust disease. This fungus threatened to wipe out the pines in the US, so all Ribes were banned to protect the logging industry at the time.

Why were gooseberries banned in the United States?

Unfortunately, also in the early 1900s, the growing of gooseberry and related currants became federally banned because of a fungal disease called white pine blister rust, a deadly disease for all species of white pines (which includes the ancient bristlecone pines).

Can you eat gooseberries raw?