March 22, 2012

From the Farm

Cpl. Aaron Diamat

After spending nearly three years in Yuma, I’m sometimes still amazed at the things I haven’t done.

I managed to cross one more item off my list when I recently traveled to From the Farm on Highway 95, east of Yuma.

I finally managed to try a date shake, a milk shake with one of Yuma’s treasured agricultural products blended into it.

The store offers two varieties of shakes, chocolate and vanilla. Naturally, I felt obligated to try both, so I got one of each to share with my family.

The date is a fleshy, sweet fruit harvested from date palm trees. Yes, the palm tree does more than just provide a tropical look, it also provides a fruit with an almost dessert-like sweetness.

With the right amount of dates mixed into the shake, it provides a different flavor than the normal shake. I’m personally a bigger fan of the vanilla date shake, as it provides more of the distinct date flavor that gets drowned out when chocolate is added to the mix.

The store also offers a variety of locally-grown products, including honey and other desserts, making it a worthwhile destination for local delicacies.

If you’re looking for gaudy interior decorations, antiques and other assorted items, this might also be the place for you.

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