The strange little things above are Kiwi Berries. Or, to be more accurate, Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta). The are not baby kiwis, they are a cousin plant. When you slice them open, though, they look just like tiny kiwis.
And they are delicious. The great thing about them is that you can eat the whole thing–like a grape. And they taste just like kiwis. They are in season right now and are a lovely snack. I’ve been munching on them for weeks now.
I got mine at our local organic grocery, PCC, but people I know have also gotten them at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Luckily for me, they are grown in Oregon, so they can be considered local for us Seattleites.
Check them out!