Welcome to our “Produce News” page where we’ll keep you up-to-date on the extra special produce currently at the Corner. “Extra Special” to us means in-season, organic, local, and particularly tasty! This is not a listing of everything we offer. If you have questions, call Rob or Ryn at 360-732-0107.
LOCAL & SPECIAL:
January 19th, 2019
CITRUS: Normally, we reserve this page for local treats, but going into February, our local bounty is dwindling. In its place we’re offering a great selection of organic citrus to juice up your January. Explore!
Organic Mandarines and Tangerines: Satsuma, Algeria, Clementine, Daisy, Lee, and Page.
Organic Quats: Kumquats, Mandarinquats, and Limequats. Who knew?
Organic Oranges: Blood, Cara Cara, Navel, and Heirloom Navel
Organic Grapefruit: RioStar, Melogold, and Pomelo. The Pomelo is a very primitive citrus, a parent to modern day grapefruit varietals.
A Selection of Local Squash grown organically from Red Dog, Solstice, Wildwood, and Midori Farms.
Apples from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA):
Cameo — Especially high in antioxidants. Crisp and sweet with a touch of tart. Holds up well to baking. $1.49/lb or $24/20lb box.
Honeycrisp — Rob claims the best Honeycrisps anywhere. Still great, this late in the season. Tonnemaker’s was the first to grow them on a north sloping orchard which prolongs and enhances the maturing process. $2.49/lb or $38/20 lb box.
Peninsula Apples from Solstice Farm, Landmark Orchards, Lazy J Tree Farm and other local farms:
Ashmead Kernel — A very old English variety, still valued today for its distinctive pear/banana flavor. Good fresh, cooked or in hard cider.
Gravenstein — A heritage apple with a short season. Honey-flavored. Katy’s favorite pie apple. $1.29/lb
Liberty — Reminiscent of a MacIntosh. A great “lunchbox apple”. $1.79/lb
Melrose — Exceptional flavor with Jonathan ancestry. Good for cooking. $1.79/lb
King — A late-season American heirloom apple valued for its cooking characteristics. $1.79/lb
A mixture of all our less-than-perfect apples. Apples with blemishes, nicks, or those harmless spots that apples can get from boron deficiency. 20 lb box for $12 ($.60/lb) or $.50/lb for amounts >200 lbs
Local Austrian Crescent, Ozette, Yukon Gold, German Butterball, Russet, and Red Potatoes from Lazy J Tree, Finnriver, and Dharma Ridge Farms
Bags of Baby German Butterballs from Finnriver (Chimacum, WA) $3.99 for a 2.5 lb bag
Shallots from Midori Farm (Quilcene, WA)
LOCAL VEGGIES: The harvest continues as the temperatures drop. The root veggies, all sugary to fend off the cold, are at their best now. The local farms we are sourcing from include Dharma Ridge Farm (Quilcene, WA), Finnriver Farm (Chimacum, WA), Midori Farm (Quilcene, WA), Red Dog Farm (Chimacum, WA), SpringRain Farm (Chimacum, WA), Nash’s Organic Produce (Sequim, WA), Kodama Farm (Chimacum, WA), Persephone (Indianola, WA) and Solstice Farm (Chimacum, WA).
Beets (bulk) – Red, Golden, Cylindra, and Chioggia
Carrots (loose and in 5 lb bags) – Orange
Celeriac (Celery Root)
Radishes (winter) – Black, Watermelon, and Daikon
Turnips - Purple Tops
Braising Stir-Fry Mix (bulk) - Kale, Collard, and Chard
Cabbage – Green, Savoy, and Red Savoy
Kale – Green Curly and Russian Red
HIDDEN TREASURES: Seemingly every day, some local farmer comes in with something to sell. These offerings come and go, and usually don’t make it onto this “Produce Update” page, but a trip to the Corner will always surprise and reward you.