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 or farm-direct from Eastern WA, 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:
September 14th, 2019
Hermiston Walchli Organic Cantaloupes - Sadness. Last shipment is on Monday. The good news is we’re ordering a LOT. Enough so that if you keep eating, Rob will reach his goal of selling 50,000 lbs this summer! The Cantaloupes we’re getting now are a later variety. The skin is a little “funny looking” and the green rind is a little thicker, but they are still delicious. We’ll keep selling them as long as they’re good. Eat them while you can. Next July is a long ways off! Work your “Buy Ten, Get One Free Melon Card”!
Petite Gris De Rennes - A super sweet, perfumed “cantaloupe-like” heirloom melon. A treat! From Edible Acres (Tonasket, WA-cert.organic).
Red and Green Bartletts from Tonnemakers are here (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). Whether it is because the pears are grown more slowly on north facing slopes or because they are farm-direct and therefore picked when riper, these are the best. $24/20lb.
Seckel Pears from Edible Acres (Tonasket, WA-cert. organic). Honey!
Asian Pears from Tonnemaker’s (Royal City, WA-cert. organic) arriving on Wednesday.
Coming soon: Bosc and Red & Green D’Anjou pears from Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). Orca Pears from Dungeness Lamb Farm (Sequim, WA-cert. organic).
APPLES: farm-direct from Tonnemaker’s (Royal City, WA-cert. organic)
Gala, MacIntosh, and Wynoochee - here now. By the pound or $24/20 lbs
Honeycrisp - here now. By the pound or $40/20 lbs.
Akane and Golden Delicious - Coming Wednesday. By the pound or $24/20 lbs
Liberty Apples - Solstice Farm (Chimacum, WA)
Gravenstein Apples - Landmark Orchard (Marrowstone, WA)
TOMATOES: Still “BLT Season” - Best Local Tomatoes!
Cherry Tomatoes - Sungold and Mixed from Finnriver Farm (Chimacum-cert. organic). Red Cherry from Nash’s (Sequim-cert. organic).
Beefsteak Tomatoes - SpringRain Farm (Chimacum-cert. organic)
Heirloom Tomatoes - Greenhouse Heirlooms From SpringRain Farm (Chimacum-cert. organic).
Saucing/Canning/Paste Tomatoes -San Marzanos from Eloisa Organic Farm (Albany, OR-cert. organic). By the pound or case - $22/10 lbs.
Hot Peppers - From Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA-cert. organic) Jalapeños, Anaheims, Hatch, Poblanos, and Hungarian Hot Wax.
Chimacum Paprika Peppers!
Blueberries - Finnriver season is done. We have late-season blueberries from the old Hunter’s Moon Farm (Whidbey), now farmed by Silva Family Farms (cert. organic). Only 1-2 more weeks.
Raspberries - From Dungeness Valley Lamb Farm (Sequim-cert. organic)
Local Italian Plums here! Next Wednesday we’ll be getting a bumper crop from Tonnemaker’s, and they’ll be offered at a screaming deal.
Premium Freestone Peaches - Getting low, but new shipment this week. Farm-direct from Tonnemaker’s (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). These gems are only “touched once” when picked in the orchard and cradled in their single-layer boxes. Super Delicious. Incredible eating or canning. $24/10 lb box or $2.99/lb
PENINSULA GREENS: Peak Season! We’re currently sourcing from the following farms: *Colinwood (Port Townsend), *Dharma Ridge (Quilcene), *Finnriver (Chimacum), Kodama Farm (Chimacum), *Lamb Farm Kitchen(Sequim), *Midori (Quilcene), Onatrue Farm (Port Townsend), *Red Dog (Chimacum), Solstice (Chimacum), *Spring Rain (Chimacum), and Wildwood (Quilcene). - *USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Alliums - Green Onions, Leeks, and the first local garlic, including purple garlic. Amber Shallots and French Grey Shallots (The grey shallots are a bit dreary grey in color, but with spectacular flavor. They are “true shallots” unlike what we normally call shallots.)
Braising Mix - Bulk
Cabbage - Green and Red
Cucumbers - English, plus …LOCAL PICKLING CUKES - $2.49/lb, 5lbs for $12, 10lbs for $20, 20 lbs for $40.
Eggplant - Several varieties, both Italian and Japanese
Herbs - Curly and Italian Parsley, Bunch Peppermint, Basil, Chives, and Cilantro
Kale - Red Russian, Lacinato, and Green Curly
Bulk Salad Mix
Head Lettuce: Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Red and Green Butter, and Romaine
Radicchio - Sugarloaf, Treviso, and Radicchio rosso di Chioggia in order of increasing bitterness. The round Radicchio di Chioggia is the common radicchio that we are used to seeing. Try the green Sugarloaf and the red oblong Treviso!
Spinach - Bulk and Bunch
Zucchini - Green, Yellow, and Costata Romanesco.
PENINSULA ROOTS: From *Dharma Ridge (Quilcene), *Midori (Quilcene), and *Red Dog (Chimacum) Farms - *USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Beets - Red, Chioggia, Cylindra, and Gold bulk beets!
Carrots - Bunched fresh sweetness: Purple and orange! Also delicious monster loose orange carrots.
Celeriac (Celery Root)
Potatoes - Yukon and Russet
Radishes - Mixed varieties depending on which are best with each week’s crop.
Pie Pumpkins - The first local squash has arrived!
LOCAL CUT FLOWERS:
Mixed Bouquets: As they become available from Diamond Day Bouquets (Chimacum), Sweet Seed Flower Farm (Port Townsend), and Moonsnail Botanicals (Chimacum)
MUSHROOMS: Quality! Unless otherwise stated, our mushrooms come from Sk0komish Ridge Mushrooms (Shelton, WA - now certified organic!)
Chanterelles - wild foraged
Trumpet Royale - also known as “King Trumpet”
Lobster Mushrooms - wild foraged
Oyster Mushrooms - from Island Fresh (Marrowstone Island)
HIDDEN TREASURES: This page is not a full accounting of all the produce we have for sale, just things we’ve chosen to highlight. A trip to the Corner will always surprise and reward you!