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:
August 24th, 2019
TOMATOES: “BLT Season” - Best Local Tomatoes!
Cherry Tomatoes - Sungold and Mixed from Finnriver Farm (Chimacum-cert. organic)
Slicing Tomatoes - From Red Dog (Chimacum-cert. organic), SpringRain (Chimacum-cert. organic), Dharma Ridge (Quilcene-cert. organic), and Paulson (Bainbridge Island) Farms. NEW SHIPMENT 450 LBS FABULOUS RED DOG BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES - $3/LB UNTIL GONE!
Heirloom Tomatoes - Greenhouse Heirlooms From SpringRain Farm (Chimacum-cert. organic) and Field-Grown Heirlooms from Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA-cert. organic).
Saucing/Canning/Paste Tomatoes - Tomatoes that are higher in pectin, meatier and less juicy. Vine-ripened Striped Romas, Super Marzanos (larger and more elongated than San Marzanos), and Amish Paste varieties from Tonnemakers Farm (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). Regular San Marzanos arriving a bit later. Sold by the lb and 10 lb boxes.
PEPPERS: Just in from Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA-cert. organic) - Italian Sweet Peppers and a small selection of hot peppers. Sold by the pound and 10 lb box.
Blueberries - Blueberries available by the pint, 3 lb box, and the flat. Finnriver blueberry season ending. We’ll be getting late-season blueberries from the old Hunter’s Moon Farm (Whidbey), now farmed by Silva Family Farms (cert. organic).
Raspberries - Season ending at Solstice Farm. We are looking for a late season source.
Blackberries - Wonderful varieties, grown by RainCoast Farm (Port Townsend).
Strawberries - From Springrain (Chimacum-cert. organic) and Lamb Farm (Sequim-cert. organic)
Figs - Last of the super delicious big green figs from Bernice’s tree in Port Townsend.
Local Shiro Plums
Premium Freestone Peaches - They’re here! Farm direct from Tonnemaker’s (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). These peaches 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, $12/~5 lb box.
#2 Freestone Nectarines and Peaches - Frustrating. We’re still trying, but #2 freestone nectarines/peaches may not happen this year.
Cherry and Apricot seasons have ended.
Hermiston Walchli Organic Cantaloupes - Perfectly juicy, sweet, and super fragrant. The pressing question was “Can our community eat 50,000 lbs in 8 1/2 weeks???” You are well over half way there. Dig out or pick up your “Buy Ten, Get One Free Melon Card”. Last year’s punches count! These are from Walchli’s special vine-ripened organic patch which explains why they are so exceptional. Bulk pricing on 35 lb boxes. (If you ever get an overripe melon, tell us. We will gladly replace with a perfectly ripe one!)
Watermelons - Hermiston Watermelons, both seeded and seedless (Hermiston, OR-cert. organic)
PEARS! - Seems early, but we just received the first flush of Bartlett Pears from Tonnemakers (Royal City, WA-cert. organic). We’re considering these “Summer Pears”. Not going to start talking autumn yet!
APPLES - With Pears, come Apples. In the next week or two, we’ll be getting our first apples of the season from Tonnemaker’s - Galas and Honey Crisp! For now we have.
Washington Fuji Organic Apples: only 99 cents/lb! Available in 20 lb boxes for a very good deal.
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 - Purple and Green “Green” Onions, Leeks, and the first local garlic and purple garlic. French Grey Shallots - These are a bit dreary grey in color, but with spectacular flavor. They are “true shallots” unlike what we normally call shallots. Walla Walla Onion Scapes.
Beans - Green, Purple, and Romano
Bok Choy - Baby
Braising Mix - Bulk
Cabbage - Green, Red, and Napa
Cucumbers - English, slicing, and mini varieties plus …LOCAL PICKLING CUKES - $2.49/lb, 5lbs for $12, 10lbs for $20, 20 lbs for $40. (Fresh Pickling Dill too!)
Herbs - Curly Parsley, Bunch Peppermint, Pickling Dill, Basil, and Cilantro
Kale - Red Russian, Lacinato, and Green Curly
Bulk Salad Mix
Head Lettuce: Green Leaf and Red Romaine
Spinach - Bulk
Zucchini - Green, Yellow, and Costata Romanesco.
PENINSULA ROOTS: The season’s first! Dharma Ridge (Quilcene), Midori (Quilcene), and *Red Dog (Chimacum) Farms - *USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Beets - Red or gold bunched with lovely greens. Red and gold bulk too!
Carrots - Bunched fresh sweetness: Purple, orange, and rainbow! Also loose orange carrots.
Radishes - Mixed varieties depending on which are best with each week’s crop.
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, Sk0komish Ridge Mushrooms, Shelton, WA - now certified organic!)
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!