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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.

BERRIES/FIGS:

  • 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.

STONE FRUITS:

  • 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.

MELONS:

  • 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.

  • Basil

  • Beans - Green, Purple, and Romano

  • Bok Choy - Baby

  • Braising Mix - Bulk

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage - Green, Red, and Napa

  • Chard

  • Collard Greens

  • 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

  • Lettuce

    • Bulk Salad Mix

    • Head Lettuce: Green Leaf and Red Romaine

  • Radicchio

  • Rhubarb

  • 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!)

  • Lion’s Mane

  • Maitake

  • Shiitake

  • 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!


 
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