Produce News

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! It also means offering discounts on orchard/farm packed boxes and obtaining #2 stone fruits whenever possible for additional savings. #2 stone fruits may have superficial blemishes or be smaller in size, but otherwise they have the same great taste and are sought after for canning, dehydrating, or freezing.

 

Sept 8th, 2018 update:

APPLES: The season has begun and we’re kicking the season off with 99 cent/lb apples! Our goal is to always offer one organic apple variety at this special price.

  • Golden Supreme Apples from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA). Juicy and sweet. Similar to a Golden Delicious. ONLY .$99/lb or $19.80/20lb box.
  • Gala Apples from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA). A super popular sweet mild apple, perfect for snacking. $24 for a 20lb box.
  • MacIntosh Apples from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA) The classic East Coast favorite. An all-purpose apple good for both eating and cooking.
  • Ruby Jon Apples from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA) Striking crimson skin. Juicy, sweet, balanced with notes of spice and a bit of tart. Very similar to the classic Jonathan.

PEARS: The first (and best) pears are here!

  • Organic Green and Red Bartlett Pears from Tonnemaker’s Farm (Royal City, WA). Fresh and luscious – as good as Bartletts get. $24 per 20 lb box.

PICKLING CUKES (and dill): 

  • Local Pickling Cukes from Solstice Farm (Chimacum) – $22/10lb, $40/20lb. They’re fresh, they’re local, they’re kind of a big “dill”! Allow 5 bunches dill per 10 lbs cukes. Season winding down. Better get pickling NOW!

TOMATOES: 

  • Sungold and Mixed Cherry Tomatoes from Finnriver Farm (Chimacum, WA) $4.99/pint or $54 per flat (12 pints or about 9 lbs).
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes from Red Dog Farm (Chimacum, WA)Sold by the pound.
  • San Marzano Tomatoes from Spring Hill Farm (Albany, Oregon). $2.99/lb or $22 per 10lb box. We may be on our last shipment – better make your Marinara now!

PEPPERS: Such a selection!

  • Mixed Sweet Peppers from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA). So beautiful to look at and even better to eat! $2.99/lb
  • Hot Peppers from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA). Poblanos, Anchos, Jalapeños, Hungarian Wax, Cherry Bombs, and Anaheim with more varieties to come. $2.99/lb.
  • Cayenne and Serrano peppers from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm (Royal City, WA). $4.99/lb.

MELONS:

  • Organic Cantaloupes from Walchli Farm (Hermiston, OR). Darn. The season is over. How sweet it is while it lasts.
  • Organic Tuscan Cantaloupes from Tonnemaker’s Farm (Royal City, WA). Just when we thought no melon could match the Walchi’s. These are every bit as good with more of a musk melon flavor, also vine-ripened. Worth a try for sure! Also 99 cents/lb or $28/35 lb box.

STONE FRUITS: 

  • Organic “Tree-Ripe” Italian Plums from Twin Springs Farm (Rice, WA). $2.79/lb or $30/15 lb box.
  • Premium Organic “Tree-Ripe” Freestone Nectarines from Tonnemakers Farm (Royal City, WA). “Tree-ripe” translates to sweet, juicy, and ready to eat. Packed single-layered in the orchard so only touched once. Want to make Rob’s day? Don’t squeeze them! 🙂 $2.79/lb or a single flat (~9.75lbs) for $22 or a half flat (~4.75 lbs) for $12.

BERRIES: 

  • Organic Blueberries from Hunter’s Moon Farm (Whidbey, Island). Perfect timing. A late season “Aroura” variety arriving just as Finnriver wraps up its season. Small with a powerful flavor punch. Perfect for muffins and considered an excellent freezing berry. Holds its shape and flavor up to a year.

LOCAL GARLIC:  Now’s the time all the local farms are bringing us their beautiful garlic. Elephant, Soft Neck, and Hard Neck. Loose and in braids.

LATE SUMMER LOCAL VEGGIES: Summer may be winding down, but it is peak harvest time. 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), Kodama Farm (Chimacum, WA), and Solstice Farm (Chimacum, WA).

  • Bulk Lettuce Mix
  • Bulk Spinach
  • Bulk Arugula
  • Lettuces Heads – Romaine, Green Leaf, Green and Red Butter, and Summer Crisp
  • Cabbage – Napa, Green, and Red
  • Kale – Green, Red Russian, Red Curly, and Lacinato
  • Collard Greens
  • Cilantro, Dill, and Assorted Fresh Herbs
  • Green Scallions
  • Fresh Red and Walla Walla Onions (nice for eating raw and grilling)
  • String Beans – Romanos
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers – English (both mini and full sized), Slicers
  • Pickling Cukes and Dill
  • Bunch Beets – Red, & Golden
  • Bulk Red Beets
  • Bunch Carrots – Orange, yellow, red and purple
  • Bunch Radishes – Red, French Breakfast, Easter Egg,
  • Loose Carrots

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.

 

There are several ways to keep track of what is in season and what special offerings are available:

  1. Check our website’s ”Produce News Page” (updated frequently – connect by clicking the Produce News widget in the right margin of our website)
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  4. Contact us with any questions by calling 360-732-0107