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.

 

July 22, 2018 update: Cantaloupes, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and believe it or not – this seasons first fresh-picked apples! The floodgates are open and everything is arriving! 

MELONS:

  • Organic Cantaloupes from Walchli Farm, Hermiston, OR. They’re here! These are the premium vine-ripened cantaloupes that get singled out and never end up in bins. Incomparable juiciness and flavor. Last year you ate 23,000 lbs of them and so far this season you are eating 50% more. Guess you like them! 99 cents/lb or $28/35 lb box. Pick up your “Buy 10, Get 1 Free” Cantaloupe card (does not apply to box purchases).
  • NOTE: It’s a fine line to walk between a perfectly sweet and juicy field-ripened cantaloupe and an occasional one that’s too ripe. If you ever feel your purchased cantaloupe is too ripe, please come in for a replacement. We want your cantaloupe to be sublime!

PEACHES AND NECTARINES: We’ve entered peak season. Now is the time to buy.

  • Organic Semi-Cling Peaches from Tonnemaker’s Farm, Royal City, WA – Tree ripened and only touched once – packed in the orchard into single layer cases weighing ~10 lbs each. Eating peaches at their juicy sweet best! Orchard packed and not graded. Picked yesterday! $2.99/lb or $22/~10 lb case.
  • Organic #2 FREESTONE Peaches and Nectarines from Sunnyslope Ranch, Wapato, WA.  Canners, this is what you’ve been waiting for. $30/20 lb boxes (comes to only $1.50/lb!).
  • More organic #2 FREESTONE Peaches from Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee arriving this week. Also $30/case.

APRICOTS: Almost sold out. One more shipment of 2-3 varieties arriving in a week or so.

CHERRIES: Cherry season ending on a sweet note plus we’re dropping the price!

  • Organic Sweetheart Cherries from Tonnemaker’s Organic Farm, Royal City, WA – A bright red late-season superb eating cherry – sweeter than Bings. We’ve only got 1000 lbs, so get them while you can. $2.99/lb or $50 for a 20 lb box ($2.50/lb)

BERRIES: 

  • Blueberries from Finnriver Organic Farm, Chimacum, WA. THEY ARE HERE! And of course they are “better than ever!” Currently available in pints and flats. Bulk 3 lb boxes should arrive by the end of this week.
  • Raspberries from Solstice Farm, Chimacum, WA. $3.99/half pint. Also available in half-flats and in flats.
  • Gooseberries and Currents from Solstice Farm, Chimacum, WA. In addition, we have big green “kiwi-like” gooseberries from Wood Rose Herb Farm, Chimacum, WA. One of the things making life in the Pacific Northwest extra special.
  • Strawberries from Silva Organic Family Farm, Burlington, WA. These are the Albion variety – red, ripe, big, and tasty! No deliveries this week (Gotta give the plants time to catch up with our consumption!) We should be back to weekly deliveries by July 29th. Half flats (5 lb box) for $24.

APPLES: Very first fresh apples of 2018!

  • Organic Lodi Apples from Tonnemaker’s Farm, Royal City, WA – an early season cultivar around since 1924, a cross between a Yellow Transparent and a Montgomery Sweet. Picked last week. $1.49/lb.

EARLY SUMMER LOCAL VEGGIES: The local veggies are ramping up this time of year. The mix changes a bit day to day depending on what the farmers bring in, but generally this is what you can expect to find in our coolers at this point in the season. 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, and Red Butter, and Summer Crisp
  • Cabbage – Napa and Green
  • Spinach Bunches
  • Kale – Green, Red Russian, and Lacinato
  • Cilantro and Assorted Fresh Herbs
  • Green Scallions
  • Fresh Red and Walla Walla Onions (nice for eating raw and grilling)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Summer Squash – Green and Yellow Zucchini, Costada, and Patty Pan
  • Cucumbers – English (both mini and full sized), Slicers
  • Pickling Cukes and Dill
  • Bunch Beets – Red and Golden
  • Bulk Red Beets
  • Bunch Carrots – Orange
  • 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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  3. Sign up for our monthly newsletters.
  4. Contact us with any questions by calling 360-732-0107