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.

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

    1. Our website’s ”Produce News Page” (updated frequently – connect by clicking the Produce News widget in the right margin of our website)
    2. Our Facebook page (be sure and “like” us to make sure you receive our Facebook announcements)
    3. Our general and produce newsletters. (make sure you are on the produce newsletter mailing list by clicking here)
    4. Contact us with any questions by calling 360-732-0107

 

Nov 6th, 2017 update: We’re deep into fall now!

APPLES: (No added wax on any of the apples that we have for sale. The dullness on some of the apples is actually a natural protective wax that the apple makes. They polish up nicely with your t-shirt!)

  • Organic Apples from Tonnemaker’s Farm, Royal City, WA – New varieties picked and delivered weekly! Available by the pound and 20 lb boxes.
    • Jonagold – Product of a Jonathan and Golden Delicious cross. A generously proportioned apple with an equal balance of tart and sweet. Versatile too — stew it, juice it, bake it, eat it! Better yet, only 99 cents/lb!
    • Braeburn – A bi-colored variety that stores well. Fresh eating flavor hints at all our favorite fall spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) making it a great addition to your lunch sack.
    • Ambrosia – Low acid apple, thin skinned and easy to digest with a bright, pleasant flavor and crunchiness to boot. Perfect in fruit salads or greens salads as it doesn’t brown easily.
    • Jonagold – Product of a Jonathan and Golden Delicious cross. A generously proportioned apple with an equal balance of tart and sweet. Versatile too — stew it, juice it, bake it, eat it!
    • Orin – A unique tasting Japanese variety — extremely juicy, low in acid, with hints of pineapple and pear. Great shelf life. One of Japan’s most popular apples.
    • Fuji – A Corner Store Customer Favorite! Super juicy with white creamy flesh, this apple reaches its’ peak performance when eaten chilled.
    • Cameo – A relatively new cultivar discovered the old fashioned way – as a seedling. Best eaten fresh when the flavor is slightly reminiscent of pear.
  • Local Apples from the Olympic Peninsula – The neighborhood apples are marching in. Here’s your chance to try all sorts of less common apples as the season progresses. From Solstice Farm in Chimacum we have Liberties, a small lunchbox apple with a “Macintosh punch!”

PEARS and QUINCE: 

  • Organic D’Anjou Pears -Tonnemaker’s Farm, Royal City, WA. Yum. So perfect with cheese.
  • Quince – Kodama Farm, Chimacum, WA – Roasted, they completely transform from pale and fibrous to pear-like  with a deep rose color and wonderful perfume.

WINTER SQUASH: Our Peninsula winter squash has arrived! – Currently, we have Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata, Red Kuri, Kabocha, Sunshine, Sugar Pie Pumpkins, Winter Luxury, Blue Hubbard, Black Futsu, Spaghetti, and Lower Salmon River varieties coming from Midori, Dharma Ridge, Red Dog, Solstice, Finnriver, and Wildwood farms.

LOCAL ONIONS & GARLIC: 

  • Organic Hard and Soft Neck Garlic from Cloudview EcoFarm, Royal City, WA – High quality. Cloudview grows seed garlic for both Johnny Select and Highmowing Seeds.
  • Yellow and Red Onions from Wildwood, Midori and Onetrue farms.
  • Chesnok Red Garlic from Onetrue Farm. A hard neck variety with larger bulbs. The sweetest roasting garlic there is!

LOCAL POTATOES:

  • Austrian Crescents – Lazy J Tree Farm, Port Angeles, WA
  • German Butterballs – Finnriver Farm, Chimacum, WA

RHIZOMES: Farm-direct Kolo Kai Organic Farm, Kauai, HI:

  • Fresh White ginger – tenderer and milder than yellow ginger, it is commonly used in Asian style soups and stir-fries.
  • Fresh Turmeric – arriving November 9th.

OTHER LATE FALL LOCAL VEGGIES: The mix changes a bit day to day depending on what the farmers bring in, but for the most part 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), and Solstice Farm (Chimacum, WA).

  • Kales – Green, Lacinato, and Curly Red
  • Chards – Rainbow and Red
  • Spinach – Bunch and Bagged Loose Baby
  • Radicchio and Escarole
  • Mustard Greens
  • Cabbages – Napa, Green, Red, and Savoy
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Bagged Salad Mix
  • Beets – Red, Golden, Chioggia, and Cylindra
  • Bunch and Loose Carrots – Orange and Purple. This time of year they are sweet and BIG!
  • Burdock Root

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.