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


Dec 16th, 2017 update: Winter is upon us!

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.
    • Ambrosia – now only 99 cents/lb! 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

CITRUS: Organic from California. We’re entering the peak of citrus season now — many orange varieties including last year’s favorite, the Cara Cara. Also satsuma mandarins, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, and pomelos. Mmmmm.

PERSIMMONS: Organic from California. Fuji variety, especially good this year.

WINTER SQUASH: What a great local squash season it has been, but the local squash availability is winding down!Currently, we have Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata, Red Kuri, Kabocha, Sugar Pie Pumpkins, Winter Luxury, Blue Hubbard, Black Futsu, and Spaghetti varieties coming from Midori, Red Dog, and Finnriver farms.


  • 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.


  • Organic 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 – wonderful crop this year. Enrich those smoothies!

OTHER EARLY WINTER LOCAL VEGGIES: The local veggies are winding down this time of year  and 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).

  • Mustard Greens
  • Cabbages – Napa, Green, Red, and Savoy
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Beets – Red, Golden, Chioggia
  • Leeks
  • Rutabagas
  • Kohlrabi

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.