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

 

August 15th, 2017 update:  

WASHINGTON NECTARINES AND PEACHES: Finally!

  • #2 Organic Washington freestone canning peaches and nectarines – This is what we’ve all been waiting so patiently for. First shipment arriving tomorrow, August 16th. Second (and last?) shipment arriving August 18th. Now’s the time to pounce! 20lb cases for $28.

MELONS: Oh, so sweet!

  • Organic Premium Cantaloupes from Walchli Farms, Hermiston, Oregon – Nothing seems to create as much lust in our customers as these and this year’s melons are the best we’ve seen in 5 years. Perfect ripeness, juiciness and perfumed sweetness.   Don’t be fooled. Not all Hermiston melons are the same. Hermiston is simply a place. In Hermiston there are different growers using different growing practices on different patches. We believe we have the best of the best. Season expected to last through Labor Day. ENJOY! Available by the pound or in 35 pound boxes for $34.
  • Watermelons – Washington seeded watermelons arriving tomorrow, August 16th. Time to dust off your spitting skills!

LOCAL BERRIES:

  • Organic Blueberries from Finnriver Farm in Chimacum, WA – The berries this year are fabulous. Plump and fully sweet.Every berry perfect. Hats off to the discriminating pickers! Currently available in pints, 3 lb boxes, and 9 lb flats.

LOCAL ONIONS & GARLIC: First of this year’s onions and garlic just rolling in. Fresh Walla Wallas from Wildwood Farm and cured Walla Wallas from Dharma Ridge (both in Quilcene). Lovely soft neck garlic including beautiful braids from Oatsplanter Farm.

CHIMACUM TOMATOES: All this sun has done us well and we are flush with “BLT”s (Best Local Tomatoes!) Finnriver cherries, SpringRain heirlooms, and Red Dog beefsteaks. YUM.

EASTERN WASHINGTON PEPPERS AND SAN MARZANO TOMATOES: Expected to arrive next week from Tonnemaker’s, Royal City, WA.

LOCAL CORN: Just one week to go.

LOCAL POTATOES: Coming last week of August!

OTHER LATE-SUMMER 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).

  • Cauliflower – Green, Purple, and White
  • Kales – Green, Lacinato, and Curly Red
  • Chards – Rainbow and Red
  • Spinach – Bunch and Bagged Loose Baby
  • Cabbages – Napa, Green, and Savoy
  • Bagged Salad Mix
  • Lettuces – Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Butter, Batavian, and specialty lettuces as they arrive
  • Onions – Assorted varieties just starting to arrive
  • Wheat Grass
  • Radish Sprouts
  • Radishes – Red, Pink, Easter Egg, French Breakfast. and Spanish Black
  • Beets – Red, Golden, and Cylindra
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Summer Squash – Green, Yellow & Romanesco Zucchinis, Patty Pan Squash
  • Broccoli 
  • Bunch 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.