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

 

July, 19th, 2017 update: 

WASHINGTON CHERRIES: We’re in the thick of it now, but the weather is warming up, meaning the season won’t last much longer.

      • Annual Organic Sweet Red Cherry special! – For a short time only we’re celebrating the abundance $2.99/lb
      • #2 Organic Lapin Cherries from River Valley Organics, Tonasket, WA – They’re here and going fast! Available in 20# cases only. $44/20 lb box ($2.20/lb)
      • Premium Rainier Cherries from Brownfield Orchard, Chelan, WA – En route to arrive today, July 12th.

WASHINGTON APRICOTS – They’re here!

      • Organic Tomcot Apricots from Brownfield Family Orchard, Chelan, WA – My favorite – They are a sweet, orange, firm-fleshed variety with an old-time Apricot flavor and a light red blush where the sun hits them. Last shipment, then they are gone for another year.
      • Organic #2 Apricots from Wenatchee, WA – Good looking and they taste even better. $30/24 lb case (only $1.25/lb!)

MELONS:

      • Organic Premium Cantaloupes from Walchi Farms, Hermiston, Oregon – Nothing seems to create as much lust in our customers as these. We just sold out of the early pickings. On Friday morning, 7/21, the first of shipment of the premium organic cantaloupes arrive and we’ll be getting 4 shipments/week to keep us well stocked. The season typically lasts 6-8 weeks. What’s that? At a melon/day, maybe 50 or so cantaloupes per person each summer? ENJOY!

LOCAL BERRIES:

      • Raspberries from Solstice Farm in Chimacum, WA 
      • Blueberries from Finnriver Farm in Chimacum, WA – Not far off. Best guess, arriving next week.

EARLY 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. 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 and Green
      • Bagged Salad Mix
      • Lettuces – Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Butter, Batavian, and specialty lettuces as they arrive
      • Green Onions
      • Wheat Grass
      • Radish Sprouts
      • Radishes – Red, Pink, Easter Egg, French Breakfast. and Spanish Black
      • Beets – Red and Golden
      • Hokuri Turnips
      • Zucchini
      • Broccoli 
      • Sugar Snap Peas

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.