The Corner Chronicle
Chimacum, Washington, Friday September 19, 2014
Corner Now Taking Holiday Orders!
December 5th, 2012 by katyandcracker
Cartoon of Cracker dodging snowballs

The snowballs do fly this time of year: feasts to prepare, gifts to buy…  Let the Corner help you dodge each and every one whether you need a hostess gift, Turkish Delight, a grass-fed rib roast, last minute staples, or just a place to rest your weary bones and enjoy a cup of hot soup!

We are now taking December orders to help you prepare for your holiday feast (just as we did for Thanksgiving). Pre-ordering helps us anticipate your needs and lets you rest easy that we won’t run out.

You can order in the store using our old-fashioned order form, or you can order online through our “All One Family” Delivery Service. Either way the deadline for taking orders is Sunday night, Dec 16th.  Deliveries will occur on Wed and Thurs (December 19, 20) and pick-up of store orders will be on Fri, Sat, and Sun (Dec 21, 22, 23).

photos of Rockwell beans, satsumas, Japanese sweets, Midori sauerkraut, a Chimacum angus, and a pine nutcookie missing a bite

Here are just a few enticing offerings to whet your appetite!

Rockwell Beans from Ebey’s Prairie Willowood Farm: Rockwell Beans were first brought to Whidbey Island in the 1880s (most likely from Hungary) and have been cherished and carefully tended in Ebey kitchen gardens ever since. Farmer Georgie is so enamored with these beautiful red and cream morsels, she began growing them for commercial sale 10 years ago and graciously shares with us her Grandma Smith’s baked bean recipe.

Organic Johansen Satsuma Oranges from California: The Johansens were among the first in 1960 to start growing a little known seedless Satsuma variety called Owari, known for its sweetness and loose, easy-to-peel skin. Others grow them now, but the Johansen Satsumas are touted to be among the best.  So pretty on the table and just about the easiest appetizer, dessert, or hostess gift!

Organic Japanese Sweet Potatoes from California:  These are among our many early winter local/regional produce items offered last month that we’re happy to be offering again.  I’m singling these out to talk about because I just heard rumored these make the best sweet potatoe pie – chestnut flavored with a heavier texture, and I’m dying to try it. Will report back (or you tell me).

Organic Midori Farm Fermented Products from Port Townsend (Sauerkraut, Cortido, Horseradish Leek, Hot Root, Kimchi):  You may not have heard yet, but Midori just made off with 3 of the coveted national “Good Food” Awards, the leading award for artisan edibles. Click here to read what Seattle Weekly says.  Way to go hometeam!

Short Family Farm 100% grass-fed Prime Rib Roasts: You don’t get to eat these every night, but Christmas dinner… maybe with some Yorkshire pudding? 4 – 5 1/2 lbs each. For something less pricey but also guaranteed to please a crowd we’re offering nitrate-free Hempler’s hams (Washington) and Diestel (California) free-range natural turkeys.

Anca’s Pine Nut Cookies from Port Townsend: These are perhaps my favorite Anca product – sort of like a macaroon but with pine nuts instead of coconut and gluten-free.  Last year to my dismay Anca stopped making them, but by special request they are back for the holidays.  Also of interest to you may be Anca’s traditional holiday stollen and the sherry-soaked rum cake, both delicious as is everything she makes.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Best you click here and peruse the full selections.
We at the Corner wish you the very best this holiday season!

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