Satsuma Mandarins, VT Quince and Native Baby Bok Choi

Market Report

News this week: a fresh shipment of French crosnes are expected in Monday: availability and quality are going up; prices are coming down.  The ongoing warm weather has allowed Ted Dobson, of Equinox Farms, to harvest a bumper crop, so we continue to see excellent, peppery outdoor-grown mesclun greens from him.  We are also expecting more beautiful baby purple bok choi, and first of the season kumquats.  We also just took in our first shipment of Bee Local smoked honey (see inset below.)

Fresh huckleberries are done for the season, but we continue to have IQF Oregon huckleberries available.  The Dolgo Russian crabapples are finished, but we do have other regional crabapples available.  Figs are pretty much done:  The only figs out there are middling quality and expensive.

A reminder: first of the season fresh yuzu, satsuma tangerines & finger limes from Rising C Ranch are here.  Time to hook up some fresh yuzu kosho: check out our in-depth article on their citrus and get inspired.  A word about citrus season: like apple and stone fruit season, different varieties ripen at different times: for example, yuzu is available now but won’t last all season, therefore get it while you can.  This is especially true with heirloom variety crops that aren’t commercially popular: they haven’t become industrialized and therefore seasonless.

Ordering notes: limited quantities have *stars* and new items are noticed in orange.

Coming Tuesday

  • Native Purple Baby Bok Choi*
  • First of the Season Kumquats
  • Native Mixed Heirloom Radishes

Peak season

  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Baby Artichokes*
  • Pomegranates
  • Native Cranberries
  • Concord Grapes
  • Forelle Pears
  • Anjou Pears
  • Comice Pears
  • Seckel Pears
  • Fuyu Persimmons
  • Fresh American Chestnuts
  • Local Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
  • Local Chicken Mushrooms*
  • Local Oyster Mushrooms
  • Oregon Chantarelles
  • Oregon Lobster Mushrooms
  • Oregon Matsutake Mushrooms
  • French Crosnes
  • Baby Red Watercress
  • Baby Purple Brussels Sprouts
  • Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • NY Organic German Butterball Potatoes (Large/”B” size) 

Native Apples & Quince

Scott Farm Orchard- Dummerston, VT

  • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Belle de Boskoop
  • Reine de Reinette
  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Macoun
  • Roxbury Russet Apples
  • Calville Blanc d’Hiver
  • Northern Spy
  • Lady Apples
  • Rhode Island Greening
  • Hidden Rose
  • Native Quince
  • Winesaps
  • Hudson Golden Gem

Native Roots & Greens

Black Fox Farm- Montville, ME

Rainbow Carrots

Bright Raven Farm- Jacksonville, NY

Golden Globe Turnips

County Line Farm- Petaluma, CA

Mixed Ultra Baby Chicories

Rising C Ranch- Orosi, CA

  • Fresh Yuzu
  • Satsuma Tangerines
  • Finger Limes

4 Town Farm- Seekonk, MA

Macomber Turnips

Phat Farm- Unity, ME

  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Yellow Sun Carrots
  • Purple Haze Carrots

Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
  • Delicata Squash
  • Georgia Candy Roaster
  • Uchiki Kuri Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Blue Hubbard Squash

Crossroad Farm- Jonesport, ME

Native Sunchokes

Green Sunshine Organic Farm- Hodgdon, Maine

  • Bintje Potatoes
  • Russian Banana Fingerlings

Sparrow Arc Farm- Copake, NY

  • Watermelon Radish
  • Bora King Radish
  • Korean Green Daikon
  • Black Radish

Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Warren Pears

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Mesclun Mix Greens

Bee Local: Smoked Honey

 A collaboration between Bee Local Honey + Smokehouse 21 in Portland, OR
What:  gently smoked single-origin honeys: a really pretty white oak-smoked honey, and a more robust/leathery cherrywood honey
Where: urban hives around Portland, OR
How: hot buttered biscuits, smoked hot toddy, cherrywood bourbon smash, fried chicken, with ricotta, smoked honey butter, smoked honey ice cream… in 1/2 gallon jugs.

Special, local, Artisanal

Fiddler’s Green Farm- Vassalboro, ME

Stone-Ground Masa Harina, from non-GMO, organic nixtamalized corn (think artisanal “maseca”)

NOTE: fresh arrival Tuesday, November 17th.

Three Rivers Farm- Milo, ME

Soldier Beans, Dried, in 10# bags

 Heiwa Soy Beanery- Belfast, ME

Fresh Tofu, made from non-GMO Maine Soybeans

Hershberger Family Farms- Unity, ME

Fresh Duck Eggs, by the dozen

Aroostook Valley Honey Farm- Fort Fairfield, ME

Fresh Honeycomb, by the 12 oz pack

Cold Hollow Cider Mill- Waterbury, VT

Cold Hollow Apple Cider, by the gallon

Apple Acres Farm- Durgintown, ME

Apple Cider Syrup, small glass jar

Farmer Ground Flour- Trumansburg, NY

All organic. Available in 2# bags, or larger bags with one week’s notice

  • Stone-ground Spelt Flour
  • Stone-ground Rye Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Organic All-purpose Flour (25# bag)
By Diego Maldonado