Thanksgiving 2015

One way or another, you know you’re cooking this holiday.

Whether it’s in your restaurant, at home, or some combination of both, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Chestnuts:  we’ve got fresh American chestnuts, which are far more romantic to roast at home then in large quantities in the restaurant, as you no doubt know.  But they are delicious, and totally worth it.  If you don’t feel like burning your digits, we do have peeled IQF chestnuts in kilo bags.  Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Turnips: rutabagas and macombers make the best purees, soups and gratins, while golden globes, purple tops, and baby hakuri are great for roasting.

Heirloom winter squash: if you want something to gratinee with pastry’s marshmallow scraps, drop the sweet potato and go get an uchiki kuri (aka red kuri) squash: it’s denser and drier than a lot of the other squashes, so it makes a tight puree.  For soup, heirloom sugar pumpkins, blue hubbard, long island cheese, and georgia candy roasters are great options.  For roasting, native delicata and acorn, kabocha and butternut are available.

Potatoes: for a lucky few, we have some large german butterballs in house that, paired with Kriemhild farms grass-fed butter and Mapleline Dairy milk or cream, would make a pretty bangin’ mashed.  Russian banana fingerlings or crushed Bintje potatoes are great for roasted.

Stuffing: beyond the chestnuts mentioned above, we’ve got walnuts, heirloom apples (try the belle de boskoop for superior roasting), leeks (and worth mentioning: holland leeks have a much longer white, so more bang for your buck), shallots, rosemary, sage, etc.  If you want to go all old school James Beard, we can get you beautiful local oysters (or shucked) and wild rice.  If you want to go the cornbread route, we’ve got beautiful yellow and white fresh stone-ground cornmeal from Morgan’s Mills in Maine, as well as a limited amount of red flint cornmeal from Songbird farm.

Cranberries: we have fresh native cranberries to turn into sauce, relish and chutneys.

For the cheese board: quince for quince butter, apples for heirloom apple butter.  To go with your cheese, we’ve got fig jam, pear mostarda, and membrillo.  The fra mani salumetto is a great small size to take home to round out your cheese board.   The fra mani nostrano, toscano and mortadella would make a boss display at the restaurant.

Apples:  Check out our heirloom apple post to see what’s in house–and which apples are best for baking vs raw applications vs sauce.

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

Market Update

  • 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
  • Baby Purple Bok Choi** 
  • Kumquats

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

Pederson Farm- Seneca Castle, NY

Romanesco Cauliflower

Andy’s Organic Produce- Newark, NY

German Butterball Potatoes (“B” size)

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

Organic 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”)

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