Heirloom Beans, Hot Honey, Knoll Farm Cardoons

Fresh arrival tomorrow: Knoll Farm Cardoons, Wild Rapini & Green Garlic

New this week:  There’s some new heirloom citrus happening from our friends at Rising C Ranch:  Fresh Bergamot, Oroblancos, Seville Sour Oranges, & Heirloom Navel Oranges, as well as a fresh arrival from Knoll Farm.

86’s//Shorts: heirloom apples of all types, apart from some Golden Russets (a close cousin to the Roxbury Russet).  Heirloom squash is winding down: sugar pumpkins and uchiki kuri (red kuri) squash are over.  Quince are commercial, hard and no longer fragrant.  Romanesco is basically over: what very little we see is sporadic and very small.  We will continue to try and substitute green cauliflower.  Purple cauliflower is also in short supply.  Tomato crops from Florida and Mexico are suffering, and so all tomatoes are in short supply, with low color and flavor.  Green tomatoes are gapping as well.  Fresh American chestnuts are done for the season, but we continue to have IQF available, and have access to a small amount of imported.  Chantarelles are done; we suggest trying the beautiful wild hedgehog mushrooms from Oregon that are now in.

Braise Me:  time to bust out your heaviest cast-iron dutch oven and simmer some heirloom beans.  If you want some beautiful beans that don’t really need soaking and have all kinds of flavor before you even wave a pork foot at them, check out our list below.  PS: we’ve got all kinds of pork product too, just sayin’

Heirloom Dried Beans

Scarlett Runner: in the lima family, about the same size as a lima, black with red spots

Eye of the Goat: aka, Oja de Cabra: a medium-sized round bean, makes a killer chili, maybe a killer goat chili?  Some goat-on-goat action?

Marrow Beans: besides sounding dope on the menu, these small round white beans are meaty

Soldier Beans: straight outta Maine, from Three Rivers Farm

Black Calypso: ditch the black beans and bring meaning back to your life with these mottled black & white beans.  Earthy, may remind you of a potato, cool pinto alternative

Jacob’s Cattle: aka Trout beans, aka Appaloosa beans

Tarbais: real deal, A.O.C., the only authentic cassoulet bean


  • Blood Oranges
  • Cara Cara Pink Navels
  • Satsuma Tangerines
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Fresh Bergamot
  • Finger Limes
  • Oroblancos
  • Kumquats
  • Pumellos
  • Seville Sour Oranges
  • Heirloom Navels
  • Kishu Mandarins


  • Oregon Hedgehogs
  • Oregon Black Trumpets
  • Oregon Yellowfoots
  • Trumpet Royale
  • Chef’s Mix Mushrooms
  • Maitakes
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • Honshemejis
  • Delftree Shiitakes
  • Oakwood Shiitakes
  • Creminis & Buttons
  • Dried Porcinis
  • Dried Morels
  • Dried Shiitakes
  • Dried Mix

leafy greens

  • County Line Mixed Chicories
  • Kale: regular, baby & Tuscan
  • Mustard Greens
  • Collard & Turnip Greens
  • Escarole
  • Frisee
  • Watercress
  • Red Watercress
  • Hydro “Living” Cress
  • Belgian Endive
  • Red Endive*
  • Radicchio
  • Treviso


  • Purple Dragon Carrots
  • Yellow Sun Carrots
  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • German Butterball Potatoes
  • Bintje Potatoes
  • LaRatte Fingerlings
  • Macomber Turnips
  • Gilfeather Turnips
  • Salsify Root
  • Parsley Root*
  • Crosnes
  • Bora King Radish
  • Green Daikon Radish
  • Black Radish
  • Watermelon Radish

Heirloom squash (season ending)

  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkins
  • Delicata Squash
  • Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
  • Cinderella Pumpkins
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Kabocha
  • Acorn
  • Butternut


  • Fresh Red Currants
  • Pomegranates
  • Fuyu Persimmons
  • Medjool Dates
  • Last of Season Quince
  • Golden Russet Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Seckle Pears*
  • Bosc Pears

hey honey

Bee Local Hot Honey: made with scorpion chiles, good heat but won’t blow your (guests’) faces off, which is probably a good thing

White Oak Smoked Honey: floral, would be a great finishing honey on the right handmade pasta dish or with ricotta

Cherry Wood Smoked Honey: leathery, cigars, dusty library



By Diego Maldonado