Market Update: Gooseberries, Currants, and Tomatoes


It’s berry time. By the end of this month, if you’re lucky, your hands will be wonderfully mottled with red, black, and blue berry juices. Native strawberries are on their way out, but the Québecois are still turning out some native-style strawberries up North. Tart crimson currants and fuzzy fat gooseberries are coming in strong in the novelty section. Native raspberries and blackberries from Ward’s are so perfect right now that if you were picking them yourself in the wild you’d be fighting the black bears for each flavorful morsel. Firm and flavorful golden Rainier cherries also just made the long journey to us from Washington State, and we’re glad they came out East for a visit. Clafoutis, anyone?

Tomatoes. Grand. Petit. Purple. Red. Stripey. Gold. All sorts coming in from sunny Cali, where the conditions are oh-so-perfect at the moment for growing boisterous tomatoes. Natives are soon to come – a couple more weeks of basking in the warm sunshine should help them along. We’re expecting the next shipment of to-mah-toes in from the West Coast on Tuesday, so try to contain yourselves until then. The wait will be worth it.

Keep your peepers open for a new post coming next week about our southern MA-raised, dry-aged beef  from our friend Charlie that would be fantastic on the grill with some Maine wood chips. Smoky. Tender. Meat. Enough said.

market update

  • Fresh Imported Chanterelles
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Jumbo Squash Blossoms
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Baby Artichokes
  • Spring Onions with tops
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans
  • Red Watercress
  • California Peaches/White Peaches
  • California Nectarines
  • California Plums & Pluots
  • Washington Apricots
  • Washington Bing Cherries
  • Golden Rainier Cherries
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Yellow Watermelons
  • Oregon Rhubarb
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Medjool Dates
  • Imported Meyer Lemons

Frog Hollow Farm – Brentwood, CA

  • Elegant Lady Yellow Peaches
  • Summer Flare Yellow Nectarines
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • Dapple Dandy Pluots

Fitz Kelly Farm – Reedley, CA

  • Lost Angels Yellow Peaches
  • Virgin Blush White Peaches
  • Green Goddess Plums

Riverdog Organic Farm – Guinda, CA

  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Full-Pint Mixed Medley Tomatoes

Ward’s Farm – Sharon, MA

  • Native Raspberries 
  • Native Black Raspberries
  • Red Currants
  • Red Gooseberries
  • Baby Red/Gold/Candy Beets
  • Fava Beans
  • English Peas
  • Sugarsnap Peas
  • Green/Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green/Yellow Romano Beans
  • French Breakfast Radishes

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun

Taste of the North – Québec

  • Native-style Strawberries

Farm Girl Farm – Great Barrington, MA

  • Garlic Scapes
By Specialty Administrator