County Line Mixed Chicories, Native Purple Bok Choy, Fresh Yuzu

Market Report

The big news this week: County Line mixed ultra baby chicories are in.  Our first shipment looks gorgeous: baby heads of escarole, trevisano, red endive, and castelfranco are among the chicories in the mix.

Expected Friday: golden globe turnips, mixed purple and green tatsoi, and native mei qing baby bok choy.  These are all organic, from small farms in upstate NY.  We are super excited to try out Stick & Stone Farm and Bright Raven Farm–both new to us.  Your feedback on new items is always appreciated.

Expected Saturday: first of the season fresh yuzu, satsuma tangerines & finger limes from Rising C Ranch.  Time to hook up some fresh yuzu kosho.  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.

Peak season

  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Baby Artichokes*
  • Fresh Oregon Huckleberries
  • 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

Native Apples & Quince

Scott Farm Orchard- Dummerston, VT

  • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Belle de Boskoop
  • Reine de Reinette
  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Macoun
  • Dolgo Russian Crabapples
  • 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

Stick & Stone Farm- Ithaca, NY

  • Green & Purple Tatsoi
  • Baby Mei Qing Bok Choi 

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

Farm Girl Farm- Sheffield, MA

Baby Purple Bok Choi

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

Stone-ground Masa Harina

IMG_1271 (2)Who:
 Stone-Ground Masa Harina made from organic Texas corn, ground in small batches fresh for us every week, on an old stone mill in Maine.  An upgrade from Maseca: check out the texture, note the lack of additives, dig on the non-gmo organic corn.
What:  flour made from nixtamalized corn
Where: originating in Mexico, nixtamalized corn (dried corn that’s been soaked in lime water to remove the hulls) became popular because it made the proteins in corn more digestible and the use of lime increased the calcium content.
How: use to make tortillas, tamales, atole, champurrado and a killer variation on cornbread.  Other cool ideas: Rick Bayless does a chipotle and bean stew with masa gnocchi, or braised chicken and dumplings by way of the southwest.  

Special , local, Artisanal

 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