diamond princess, maine peas and pea shoots, equinox baby arugula

these diamond princess peaches are no joke.


Late June Market Update

Seriously, get your hands on these peaches–best thing in the walk-in right now.  Hands down.

Other stone fruit news: Just in this morning, first of the season speckled pluots from Frog Hollow.  Cherries = delicious.  Rainiers are getting better.  Apricots are now market only, unless you want to grab one of the two flats of apriums we have left: tiny and sweet.  Other fruit to use now: champagne mangos, black mission figs, native strawberries.

Summer squash, zucchini, and “gold bar” yellow zucchini are from Jersey.  The peas are now from Maine, tender and sweet–do it now, before they turn starchy.  Super tender pea shoots from Maine, both large and small.  The large ones are not woody, so don’t be afraid.  Pea emulsion, anyone?  Awkward to write on the menu, awesome to use on the gnocchi.

You all know Ted Dobson’s Equinox excellent mesclun mix.  Right now he’s also bringing us baby arugula and baby kale.  The baby arugula is what arugula is meant to be: peppery but not bitingly so, tender, gorgeous.  This is the arugula you want to gently dress a handful of and eat on beef carpaccio, if anyone is still doing beef carpaccio.  Dry-aged beef carpaccio, maybe?  #gotriverrock?

If you’re anticipating a quieter week than usual, here’s a line project: crush and turn everything gorgeous we have right now into shrubs: rhubarb, strawberries, cherries, santa rosa plums, while it’s peak.  Toss on a 2# bag of demerara sugar if you’re looking for those molasses undertones to peek through.  Finish the strawberry one with a touch of saba.

Pickle me now or forever hold your peace:  last of the season Maine fiddleheads.

86: cara cara navels, kumquats, green garlic, porcini mushrooms, stinging nettles, ramps, lemon verbena, knoll rapini, fava leaves.  Almost gone: local spring-dug parsnips.

Equinox Farm- Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun
  • Baby Arugula
  • Baby Kale

Knoll Organic Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Santa Rosa Plums

Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Suncrest Peaches
  • Dapple Dandy Pluots

Fitz Kelley Farm- Reedley, CA

  • Diamond Princess Peaches
  • Lovely Lolita White Nectarines
  • Splash Yellow Pluots

Farm Girl Farm- Great Barrington, MA

Garlic Scapes

Songbird Farm- Starks, ME

  • Pea Tendrils

Common Sense Farm- Unity, ME

English Peas

Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Fava Beans
  • Baby Red Beets
  • Baby Gold Beets
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • French Breakfast Radishes

Terra Firma Farm- Winters, CA

Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

Now in season

  • Last of the Season Maine Fiddleheads
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Oregon Field-Grown Rhubarb
  • Fresh Green Almonds
  • Fresh Oregon Morels
  • Fresh Spanish Chantarelles
  • Fresh Lychee Fruit
  • Fresh Black Mission Figs
  • CA Golden Rainier Cherries
  • CA Bing Cherries
  • CA Plums
  • CA Apricots
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • Champagne Mangos
  • Baby Artichokes- very limited
  • Fresh Fava Beans
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans
  • CA Sugarsnap Peas
  • Spring Onions
  • Native Strawberries

By Diego Maldonado