Fairytale Eggplant, Native Corn, Sungold Tomatoes

July Market Update

Stone fruit report:  flavor king pluots are one of the plum family’s most gorgeous offerings.  When you cut into one, it practically takes your breath away: a reddish purple almost all the way to the core, where it fades to a deep yellow.  Zee Lady peaches from Frog Hollow are also excellent, but their Flavor Top nectarines steal the show in terms of full taste and texture.  Several of these late-season varieties are firm when ripe: so try one before you judge it to be under ripe.  It will probably surprise you.

Also available: white nectarines and yellow pluots from Fitz Kelly. Washington Bing and Golden Rainier cherries are in now, and you can expect to see sour cherries in about a week.

Summer vegetables are in full swing.   Super cute heirloom Fairy Tale eggplant are in.  Their small size makes them super versatile. Now’s the time to put corn, native beans (green, yellow wax, romano) on the menu.



Ark Foods- Chesney, SC

  • Heirloom Fairy Tale Eggplant

First of the Season- Lakeville, MA

  • Native Corn


Equinox Farm- Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun

Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Zee Lady Peaches
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • Flavor Top Nectarines


Fitz Kelley Farm- Reedley, CA

  • Mr. McNulty White Nectarines
  • Splash Yellow Pluots

Farm Girl Farm- Great Barrington, MA

Garlic Scapes

Songbird Farm- Starks, ME

  • Pea Tendrils

Jordan’s Farm- Cape Elizabeth, ME

  • English Peas

Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Baby Carrots
  • Raspberries (very limited)
  • Red Currants
  • Romano Beans
  • Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green Beans


Terra Firma Farm- Winters, CA

  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

River Dog Farm- Guinda, CA

  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Orange Sungold Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers


Now in season

  • Champagne Grapes
  • Italian Blood Oranges
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Field-Grown Rhubarb
  • Fresh Oregon Morels
  • Fresh Oregon Chantarelles
  • Fresh Black Mission Figs
  • WA Golden Rainier Cherries
  • WA Bing Cherries
  • CA Plums
  • CA Apricots
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • Champagne Mangos
  • Baby Artichokes- very limited
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans
  • CA Sugarsnap Peas
  • Spring Onions
  • Canadian Strawberries
  • Orange, Purple and Green Cauliflower


By Diego Maldonado