Market Update – Husk Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Color Snow Peas, and Fresh Edamame

Hello, husk cherry tomatoes. Also known as ground cherries, aka cape gooseberries (can’t they just make up their mind already?).  Mild, slightly sweet, with a lingering pineapple-banana flavor, they have a paper-thin husk that hides the pale yellow sphere inside. A relative to the tomatillo (they certainly look like siblings), throw them into your next fresh summer salsa or bake a pie or tart with them this weekend before the temps skyrocket again next week. I’ve heard rumors that they can be made into clafoutis as well, if you’re missing the Bings and Rainiers that are now long gone.

Caribou Lake Farm in Maine has sent some mixed color snow peas that are turning up in shades of deep purple, pale yellow-green, and dark green. Can’t say I’ve seen many purple snow peas, and the contrast between all of the colors makes for a smashing presentation.

Fresh edamame just came in from Nessralla (sounds like an evil queen in a Grimms fairy tale) Farm right here in MA, and while the outside is covered with the ubiquitous green fuzz, the beans inside are crisp and refreshing.

market update

  • *limited quantity
  • **very limited
  • Saskatchewan Chanterelles
  • Oregon Matsutake
  • Native Lobster Mushrooms**
  • Jumbo Squash Blossoms
  • Dragon Tongue Beans
  • Fresh Garbanzo Beans
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Baby Artichokes*
  • Spring Onions with Tops
  • Tri-Color Cauliflower
  • California Peaches/White Peaches
  • California Nectarines
  • California Plums & Pluots
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Green Calimyrna Figs
  • Tiger Striped Figs
  • Yellow Watermelons
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Washington Rhubarb*

Caribou Lake Farm – Washburn, ME

  • Mixed Color Snow Peas

Fresh Start Farm – Lisbon, ME

Husk Cherries (aka Ground Cherries, aka Cape Gooseberries)

Nessralla Farm – Halifax, MA

  • Fresh Edamame/Soybeans

Stillwater Orchards – Courtland, CA

  • French Butter Pears

Dandelion Spring Farm – Newcastle, ME

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Lemon Verbena**

Ward’s Farm – Sharon, MA

  • Native Raspberries*
  • “Sugar Cube” Cantaloupes
  • Green Seedless Grapes
  • Native Corn
  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Orange Sungold Tomatoes
  • Fancy Mixed Heirloom Squash
  • Green/Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green Romano Beans
  • Fresh Cranberry Beans
  • Purslane

Frog Hollow Farm – Brentwood, CA

  • Summerset Yellow Peaches
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • Flavor Heart Pluots
  • Emerald Beaut Plums
  • Summer Fire Yellow Nectarines

Geddes Farm – Gilmanton, NH

  • Native Wild Blueberries

Taste of the North – Québec

  • Native-style Strawberries

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun
  • Baby Arugula

Cates Family Farm – Vassalboro, ME

  • Mixed Green/Purple Kohlrabi

Farm Girl Farm – Great Barrington, MA

  • Lemon Cucumbers*
  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
By Specialty Administrator