Market Update – Fresh Cranberry Beans, Native Corn, and Baby Carrots

Huzzah – native corn is in. Stuff yourselves silly with the sweet, succulent kernels. Corn always gets the spotlight around this time, but the fresh cranberry beans from right here in MA are prancing their way onto the main stage as well with their flashy white and rosy hue. Native fava beans are a perfect shade of green and carefully nestled inside their pods. Talk about an all-natural packaging – the beans come to no harm while in the white, spongy interior of the pod.

Maine wild blueberries come in all sizes in their quarts – pick out the wee ones for an amuse-bouche or scatter them all on top of a free-form gallette for a rustic, flavorful summer dessert. Native Massachusetts red currants, red gooseberries, and raspberries are all still here (though in limited quantity), but native black raspberries have already come and gone.

Hop on over to the recent sour cherry post for a titillating collection of recipes and inspiration for the few weeks that these tart stonefruit are here.

market update

*limited quantity

  • 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
  • New York Sour Cherries
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Yellow Watermelons
  • Oregon Rhubarb
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Medjool Dates
  • Imported Meyer Lemons
  • Maine Wild Blueberries

Ward’s Farm – Sharon, MA

  • Native 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
  • Native Corn
  • Baby Carrots
  • Fresh Cranberry Beans

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun

Taste of the North – Québec

  • Native-style Strawberries

Farm Girl Farm – Great Barrington, MA

  • Garlic Scapes

Riverdog Organic Farm – Guinda, CA

  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Full-Pint Mixed Medley Tomatoes

Frog Hollow Farm – Brentwood, CA

  • O’Henry Yellow Peaches
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • Summer Fire Yellow Nectarines
  • Opal White Peaches

Fitz Kelly Farm – Reedley, CA

  • Sierra Lady Yellow Peaches
  • Virgin Blush White Peaches
  • Green Goddess Plums*


By Specialty Administrator