Market Update – Lemon Cucumbers, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, and Mixed Heirloom Squash

The ever-so-aptly named sunny spheres of lemon cucumbers have arrived, and while they’re a perfect pickling cuke, the citrusy globes are so fresh right now. They can be used anywhere you’d use a regular cuke, and are exceptional in a salad since they’re dressed to impress in their yellow party frocks.

Rosa bianca eggplant has also shown up in all its robust purple-ness. They’re a bit lighter purple than the usual Italian eggplants, and are almost perfect spheres. Fancy mixed heirloom squash are in from the same farm in MA as the rosa bianca, and the assortment is the quintessential combo of green, yellow, big, little.

Sou-ah cherries are still going strong, but native raspberries just can’t commit. No foreseen availability on those. Figs are keeping their end of the bargain, though, and are showing up in three varieties at the moment – Black Mission, Green Calimyrna, and Tiger Striped. 

Anise hyssop has made the trek down from Maine, and the smell is intoxicating. Not bad to look at, either, with a great contrast of deep green leaves and spiky purple flowers.

Also introducing the brand spanking new Twitter feed @mkt_updates, where you can get live updates from Specialty. Follow us to get the scoop of what’s new in the warehouse.

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  • Fresh Imported Chanterelles
  • 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
  • Washington Apricots
  • Washington Bing Cherries
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Green Calimyrna Figs
  • Tiger Striped Figs
  • Yellow Watermelons
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Washington Rhubarb*

Dandelion Spring Farm – Newcastle, ME

  • Anise Hyssop

Ward’s Farm – Sharon, MA

  • Native Corn
  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Orange Sungold Tomatoes
  • Fancy Mixed Heirloom Squash
  • Green/Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green/Yellow Romano Beans
  • Purslane

Orbaker Farm – Williamson, NY

  • Fresh Sour Cherries

Frog Hollow Farm – Brentwood, CA

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

Riverdog Organic Farm – Guinda, CA

  • Full-Pint Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

Geddes Farm – Gilmanton, NH

  • Native Wild Blueberries

Taste of the North – Québec

  • Native-style Strawberries

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun
  • Baby Arugula

Farm Girl Farm – Great Barrington, MA

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Opal & Thai Basil

Cates Family Farm – Vassalboro, ME

  • Mixed Green/Purple Kohlrabi


By Specialty Administrator