The Season of the Root

Market Report:

Root vegetables are in full effect: Macomber turnips, celery root, native sunchokes, salsify, bora king radishes, local Korean green radishes, native black and watermelon radishes, Russian banana fingerling potatoes, bintje potatoes–which are a great alternative to German butterball until they become available (small, round, bright yellow flesh), and almost every winter squash you can think of.   Heirloom variety carrots–Chantenay, yellow sun and purple haze–are available, either mixed or by single variety.

We have many varieties of native heirloom apples available now from Scott Farm Orchards, plus their incredibly aromatic quince: now is the time to get some and make membrillo.  Pears include seckle, forelle, comice and bosc.  Concord grapes are still here but no longer native.  The tart coastal variety Oregon huckleberries are awesome.

Short supply/ending/gapping:  Orange and purple cauliflower are in very short supply, especially the native varieties.  We are working on new sources for this item, but please consider specifying a substitute when you leave your message, in case they are not available.  Pousse-pied are currently coming from Mexico and being held up in customs.  With the impending hurricane, it’s questionable whether or not we’ll see more next week.  Baby turnips are in very short supply.  We’ve bought out everything from all of our local farmers, and we don’t expect to see much this week, so if you want to use them, consider having it as a verbal addition to a dish rather than on the printed menu.

Ordering notes: limited quantities have *stars*, exceptional quality items are in bold, and first of the season items are in orange.

Peak season

  • Native Romanesco*
  • Native Cauliflower
  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Baby Artichokes*
  • Fresh Oregon Huckleberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Native Cranberries
  • Concord Grapes
  • Forelle Pears
  • Comice Pears
  • Seckel Pears
  • Fuyu Persimmons
  • Fresh American Chestnuts
  • Locally-foraged Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
  • Locally-Foraged Chicken Mushrooms
  • Oregon Chantarelles
  • Oregon Lobster Mushrooms
  • Oregon Matsutake Mushrooms
  • French Crosnes-coming Tuesday 10/27

Native Apples & Quince

Scott Farm Orchard- Dummerston, VT

  • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Belle de Boskoop
  • Ananas Reinette
  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Macoun
  • Dolgo Russian Crabapples
  • Roxbury Russet Apples
  • Calville Blanc d’Hiver
  • Northern Spy
  • Lady Apples
  • Rhode Island Greening (way cooler than Granny–sorry Gran)
  • Hidden Rose
  • Native Quince

Native Roots & Greens

Black Fox Farm- Montville, ME

Rainbow Carrots

4 Town Farm- Seekonk, MA

Macomber Turnips

Phat Farm- Unity, ME

  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Yellow Sun Carrots
  • Purple Haze Carrots

Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
  • Delicata Squash
  • Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
  • Uchiki Kuri Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Blue Hubbard Squash

Crossroad Farm- Jonesport, ME

Native Sunchokes

Green Sunshine Organic Farm- Hodgdon, Maine

  • Bintje Potatoes
  • Russian Banana Fingerlings

Sparrow Arc Farm- Copake, NY

  • Watermelon Radish
  • Bora King Radish
  • Korean Green Daikon
  • Black Radish

Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Warren Pears

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Mesclun Mix Greens
  • Mixed Braising Greens

Special , local, Artisanal

Heiwa Soy Beanery- Belfast, ME

Fresh Tofu, made from non-GMO Maine Soybeans

Hershberger Family Farms- Unity, ME

Fresh Duck Eggs, by the dozen

Aroostook Valley Honey Farm- Fort Fairfield, ME

Fresh Honeycomb, by the 12 oz pack

Cold Hollow Cider Mill- Waterbury, VT

Cold Hollow Apple Cider, by the gallon

Apple Acres Farm- Durgintown, ME

Apple Cider Syrup, small glass jar

Farmer Ground Flour- Trumansburg, NY

  • Stone-ground Spelt Flour
  • Stone-ground Rye Flour
  • Stone-ground Whole Wheat Flour
  • -all in 2 lb. bags-
  • -all organic-


By Diego Maldonado