Frog Hollow Fuyu Persimmons, and Row 7 Seeds Koginut Squash

Market Updates

We are deep into root vegetable season, with Chantenay carrots, Yellow Kimbe carrots, and Purple Dragon carrots all available.  You are probably already using the well-known Macomber turnip, truly unique to Massachusettes, but have you done anything with native Quince yet?  Now is the time to poach and preserve them, so you can enjoy them now (a puree with crispy duck?) and later (as a gelee with foie gras on the New Year’s Eve menu?) or as a dessert (poached with Heilala vanilla beans and served with spice cookie crumble and boozy rum raisin ice cream?)  You know.  Stuff like that.

Also noteable: Rising C Ranch’s winter citrus has begun: finger imes (below) now in, along with fresh green yuzu.  Coming this weekend- 1st of the season varigated pink lemons and a limited amount of Makrut limes!  More sneak peeks at new arrivals this weekend: baby purple brussels sprouts and Maine sun chokes.  Stay tuned to our instagram to see when Satsumas begin- we are waiting for the Owari, our favorite early-season variety, to be ripe ready to pick before we’ll sell them.

First of the Season

Rising C Ranch- Reedly, CA

Fresh Green Yuzu
Finger Limes
Coming Saturday: Pink Lemons & Makrut Limes

Scott Farm Orchards- Dummerston, VT

Native Quince
Baldwin Apples
Holstein Apples
Roxbury Russet Apples
Northern Spy Apples
Ananas Reinette Apples
Ribston Pippin Apples
Rhode Island Greening Apples
Dolgo Russian Crab Apples
Lady Apples
Blue Pearmain Apples
Calville Blanc d’Hiver Apples

Now in season:

Red Gem & Little Gem Lettuce
Artisan Head Lettuce
Blue Sky Mesclun Mix
Endive & Red Endive
Castelfranco Radicchio
Cut Baby Watercress
Shanghai Baby Bok Choi

Habanada Peppers
Romanesco Cauliflower
Fioretti Cauliflower
Black Radishes

Oregon Chantarelle Mushrooms
Oregon Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Trumpet Royale Mushrooms

Coming Saturday: Baby Purple Brussels Sprouts
Baby Brussels Sprouts

Forelle Pears
Comice Pears
Seckel PearsCape Gooseberries
Black Mission Figs

Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

Warren Pears

Fuyu Persimmons

 Local Produce

Delicata Squash
Uchiki Kuri Squash
Winter Luxury Pumpkins
Delicata Squash
New! Row 7 Seeds Koginut Squash
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Honeynut Squash
Maine Heirloom Cranberries
Limited: Concord Grapes
Macomber Turnips
Baby Turnips
Chantenay Carrots
Yellow Kimbe Carrots
Purple Dragon Carrots
Maine Organic Rainbow Carrots
Native Green Daikon Radish
Watermelon Radish
Purple Diakon
Green Kohlrabi
Purple Kohlrabi
Organic Rainbow Carrots

Fresh American Chestnuts
Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes
German Butterball Potatoes
Spigarello Kale
Baby Garnet Yams

By Diego Maldonado

Your Guide to Heirloom Apples

Scott Farm’s Heirloom Apples

Ananas Reinette – This small, yellow-skinned apple was grown in France in the 1500’s. It has a zesty, pineapple, citrus flavor and flesh that has a fine grain texture. Translated into English, this would mean the “royal pineapple.”

Calville Blanc d’Hiver – A 15th century French apple that has a vanilla-like flavor and a wonderful texture when cooked. Of all the French apples Calville Blanc is considered the best to cook with because of its resiliency. 

Blue Pearmain – A New England apple dating to the early 1800’s. Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal about his preference for Blue Pearmain. The crisp, rich flavor makes it a good apple for fresh eating and baking.

Gravenstein – A very old apple from Italy. The combination of both tart and sweet flavors makes this a wonderful culinary apple as well as a sprightly flavored eating apple.

Rhode Island Greening – This apple was grown by Mr. Greening at his Inn and Tavern near Newport, Rhode Island. Although it is a good eating apple, it excels in baked goods. Pies made with this apple have won awards all over the world. Legend has it that this variety came from the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden.

Roxbury Russet – The oldest American apple variety, this apple has a nectar-like flavor that is similar to guava. It has a very high sugar content though you may not notice it due to the acids. Cider made from this apple is like syrup, it is so thick.

Northern Spy – The best use for this apple is for cooking, though it is admired for eating out of hand as well. Introduced in the late 1800’s it was named after James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, “The Spy,” which was very popular during this time.

Baldwin – A handsome, deep red apple originally from Massachusetts in the early 1700’s. There is a monument in Wilmington, MA where the original tree grew. This variety was the major New England apple until the 1930’s when a terrible freeze killed most of the trees. It is a hard apple, sometimes referred to as the woodpecker. It has the quintessential apple flavor and back in the day when pie was made for breakfast, it was a very hardy meal.

Cox’s Orange Pippin – The most popular of English apples, it has been awarded the highest honors by the Royal Horticultural Society. It was originally grown from seed (hence the name Pippin) in 1825 by an amateur horticulturist named Richard Cox. It has a tart, citrus flavor exquisitely tempered by a sweet pear flavor. It is excellent for eating and cooking. 

Notes courtesy of Scott Farm Orchards

By Diego Maldonado

Habanada Peppers, Winter Squash & Pears

Autumn Market Update

Iacopi Dried Beans from Half Moon Bay, CA: if you’re in the know, then you know- these beans are in a class of their own: creamy, no split skins, incredible depth of flavor, don’t really need soaking.  Cranberry, Borlotti (yes there’s a difference), Gigante and Butter Beans are now in.

Market updates: winter squash has begun, including delicata, red kuri, winter luxury pumpkin, and honeynut.  It’s also a great time for fruit: late stone fruit season is not to be missed: honeypunch pluots, emerald beaut plums and Somerset peachesConcord grapes are going strong.  We have a few native-style fall berries from Canada including raspberry and strawberry, though both will wind down soon.  Native cape gooseberries are excellent, as are black mission figs. Cranberries just started, but seriously, you should wait a few weeks until we get into peak season ones- if you can.

Pears are starting to come in: comice and Bartlett are in stock.  Expected Friday: seckel, forelle, and native Asian pears from Lookout Farm.  Expected Monday 9/23: first of the season French butter pears.  This weekend: Warren pears from Frog Hollow.

Apples: Scott Farm heirloom apples from Vermont are expected around the end of next week, 9/26-ish.  Currently, we have Macintosh and Honeycrisp.


  • Habanada Peppers
  • Aji Dulce Peppers
  • Frog Hollow Emerald Beaut Plums
  • Frog Hollow Honeypunch Pluots
  • Frog Hollow Somerset Peaches
  • Concord Grapes
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Comice Pears
  • Seckel Pears
  • Native Asian Pears
  • Forelle Pears
  • French Butter Pears Monday 9/23
  • Honeycrisp Apples


  • Elliot Farm Corn
  • Equinox Mesclun
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Purple Kohlrabi
  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Maine Sunchokes
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Winter Luxury Pumpkin
  • Delicata Squash
  • Red Kuri Squash
  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
  • Kabocha Squash
  • Bintje Potatoes
  • Organic Mixed Rainbow Carrots
  • Cape Gooseberries

Also in season

  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Fiorette Cauliflower
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
  • Tricolor Cauliflower
  • Arrowhead Cabbage
  • Red Mizuna
  • Artisan Baby Head Lettuces
  • Chantarelle Mushrooms
  • Matsutake Mushrooms
  • Purple Ninja Radishes
  • Black Mission Figs
By Diego Maldonado

Galia Melons, Sungold Tomatoes, Wild Maine Blueberries

  • July 29, 2019 highlights
  • Native Produce
  • Elliot farm Corn
  • Wild Maine blueberries
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Sungold tomatoes
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Plum Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant
  • Green/Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green Romano Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Gold Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Purple Kohlrabi
  • Green Kohlrabi
  • ME Pea Tendrils
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Baby Beets: R/G/C
  • Baby Turnips
  • Native Produce
  • Equinox Mesclun
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard
  • Blueberries
  • Purple Pole Beans
  • Lovage
  • Frog Hollow
  • Summer Lady Peaches
  • Fantasia Nectarines
  • Dancin’ demon Pluots
  • Knoll Farm
  • Santa Rosa Plums
  • El Dorado Plums
  • Riverdog Farm
  • Galia Melons
  • Charlyn melons
  • Goddess melons
  • Orange honeydew melons
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Mix Medley Tomatoes
  • Sungold Tomatoes
  • Also in Season
  • Jimmy Nardello Peppers
  • Dragon Tongue Beans
  • Fairytale eggplant
  • Yellow Watermelon
  • Red Watermelon
  • Champagne Grapes
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • WA Bing Cherries
  • Nasturtium Leaf
  • Nasturtium Flower
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Chive Blossoms
  • Black Radish
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Romanesco Cauli
  • Fioretti Cauliflower
  • Red Mizuna
  • Saskatchewan Chanterelles
  • Pousse pied
By Diego Maldonado

Iacopi Farms

We are super excited to be featuring these delicious dried beans from Iacopi Farms!  Well-known by chefs on the west coast, these varieties from Half Moon Bay are delicious, creamy and rarely split.  The flavor and texture are A++.

Now Featuring:

Cranberry Beans

Borlotti Beans

Gigante Beans

Butter Beans

all in 10-lb bags.
Iacopi Farms Bio_2019
By Specialty Administrator