Native Snow Peas, Charentais Melons, Emerald Beaut Plums

What do you think should be on your menu right now?  While some folks are eager to segway into Autumn, the best tasting local corn, tomatoes and melons of the season, from your local farmers, are here now.  It’s what we are taking home every night, because they don’t get any better-tasting then they are right now.  Of note:

Native Charentais melons are about 1/3 the size of a cantaloupe, with deep-orange flesh and an intense musky perfume.  Fun facts: sugar cube melons usually register 14 on a Brix scale, whereas the average commercial cantaloupe typically only hits 10.   They are local, and this particular melon was bred to thrive in a northeastern climate.  Some people call them “personal melons” due to their small size.  We don’t recommend calling them that, but do as you will.  If you put this together with some Iberico ham people will understand what all the fuss is about.

Frog Hollow red plums/pluots are 86 very limited for the season.  But Frog Hollow is offering one more excellent plum variety this year- the green “Emerald Beauts.”  These guys are an intense yellow-green, and remind us of pineapple and kiwi.  These are super tasty, would probably glow like jewels if you compressed them, and make us want Riesling and foie gras.

Tomatoes are at their peak flavor of the season.  Now’s a good time to put up local Early Girls and Roma tomatoes for sauce, paste, and jam.  Or live in the moment with esqueixada or salmorejo.

We will start to see some Autumn produce after Labor Day weekend.

market update

Heron Farm- St. Albans, ME

Organic Charentais Melons

Queen’s Greens- Amherst, MA

Early Girl Tomatoes

Caribou Lake Farm- Washburn, ME

Mixed Color Snow Peas

 Farmer Ken Elliot- Lakeville, MA

  • Native Corn

 Farm Girl Farm- Great Barrington, MA

  • Native Fairy Tale Eggplant

Equinox Farms- Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun Mix

Songbird Farm- Starks, ME

  • Pea Tendrils


Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Summerset Peaches
  • Emerald Beaut Plums
  • August Red Nectarines
  • Fire King Pluots (v. limited)

 Songbird Farm- Starks, ME

  • Pea Tendrils

 Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Green & Purple Kohlrabi
  • Baby Carrots
  • Romano Beans
  • Yellow Wax Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Blackberries
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Fresh Lima Beans
  • Sungold Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Yellow Tomatoes


River Dog Farm- Guinda, CA

  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Orange Sungold Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers

Now in season

  • Wild Maine Blueberries
  • Fresh Oregon Huckleberries
  • Native Cape Gooseberries
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Red and Yellow Watermelons
  • Oregon Lobster Mushrooms
  • Wild Oregon Pousse-Pied
  • Field-Grown Rhubarb
  • Fresh Oregon Morels
  • Saskatchewan Chantarelles
  • Native Lobster Mushrooms
  • WA Golden Rainier Cherries
  • WA Bing Cherries
  • CA Plums
  • CA Apricots
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • Baby Artichokes
  • CA Sugarsnap Peas
  • Spring Onions
  • Quebec Strawberries
  • Red Currants
  • Fresh Black Mission Figs
  • Native Boletus Mushrooms


By Diego Maldonado