Market Update – Sugar Cube Cantaloupes, Anise Hyssop, Maine Kohlrabi

Sugar Cube cantaloupes live up to their name with a sweet, but not cloying, vibrant orange flesh. Just a bit smaller than your average commercial melon, each Sugar Cube is at peak ripeness. A word to the wise – order extra, otherwise it might not end up on the menu as planned. They’re that perfect.

Chocolate mint and anise hyssop have made the journey from Maine and inhaling the lively smell of one or both herbs is better than chugging a cup of coffee. The spiked purple flowers of the hyssop are punk-like in appearance, and the dark green leaves taste of Pernod. Close your eyes as you munch on one and imagine yourself in the French countryside having an apero.

Kohlrabi are also Mainers. Big 10# bags of mixed green and purple should be plenty to experiment with the ideas here.

Native raspberriesnative blackberries, and lemon cucumbers are trickling in but in limited quantity. If you can get your paws on either berry, they’re well worth it. The half-pints are packed with fat little berries that are aching to be scattered on top of the last summer pavlovas.

market update

  • *limited quantity
  • Saskatchewan Chanterelles
  • Oregon Matsutake
  • 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
  • Black Mission Figs
  • Green Calimyrna Figs
  • Tiger Striped Figs
  • Yellow Watermelons
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Washington Rhubarb*

Dandelion Spring Farm – Newcastle, ME

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Chocolate Mint

Ward’s Farm – Sharon, MA

  • Native Raspberries*
  • Native Blackberries*
  • “Sugar Cube” Cantaloupes
  • 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
  • Fresh Cranberry Beans
  • Purslane

Orbaker Farm – Williamson, NY

  • Fresh Sour Cherries

Frog Hollow Farm – Brentwood, CA

  • O’Henry Yellow Peaches
  • Flavor King Pluots
  • Flavor Heart Pluots
  • Emerald Beaut Plums
  • Summer Fire Yellow Nectarines

Geddes Farm – Gilmanton, NH

  • Native Wild Blueberries

Taste of the North – Québec

  • Native-style Strawberries

Equinox Farm – Sheffield, MA

  • Native Mesclun
  • Baby Arugula

Cates Family Farm – Vassalboro, ME

  • Mixed Green/Purple Kohlrabi

Farm Girl Farm – Great Barrington, MA

  • Lemon Cucumbers*
  • Opal Basil*
  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes


By Specialty Administrator