When summer meets fall


When summer meets fall.

What do you do with your menu when the corn is at it’s best, but Frog Hollow Warren pears start up?  Corn becomes stone-ground polenta with fresh corn underneath some braised lamb.  Tomato salad becomes pappa al pomodoro.  Say goodbye to melons, and hello to Concord grapes.  New pear desserts should be getting tested now, since peaches will be over quickly and nectarines are done.  But last-of-the-season Emerald Beaut plums might just be the very best of the year, so don’t say goodbye to all stone fruit just yet.    But we don’t have to tell you.  Oh, and: late next week, we’re expecting our first shipment of heirloom apples from Farmer Zeke, in Vermont.  Make this the year you give granny the boot and try something new.  Stay tuned for our annual guide to heirloom apples, coming next week.

86, Season Over, No Mas: Cherries, Apricots, Dragon Tongue Beans, Nectarines, Pluots

market update

First of the Season

  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Concord Grapes
  • Warren Pears
  • French Butter Pears
  • Comice Pears
  • Sekel Pears
  • Oregon Matsutakes
  • Native Hen o’ the Woods (ltd)
  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
  • GA Candy Roaster Squash
  • Winter Luxury Sugar Pumpkins
  • Cinderella Pumpkins

 Fresh Start Farm- Lisbon, ME

Husk Cherry Tomatoes, aka Ground Cherries, aka Cape Gooseberries

 Farmer Ken Elliot- Lakeville, MA

  • Native Corn

 Frog Hollow Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Warren Pears
  • Emerald Beaut Plums

 Ward’s Farm- Sharon, MA

  • Fresh Lima Beans
  • Concord Grapes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Green Romano Beans
  • Green/Yellow Wax Beans
  • Baby Turnips

 River Dog Farm- Guinda, CA

  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Mixed Medley Tomatoes
  • Sungold Tomatoes

Now in season

  • Squash Blossoms
  • French Butter Pears
  • Fresh Oregon Huckleberries
  • Native Cape Gooseberries
  • Saskatchewan Chantarelles
  • Oregon Matsutake Mushrooms
  • Native Chicken Mushrooms (ltd)
  • Native Hen o’ the Woods (ltd)
  • CA Plums
  • CA Peaches
  • CA Nectarines
  • Quebec Strawberries
  • Fresh Black Mission Figs
  • Tri-color Pole Beans (last of the season)
  • Russian Fingerling Potatoes
  • Black Radishes
  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Fairy Tale Eggplant
  • Oregon Pousse Pied


By Diego Maldonado