Party with the Farm Stand Fam!

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We’re excited to invite EVERYONE to our annual end-of-season celebration! We can’t wait to see you all, and open up a space where the whole ROAR community — farmers, shoppers, funders, neighbors, friends of friends — can come together.

Let us show our love for you with snacks and drinks from Adu Cafe, La Mesa Azul, Chef Tarik, Schilling Cider, and Georgetown Brewing.

Plus one’s and kiddos are welcome — we’ll have some seasonally-themed crafts and games available for the early bird crowd.

Hope you can join us Friday, Nov. 10 from 5-9pm. RSVP on our Facebook event page here, or shoot us an email at roarseattle@gmail.com with questions.

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Produce year-round in Hillman City!

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Our friends at Harameyn Halal Grocery, on Rainier Ave S & S Juneau St. in Hillman City, are now selling fresh produce seven days a week, 10 am-10 pm!  In partnership with the City of Seattle they are participating in the Fresh Bucks program, which means that shoppers can double their dollars using EBT when purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables.

ROAR will be helping Harameyn management to connect with local farmers for their ordering, so you can look forward to supporting both small business in the neighborhood and small, sustainable Washington farms AT THE SAME TIME! Make sure to stop in and say hello to ZamZam and the fam at Harameyn, and pick up fresh veggies and anything else on your shopping list — they have everything, from socks to spices to super delicious mango juice. How lucky we are to have this treasure in Hillman City!

 

What’s Fresh at the farm stand!

Squash, Summer Mix – Hedlin Farm – $2/pound

Collard Greens – Ralph’s Greenhouse – $1.60 /bunch

Spaghetti Squash – Boldly Grown Farm – $1.50/pound – CUTEST SQUASH EVER

Delicata Squash – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson –  $1/pound – ALSO BEAUTIFUL SQUASH

Garlic, Purple Glazer – The Crows Farm – $.50/each

Quince! City Harvest, Seattle – $3/pound

Red Cabbage – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1/pound

Beets – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunch

Herbs! Basil, Mint – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunch

Kale – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunch

Cherry Tomatoes – High Point Market Garden – $2/pound

Heirloom Tomatoes – Xai Cha Farm – $3.25/pound

SOLD OUT Peaches – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Shitake Mushrooms – Dog Island Mushrooms – $3/pint

SOLD OUT Kosui Asian Pears – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3/pound

SOLD OUT Pluots – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Corn, Bi-color – Hopewell Farm – $.50/ear

SOLD OUT Corn, Purple-sweet – Southern Exposure Family Farm – $.50/ear

SOLD OUT Onions – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.30/pound

SOLD OUT Swiss Chard – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunchHC produce

SOLD OUT Cucumbers, white and lemon – Xai Cha Farm – 2 for $1

SOLD OUT Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Kohlrabi – CityGrown Farm – $2.50/bunch

 

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New produce section at Harameyn Halal Grocery in Hillman City

 

 

Welcome to the Fungi Kingdom!

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What’s Fresh at the farm stand!

GRAPES! Lynden Blue, Jupiter, and Interlaken table varieties – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3.25/pound

Blueberries – Sidhu Farms – $2.50/pint

Shitake Mushrooms – Dog Island Mushrooms – $2.50/pound

Kosui Asian Pears and Orcas Pears – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3/pound

Plums – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Corn, sweet yellow – Hedlin Farms – $.50/ear

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Carrots – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Beets, Red – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Onions – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Radish – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Bok Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Swiss Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Cilantro – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/head

Sungold Tomatoes – New Holly Market Garden – $3.50/pint

Heirloom Tomatoes – Xai Cha Farm – $3.25/pound

Cucumbers, white and lemon – Xai Cha Farm – 2 for $1

Turnips, Japanese Hakurei – Osprey Hill Farm – $2/bunch

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $2/pound

Kohlrabi – CityGrown Farm – $2.50/bunch

Squash, Summer Mix – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Collard Greens – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Peppers – New Holly Market Garden and Magana Farm- $2/pound

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Qi Lou from Dog Island Mushrooms

Welcome back autumn! Welcome back grapes!

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Zainab, a member of the Kent Food Co-op, running the farm stand at the Kent Community Market in East Hill

This summer we were honored and excited to partner with Living Well Kent during the launch of their monthly Community Market.  Living Well Kent (LWK) is a community-driven collaborative dedicated to the vision of public spaces and initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and better living. It is focused on creating a healthier, more equitable and more sustainable city.

Through a food assessment by LWK’s Food Policy Council it was found that Kent residents, many of whom are newcomers to this country, were not able to access affordable produce and/or culturally significant products.  With the vision to create jobs alongside the food access work, the Kent Food Co-op and Community Markets were created!

The Food Co-op met regularly to plan and discuss the future of the market.  Community Markets were held monthly, May – September, and included locally grown produce, baked goods, local crafts, live music, dance performance and kids programming.

The final Community Market will be held this Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, at Morrill Meadows Park in Kent’s East Hill Neighborhood.  Come by and meet the members of the Kent Food Co-op and celebrate what they have created together!

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Andrea Wilmot, from Delridge Co-op, leading the monthly class for the Kent Food Co-op with special guest instructor Natalie Evans, director of the Bellevue Farmers Market

What’s Fresh at the farm stand!

GRAPES! Lynden Blue SOLD OUT, Jupiter, and Interlaken table varieties – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3.25/pound

Chojuro Asian Pears – Hima Farms, Everett – $1.60/pound

Apples, Honeycrisp – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2.50/pound

Peaches, freestone – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Plums – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Corn, sweet yellow – Hedlin Farms – $.50/ear

Green Beans – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $2/pound

Carrots – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt Vernon – $1.75/bunch

Beets, Red – Hopewell Farm – $1.50/bunch

Squash, Red Kuri – Cabrera Farms – $1.65/pound

Onions, Red – Cedarville Farm – $1.25/pound

Peppers, jalapeño and shishito – Sidhu Farms, Puyallup – $2/pound

Cucumbers, slicing – Sidhu Farms – $2/pound

 

SOLD OUT Turnips, Japanese Hakurei – Osprey Hill Farm – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Onions, Green Scallions – CityGrown Farms – $1.50/bunch

SOLD OUT Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Kohlrabi – CityGrown Farm – $2.50/bunch

SOLD OUT Squash, Summer Mix – Osprey Hill Farm – $1.50/pound

SOLD OUT Collard Greens – Slanted Sun Farm – $1.75/bunch

 

Meet Earl! And other vegetable delights.

 

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Serena and Earl at the Rainier Beach farm stand, 2017

 

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Sarah and Earl at the High Point farm stand, 2017

There are moments each season when a special veggie comes our way.  Sometimes it is something we have never seen before, or something much bigger than we expected.  Other times it has a special meaning to one of our shoppers, a connection deeper than it’s nutrients alone.

These surprises over the years have reminded me of the deep joy that these fruits and vegetables are capable of bringing to us and how amazing it is to get to spend time with them at the farm stands and see them spread this happiness!

This season one of these magic vegetables came to us in the form of an 11.5 pound Carafax Cabbage from Osprey Hill Farm.  Serena quickly named him Earl and he has traveled to our different farm stand locations with us.  Neighbors who have seen him on our Facebook page have come down to have their photo taken with him, shoppers have guessed his weight, many folks have debated what to do with him in the kitchen and he was even featured on a local youth media show in Rainier Beach!

Sometimes you need an enormously oversized squash to remember how fun these gifts from nature are.  To take a minute and laugh with strangers at a farm stand when someone has pug goggle-y eyes on a fennel.  To make a cabbage the star of a local news show.  Thank you Mother Earth and all our fruit and vegetable friends for reminding us how to enjoy the small (and extremely oversized) things in life!

What’s Fresh at the Farm Stand!

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Lisa meeting this sweet baby Strawberry Corn from Nurturing Roots Farm at the Seattle Indian Health Board farm stand 2016

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Patrice, a large zucchini and the Corner Greeters at the Rainier Beach farm stand in 2016

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Tara teaching us that Fennel is much more than an herb, it can also be a friend! High Point farm stand 2015

Blackberries/Blueberries – Sidhu Farm, Puyallup – $2.50/pint

Peaches, freestone Regina – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Nectarines – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

White and Lemon Cucumbers – $2/pound

Rhubarb – Sua Yang Farm -$2/large bunch

Ground Cherries – Red Barn Ranch – $3.50/pint

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Red Cherry Tomatoes – High Point Market Garden – $3/pound

Heirloom Tomatoes – New Holly Market Garden -$3.25/pound

Japanse eggplant – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Peppers – Magana Farm, Sunnyside – $2/pound

Cucumbers -New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Summer Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Corn, sweet bicolor – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $.50/ear

Onion, Walla Walla Sweets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Beets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Carrots, rainbow – Red Shed Farm – $2/bunch

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $1.75/pound

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A tomato grown in the Collab Garden by Taste International in 2014

Lacinato Kale – Slanted Sun Farm – $1.50/bunch

Herbs – New Holly Market Garden and High Point Market Garden- $2/bunch

Garlic, Purple Glazer – The Crows Farm – $8/pound

Fingerling Potatoes – High Point Market Garden – $3/pound

Fennel – The Crows Farm – $1.75/each

Shitake Mushrooms – Dog Island Mushrooms -$3/pint

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Rachel picking a huge carrot at Caruso farm in 2015

Cabbage, Carafax (Earl) – Osprey Hill Farm – $13.50 for an 11.5 pound cabbage

Shallots – Cedarville Farm – $3/pound

Romaine Lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Rainbow Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

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A fennel for Heather at the Indian Health Board farm stand, 2016

Meet the Producer: CityGrown Seattle

 

image_35CityGrown is a woman-owned and -operated urban farm with a mission to connect Seattle residents to their food and farmers. We strive to reclaim under-utilized urban spaces and grow as much sustainable, hyper-local produce as possible.”

Farmer Ashley and Farmer Ellen work hard, in sun and rain and heat and apocalyptic haze, to cultivate productive green space from otherwise neglected land in the Emerald City. They farm back yards, neighborhood parks, and are holding down a significant corner at Marra Farm, an important South Park landmark of Seattle’s agrarian history. Their love for the land and feeding their neighbors is evident in every aspect of their operations — from the meticulousness of Ellen’s spreadsheets to the sheer beauty of their products to the entrepreneurial spirit they bring to finding new outlets to sell their wares. We’re so happy to know them and share their work with you!

These gals manage the tricky dance of a complicated food economy — making sure they break even as a small business while keeping enough of the food they’re growing in the community where it’s grown. CityGrown has made important contributions to food access in Georgetown and South Park, and we look forward to the creative new ideas they’re working on for 2018.

For now, you can find CityGrown sun gold cherry tomatoes at ROAR farm stands, or visit their weekly markets on Wednesdays in Crown Hill and Saturdays in Wallingford to experience the full glory of their bounty. They accept EBT, and also offer a Community Supported Agriculture weekly veggie share.

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Scene from a CityGrown farm stand. Sungold tomatoes available from ROAR all week!

ROAR Markets, 4-7pm: Tuesday, Rainier Beach @ Rainier Ave S & S Rose St | Wednesday, High Point @ 32nd SW & SW Juneau | Thursday, Beacon Hill @ Plaza Roberto Maestas & El Centro de la Raza |Friday, Hillman City @ Rainier Ave S & S Orcas St

Here’s what’s fresh this week: 

Berries – Sidhu Farm, Puyallup – $2.50/pint

Cantaloupe – Magana Farms – $3/each

Peaches, freestone Regina – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Apples, Ginger Gold – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Nectarines – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Ground Cherries – Slanted Sun Farm – $5/pound

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – CityGrown Seattle – $3.50/pint

Red Cherry Tomatoes – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Beefsteak Tomatoes – Northwest Green Farm – $2/pound

Japanse eggplant – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Peppers – Magana Farm, Sunnyside – $2/pound

Cucumbers -New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Summer Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Corn, sweet bicolor – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $.50/ear

Onion, Walla Walla Sweets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Beets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Carrots, rainbow – Osprey Hill Farm – $1.75/bunch

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $1.75/pound

Cauliflower – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.75

Cabbage, Savoy – Cloud Mountain Farm Center – $1.25/pound

Rainbow Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Bok Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Romaine Lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Kale – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Collard Greens – Cedarville Farm – $1.50/bunch

Cilantro – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Garlic, Purple Glazer – The Crows Farm – $8/pound

 

 

 

 

Food and Family

That Brown Girl Cooks

Photos from Thatbrowngirl.com

We really truly love our farmers and this week want to make sure that you all know the very best accompaniment to the fresh vegetables they are growing for you- Black Eyed Pea Hummus!

HummusMeet the mother/son team of That Brown Girl Cooks!, Chef Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar.  That Brown Girl Cooks! is based out of south Seattle; providing education opportunities for families, creating neighborhood pop-ups, offering catering services and adding their magic to their black-eyed pea hummus!  Check out their website to learn more about how this team is healing the community through healthy and delicious food, imagination, tradition and culture.  Pick up their hummus at any of these local spots, it will become your carrot’s new best friend!

I met Kristi about five years ago when we were both working at a small farmers market on First Hill.  Kristi’s vision and love for what she is doing truly inspired me and her’s was one of the voices in my head when I started out to discover what a mobile farm stand might look like.  She is now looking to grow her business further and is participating in the Impact Pitch competition, which will provide funding to local business owners based on community feedback.  Please take a minute and listen to Kristi and Damon talk about the work they are doing and vote here!

I can not wait to see, and taste, what they do next!

“Food is nourishment.  It is culture.  It is community.” – That Brown Girl Cooks

Here’s what’s fresh at the farm stand this week:

Peaches, freestone – Collins family Orchard – $2/pound

 

Tomatillos – Red Barn Ranch, Farm Works Program – $2/pound

Tomatoes, assorted Heirloom – New Holly Market Garden – $3.25/pound

Tomatoes, assorted heirloom – Xai Cha Farm – $3.25/pound

Bi-Color Corn – Hopewell Farm – $.50/ear

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $2/pound

Carrots – Osprey Hill Farm – $1.50/bunch

Berries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries – Sidhu Farms – $2.50/pint

Peppers, Poblano, Sweet Bell and Banana – Magana Farms, Sunnyside – $2/pound

Serrano chiles – Magana Farms – $2/pound

Mustard Greens – High Point Market Garden- $2/bunch

Mizuna – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunch

Cucumber, slicing – New Holly Market Garden & CityGrown Farms – $2/pound

Walla Walla Sweet Onion – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Garlic – The Crows Farm, Skagit Valley – $8/pound

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Fresh Herbs (cilantro, mint, sage, thyme) – New Holly & High Point Market Gardens – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Okra – Magana Farms – $4/pound

SOLD OUT Cantaloupe – Magana Farms – $3/each

SOLD OUT Oakleaf lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Rainbow Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Tomatoes, Sungold cherry – CityGrown Farms – $3.50/pint

SOLD OUT  Japanese Eggplant – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Ground Cherries – Red Barn Ranch, Farm Works Program – $2/pint

SOLD OUT Nectarines – Magana Farms – $2/pound

SOLD OUT  Apples, ginger gold – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Plums – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

SOLD OUT  Zucchini & Summer Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Bok Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Collards – High Point Market Garden – $2/bunch

THIS WEEK: High Point is Happening + Delridge/Duwamish Parties

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Mural at Red Barn Ranch in Auburn, site of the Tilth Alliance beginning farmer incubator program. ROAR sources from these farmers for our weekly farm stands. Meet them in person at our Friday market in Kent on August 25!

Make the most of the summer bounty and savor those last few weeks before school starts! We have workshop offerings in High Point on Wednesday, so come through Health Families Day at Neighborhood House from 5-7 to learn about the miracle of soil from Maren and her traveling worm bin! We will also have a workshop on-site at the farm stand about reducing sugar consumption in your summer snacks, with give-aways and recipes to equip you to make your own fruit-based popsicles at home!

Saturday we’ll be celebrating at the (FREE!) Duwamish River Festival in Georgetown with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition — these folks are working hard to revive the river that supports our ecosystem here in Seattle, so come through to show them some love! Sunday is the Nature Consoritum’s Arts in Nature Festival, a crazy amazing party with live music and tons of interactive art exhibits. Get your fix on the smoothie bike both days. Can’t wait to see you!

If you’re one of our south county friends, the monthly market with Living Well Kent at Morrill Meadows Park is also happening this week — 3-7pm on Friday, 8/25.

Here’s what’s fresh at the farm stand:

Peaches, freestone – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Apples, ginger gold – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Watermelon – Alvarez Organics, Mabton – $.75/pound

Cauliflower – Hedlin Farms – $2/pound

Tomatoes, Sungold cherry – CityGrown Farms – $3.50/pint

Tomatoes, green – Northwest Green Farm – $1.50/pound

Tomatoes, assorted heirloom – Xai Cha Farm – $3.25/pound

Eggplant, Purple Rain – Alvarez Organics – $2/pound

Peppers, Poblano & Sweet Bell – Magana Farms, Sunnyside – $1/pound

Serrano chiles – Magana Farms – $1.50/pound

Oakleaf lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Rainbow Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Collard Greens – Cedarville Farm – $1.50/bunch

Bok Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Cucumber, lemon & slicing – New Holly Market Garden & CityGrown Farms – $2/pound

Zucchini & Summer Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Walla Walla Sweet Onion – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Garlic – The Crows Farm, Skagit Valley – $8/pound

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Fresh Herbs (cilantro, mint, sage, thyme) – New Holly & High Point Market Gardens – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Green Onion – CityGrown Farms – $1/bunch

SOLD OUT Carrots – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bag

SOLD OUT Potatoes – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

SOLD OUT Broccoli, Sprouting – CityGrown Farms – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Corn – Cedarville Farm, Everson – $.50/ear

SOLD OUT Nectarines – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

No Calm and Fix Our Food

 

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Sign from Rainier Beach Freedom School rally last Friday to educate about child hunger and advocate for healthy food in South Seattle 

We see you working hard out there, fighting fascism and smashing white supremacy. Don’t forget to take an occasional pause to nourish your body and spend time recouping with dear ones. ROAR has tons of fruits and vegetables to keep your strength up, grown by several farmers of color here in the northwest. Support yourself *and* support small POC-owned businesses AT THE SAME TIME! Win! win! win! Thank you to these folks who provide fresh, healthy, affordable food to community every day:

Alvarez Organics

New Holly Market Gardeners

Magana Farms

Sidhu Farms

Xai Cha

FARM STANDS THIS WEEK: Tuesday @ Rainier Ave & S. Rose St. | Wednesday @ 32nd & SW Juneau St. | Thursday @ El Centro de la Raza | Friday @ Rainier Ave & S. Orcas St. | All Markets 4-7pm

Peaches – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Apricots – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Plums, Yellow Goose – Osprey Hill Farm – $2/pound

Blueberries – Sidhu Farms, Puyallup – $2.50/pint

Poblano Peppers – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $3/pound

Cherry Tomatoes – Cedarville Farm & CityGrown Seattle – $3.50/pint

Heirloom Tomatoes – Xai Cha Farms, Woodinville – $3.25/pound

Cucumbers, slicing – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Fava Beans – Osprey Hill Farm – $2.25/pound

Green Beans – Hopewell Farm – $2.00/pound

Onion sweet – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Beets, variety – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm – $1.75/pound

Bac Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Lettuce, oak leaf – New Holly Market Garden – $2/head

Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

SOLD OUT Watermelon, yellow doll – Alvarez Organics, Mabton – $.70/pound

SOLD OUT Apples, Ginger Gold – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Eggplant – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

SOLD OUT Sweet Corn – Magana Farms, Sunnyside – $.50/ear

MISSING! 😦 Figs – City Fruit, Seattle – $5/pound

#EatReal: Radical Vegetable Youth Organizing in South Seattle

We’ll get to the fresh list in a second, but let’s take a moment first to appreciate the work of youth in Delridge and White Center. FEEST, the Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team, is a program where young people cook together, making space every week to discuss their lived experiences and how they relate to food justice. They use vegetables to build community power and change the shape of food systems in their neighborhood and in their lives. Maybe you’ve seen their “Make Food, Make Fam” and #EatReal ads on busses and billboards around town? A response to being inundated with fast food restaurants and marketing from soda and junk food companies, this is their counter-marketing campaign encouraging strong relationships through healthy eating. All of this work is youth-led, designed, and implemented. It is amazing and inspiring and gives us chills every time we think about it. Check out the video to hear from youth about FEEST, go see the mural they did at Lee’s Produce in White Center, and look for their ads around town!

Now, on to the fruity business… Here’s what’s fresh this week:

Peaches – Early Red Haven, Clingstone – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2/pound

Plums – Collins – $2.50/pound

Apricots – Collins – $2/pound

Berries – Sidhu Farm, Puyallup – $2.50/pint

Watermelon, pink or yellow flesh – Alvarez Organics, Mabton – $.70/pound

Cucumbers – Armenian, lemon, and slicing varieties – Viva Farms, CityGrown Seattle & $1.75/pound

Corn – Magana Farms, Sunnyside – $.50/ear

Rainbow chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Beans, green & purple – New Holly Market Garden – $4/pound

Beets, golden and red varieties – New Holly & Ralph’s Greenhouse – $1.75/bunch

Cabbage, red – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt Vernon – $1/pound

Onions, Walla Walla Sweets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Lettuce, Romaine – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Potatoes, mixed varieties, new crop – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Summer Squash – New Holly & Hedlin Farms – $1.75/pound

Tomatoes, Beefsteak slicing – Red Shed Farm, Skagit Valley – $3.25/pound

Tomatoes, Cherry – CityGrown Seattle & Cedarville Farm, Everson – $3.50/pint