Beginning Farmers = Beautiful Food

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Beginning farming students hard at work! Photo: SAgE Sammamish Valley Student Farm –

Shouts to SAgE Sammamish Valley Student Farm for a strong showing at the farm stand this week. This amazing program — a collaboration between Edmonds, Skagit, and Seattle Colleges — helps aspiring agrarians learn small farming, food systems, and urban agriculture. They help supply their campus culinary programs with produce direct from the farm, and go beyond veggies to learn about raising critters like sheep and ducks. Whatever their curriculum is, it’s definitely working! Check out their Swiss chard, heirloom summer squash, and Baltic red kale at your neighborhood ROAR stand this week.

Our consortium of (other) farmer friends are also bringing you broccoli two ways, the first of the peaches (!) and crisp, snappy English cukes. Here’s what else is hot for mid-July:

Cherries, Rainier and Bing – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $4/lb
Nectarcots – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2.50/lb
Beets, Red – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.75/bunch
Beets, Golden – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt Vernon – $1.75/bunch
Berries – raspberry, blueberry, blackberry – Sidhu Farms, Puyallup – $2.50/half pint
Blueberries – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $3/pint
Broccoli – Hopewell Farm, Bellingham – $1.75/pound
Rainbow Carrots – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt Vernon –  $1.75/bunch
Orange Carrots – Ralph’s Greenhouse, Mt. Vernon – $1.50/bunch
Corn, sweet bicolor – Lyall Farms, Sunnyside – $.50/ear
Onions – Cedarville Farm, Bellingham – $2/bunch
Squash, summer mix – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.75/lb
Fava Beans – Southern Exposure Farm, Sedro-Wooley – $4/pound
Sugar Snap Peas – Southern Exposure Farm, Sedro-Wooley – $5/pound
Lettuce, Red Butterhead and Speckled Romaine – CityGrown, Seattle – $1.50/bunch
Collards – Steel Wheel Farm, Fall City – $2.25/bunch
SOLD OUT English Cucumbers – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.75/lb
SOLD OUT Raspberries – Tualco Valley Produce, Monroe – $3.75/pint
SOLD OUT Heirloom Summer Squash – SAgE, Woodinville – $1.50/lb
SOLD OUT “Neon” Swiss Chard – SAgE, Woodinville – $2/bunch
SOLD OUT Baltic Red Kale – SAgE, Woodinville – $2/bunch
SOLD OUT Savoy Cabbage – Skylight Farm, Snohomish – $2/lb
SOLD OUT Sprouting Broccoli – CityGrown, Seattle – $2/bunch
SOLD OUT Arugula – Caruso Farm, Snohomish – $3.25/each
SOLD OUT Broccoli – Skylight Farm, Snohomish – $2.50/lb
SOLD OUT Peaches – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2/lb
SOLD OUT Apricots – Collins Family Orchard, Selah – $2.50/lb
See you at the farm stand!

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