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!
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
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
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