Clementines are a sweet and seedless varietal of mandarin orange that are marketed under many brand names: Halos, Cuties, and Smiles, to name a few. They’re a healthy, tasty snack and a great burst of Vitamin C for these cold and dreary winter days!
Navel oranges originate from a single orange tree that was planted in Brazil in 1820. Naturally seedless and easy to peel, with just the right amount of sweetness, these oranges are perfect for lunchboxes or picnics.
North Carolina Apples
Apples grown by Deal Orchards in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina are starting to arrive! We have gala, ginger gold, and honeycrisp available now and new varieties will be added weekly throughout the season. Look for mutsu, rome, fuji, arkansas black, stayman, cameo, jonagold, pink lady, and granny smith. Available for 1.49/lb; the brown co-op totes fit about 4 lbs and are $4.99.
Indian Springs pecans come from the orchards of Tim and Karen Haithcock in Wayne County, in eastern North Carolina. The Haithcocks have 500+ pecan trees. Read more.
Organic Winter Squash
These hearty fruits (yes, fruits!) are as beautiful as they are abundant, coming in a rainbow of shapes and colors. Related to the tender-skinned summer squashes, they require a longer growing season during which their skins become thick and tough for long-term storage through the winter. Their dense, sweet flesh takes a little longer to cook than their summer cousins but it is worth every minute. We have many varieties available now from New Sprout Farm in Asheville and Eastern Carolina Organics, including acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha, and spaghetti squashes. Read more.
Vitamin- and mineral-rich dark leafy greens are a good addition to your diet year-round, but especially as we head into cold and flu season. As the weather cools, the local greens season ramps up. Right now we have plenty of kale and collards, two heavy hitters in the nutritious foods category. Our collards are coming from Cottle Farms and Uncle Henry’s Organics, both in Rose Hill, NC. Our kale is arriving from several different farms, including Nourishing Acres in Cedar Grove, NC. Read more.
Fair Trade Avocado
It’s avocado season in Michoacán, Mexico, and we’ve got organic avocados from Equal Exchange and PRAGOR, a co-op of small producers. Read more on our blog.
Pomegrantes are that special holiday fruit, good for sprinking on salads and soups, or simply eating. They’re full of vitamins and healthy phytochemicals.
Local Apple Cider
From Apple Wedge Cinder in Hendersonville, NC
The first pallet of firewood has arrived! We source our firewood from Mr. Tommy’s, a family business in Woodleaf, North Carolina. Read more.
Local Organic Sweet Potatoes
We have organic NC sweet potatoes year round! They’re in the ground the entire summer, harvested in the fall, and left to cure for a week or two in pack houses. Close to 100 percent of our sweet potatoes come from North Carolina, specifically Triple J Produce in Sims, NC. Read more.