Delicate, sweet grapes from Marian Farms arrive in our stores each fall. These grapes are truly special, grown biodynamically with no growth hormones. Read more.
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 and more coming throughout the season, including acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha, and spaghetti squashes.
A selection of pumpkins is arriving in our stores. Look for giant jack-o-lantern pumpkins, small baking pumpkins, and the ever-popular decorative fairy tale and jarrahdale pumpkins throughout the fall.
Our stores will be getting mums from local nurseries. These easy-to-care-for plants look beautiful through the fall and will keep flowering if you pinch off dead blossoms. Plant them in your garden before winter, and they’ll return next spring.
Look for heirlooms, red slicers, cherry, grape, sungold, mixed cherry, and also “salad tomatoes” (quarts of small, multicolored, plum-sized tomatoes) from local farms like Cates Corner, Nourishing Acres, Red’s Quality Acre, Red Hawk Farm, Bluebird Meadows, and Maple Spring Gardens.
Local Summer Squash
With the onset of warm weather always comes an abundance of local summer squash and zucchini! Some of the most versatile veggies out there, these can be enjoyed sauteed or roasted with onions, marinated and grilled, cut unto raw zucchini “noodles,” or in more advanced endeavors like squash casserole or zucchini parmesan. Ours are local and either organic or pesticide free, and come from one of several different farms: Red’s Quality Acre, Nourishing Acres, or Cottle Organics.
Nothing refreshes like a cool, crisp, marinated cucumber salad! It’s a great alternative to the usual mayo-based picnic salads and a great way to use a pile of cucumbers. Ours come local and either organic or pesticide free from Four Leaf Farm, Red’s Quality Acre, or Nourishing Acres.