Ataulfo mangos are appearing in stores. These are the yellow mangos with the creamy flesh and thin pit. One of the sweetest varieties of mangos, the Ataulfo is great for eating fresh or blending with milk or yogurt to create smoothies, lassis, and parfaits. When fully ripe, their skin is deep golden yellow and they are soft to the touch like an avocado. Leave them on your counter to ripen. To cut, slice off the two “cheeks” on either side of the flat mango pit, cut a crisscross pattern into each “cheek” without cutting through the skin, and scoop the cubes with a spoon.
Organic Local Strawberries
Strawberry season is here! Local organic strawberries are in our stores. The field grown strawberries come from Eastern Carolina Organics’ Cottle Farm and Uncle Henry’s Organics!
Lewis Farm Winter Strawberries
These strawberries give us an early taste of spring, grown in “solar tunnels” in Rocky Point NC. The plastic-covered tunnels protect the berries from the harsh winter weather and, provided there is enough sun, provide us with sweet strawberries November through April!
Fresh, crimson stalks of rhubarb are here. Use them to add a delicious tart edge to your spring pies and cakes. Rhubarb can be stewed with sugar for an easy dessert or ice cream topping. Get the recipe here.
We buy local baby lettuces from Red Hawk Farm in Hurdle Mills. Read more: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/red-hawk-farm-local-lettuce-extravaganza/. We also sell heads of lettuce from Nourishing Acres and Maple Spring Gardens.
Local Greenhouse Tomatoes
We have early organic tomatoes grown in greenhouses, currently from ECO’s Sunburst Farm and soon from Vollmer Farm. They’re picked vine-ripe and ready for your sandwiches and salads. Read more about the Vollmer Family.
Fair Trade Avocados
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.
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.