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NEWS FROM THE FARM

  • Market Summary
    July 19, 2017

    Lots of sun and heat in our region with just the right amount of rainfall has brought on local corn, squash and cucumbers in spades with great pricing on all.  Bi-color corn from Long island, Connecticut , the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania is our pick of the week - when the ears are just beginning to show the sugars, milk and crunch we crave. This is where Baldor’s supply chain power counts most. We pick up from our grower partners the same day they harvest. You can have fresh corn a day past pick - when the husks are moist, the kernels shiny and sugars are through the roof.  

Market Update



 

  • Fruit | Yellow Peaches and Nectarines from California are a little under the weather because of the extreme heat but we have white versions of both and local yellow stone fruits from Frailinger Orchards in New Jersey. Hudson Valley Red currants are in. This is the week for white Ranier cherries from Washington – huge, sweet, flavor-packed and priced right.  When you hear the words “West Side Melons” you know they are peaking. All varieties are so fragrant and sweet, you can smell them from a distance. Red Watermelons are closer now from Virginia and Delaware, a proximity you can taste in richer flavor and crisper texture. Look for lovely Flavor Queen Pluots starting from Kingsburg Orchards. The flesh is gold, the skin is green and they’re one of the prettiest, tastiest fruits in the entire pluot family.

  • Vegetables |  Local green beans, corn, cucumbers, squash, green peppers and eggplant are pouring in from Jersey and other local farms. Quality is great and pricing good.  We put a hold on Jersey beefsteaks because they were waterlogged from all the downpours last week. Instead we have stunning, vine-ripened jumbo slicing tomatoes from Alabama offering good color, spice and flavor at a very good price. Jersey red and yellow grape tomatoes from Bald Eagle Farms are excellent and just in we have Eckerton Hills  medium round, cherry and Sungold tomatoes!  New Potato prices climb this time of year as transition takes place from the southern states up to Massachusetts and Maine. Prices drop again by August when the abundant Canadian potato crop comes on. West Coast Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli and Crowns are heading up but we’ll soon have local Broccoli which will ease that market considerably. GPOD pricing is way up this week as we near the end of this year’s season. 

  • Organics |  Organic Fairytale and Italian eggplant are here from Hepworth Farms in the Hudson Valley and Organic (non GMO) bi-color Corn is in from Lancaster Farm Fresh in Pennsylvania.  For the next 3 weeks we’ll have amazing organic Galia, Orange Flesh, Cantaloupes and Honeydews brixing between 14 & 18. They don’t get any better than this. 9 ½ row Organic Bing cherries are well-priced this week. We just got in new Organic Rainbow Mix Carrot bunches, packed 25 lbs. from California. They’re slender table carrots in four colors, just harvested, with high sugars intact – don’t miss out. 

  • Unique + Foraged | A variety of colored Currants are here from the Hudson Valley. All these colors have varying degrees of a sweet/tart pucker. Hudson Valley Gooseberries are perfect for making a summer gooseberry fool dessert. Heirloom Broccoli di Ciccio is in from Martin Farms in California. Plumogranates are a relatively new pluot variety from Family Tree Farms in California with dark purple-skin and vivid pomegranate-colored flesh, very high in antioxidants and phytonutrients.  Don’t forget about Taproot Farms organic White Cucumbers, a different color presentation on the plate. 

What's New


The First of Local Tomatoes and Corn

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Local Gooseberries

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Many Varities of Local Sqush at a Great Value

Limited Supply


Asparagus still hard to come by 

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