Abounding gratitude and many thanks go out to the island producers who’ve had a hand in filling the baskets and bins in the produce section with local delights! Many Cortesian farms and gardens contributed to the store’s fresh selections, which, in addition to supporting the co-op, has helped in spreading out our true local wealth, the sharing of the growing season’s harvest.
Sending special applause to our main supporters, Big Fir Farm and Linnaea have been reliably sending us truckloads of quality goodies twice a week since early spring. With easeful regularity they have stocked up the displays and walk-in cooler shelves, where sometimes in the bustle it seems like the food has magically materialized! Much appreciation to all of the local food plot tenders for the skills being practiced and abundance shared.
Big Fir’s repertoire has included: carrot bunches, peas, yellow & red beet bunches, head lettuce, basil, tomatoes, kale, parsley, dill, cilantro, scallions, shallots, hakurei turnips, melons, cucumber, eggplant, and fennel.
Linnaea’s production has seen: head lettuce, salad mix, basil, cilantro, sage, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, jalapeno peppers and beans.
Other key growers and their goods have included:
Oracle Hill Farm: Head lettuce, cucumber, basil, beans, yellow plums.
Fairhaven Gardens: apples, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet peppers, hot peppers, cucumber, asian pears.
Max&Heidi: Beans, purslane, cucumbers
Sunnybrae Farm: Blueberries
Reef Point Farm: Elephant garlic, garlic scapes
The Way Home: Apples, plums
Nanagumps: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
Salt Water Farm: Cucumber, cabbage, zucchini, beans
Loon Ranch: Figs, plums, zucchini, head lettuce
San-Fred Farm: Tomatoes, cucumber
Jude Marentette: Arugula, endive, eggplant, herb bunches
Hollyhock: Head lettuce, cilantro, kale
Bluejay Lake Farm: Corn
Cortes Gardens: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb, radishes
Moonhill Gardens: Kale
Jill Milton: Cucumbers
Affable Acres: Carrots, kale, cucumber, head lettuce, beans