The Source | August 17, 2017

If it was 4:00 p.m. in August where I grew up, you knew the best place to be was at Wagner’s Farm off of Route 57. At that time every day, the tractor would be pulling a wagon loaded with Illinois sweet corn freshly picked from the field. The race would be on to get home as quickly as possible before the sugars would be converted to starches. It barely needed a minute in the pot to be the perfect taste of summer. I noticed while driving the Willamette Valley this week that the corn had tassels. This means it is ready to be picked at the height of sweetness. I don’t think any corn will touch the flavor I recall from my youth but I love to grill the fresh local ears and get some char on the kernels. Cut the tender kernels off the ear and toss with fresh basil, chopped green onions, rendered bacon, and flavorful diced tomatoes. I think I will make this tasty base for a grilled piece of fresh fish.

Hard to choose which would be best for this: 20669 White Corn, 20675 Yellow Corn, or 20662 Bi-Color Corn.

-Peter Ross, Salesperson


Eclipse

With the total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, the state of Oregon is expecting about 1 million visitors during that weekend traveling between Portland and Eugene. We are expecting all major highways to be frozen with traffic and, as such, we will be unable to make deliveries south of Wilsonville starting Sunday and continuing through Monday. We will be trying our best to complete Portland area deliveries, however, we still are expecting delays and cannot guarantee we will hit our standard delivery windows. If you have any questions or concerns, please see your salesperson immediately.


Next Week’s Local List

Item

Num

Pack

Grower

State

Organic Apples Fuji

19988

40#

Oneonta

WA

Organic Apple Earligold

25917

40#

Bridges

WA

Organic Apples Golden Delicious

24296

40#

First Fruits

WA

Organic Blueberries Pints

25640

12ct

Homegrown

OR

Organic Dandelion reds

20728

12ct

Ralph’s

WA

Organic Broccoli

20360

14ct

Valley Pride/Treehouse

WA

Organic Beets

20258

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Gold Beets

20250

25#

Ralph’s

WA

Organic Celery

20501

30ct

Siri

OR

Organic Cauliflower

24778

12ct

Valley pride

WA

Organic Cilantro

20612

30ct

Siri

OR

Organic Collard Greens

20643

24ct

Willie Greens

WA

Organic Cuccumber

20706

36ct

Treehouse

WA

Organic Eggplant

20886

24ct

Treehouse

WA

Organic Red Chard

20528

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Rainbow Chard

20523

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Green Chard

20520

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Collard Greens

20643

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s

OR/WA

Organic Green Cabbage

20394

45#

Siri & Sons/Ralphs

OR/WA

Organic Red Cabbage

20407

45#

Siri & Sons/Ralphs

OR/WA

Organic Kale Green

21289

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Kale Lacinto

21293

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Kale Purple

21295

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Leeks

21336

20#

Ralphs

WA

Organic Lettuce Green

23958

18ct

Dharma Ridge/Mustard Seed

WA/OR

Organic Lettuce Red

23959

18ct

Dharma Ridge/Mustard Seed

WA/OR

Organic Lettuce Romaine

23960

18ct

Dharma Ridge/Mustard Seed

WA/OR

Organic Magenta Melon

25903

8/9ct

Schreiber and Son

WA

Organic Tuscan Melon

25902

8/9ct

Schreiber and Son

WA

Organic Mustard Greens

25134

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Nectarine

24433

48/50ct

Oneonta

WA

Organic Green Onion

21747

48ct

Siri

OR

Organic Parsley

21884

30ct

Cal Farms/Siri

OR

Organic Parsley Italian

21887

30ct

Cal Farms/Siri

OR

Organic Peach

23970

48/50ct

First Fruits

WA

Organic Pear Starkrimson

24682

22#

Columbia Valley Fruits

OR

Organic Radish

22533

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Siri

WA/OR

Organic Rhubarb

22562

15#

Mosby

WA

Organic Spinach

22724

24ct

Ralph’s/Siri

WA/OR

Organic Squash Italian

22919

20#

Mustard Seed

OR

Organic Squash Yellow

22894

20#

Siri

WA/OR

Organic Yellow Onions

21804

40#

Andersen

WA/OR

Apricots 24# Volume Filled

20057

24#

Gunkel Orchards

WA/OR

Apricots 64ct 2 Layer

25789

13#

EW Brandt

WA/OR

Apples Fuji 80/88

19989

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Ginger Gold

25921

40#

First Fruits

WA/OR

Apples Gold Delicious 80/88

20004

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Granny Smith 80/88

20011

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Pink Lady 72/80

24746

40#

First Fruits

WA/OR

Apples Red Delicious 72/80

20042

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Beets

20262

25#

Hilltop Farms

WA/OR

Berries Blueberries

20283

12ct

Curry and Co.

WA/OR

Berries Blackberries

20273

12ct

Curry and Co.

WA/OR

Broccoli Crowns

25801

20#

Valley pride

WA/OR

Cherries Dark Red

23867

18#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Cilantro

23868

60ct

Careghino

WA/OR

Corn Bi Color 550CT NW

25899

Bin

Trapold Farms

WA/OR

Corn Local Bi Color

20676

48CT

Trapold Farms

WA/OR

Dillweed

24247

6ct

Trapold Farms

WA/OR

Green Onions

21743

48ct

Cereghino

OR

Leeks

21334

12ct

Mosby/Ralphs

WA

Lettuce Butter

21362

12ct

Sterino

WA

Lettuce Cello

21395

24ct

Sterino

WA

Lettuce Green Leaf

21377

18ct

Sterino

WA

Lettuce Romaine 15ct

21418

15ct

Sterino

WA

Lettuce Red Leaf

21402

18ct

Sterino

WA

Lettuce Mizuna Purple

23916

1#

Siri Farms

OR

Mushroom Oyster

21621

5#

White Forest Mushrooms

OR

Mushroom Shiitake

21634

5#

Wespak

OR

Mushroom White Large

21596

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Mushroom White Medium

21598

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Mushroom White Sliced

21645

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Pears Bartletts

24994

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Bartletts 110/120ct

23997

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Red Starkrimson

25830

22#

Naumes

OR

Potato Russet 10/5

22351

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Potato Russet 50ct

22389

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Potato Russet 80ct

22394

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Radish Red

22534

48ct

Aurora Farms/Hilltop

OR

Spinach

22722

24ct

Aurora Farms/Hilltop

OR

Green Beans

23857

15#

Dickey/Imperial

OR/WA

Red Slicer Tomatoes

24042

20#

Dickey/Imperial/Inaba

OR/WA

Yellow Slicer Tomatoes

24043

20#

Imperial

WA

Green Tomatoes

23007

20#

Imperial

WA

Roma Tomatoes

24044

25#

Imperial

WA

Pepper Green XL

21943

25#

Imperial/Inaba

WA


Hot & New

Corn

Corn is transitioning to local!

Chiles

We have Organic and Conventional New Mexican Hatch Chiles. We also have roast chile sauce from our friends at Los Roast available.

Tomatoes

Heirlooms, slicers, and green tomatoes are available as local from Inaba Farms.

Berries

We have some great deals on local Blackberries and Currants as well as Local Organic Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries.

Potatoes

Getting some new crop Fingerlings and other varieties of Baby Potatoes. New Crop color potatoes are being harvested, however, they may be soft.

Grapes

So many varieties are available. Sugar Crunch, Pristines, Stella Bellas, Scarlets, Black Royals, Teardrops, Sweet Sapphires, and more.

Mangoes

Keitts are available in 6ct cases from Mexico.

Beans

Green Beans are available local in Organic and Conventional. Yellow Wax and Romanos are special order only.

Melons

Quite a bit of deal melons are available in Organic and Conventional, almost all of it local.


Coming Soon

Figs

Figs are available, call ahead to order.

Apples & Pears

New Crops are on their way!

Mushrooms

Chanterelles from Europe will be available in September.

Grapefruit

Some fruit is available now, with the better new crop on its way in September.


Steady

Artichokes

Artichokes are looking good as the summer grinds on.

Broccoli

Available, the price is a little high.

Cauliflower

Local is available, call ahead.


Quality & Shortage Issues

Avocados

PLEASE READ: The Avocado market is going crazy right now. California has ended very early, with three or more weeks left before fruit from Mexico is large enough to harvest. Because of the demand, the price is going up with sizes being very small.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels are gapping, check back next week.


Out & Done for the Season

Stone Fruit

We have the last Apricots of the season. Cherries are also ending.