Archive for August, 2010

Whats Fresh for August 28

Posted in farmers market, Grouse Mt. Farm, organic fruit with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2010 by Grouse Mt. Farm

Akane Apples


This week at the University District farmers market we’ll have:
-Garnet Peaches
-August Blaze Peaches
-Raritan Rose White Peaches
-Independence Nectarines
-Snow Queen White Nectarines
-Shiro Plums
-Santa Rosa Plums
-Blenheim Apricots
-Akane Apples
-Sunrise Apples
-Tydeman Apple
-Green Beans
-Tomatoes
I’m pleased to have more then one box of apples this week, I know a lot of people are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the apples. ( Personally I have no appetite for them until sometime around October, too much good soft fruit still, just me though…) Also a few more tomatoes then last week. This will be the last week for the Blenheim Apricots and Santa Rosa Plums as well as the Snow Queen Nectarines.

Independence Nectarine


I apologize for the brevity of the posts for the last month or so, I just can’t quite find the time or energy for more then the basic whats fresh list. I have some topics simmering and hope to get them blogged soon. Thanks and see you saturday!

Whats Fresh for August 21

Posted in farmers market, Grouse Mt. Farm, organic fruit with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by Grouse Mt. Farm

Raritan Rose White Fleshed Peach


Wow, another week already, it is flying by…
Its been a hot one too, starting to cool a bit which is welcome.
Many fruits coming on for our eating pleasure.
This week we’ll have:
-Dixie Red Peach
-August Blaze Peach
-Raritan Rose White Peach
-Saturn Donut Peach
-Blenheim Apricot
-Snow Queen White Nectarine
-Independence Nectarine
-Shiro Plum
-Santa Rosa Plum
-Green beans
and a few tomatoes ( they’re taking their time getting ripe )

Shiro Plum


Apples are just around the corner, we may have a few this week, we’ll see what they (Tydeman apple) look like tomorrow. Some early Pears still a couple of weeks out.
See you saturday !

Saturn Peach

Fresh on the Market Table- August 14

Posted in farmers market, Grouse Mt. Farm, organic fruit with tags , , , , on August 12, 2010 by Grouse Mt. Farm

Its warming up again after being cooler them normal the last couple of weeks, I like the cooler weather but I am also glad for the heat. We better soak it up, its already the middle of August !! Besides that meaning we’re getting older fast it also means that the main summer fruits are coming on.
This week we’ll have:
-Snow Queen White Nectarines
-Dixie Red Peaches
-Santa Rosa Plums
-Blenheim Apricots
-Rival Apricots
-Grey Shallots
-Green Beans

Santa Rosa Plums


Snow Queen White Nectarine, not the prettiest fruit, but good tasting


We look forward to being back at the market this week after missing it last weekend, it just doesn’t feel right being home on a Saturday during the summer. We look forward to seeing you.

Blenheim Apricots

Whats (not) Fresh on the Table-August 7

Posted in farmers market, Grouse Mt. Farm with tags , , , on August 5, 2010 by Grouse Mt. Farm

Its been a crazy week, weather-wise. When we left home last Friday on our way to Seattle, it was clear and hot, somewhere in the 90’s. When we got home on Saturday night it had rained almost an inch and a quarter on Friday night with a bit of a mud wash through our parking lot. Then on Tuesday night another thunder storm came through and with it another torrent (but only a half inch this time) more mud in the parking lot but on the Lakeshore road below Slide ridge and on highway 97A , between Chelan and Wenatchee the mud really flowed (still closed as of this writing). Its always nice to get precipitation here, especially in the summer but I guess you need to be careful about what you ask for! (I don’t remember asking..)

looking down on the Southshore road washout


Anyway, I am sorry to report that we’re not going to be at the market this weekend. We always have a fruit lull this time of year, but usually we have cherries to augment what fruit we do have, but not now. What we have isn’t enough for a market (we’d be sold out by 10 am). There is much in the orchard almost ripe, but not ready yet. We deeply apologize for our absence but please look for us next week when we should have Santa Rosa Plums, White Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots (Blenheims!), Green Beans and Shallots in sufficient quantities.
Did I mention that its been a bit smokey? There is a fire in Stehekin , British Columbia and a few others smoking it up, summertime…

smokey sunrise