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Whats Fresh for September 4, 2010

Posted in farmers market, Grouse Mt. Farm, organic fruit with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Grouse Mt. Farm

Does that say September?? Well I guess it does and is the next month already. Its been feeling Autumn-ish , cool nights, shorter days and the quality of the light has changed. But not to brood on the impending season change, its still warm and there will be soft fruit for the month. The cool nights do help the apples color up. I thought we’d have the next variety of nectarines this week but the cooler temperatures has slowed ripening on them a bit, next week for sure, and then for probably at least three weeks.

Burbank Plum


This week we’ll have:
-Garnet Peaches
-Red Globe Peaches
-Babcock White Peaches
-Raritan Rose White Peaches
-Independence Nectarines (Not many)
-Shiro Plums
-Burbank Plums
-Akane Apples
-Gravenstein Apples
-Sansa Apples
-Sunrise Apples
-Tydeman Apples
-A few Tomatoes
When we came home last Saturday we found fresh signs of a bear in the orchard, but not since or any fruit missing. We did see a little one while driving (about a 1/2 mile from our place) on our road on Tuesday, looked like a yearling to me, too cute.

Tydeman Apple, a cross between McIntosh & Worcester Pearmain


New for next week we will have Fantasia and Red Gold Nectarine, Red Clapp Pear, Swiss Arlet Apple, and more peaches.
See you Saturday.

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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