The Love Apple
At Rubinette Produce, we love our neighbors – this may be because we have amazing neighbors like Nomad.PDX.. Chef Ryan Fox can do things with vegetables we wouldn’t ever be able to dream up.
That’s why we are collaborating with Nomad.PDX on a dinner featuring our most loved summer vegetable/fruit: the tomato.
Monday, August 14th
10 Courses and a Cocktail
All about the Tomato
There are only 30 seats available for this unique event – we hope a few of you will join us. Josh will be curating tomatoes from up and down the Willamette Valley of every variety and color to provide a palette for Chef Fox’s creativity.
RSVP Today to make sure you get a seat!
Hermiston melons are known for their high brix (they’re sweet) and tender flesh. These Walchli organics are super juicy, too!
Don’t want to cook in this heat? Neither do we! Try this cucumber salad from Joshua McFadden with cold poached salmon.
Local food writer Kathleen Bauer gave us this great, no-cook recipe for shrimp, avocado and cucumber crispy tacos.
Late summer sweeties.
It’s the time of year when the sweetness has had time to build. Tender figs, juicy melons, floral nectarines, sweet heavy heirloom tomatoes, and sweet peppers. Late summer brings fruit that needs time and sunshine to develop complex flavors and deep sweet flesh.
Chesterville. Ayers Creek Farm’s famous Chester blackberries are at their peak, here at Rubinette Produce. These blackberries have a rich, round flavor and a consistent sweetness that sets them apart. Read the full history of this beautiful breed.
Nectarines so juicy you want to kiss them. The Baird Family Orchard Nectarines have arrived! They will be available for about 2-3 weeks, and we can’t get enough. They are delicious out of hand, but are mind blowing when paired with a refreshing anise-hyssop ice cream. (Follow the directions for mint or just steep the herbs in the warm milk and cream before making the custard. It’s goooooooood.)
Peppers join the party. We are just starting to see the abundant variety and color of sweet peppers that herald the late summer harvest. Local red bell and green bells have arrived from Gathering Together and Spring Hill farms, along with banana peppers from Tanager farm and Padrons from Sauvie Island Organics. Mix them all together in a pepper and tomato jam, perfect for late summer burgers.
Stay up to date with us on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss your favorite varietal. Don’t feel like picking your own? Too much to choose from? We are happy to pro-rate the Rubinette Discovery Box and set you up for the rest of the season!
We’ll be updating our Instagram feed daily with recipe ideas and all of the best local and farm direct produce – please follow us!