We have arrived – finally! – to real summer. The sun, a bit of heat and all of the crispy, crunchy, juicy, scrumptious fruits and vegetables you’ve been waiting for. From cool cucumbers to hot padron peppers, juicy peaches to tart tomatoes, summer has come to Rubinette Produce! Whether you need a new idea for picnic-ready salads or simply perfect apricot, we’re here to help you make your summer produce dreams come true!
Josh returned to AM Northwest this week to run through all of the great picnic-ready vegetables that are in the market right now. Get the low down on what to look for in favorites like new potatoes and green beans, as well as new varieties of cucumbers and tomatoes.
Local cherry tomatoes are the first bite of the quintessential summer tomato. Farmer Katie Boeh of Fox & Bear Urban Farm is bringing us these beautiful, tiger-striped little tomatoes that are so beautiful, they’re perfect for a striking salad.
Rubinette is a proud supporter of the Sauvie Island Center – a place where Portland school kids get hands in the dirt, taste new things and learn about this earth we have to share surrounded by the beauty of Sauvie Island. Join us at the 11th annual Barn Dance!
So cute Summer squash.
Zucchini gets low billing among the summer superstars, but recently we’ve seen an explosion in super-cute – and tasty! – summer squash: from the palest pastel green to the brightest sunshine yellow, these summer squash are firm andrecipe friendly.Peachy perfection. There’s a reason we’ve been sourcing peaches from Baird Family Orchards from the beginning – their peaches (and nectarines and cherries and apricots) are just perfect. Juicy, robust, delicate and just scrumptious. While nothing can beat the taste of your first summer peach, when you’ve had a dozen or so, you might be ready for Maya Lovelace’s cobbler?
Bean dreams! We’re just at the beginning of local bean season, but we’re telling . you now so you don’t miss it! From yellow wax to long fortex, dragon tongues to purple string – the beans are about to explode on our department, which is great for your summer cooking! These are the best vegetables for sturdy potluck salads – whether in a classic with almonds or in a colorful combination with herbs from Joshua McFadden.
Last but not least: Our first Hermiston melons come in this week! Get some!