Join us on a rambling tour of our favorite farms, Happy Hour included!
At Rubinette Produce Market, we work with over 50 small farms. We love what they do – and growing beautiful fruits and vegetables is just a part of it! From soil health to wildlife habitat, our farmer friends grow with our planet’s future in mind.
Join us for an exclusive tour through one of our favorite local farms, Our Table Cooperative, and learn how their 50 acre farm works with the watershed and the soil to create some of our favorite fruits!
Our ramble through the fields will be followed by happy hour and snacks at the farm’s charming market. Space is limited, so sign up soon or email our event manager at Julierubinette@gmail.com (We’ll be doing a July farm tour on Sauvie Island as well!)
Strawberries are here, and going fast! Waves of heat and wet have made for a short peak season for strawberries for many small farms. If you want the best, get them now! And if you have strawberries about to go bad (as if!) preserve their flavor in our favorite way – with a shrub!
Meet your next favorite grilling vegetable: scapes! The immature flower buds of leeks, garlic and more – these flavorful spears are perfect for grilling. Their mild garlic and onion flavors make them taste marinated from within! Want more ideas for what to with this fleeting favorite? Read on.
The joy of summer is that when one season passes (strawberries! Too soon!) another is right behind. We just got in our first shipment of beautiful red cherries from Baird Family Orchards this Saturday! We’ll be seeing riper, redder and more delicious cherries from Baird for the next five weeks.
Fava beans and fava greens are a late spring treat – and are delicious cooked together! However, fava beans have a bad reputation for being a LOT of work, with the peeling and blanching and peeling again. Our friend Kathleen Bauer makes a very good case for skipping all that (with recipes, too!) on her site, Good Stuff NW. We’ve also seen a few folks grill fava beans whole!
Meet one of the prettiest vegetables we’ve got: Flowering Cauliflower! Also known as Fioretto, Karifurore cauliflower, sprouting cauliflower or white stick cauliflower – this pretty little vegetable is somewhere between broccolini and a wedding bouquet. Grown for us by Fox & Bear Urban Farm, we have marinated these beauties in smoky paprika, black Urfa chili and garlic and grilled them, stir fried them with snow peas and ginger and just dipped in dressing – all delicious! Fair warning, though, as with many late spring vegetables the season for flowering cauliflower is short.
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