For more than 40 years, the Baird family have been harvesting stone fruit and apples from their orchards in Dayton before driving into Portland to deliver the fruit to eager customers at the farmer’s market. Known by bakers and chefs to have the best peaches in town, the Baird’s season starts with cherries and, as the days grow hotter, they offer peaches, nectarines, and pluots before the apples are ready. We’re in peak peach season, and are excited to offer the Baird’s superlative stone fruits to our Wellspent customers by the full or half case.
Here’s the deal
Different varieties of peaches ripen at different times of the year, so we’ll be offering a rotating variety of whatevers fresh off the tree for the next several weeks. Ordering will be available until Tuesday at 5pm of each week for pick up on Wednesday. A full case (10 pounds) is $35, and a half case is $20, there are 1-3 peaches per pound depending on variety.
The Baird’s peaches are legendarily delicious, and their July Flame variety even inspired Portland-based artist and musician Laura Veirs to create this incredible video:
And, a word of advice from Trevor Baird: “Let your fruit finish ripening for 2-3 days on a kitchen towel on the counter, stem side down. Once you can smell them you should eat them. If the shoulders are soft it’s time to rock and roll.”
We still have a few shares left of our Olive Oil CSA! Grab one now before our container arrives later this summer.
Our Olive Oil CSA helps to support our small farm partners. It works like this: Early in the year you buy a CSA share for $100. We use the cash to pay the farmers, and when the season’s olive oil arrives here, that share is worth $120. It’s good for anything we sell at Wellspent Market, not just olive oil. Money well spent indeed!
We’ve got a lot of fun stuff happening this summer, including new product drops, wine tastings, and even a few exciting collaborations in the works. We want to get as many folks involved as possible, and in an effort to grow our community we’re offering you a 10% discount when you get a friend to sign up for our newsletter.