The Astiana tomato is a true Oregon original. Bred from seeds saved on a trip to northern Italy, this tomato has been refined through seed saving and selection by Ayers Creek Farm for over a decade, becoming pure representation of time and place: late summer in the Willamette Valley.
The Astiana tomato is the perfect cooking tomato – dense, rich and yearning to be sauce. And that’s why we are offering the Astiana in 18 pound boxes for only $44 – so that you can freeze, can or preserve the flavor of Oregon summer.
Grapes come in more than just red and green. Grapes are a fruit many of us overlook, and we understand – but not now. Now is the magic end-of-summer moment when local grapes explode with juice and variety. Try Canadice and Price, Reliance and Jupiter. With a late summer, the season will be short – but worth it. These grapes pair perfectly with great cheese for your socially distanced backyard cocktails.
Melons are marvelous. Looking for something refreshing and kid-friendly for those long days in front of the Zoom? Look no further than local melons. From petite, rich charentais to bright white “snow leopard” to bright, surprising orange sherbert watermelons – we have a melon that will make everyone in your family happy. We make them last by turning them into popsicles! Just blend melon, a squeeze of lemon and a bit of mint, taste for sugar and freeze.
Pick a pepper! From hot heat to mild and sweet, pepper season is upon us. We’re having a lot of fun with just-a-bit-hot espelette peppers, but whether you think spice is nice or heat makes you retreat, there’s a pepper for you! Try the flaming hot Bulgarian carrot, or grill skewers full of rich, sweet Jimmy Nardelos. And don’t miss the habañada – with all the fruit of a habañero and none of the heat, they are perfect for a mild fruit salsa or ceviche.