Preserving summer. Summer is waning, but there is still time to take home a souvenir from our time with sun. If you have ever thought about canning, freezing or preserving some perfect summer produce to brighten up your winter nights, now is the time!
We are now taking orders for cases of our favorite cooking tomato – the Ayers Creek Astiana. This tomato, bred from seeds saved on a trip to northern Italy, has been refined for over a decade to become the best expression of what a Willamette Valley cooking tomato can be. Available for the next two weeks or so, cases of tomatoes are approximately 18 lb each and cost $43/box cash or check, $46 with a card (even less if you buy more than three). Just get in touch, we’ll save some for you!
Ayers Creek Farm produces a number of uniquely delicious fruits that we are proud to carry. Their seasons are fleeting, and they go fast!, but don’t miss your chance to try Anthony’s famous Prune D’agen (great for drying), Mirabelle plums and Jupiter grapes!
Back-to-school time can make us forget that summer is still going. Baird family Orchard’s peaches are happy to remind you. This has been a fantastic year for peaches – floral, heady, drippy and sweet – and the height of the season is right now. We’re freezing slices to save them for winter baking.
The peppers are popping at Rubinette right now. We’re particularly liking the sweet Jimmy Nardello, Gypsy and Italian frying peppers this year. The Jimmies are great for fast frying and salad. Gypsy and Italian for roasting, peeling and jarring up with some good vinegar and olive oil. They’ll last for weeks!
Sweet, succulent and almost gone. Melons are a late-summer sleeper hit. Super juicy and refreshing, we wish they would come sooner, but we are so grateful when their moment finally arrives! From the adorable Tiger Stripe, Charentais and Sugar Cube melons to the big Snow Leopards, there are so many new varieties to try. Take a taste while you can! (and if you are out and about, don’t miss Lovely 50/50’s cantaloupe ice cream sundaes!)
An awesome era for eggplant. If you hadn’t noticed, eggplants have evolved over the last few years. Where once there was only the intimidating dark globe, now there are a plethora of beautiful baby varieties in every shade of purple, lavender and cream. We highly recommend these little beauties grilled with garlic and mint.
Rubinette Produce Market · 2340 NE Sandy Boulevard · Portland, OR 97232