Summer moves pretty fast.
How fast? This fast: in the time since our last email to you peaches have arrived. Grown in the Columbia river valley by Baird Family Orchards, these peaches are flavorful, tender and juicy. The first of only 10 deliveries of Ayers Creek Farms‘ famous Chester blackberries will land in the store later this week. We already have heirloom and slicer tomatoes from Denison, Springhill and Gathering Together Farms.
If you don’t stop and taste around every once in a while,
you could miss it.
With every new arrival, we also say goodbye to another seasonal favorite. The Baird cherries are down to their last lugs, the Marion and Boysen berries from West Union Garden are almost sold out. Now is the time to come in and experience everything summer has to offer.
So much love for slicers. Early Girls, Cosmonauts, Siletz – “slicer” tomatoes are the workhorse tomato: they are the thick slabs of juiciness that make a BLT shine, the delicate rings of red that define a tomato salad. Or try an Italian tomato hoagie.
Sweet 100s rain down like sunshine.
Little cherry tomatoes are often the first to get sweet and can be the sweetest varieties available. Bright Sweet 100s and sunset-colored Sungolds are little bursts of super-sweet sunshine that acts as a bright counterpoint to savory, slow-cooked and seared meats and vegetables. Try this seared squash and sweet 100 combination – the secret ingredient is za’atar!
Heirlooms, of course. We are just starting to see the abundant variety and color of heirloom tomatoes that will arrive as summer progresses. This savory tomato bread pudding from the classic Zuni Cafe Cookbook was designed to make heirlooms shine.
Stay up to date with us on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss your favorite varietal. Don’t feel like picking your own? Too much to choose from? We are happy to prorate the Rubinette Discovery Box and set you up for the rest of the season!
Rubinette Produce Market · 2340 NE Sandy Boulevard · Portland, OR 97232