Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007 PSFC Produce Update

Transition to Fall Fruits

Stone fruits are winding down now and the last reliable peach is gone. We still have local minimally treated nectarines for a brief time, and we'll have a plum or pluot or two for the next month. Melons will get scarce and expensive soon, so it's time to look forward to a transition to apples and pears and continue to enjoy the grapes.

Local minimally treated apples now include the Cortland, Golden Supreme, Honeycrisp, Jonamac, and Spartan, with Gala beginning next week. Our first local organic apple is the Macintosh (in 3# bags).

Local minimally treated pears include Bartlett or Bosc (in 3# bags), Devoe, Red Bartlett, and Seckel.

We have two local grapes with seeds, Niagara and Concord, from Fino Farms in Milton, NY. We have a very limited supply of organic Concord grapes from Finger Lakes Organic Growers in NY, and from Cevaj Farm in Northeastern PA. In addition to our mainstay organic seedless red and green grapes, we now have the Ribier, a black grape with seeds.

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