A few quick things:

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  • A (very) limited number of canning tomatoes are available by pre-order for delivery mid-day Friday (pickup Friday afternoon or anytime Saturday).
  • We’ve also got a very small quantity of lima beans. No pre-order page setup for them, but if you want us to save you a bag, shoot me an email (including when you’ll be coming for them).
  • Another round of certified organic Concord grapes, and peaches are still around (apples and cantaloupe, too).
  • Kale returns, arugula makes its fall debut, and overall things are starting to look awfully autumnal around here.
  • This week’s staff pick: Royer Mountain Cheese, selected by Dusty!

Scroll down for the full list of what we’ll have this week!

I think that over the next few weeks, I’ll have a lot more to say, but for tonight, I’m going to mostly leave it at the quick things above. The weather for the past few days, you may have noticed, has been markedly different from the days that preceded, and while the forecast is showing some improvement (here, certainly not everywhere), it sure looks and feels like a season shift is underway. It’s the time of year when my focus shifts from wanting to eat caprese and watermelon for every meal to thinking about how to use the bounty of late summer in more cozy ways. My sausage consumption goes up. My pasta consumption goes up. More is cooked, less is raw. The most obvious answer here is some version of sausage and peppers over pasta. So here’s a picture of it — topped with a nice dose of Royer Mountain.

Julia


This week’s Staff Pick from Dusty

Royer Mountain Alpine Cheese – normally $21.75/lb; this week $18.48

Despite our passion for eating as locally as possible, we of course make exceptions for what are sometimes called ‘Marco Polo’ items — foods that come from around the world, that can’t be produced in our locality, and that are stable and preserved in such a way that they would have survived a long voyage across the high seas in the hold of a merchant ship in the 13th century (give or take a few hundred years). Among these (for us) are spices, coffee, olive oil, rice, salted anchovies, certain libations, and… Parmigiano Reggiano. Until recently, that is.

We have fallen utterly and completely in love with Clover Creek Cheese Cellar’s Royer Mountain, and now use it in all the places where we would have used Parmigiano or Romano. Clover Creek actually calls the Royer Mountain a Romano-style, but its deep buttery richness rivals that of the King of Cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano, with perhaps a bit less sharpness, and a bit more bucolic Pennsylvania terroir. We love it, and we want you to love it, which is why it’s our staff pick this week, on sale for 15% off this week. While supplies last!

Dusty


Produce

Beans & Peas

  • Green Beans (urgent use)
  • Lima Beans (very limited)

Braising Greens

  • Bok Choy
  • Green Curly Kale

Fruit

  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Cantaloupe
  • Concord Grapes
  • Peaches (IPM)
  • Ugly Peaches (IPM)

Herbs

  • Cilantro

Mushrooms

  • Cremini
  • White
  • Shiitake
Onions & Garlic
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Red Onions
  • Sweet Onions
  • White Onions
  • Shallots

Other

  • Cabbage (arriving mid-day Friday)
  • Cucumbers
  • Italian Eggplant
  • Okra

Peppers

  • Red & Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Red HOT Habanero Peppers
  • Hungarian Wax Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Yummy Snack Peppers
Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes

Roots

  • Red Beets
  • Carrots

Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce

Squash

  • Delicata Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash

Tomatoes

  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Slicing Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

Bread

McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse (fresh Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
  • Three Seed
  • Jalapeno Cheddar
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Baguettes (fresh Saturday only; available frozen every day)
Talking Breads (fresh Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded