Golden Glen Creamery brought in their chocolate milk and eggnog! On sale in the deli drinks case for $2.49 PT and $3.99 QT,plus a $2 bottle deposit since these are sold in re-usable glass jars;bring on the holidays!
Our turkeys are coming from Diestel Farms in Northern California (as close as we could source ‘em –heritage and locally grown breeds are in short supply). Breadfarm in Edison is bringing in their delicious stuffing again,and Vincent Family Cranberries join us this year from Oregon,which is where our Canned Pumpkin comes from too…
From my brief trip through our produce department,you’re going to have to TRY to avoid local produce for thanksgiving,but there are a couple of traditional Thanksgiving staples that are never available from local growers,or have passed their season up here in the PNW.
Namely: green beans and yams/sweet potatoes.
Can you adapt your feast menu to feature dishes from closer to home?
Think about it. In the meantime,contemplate this long and lovely list of local harvest to get your creative Thanksgiving juices flowing…
Local Apples:Gibbs Family Farm- Staymen Winesap,Golden Delicious,Macintosh,Jonathan,Northern Spy
Moonbeam (on Guemes Island) –Elstar,Liberty,Florina,Melrose
Brownfield –Braeburn,Fuji,Pink Lady,Gala,Honeycrisp,Concorde pears
WA Pears:Asian pears,Taylors Gold,D’anjou,Bosc,Stark Crimson
Cabbage: Red,Green,Napa,and Savoy all coming from WA &OR growers,Parsley and Cilantro and Cranberries too!
Salad Mixes from Millingwood Organics in Lake Stevens and Hedlin
Red and Green Butter Lettuces from Skagit Flats Farm
Braising Mix from Highwater Farm
Brussels Sprouts,and Brussels Sprouts trees from Highwater Farm,Brussels Sprouts Greens from Mother Flight Farm
Jerusalem Artichokes from Dona Flora
Beets: Chioggas from Hedlin (celery root and bunched carrots too) Gold Beets from Highwater Farm,Red and Bunched Beets from Mother Flight Farm (Burdock too –good for the immune system,mild flavor)
Squash: Blue Heron has Honeyboat,Carnival,Red Kuri,and Acorns,Highwater has Buttercup,Mother Flight has Kabocha
Nuts: Cascade Walnuts in Everson has Walnuts Chestnuts and Hazelnuts
Mushrooms: shiitake,button,crimini from BC and Everett,and we’ve got wild harvested lobster mushrooms &chantrelles from the PNW too.
Dark Green &Leafy: Lacinato and Red Kale from Ralph’s Greenhouse and Highwater Farm,Rainbow Chard from Ralph’s as well.
Hedlin Farm has corn and cauliflower
Ralph’s Greenhouse has Fingerlings and Yellow Potatoes,Leeks, and bags of Juice Carrots too…
Happy Local Feasting! Give thanks,while you’re at it,to the farmers and farmworkers who grow such good food for our tables.