Weekly Availability List

Posted 5/2/2017 11:41am by Natalie Kujala.

The Kentucky Derby is upon us this week! I (Taylor) am very excited to watch this weekend’s events. Before the events start, we have some things to share with you. Our list is definitely growing as the weather inches forward through the seasons. I cannot wait to swim in Raystown Lake this year; I am daydreaming of swimming and relaxing on the banks. It definitely does not help that I can see the Aughwick Creek from my window. The creek is taunting me with its bending flow and sounds of nature. I would love to take a break to go down to swim. This will have to wait, because there are vegetables to tend to in our coolers and in our growers’ fields. We have many exciting produce options this week. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding availability now and in the coming weeks. We would really appreciate hearing from you!

HIGHLIGHTS:

MINT: The countdown to the Kentucky Derby is passing on its downhill slope. I am so excited to see the race this weekend! This means it is time for Mint Juleps. The Kentucky Derby website says that the during the weekend of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby,  the Churchill Downs Racetrack goes through 1000 pound of fresh mint, WOW! Please consider ordering your fresh mint from us for this wonderful drink tradition of the derby.

SPRING GARLIC: This mild, fresh tasting allium is edible from bulb to stalk. We have bulk and bunched cases available in volume. This is a wonderful addition to most dishes. Please tag us on Instagram to show us how you are using these. I could definitely use some cooking advice in the garlic department; I always end up using excessive amounts.

ASPARAGUS: This is the peak time for this wonderful spring perennial in our area. Please reach out no matter how much you are looking to purchase. We would love to share the “fruits” of our growers’ labors with you!

JUICE CARROTS: We have SEVERAL cases of juice carrots available, both orange and mixed color. We have VERY flexible pricing for 10+ cases. Please let us know if you are interested in any juice carrots, especially in volume. These beauties are calling your name with pictures of cakes, soups, and stir-fries. My mom puts carrots in her potato pancakes, which makes them all the better!

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/28/2017 11:07am by Natalie Kujala.

Wait a second! Did we just breeze through spring and jump into summer? It sure feels like it! Today and tomorrow we will see temperatures around or above 80, and some of you will even see temperatures in the 90s tomorrow! Holy moly. Now that’s a hot April day. These warm, sunny days will certainly be welcomed by our spring and early summer crops that we are still anxiously anticpating.

HIGHLIGHTS:  

SPRING GARLIC:  My oh my do we have some spring garlic coming in! This mild, fresh tasting allium is edible from bulb to stalk. We have bulk and bunched cases available in volume.  

BABY SPINACH:  Due to its high water content, spinach reduces significantly when cooked. Lucky for you, we have lots of baby spinach coming in, so there is no need to skimp on portions!  

RHUBARB: These beautifully colored stalks are officially on in full force! Rhubarb is delicious in pies, tarts, cakes, drinks, and so much more! I’ve read some very interesting savory rhubarb recipes such as beetroot and rhubarb salad. I’ll definitely need to try that one!  

JUICE CARROTS: We have SEVERAL cases of juice carrots available, both orange and mixed color. We have VERY flexible pricing for 10+ cases. Please let us know if you are interested in any juice carrots, especially in volume.    

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/25/2017 11:16am by Natalie Kujala.

The rain this month is definitely bringing May flowers early this spring. Many bulb plants are blooming in our area, and many trees are flowering. Even with all the flowers blooming in Pennsylvania, I was surprised by all the blooms I (Taylor) saw this past weekend in D.C. I was in the city for an Earth Day fair on Saturday, in which April stayed strong and brought more showers. I could not believe all of the flowers I saw. People’s peonies and clematis were already in blossom, and this is just the beginning.  All of these blooms also mean that our spring products are increasing quickly, so please keep you eye out.

HIGHLIGHTS:

GREEN BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE: We are starting to have some head lettuce, and this week the butterhead is ready for you! This is coming from the Derstine family at Hares Valley Farm, who is sending it in 12ct cases. Please “lettuce” know if you are interested. They would look excellent on your shelves or in your salads.

YOUNG GREENS:  We have not quite reached the full-fledged bunched greens stage, but we do have a large variety of young greens this week. They range from young collards to chards to spinach! They could be an excellent addition to braising greens.

NOTE: Due to the cool weather, we are still experiencing a lull in sweet and spicy salad mix. I hope that this mix will be back in full force in the next few weeks. If you are interested in salad mixes, we suggest mixing your own with a case of baby green kale, baby spinach, and baby mustards.

RHUBARB: This has come on full force as well! What is the most unusual way you use rhubarb. Some people in our office put it in their morning smoothies. I definitely used to be very unaware of rhubarb. I always thought of it in relation to its use for pies.

ORANGE JUICE CARROTS: We have SEVERAL cases of these available, and flexible pricing for 10+ cases. We have these in both 10 pound and 25 pound cases. Please let us know if you are interested!

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/21/2017 10:56am by Natalie Kujala.

Mark Stanley of Help From Above Farm provides us with the bulk of our plants. The other day he showed us some “salad bowls” he grew. These are 10-12 inch potted greens, ready to harvest and enjoy. I think I’m going for the lettuce mix salad bowl. How convenient to have salad-ready greens growing in my kitchen!  

Some of you have been asking about the farm tour we normally host every two years in May. This year we are going to do a little something different. We haven’t quite hashed out the details, but we plan on hosting an event in the fall. We will be sure to keep everyone posted once all the details are in place!  

Note: We are still experiencing a lull in sweet & spicy salad mix. Create your own mix with baby mesclun, baby green kale, baby arugula, and baby spinach!

HIGHLIGHTS:  

POTATOES: Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine has proven to have exceptional storage as we just received our last shipment of red and white potatoes from them. We certainly don’t expect them to last long as demand for potatoes is as high as ever.    

BULK RED RADISHES: Raw, pickled, roasted, and sliced. There are many ways to enjoy red radishes. How do I most enjoy this crisp, peppery veggie? My vote would be for radish-chive tea sandwiches.  

ORANGE JUICE CARROTS: Just when we thought orange juice carrots were no longer, here they are again! We have SEVERAL cases of these available, and flexible pricing for 10+ cases.   

WILD RAMPS: Last year was my first experience harvesting these wild leeks, and I have to say it was quite an experience. Emily and I lent a few extra hands to a short-staffed grower who took us to an amazing mountainside field filled seemingly endlessly with wild ramps. Smith’s Organic Farm is providing us with ramps earlier than we expected this year, and we are just about as excited as our customers are.  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/18/2017 11:37am by Natalie Kujala.

We have quite an exciting list today. We are seeing the first of our growers’ rhubarb and wild ramps, and we MIGHT even have some asparagus available for Friday! Spring has sprung! Herbs are becoming plentiful, greens are soon to be bunched, and head lettuce is emerging. It’s a busy time for our growers as they are prepping fields, planting summer crops, and harvesting spring ones. Keep a close eye on our lists, as each day you’ll see new spring additions!

Note: We are still experiencing a lull in sweet & spicy salad mix. We do not expect to have much for Friday delivery, but we will have lots of mixed baby lettuce heads, baby mesclun, baby mustards, and baby spinach.

HIGHLIGHTS:

CUCUMBERS: We are now seeing strong numbers of cucumbers being offered by Sunny Ridge Farm. We will have lots of both the Corintos and the Katrinas available for Friday delivery. Anyone dreaming of cucumber sandwiches or cucumber salad yet? I sure am!

SPRING GARLIC: ‘Tis the season for spring garlic! Spring garlic has a flavor fresher and milder than clove garlic, and can be easily subbed in recipes for leeks, onions, garlic, or scallions. We will have bulk and bunched cases available this week.

BABY LETTUCE HEADS: Deb Brubaker of Village Acres Farm is supplying us with these adorable mixed baby lettuce heads. If you’re looking for baby lettuce but would prefer only one variety, let us know! Deb said she’s willing to pack straight cases as well as the mixed. Just remember to get specialty pack orders in early so that the grower has time to prep them.

CURLY PARSLEY: Curly parsley is more than just a decorative garnish, though it does make quite the garnish. It can add a nice burst of color to many dishes, and also adds welcome texture to tabbouleh and other fresh salads.

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/14/2017 10:59am by Natalie Kujala.

I’m sure many of you are gearing up to celebrate Easter this weekend. It seems as though everyone here at the office is celebrating in her own unique way. While I’ll be acting as an airport shuttle while trying to fulfill family obligations, Taylor will be heading out to Philadelphia to celebrate with her mom. Shelly on the other hand will be manning the dirt track on her farm, while Robin plans on attending sunrise service before heading out for a horseback ride. Norma and Teresa will be cooking for their families, while Emily said she’s just waiting for the Easter candy to go on sale. However you plan to celebrate the holiday, I hope you and yours enjoy it. Happy Easter! We hope everyone has a great holiday and is ready to stock up on fresh produce after the festivities.  

Note: We are experiencing a lull in sweet & spicy salad mix. We do not expect to have any for Tuesday delivery. Don’t despair, we have lots of baby spinach, baby arugula, baby mesclun, and baby lettuce heads to fill the temporary void!

HIGHLIGHTS:  

CURLY PARSLEY: Curly parsley is more than just a decorative garnish, though it does make quite the garnish. It can add a nice burst of color to many dishes, and also adds welcome texture to tabbouleh and other fresh salads.  

SWEET POTATOES: As many other produce items have before them, all sweet potato crops must also come to an end. Though we still have some deep purple, Japanese finger-sweet, and Japanese sweet potatoes available, we won’t have them for much longer!  

BABY SPINACH: Fresh spinach salads. Sautéed spinach and garlic. Hearty green smoothies. White cheese and spinach pizza. Spinach and artichoke dip. There are so many delicious recipes for this hearty, versatile green, each as delightful as the next!  

YOUNG BOK CHOI:  I’m keeping the bok choi shout out on here as it holds a special place in my heart. I remember one year a crop had some pretty bad bug damage making it unmarketable, so a few friends and I made mass amount of kraut. It was pretty satisfying turning a disappointing loss into a tasty treat.  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/11/2017 11:13am by Natalie Kujala.

What a beautiful morning here at the co-op! Our windows are open wide; the sun is shining; the birds are chirping. Now THIS is what a spring morning feels like. It seems like our list is growing with spring items by the day. Scallions, spring onions, baby bok choi, young Napa cabbage! Don’t move too quickly into all things spring quite yet though, as we are getting another shipment of potatoes in from Maine. We will have gold, white, and red potatoes available.    

Note: We are still experiencing  a shortage of pea shoots. Our grower is having a tough go with them right now. We will again have a very limited number of cases of these avaialble for Friday. Send good vibes over to Hares Valley in hopes we can get those pea shoots going again!

HIGHLIGHTS:

BABY ARUGULA: Looking to spice up your salad? Baby arugula might be the perfect, peppery addition you’ve been searching for. I’m a sucker for a good arugula and goat cheese salad. I love the combination of spicy, tangy flavors.

BOK CHOI: Back when I was an apprentice at New Morning Farm, bok choi was one of the crops I managed, and it definitely still holds a special place in my heart. Though bok choi can be a bit tricky to grow as many pests love it as much as we do, I always loved the early morning harvests of these crisp, perky brassicas. For Friday, we will have baby and young bok choi to offer.

YOUNG NAPA CABBAGE: Dan Landis of Landisdale Farm is unexpectedly supplying us with young napa cabbage. What a nice surprise! My personal favorite use of Napa cabbage? Well, it’s a hard contest between kimchi and cabbage rolls. Yum, yum!

SPRING ONIONS: I know many of you have been hoping for more spring onions, and they are here! Both Greenbriar Produce and Chicano Sol are offering white scallions this week.  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes - ME *Fresh Meadows Farm - MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/7/2017 10:20am by Natalie Kujala.

Well, all storage crops must come to an end. This is both welcome and unfortunate news for us here at TOG. It’s great that we were able to sell so much of our growers’ harvests, but unfortunate that we no longer have some of our favorite crops to sell and enjoy, until the new harvest that is! Along with those crops we had already run through (orange sweet potatoes, winter squash, and shallots to name a few), we are officially out of onions, #1 orange carrots, and #1 turnips for the season. Luckily for us though, we are not yet out of potatoes! Though we will not have potatoes for Tuesday, we will be getting another shipment from Maine for Friday! What a nice surprise! Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater will be sending us gold, white, red, and Huckleberry gold potatoes (purple on the outside with creamy, gold flesh).   We’d also like to give a shout out to those of you who are finalists for the 2017 RAMMY Awards. We loved seeing so many of our customers on that list, and we are proud to be supplying you guys with produce! It seems that every month another one of you is winning an award or in the spotlight. Congrats are definitely in order.

HIGHLIGHTS:  

BABY GREENS: Whoa do we have some baby greens for Tuesday. Baby arugula, baby spinach, baby mesclun, baby red Russian kale, sweet & spicy, oh my! I just love this time of year when there are ample baby greens to enjoy. I’ve certainly been eating my fair share of salads, have you?    

CUCUMBERS: Cucumbers in April! You read that right! BUT, these will be VERY LIMITED this week. Hopefully the sunshine and warmth return for good, and our cucumber supply can match the demand.     

PARNSIPS: Though we are running low on this cream-colored root crop, there is still time to enjoy it! Have you ever tried parsnips for breakfast? I recently read a recipe for parsnip hash browns. Prepared with potatoes, onions, garlic, and egg, this parsnip side dish sounded like a delicious breakfast addition.  

SPRING GARLIC: Though the snow flurries outside aren’t exactly making me think of all things spring, the sight of spring garlic on our list makes my toes feel quite a bit warmer, and reminds me that warm weather is near!  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 4/4/2017 11:46am by Natalie Kujala.

It seems that the April showers have started, so we are all looking forward to the May flowers and bounty that will begin. This morning, I (Taylor) was driving to work and I could not help but smile. I drove through some patches of very hard rain and patches of no rain at all in a single 10 mile stretch, which I love about this time of year! The weather is wonderful for our spring greens supply, so please take a look at of our options for individual greens and the salad mixes. We would also like to say thank you for all the invitations to our customers’ spring fairs this month, and we cannot wait to participate in some! Also, we are glad to have Emily back in the office! The feel of spring has definitely reached us!

HIGHLIGHTS:

BABY ARUGULA: Our growers are offering a large supply of baby arugula! Even with a large supply, this week we are only offering the baby arugula in 1.5# cases. We would love to see picture of how you use this baby arugula. I could spout off uses, but we would rather hear from you. Please share with us on Instagram!

BABY GREENS: With this wonderful weather, we have a large, steady supply of individual greens cases, as well as salad greens mixes. We ask that you take a look at all of the options as well as the pack sizes. Please let us know if you have any questions about sizing of the greens or what is in the mixes!

SWEET POTATOES: We want to keep you updated on our sweet potato supply. We are officially out of our regular orange sweet potatoes, but we still have deep purples and Japanese. And thank goodness for that! We weren’t quite ready to say goodbye to sweet potatoes quite yet.

ORANGE CARROT ROOTS: We are also at the end of our supply of #1 orange carrot roots for the season. But do not despair; we still have a large supply of #1 quality mixed color carrot roots as well as juice carrots.

ONIONS: It is that time of year where we’ve reached the tail end of our onions. We are down to a few cases of regular red onions and a few cases of #2 quality yellow onions. Once these are spoken for, we may not have any onions until the new crop comes up this summer.

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA*Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

Posted 3/31/2017 10:49am by Natalie Kujala.

It’s starting to feel a bit more consistently like spring  with warmer weather, rainy days, blooming flowers, and new crops on the horizon. My daffadils have bloomed, adding a nice burst of color to my front garden. I’m anxious to see what pops up next. Last spring, my dad, uncle, and grandfather went on a flower and tree planting spree. I came home one day to wheelbarrows, shovels, mulch, seedlings, and bulbs spread all over my yard. I did remember mentioning that I could use a tree or two. It seems they multiplied that sentiment by 10 and away they went. Gotta love family!  

Note: Pea shoots will still be limited for Tuesday. Our grower had a run of bad luck with two poor plantings in a row! Go figure! BUT, he’s motivated to get his crop back on track, and will hopefully be offering his regular volume soon enough.

HIGHLIGHTS:  

#2 GARLIC: This aromatic allium is back in the limelight! I’ve still been regularly enjoying garlic hummus, picked garlic, and minced garlic is just about every sautéed dish I make. I can’t seem to get enough of it. It was a great garlic year and our growers still have a lot available. I’d really love to move as much as we can for them, so if you’re looking for a volume, or even just a couple of cases, we can work with pricing to suit your needs!  

SWEET POTATOES: Though we are dangerously close to the end of our regular orange sweet potato supply, we still have deep purple and Japanese sweet potatoes in abundance! Sub one of these specialty sweet potatoes in for the orange, and add a little twist to your traditional sweet potato dishes.  

JUICE CARROTS: Using carrots to cook, slice, pickle, or otherwise process? Maybe you just prefer your roots a bit free-spirited, or enjoy seeing them in unconventional forms. If so, juice carrots might just be your perfect vegetable match.  

SWEET & SPICY: So it seems we will have no lull in our supply of this favorite greens mix this week after all! Even though sweet & spicy will be available, don’t forget about all of those other delicious greens we offer such as mesclun, spinach, arugula, and more!    

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

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