Summer is in full swing here at the farm!! We have had so much fun watching all the families turn out to pick fruit and enjoy our Country Store.
Right now Asian Pears are coming in. We expect to get many visitors as these are a fan favorite. Remember, ALL of our fruit is organic and super delicious!
Here is a great recipe we found for Armenian cucumbers and Tomatoes.
HERBED CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD
1 large Armenian or other cucumber, cut into bite-sized chunks
3 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 cup mixed minced fresh herbs (I like parsley, basil, sage and oregano)
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, olive oil and vinegar. Add in the herbs, salt and pepper and toss until evenly-distributed. Serve immediately.
This is a great time to plan a trip to the store. Spring is in the air and we are ready! Our all-organic seed potatoes are in with a fabulous selection for you to choose from: Yellow Finn, All Blue Conventional, Purple Majesty, Viking Purple, All Red, Kathadin, German Butterball, Red Thumb Fingerling, Rose Finn Apple Fingerling, French Fingerling, Chieftain, Chieftain Conventional and Red Norland.
You'll want to pick up some onion sets too! We have the never-to-disappoint Walla Walla Sweets, Red Zeppelin and White Spanish Ringmaster.
Our vegetable starts are organic and grown right here in our greenhouse: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Italian parsley, and cilantro. Look for many varieties of tomatoes as well, when the weather warms up.
It's a great time to plant succulents. Right now on the front porch: Echeveria, Vera Higgins, Stonecrop, Blue Chalk Fingers, and Blue Echeveria.
And, in our apparel department, Maggie's Apparel 100% all-organic, Fair Trade tops in a variety of styles and colors.
See you soon!
It's that time of year and we are clearing out inventory. That means great savings for our customers who shop in our store on Vashon. 25% off men's and women's clothing and outerwear, children's clothing, toys, shoes, boots, slippers, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, tights, personal care items and housewares. Whew! Sounds like a lot? It is. The sale lasts through December 31st so stop by and see if there's a deal waiting for you.
Join us for our SUPER Holiday Sale December 5th through December 24th for some great savings on some of our favorite brands. Here's how it works, you purchase one Filson, Patagonia, Carhartt or shoe item in our Vashon Island retail store, and receive the second item at a discount.
Buy one Patagonia item, get the 2nd one 50% off
Buy one Filson item, get the 2nd one 25% off
Buy one Carhartt pant, get the 2nd pant 25% off
Buy any pair of shoes, get the 2nd pair 15% off*
Come into the store and do your shopping early as the offer applies to what is in stock. What a great way to save on great brands this holiday season!
*does not apply to slippers or Sanuk sandals.
This is the perfect time to plant bulbs and cover crops. We have a variety of bulbs to choose from: tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, crocus, narcissus and allium. For the vegetable garden, come check out our assortment of garlic and onion bulbs. And, our Amaryllis kits just arrived in time for the holidays: red, orange, white, apple blossom, striped and more varieties to choose from. We also have bulbs you can plant yourself. Just think of how happy you will be to see those shoots emerging next Spring!
Did you know we offer a rug cleaning service? Drop off your loose rug of 12' x 10' or smaller at the store any day of the week and allow us a 7 to 10 day turnaround. Through our partnership with Corry's Dry Cleaning, your wool, Persian, Oriental, Kilim or other loose rug goes through Corry's 10-step cleaning process:
Rates are: For cleaning, $2.52 per square foot; Stainguard, .60 per square foot; and Enzyme Deodorization for $2.00 a square foot.
More questions? Call us at the store: 206.463.3655.
We hope you will drop by our Annual Fall Festival this Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm. Bring the kids!! Our first 50 children visitors will receive a treat bag. We will have a pumpkin patch, live music on the porch from 10am to 2pm, hot cider and cookies. Be sure to enter one of our contests. Adults: guess the weight of the pumpkin and win a $50 gift certificate. Kids: guess how many candy corns are in the jar and TWO lucky winners will be able to pick the toys of their choice up to a $25 value. See you Saturday!