This Week's Produce

Early Summer Produce

Listed below are the types of fruit and vegetables typically included in a Early Summer (June) produce bag; however, the actual contents of your bag will vary depending on each week’s weather and harvest.

  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Blueberries
  • Variety of potatoes
  • Blackberries
  • Green beans
  • Variety of tomatoes
  • Herbs
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Variety of lettuces
  • Radishes

 

Mid Summer Produce

Listed below are the types of fruit and vegetables typically included in a Mid Summer (July) produce bag; however, the actual contents of your bag will vary depending on each week’s weather and harvest.
 

  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Variety of tomatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Herbs
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Grapes
  • Variety of peppers
  • Variety of lettuces
  • Radishes

Late Summer Produce

Listed below are the types of fruit and vegetables typically included in a Late Summer (August) produce bag. However, the actual contents of your bag will vary depending on each week’s weather and harvest.

  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Variety of tomatoes
  • Blackberries
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Grapes
  • Herbs
  • Variety of peppers
  • Okra
  • Watermelon
  • Variety of lettuces 
  • Radishes

Week 10: 8/1/2020

Weather plays a huge part in the produce that the farmers can harvest. Their season went from too much rain to extreme heat, causing them a lot of stress, so please note that the contents may change.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • corn
  • peppers
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • blackberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash or red potatoes
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • bell peppers
  • corn
  • pickling cucumbers
  • blueberries

Week 9: 7/25/2020

Depending on the weather and availability of items, the types of fruits and vegetables included in your produce bag could vary. If the herbs appear wilty from traveling in NC summer heat, the farmer suggests putting the herbs in a glass of water in the fridge, just like flowers, and they will perk right up.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • eggplant
  • peppers
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • blackberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • corn and/or potatoes
  • cucumber (while supplies last)
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries
  • blueberries

Week 8: 7/18/2020

The produce included may vary beyond this list due to the farmer and what items are available. Some items may be substituted for something else.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • cabbage
  • beans
  • squash/zucchini
  • sweet potato
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • blueberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • corn
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries

Week 7: 7/11/2020

As we step into mid summer, fresh tomatoes are at their prime. If they are a little hard at first, just let them sit on the counter and they will soften up and be a perfect addition to your summer barbecue. This week in Brunswick County, the farmers had a little bit of a harder time harvesting zucchini and cucumbers, but they added extra corn, some potatoes, and an extra head of lettuce to compensate.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • tomatoes
  • cabbage
  • cucumbers
  • green beans
  • potatoes
  • green or yellow squash
  • blueberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • corn
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries
  • cucumber

Week 6: 7/4/2020

Recently, North Carolina farmers have been losing many crops as a result of the combination of rain and heat. Excessive water prevents respiration, which suffocates the roots by creating a buildup of carbon dioxide. If stems or leaves are submerged in water, photosynthesis is also prevented. Additionally, flooded soil promotes the growth of microbes, making the plant more susceptible to heat. As a result, some crops are less able to withstand the extreme temperatures we are facing.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • peppers
  • blackberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • corn
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries

OUTER BANKS

  • squash
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • peaches

Week 5: 6/27/2020

The farmers in both counties continue to battle the rain. Unfortunately, the rain made them unable to harvest their leafy greens. The roots of leafy greens need oxygen, and when they get too much water, it causes the leaves to wilt. But, not to worry because the bags will still be full of fresh goodies!

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries
  • carrots

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • corn
  • potatoes
  • bell peppers
  • blackberries

Week 4: 6/20/2020

Despite the weather, our farmers have worked very hard to provide the freshest and tastiest produce for you to enjoy. They look forward to sharing this week’s harvest!

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash
  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • peaches

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • herbs
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • corn

OUTER BANKS

  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • peaches

Week 3: 6/13/2020

This week, our farmers are still dealing with a good amount of rain. Too much rain can deplete the soil of nutrients and flood the fields, which is harder for harvesting purposes. Our Brunswick County farmers are hoping to be able to include leafy greens, cucumber, and berries in this week’s bag, but it all depends on rain. They are so excited to share that new crops are starting to ripen such as corn and they are looking forward to the next season!

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash or zucchini
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • kale
  • cucumbers
  • string beans
  • blueberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • cabbage
  • herbs
  • onions (dried and green)
  • potatoes
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries

Week 2: 6/6/2020

Brunswick County got 6 inches of rain this week and Pender County was also in a similar situation. Dryer weather is preferred because it is easier to bring water to the crops than it is to divert it. At Bear Ridge Farm in Pender County, everything is planted on plastic with drip tape for irrigation. The types of fruits and vegetables could vary beyond this due to weather, but our farmers are working hard to provide fresh and delicious produce and they are very excited to share their work!

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash or zucchini
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • potatoes
  • cabbage
  • cucumbers
  • blueberries
  • kale

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • potatoes
  • strawberries
  • summer squash
  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • sweet corn
  • lettuce
  • culinary herbs
  • blueberries

Week 1: 5/30/2020

This week, in both Brunswick and Pender County, there has been a large amount of rain which has flooded many of the fields. Some produce was not able to be harvested as planned, but the items listed are what our farmers are likely to be able to harvest. Most of the vegetables don’t thrive with an overabundance of water, causing difficulties in both planting and harvesting.

This week’s bag will likely include:

PENDER/NEW HANOVER COUNTY

  • squash or zucchini
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • cucumbers
  • cabbage
  • blueberries

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • freshly dug Yukon Gold
  • new red potatoes
  • sweet onions
  • yellow summer squash
  • blue potatoes
  • romaine and butter lettuces
  • carrots
  • cabbages
  • bundles of fresh culinary herbs
  • handmade jelly