Archive for February, 2018

Produce THIS WEEK–March 1st–At Bee Healthy!


The price list for Walk-in’s and Extra’s has been updated at , Buyer’s Group tab, “What Produce at Buyer’s Group” page. 

ADM Special Boxes- Buyer’s Group A- listed at the bottom.

Some noteworthy items for salequantity in (*):

ORG Asparagus-1# bundle (22)…………………$4.25 each

ORG Pink Lady Apples-3# bag (13)……………$5.00 each

ORG Strawberries-1# clamshell(16)……………$5.75 each

ORG Rainbow Mini Carrots– 12 oz (14)…………$2.00 each

NEW and this week only:  Shishito Peppers– pint (14)……$4.75 each

ORG Cucumbers (36)……………………………………..$1.00-$1.25 each depending on size

Added more Herbs this week to go with Baked Potato Dinner (suggestion in the Administrator’s Box):  Oregano, Chives, Poultry Mix (Thyme with Rosemary and Sage), Thai Basil, Genovese Basil, Parsley and Cilantro (dried and fresh), and Fennel.  Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Root available, too!

More of the same FRUITS, VEGETABLES, POTATOES and ONIONS, HERBS and GREENS–including the ORG Caesar Salad Kit!



ORG Strawberries-1#, ORG Shishito Peppers– 1pint, 5# bag ORG Russet Potatoes and our own Sierra Blanca Onion, ORG Broccoli, ORG Taylor Farms Ready-to-Eat Green Beans- 12 oz, ORG Mini-Rainbow Carrots– 12 oz, ORG Earthbound Herb Salad Mix– 5 oz-$25 for the BOX ($5 savings)

Replacement Champagne Mangoes for those that got the not-so-great ones in their first February box.


See you THURSDAY at Bee Healthy!  The Farmer’s Wife

Friday Special Boxes! Get yours NOW–


We had too much stuff again!  So, we put together some Friday Special Boxes to sell…on FRIDAY!  Please help us move the surplus–order now, pick it up Friday,  and enjoy all week–

*Head of Cauliflower, 1# Chinese Cabbage (Baby Bok Choi), Head of Living Butter Lettuce, Fresh Parsley, Orange Bell Pepper, 2# Rainbow Carrots, 5# Yukon Potatoes, Jumbo Onion, and Citrus:  Either 4# of Heirloom Oranges or 3# of Halo TangerinesAll but the Citrus are Organic, all fresh and good quality!*  $30

Text me at 431-1219, and Pick the Box up at Bee Healthy Friday or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thanks, Lloyd Craft Farms—Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome—Thursday’s at Bee Healthy–The Farmer’s Wife

TODAY–Feb 22–Bee Healthy–ORG Food!


Today is Thursday, and Lloyd Craft Farms is at Bee Healthy with fresh produce–ORG and reasonably priced!  Diamond S Delights from Hyattville is there, too, with raw milk cheeses and spreads.  Check out Bee Healthy’s full stock of healthy goodies and unique gifts! (Group B for Administrator’s Special Boxes-$25)

Opens at 10:00 and closes at 5:30–Some of the HIGHLIGHTS:

3# bag ORG Pink Lady Apples–$5.00

1# ORG Strawberries–$5.75

4# bag Heirloom Oranges–$6.50


Other Noteworthy Items:

ORG Asparagus, nice and fresh, medium sized stems–1# bundle–$4.25   

Small ORG Zucchini and ORG Sunburst Summer Squash, great fried with butter and seasoned with herbs.   

ORG Broccoli and ORG Cauliflower, this week large heads of ORG Romanesco–strong in anti-oxidants, great for our health!

ORG Rubie-on-Vine tomatoes, lots of ORG Green Bell Peppers for $1 each, beautiful ORG Orange Bell Peppers, ORG Jalapenos, ORG Cucumbers, and…

ORG Romaine and ORG Living Butterhead Lettuce, ORG Kale and ORG Rainbow Chard, lots of ORG Herbs, and this week ORG Caesar Salad Kits!





Thursday’s at Bee Healthy– Group B! February 22nd, 2018

Greetings!  Hope you are in the house this fine Saturday, sitting in front of a roaring fire!!  I AM!  Placed the order with Spokane Produce for this Thursday and wrote myself a note to check and prep the potatoes, celeriac, and onions to include from Lloyd Craft Farms!       So here is some NEWS! 

NEW ITEMS this week: 

FRUIT:  3# bags of ORG Pink Lady Apples ($5.00), last of the smaller Heirloom Oranges (4# bag-$6.50), ORG Grapefruit as well as the last of the Rio Star Grapefruit out of Texas, ORG STRAWBERRIES– 1# clamshell ($5.75), more large Avocados ($2.25) and more ORG Bananas ($1.00/#)

A NOTE:  I didn’t order any small avocados this week, but more of the larger which seemed to better handle the cooler weather during shipping…Going to be cold Monday and Tuesday!  Also, banana sales were down and I ended up with 6 bundles of bananas (it was a 6 banana smoothie this morning!)–wanted everyone to know the bananas were delicious though they looked a little rough on the outside!  You can’t always judge a banana by its cover.  🙂  When the skins get chilled they brown, but the skin protects the banana inside.  When Spokane brings bananas they are shipped in a different section of the truck with an insulated blanket to protect them from the 36 degree temps in the refrigerated trailer. They have looked pretty rough all winter– but overall the quality inside has been good!

VEGGIES:  1/2# bag ORG Snap Peas ($3.75), 5# bag ORG Yukon Potatoes ($5.50–we will still have ours for $4.50), ORG Rainbow Carrots (2# bag-$3.00), our own Cosmic Carrot Wafers (1/2# bag- $1.00), ORG Watermelon Radishes ($3.00 each), ORG Rubie-on-Vine Tomatoes (1#-$6.50 each), ORG Zucchini and ORG Sunburst Summer Squash, and ORG Asparagus (1# bundle- $4.25 each).

GREENS AND MISC:  ORG Mushroom Medley (1/2# sliced mushroom mix-$4.50), ORG Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit ($3.75), and from Organic Girl their Baby Arugula, Baby Spinach, and Supergreens ($4.00)!

MORE Turmeric and Ginger Root, and all those wonderful fresh foods for our healthy bodies…even in the dead of winter!  Think anti-oxidants, anthocyanin (a good thing), nutrient dense broccoli and cauliflower and kale, and lots of freshness!




ORG Red Pears (recipe for German Pear Pancake–custard type dessert) and large Avocado, ORG Cauliflower and ORG Leek (recipe for Cauliflower Soup–good thing for a cold day…need cashews!), ORG Rubie-on-Vine Tomatoes and ORG Cucumber and ORG Green Bell Pepper and ORG Romaine Lettuce (all for your salad this week), and ORG Asparagus (recipe for simple cream sauce for Creamed Asparagus on Toast…or rice…or noodles)–ALSO A SURPRISE WITH A RECIPE!–$25  

Looking forward, NEVER back!  The Farmer’s Wife–

Tomorrow–Feb 15th–Bee Healthy–Group A!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  And happy winter, too!  Tomorrow we will be at Bee Healthy from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Members and Walk-In’s Welcome– Best selection earlier in the day–

EXTRA’s include Strawberries (8-1# clamshells), Mushroom Medley (6-6 oz containers), more of the juicy and sweet larger Halo’s (12-3# bags), first season Asparagus (11-1# bundles), Broccoli at a reasonable price (17 heads), Baby Bok Choi (5 bags), Brussels Sprouts (12-1# bags), Rainbow Carrots (24-2# bags), Peppers and Cucumbers, Zucchini and Sunburst Yellow Squash, Onions and Potatoes, and lots of GREENS and much more!  All Organic (except for citrus), reasonably priced, ONE DAY ONLY!  Fruit, too

ADM SPECIAL BOX- ORG Red Pears and large Avocado, ORG Asparagus, ORG Cucumber and Rubie on the Vine tomatoes and Romaine Lettuce for your salad, and ORG Cauliflower and Leeks for a great soup.  Surprise item, too!  Info Sheet with 3 recipes!   $25

Eat well, stay active, and live long and happy!  The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group (A)/ Walk-in’s Welcome! Thursday, February 15th, 2018


ADMINISTRATOR’s SPECIAL— 2# ORG Red D’Anjou Pears (and SIMPLE dessert recipe), large Avocado, 1# ORG Asparagus (and SIMPLE creamed asparagus recipe), ORG Cucumber, ORG Cherry Tomatoes, ORG Romaine head of Lettuce (fixings for a great salad), ORG Cauliflower head and ORG Leek (SIMPLE Cauliflower/Leek soup recipe)Lots of ideas and hints this week in the INFO sheet$25 GROUP A

NEW ITEMS:  Large Avocados and our regular Avocados $1.50 size, ORG Strawberries (1# size), ORG Asparagus for Walk-in’s and EXTRA’s, 1# clamshell Rubies on the Vine Tomaotes, 2# bag ORG Rainbow Carrots, ORG Mushroom Medley (1/2#), ORG Green Onions, 2 pints Shishito peppers, Organic Girl Supergreens MixPrices will be updated and new items added later today at , “What Produce at Buyer’s Group”–

MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:  Brussels Sprouts– 1# bags, Living Butter Lettuce head–both Organic!

NOTEWORTHY:  The price on the Broccoli and Cauliflower is DOWN (finally)–These items (as well as tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers) change weekly and are sensitive to supply and demand.  I think the winter crops on the coast are coming into their own and the supply is UP!  Organic Broccoli is $3.25 and Organic Cauliflower is $3.75–first time below $4.00.  It’s so unfair but Organic is in lower production so the price is higher than conventional.  


Happy Saturday!  Happy Thursday Market day at Bee Healthy!  The Farmer’s Wife


Group A had mangoes in their Box last week.  When they are cut open they may be brown inside.  I think they got chilled in transit and will be talking to the company next week about what to do. I’ll let you know more  after I have some options.  I know who had the boxes, but we also had 3 extras for sale.  If you are one that bought a mango, and it is brown inside, let me know by sending a text to 431-1219.

Group B–we will be checking the condition of the mangoes this week.  If they too are brown we will send them back to the company, and the cost of your box will be $23 instead of $25.

Thanks, and I’ll let you know the steps we’ll take to make it right–  The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome–Group B– Thursday @ Bee Healthy, February 8

This week’s Buyer’s Group Administrator’s Special is Tropical Fruit (Mango and  Pineapple), 4# Heirloom Oranges.  Our own Red French Potatoes (2#), ORG Taylor Farms 12 oz bag READY-TO-EAT Green Beans, ORG Cucumber and ORG pint Grape Tomatoes, and Organic Girl Baby Spinach 5 oz clamshell–$25  (GROUP B)

As usual we will have a WIDE selection of produce for sale, too!  Check out the updated “What Produce at Buyer’s Group” page at .


Some note-worthy items are listed below:

NEW! Jicama (Mexican Potatoes–crunch of water chestnut and sweet), Pomegranates ($2.25 each), Purple Potatoes (3# bag), ORG Red D’Anjou Pears (harder than a Bartlett and keeps better), ORG Oyster Mushrooms (creamy texture and cooks up wonderfully!), ORG Mint (for your tea or smoothies…good for tummy!)

NOTE-WORTHY!  Yellow Bell Peppers ($1.25 each!), ORG Cauliflower is BACK ($4.50 each), more ORG Leeks (great recipe for Cauliflower/Leek soup under recipes).

GREENS–All ORGANIC!  Living Butter Head Lettuce, Romaine, Swiss Chard, and Organic Girl 50/50 Salad…also Organic Girl Baby Spinach…Organic Girl Arugula this  week!

Keep us in mind for your FRESH food needs–Come in and shop our THURSDAY Market at Bee Healthy!  Diamond S Delights will be there, too, with their raw milk cheeses and spreads.  Bee Healthy has expanded their stock with unique and local gift items, too! 

The Farmer’s Wife

Thursday’s the DAY! Bee Healthy for Healthy Fruits and Veggies–


Group A- Administrator’s Special Box:  Tropical Fruit (Mango and Pineapple) PLUS 4# bag Heirloom Oranges, our own Yukon Gem Potatoes (4#), Taylor Farms ORG Green Beans (washed and ready to go!), the world famous Sierra Blanca Onion (Jumbo and Colossal sized, white and mild), ORG Cucumber and ORG Grape Tomatoes (all the way from Mexico!), and Organic Girl Baby Spinach- 5 oz clamshell–$25 (and a steal at that!)

You may have noted this is different than posted on Saturday–It was an interesting delivery this week from Spokane Produce, and equally interesting here at the farm.  🙂   Apparently there is a banana crisis in the tropical regions and we were limited to 1 case of bananas instead of 2…can’t fill 31 boxes with 17 bundles of bananas.  On a separate note, we ordered 5 cases (38# boxes) of Heirloom Oranges only to receive 50 bags @ 4# each!  So, we subbed the oranges for the bananas; Not quite equivalent cost between bananas and oranges but we got it to balance and we’re able to keep the price the same.  It helps being able to negotiate with yourself on the potatoes and onions.  🙂  AND Speaking of potatoes–The Red Norland’s reminded us that Spring is approaching.  Each potato has an internal time clock, and when it is time to start growing they do.  Red Norland’s are an early potato, so keeping with their characteristics they decided to start growing.  A thing of beauty, but not something you necessarily want to find in your veggie box!  So, we substituted the Yukon Gems, which also want to sprout but are not wrinkled like an old man!  

Couple of new items this week:  

Jicama--we usually order these to give folks a chance to sample.  They are nick-named Mexican Potato, though they are not really a potato, but they do come from Mexico. 🙂  They grow in the ground, and are a type of tuber, more rounded than most ground ‘dwellers’, with a thicker peel.  The texture is like a water chestnut (crunchy) but with a nice sweetness.  I’ve never cooked them, but we just peel and slice to eat as a snack.  They can also be julienned and put into a tossed salad, or grated.  Great Snack– I’ll have one that you can sample.  Let me know YOUR Jicama story!

Red D’Anjou Pears–$2.25/#–Red pears are meant to be eaten crunchier than the yellow or Bartlett pears.  Don’t wait until the stem pulls out–that is not an indicator of ripeness for the red pear!  Consider them more like an apple with a crispness not typical of a Bartlett.  We slice them in half and cut the core out, like an apple.  The Red pear is also a good baking pear.  There is a fun recipe called Pear Pancake–doesn’t resemble a pancake at all, but I think it is named that because you mix up a batter (like pancake) and pour it over the pear halves layered on the bottom of a pie pan.  It bakes in the oven and is delicious–hard recipe to mess up!  We found it on the internet–

Pomegranates–we had these in the boxes last month but now have them to buy!  Hope you enjoyed them in the Administrator’s Special boxes–!  (We loved our sample!)


See you all tomorrow at Bee Healthy–10:00 am to 5:30 pm–The Farmer’s Wife