Saturday, August 27, 2011

Not your average mom-n-pop produce...

We may be a small market, but our produce department is BIG on variety! Here are just a few of the items filling our rack this weekend (and thanks to Mitch's touch, we're standing tall)!

For the apple-lover in your house, try the new crop Ginger Gold apples (pictured above). 

Pre-booked by The Grocer weeks ago to deliver to the market as soon as they hit the warehouse, these seedless green grapes are just $1.19 per pound! Get them while they last!

Got a hankering for a new summer taste? The elusive yellow watermelon is a hit with kids of all ages. 

Summer isn't just for peaches...don't forget the nectarines. Equally sweet: less fuzzy.

If a full-size watermelon is too much for you, these personal-mini-seedless are just the ticket.

A breakfast favorite - you can't go wrong with grapefruit.

Don't let the season slip by without a little corn-on-the-cob! It's a summertime staple!

The perfect addition to your fruit salad or smoothie - kiwi adds a touch of fun.

School's starting and need a lunch-box fruit? These black plums are beauties and they won't be around much longer.

New crop local Bartlett pears...the only good thing about summer ending :)

Happy Weekend!
-The Grocer's Wife

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A picture's worth a thousand words...

We just got these little individual huckleberry cheesecake beauties in yesterday. They're just the right size for one and pretty as a picture.

Sometimes, words are unnecessary :)

Happy Weekend!
-The Grocer's Wife

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quick Takes: chhh chhh changes...

August brings change to The Palouse. Green fields turn to gold. Talk of summer turns to talk of harvest. And, while we savor those last dog days of summer, we anticipate the days to come: back to school, football games, and a brisk bite in the evening air.

What looked like THIS in June, now looks like this: 

Beautiful in a whole different way. That's what I love about this place.

No time to get bored or take for granted the view. Before you know it, it's on to something new.

Wishing you a great week! (Officially, there are five more weeks of summer. Make the most of them!)
-The Grocer's Wife

Monday, August 8, 2011

My 'Summer Must-Do List'...

Having lived most of my life in the Northwest, I'm accustomed to and love the changing seasons. And, with each season, I have a sort of mental list of things that I look forward to.

Must-dos are different than to-dos because must-dos make the list because you WANT to do them, rather than a list of tasks that you ought to do because you didn't finish them last year (critical difference ;). And, even though summer got off to a slow start here, I've already indulged in a bit of all of my can't-miss summer essentials.

Here's my 'Summer Must-Do List':

Take a day-trip to the lake (it's been a good summer – this year we've made it twice): Must bring cartoon-character beach towels that belonged to our kids, plenty of non-nutritious snacks, and sunblock strong enough to keep my anemic-toned skin from bursting into flames when the sun hits it.

Read a sentimental novel: This summer, Nicholas Sparks was my author of choice. While The Grocer always has a book in progress, I read in spurts often going months without picking up anything more than news via the Internet. When I am in the reading mood I nearly always pick non-fiction, but summer is the season for novels.

See an old-school-style summer movie flick: Must contain adventure and nostalgia all wrapped up in an out-of-the-ordinary, larger-than-life plot. Steven Spielberg's Super 8 won my pick this summer. Not an Oscar contender, but--with a big tub of buttery popcorn--highly enjoyable summer fun. 

Make memories with family: While winters here can put a damper on travel, summer is the time to get out and go. This year, we've had a truly unique opportunity to spend quality time with our daughter and son-in-law, and we're looking forward to the same with our son and daughter-in-law soon. With our lives taking us to points across the U.S., our time together is most precious and perhaps my most coveted must-do of all.

Hope you're enjoying your summer must-dos, too!
-The Grocer's Wife

Friday, August 5, 2011

What's red and green and tastes like summer?

Oregon-grown Hermiston watermelons! A summertime staple. Don't miss them!

Happy Weekend! And, don't forget Saturday is the annual Palouse Community Yard Sale! Local businesses (including the market) will have maps available. 

-The Grocer's Wife

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Today, when I opened my email, I found this happy piece of news from our City Hall:

A proclamation by Mayor Echanove and 
the Council of the City of Palouse, Washington.

Whereas, the Palouse Community Center Board and other volunteers and supporters are the pride of our community, their work enriches all of our lives;

Whereas, the Palouse Community Center Board and other volunteers and supporters can move mountains; no obstacle too big, nor burden too heavy, when the only reward is that of accomplishment;

Whereas, the magic of volunteerism shines a light so brilliant, it can guide for generations.

To all of you, we thank you.

We therefore proclaim August 4, 2011, as Palouse Community Center Board, Volunteers and Supporters Day, in Palouse, Washington.

All are invited to the new Palouse Community Center groundbreaking.
Tomorrow, August 4th, at 5:30.
Free hot dogs and cake.

It's time to celebrate!!!
-The Grocer's Wife

To learn more about the Palouse Community Center, as well as the spirit of our wonderful town, click HERE.