For more than 30 years, Flamingo Ridge Farm in Gaston, Oregon, has been growing exceptional produce, including Oregon Star tomatoes and romaine lettuce, on its acreage about an hour southwest of Portland.

Owner Charlie Harris focuses on producing high-quality, sustainably grown produce. He regularly rises at 3 a.m. to deliver his fresh harvests to your Market.

As a Market of Choice Dig Local partner, Flamingo Ridge Farm is custom-growing Jimmy Nardello peppers for our customers this year. Charlie sources his pepper starts from Alice Doyle of Log House Plants in Cottage Grove, another of our valued local partners.

These mild, sweet Italian heirloom peppers should be ripe and ready by mid-July. Whether raw or roasted or featured in our own Market creations, you’re going to love every bite.

In August, Flamingo Ridge Farm is usually harvesting the well-regarded Oregon Star tomatoes, which is a cross between Santiam and Roma varieties. A local favorite, the Oregon Stars are perfect for slicing into salads and for making tomato sauce.

By partnering with local farmers, such as Flamingo Ridge Farm, we’re celebrating the unique produce that Oregon farmers have to offer for you to enjoy throughout the season.

Published On: June 21st, 2021

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