Great weekend to preserve the Bounty!

The kids POP Club

The kids POP Club gives 5-12 yr olds $2 every time they come to market to buy fresh produce!

Find us RAIN or SHINE every Saturday through October 24th, 9am-2pm. Then on November 7th we’ll start the ‘winter’ season and run Saturdays , twice a month, 10am-2pm, through April. Our year-round site (thanks to Clackamas County!) is 2051 Kaen Rd, off Beavercreek Rd. with plenty of close parking.

Pears and apples from Kiyokawa Orchards are here!

Pears and apples from Kiyokawa Orchards are here!

It’s the first cool weekend in a very long while. Perfect for some kitchen-time to preserve local foods for the winter months! We’ll have plenty of peaches, corn, pickling cukes, green beans, blueberries and tomatoes…and much more. Simmington Gardens is having a sale on ripe n’ready Organic tomatoes (seconds) just $10 a flat! If you are not sure about the process but want to start preserving call our local Extension Office’s number:503 655-8631, they have the answers. Ask them about the classes coming up. (Fall Fermented Foods in September and in October, three classes: Tuna Canning, Apples and Pressure Cooking) AND they will check your pressure cooker gauge anytime you drop into their office on Warner Milne.  The Master Food Preservers will be back at the Market on September 12th. Another really good resource is the National Center Of Food Preservation’s web site at the  Unversity of Georgia http://nchfp.uga.edu/. The Ball Blue Book (found at Bi-Mart or Fred Meyers) has safe, tested, recipes and provides a good resource with clear how to’s.

Simmington Gardens Great White Tomato..the winner of the taste test last week!

Simmington Gardens Great White Tomato..the winner of the taste test last week!

Create your own little food store for this fall and winter. So much is in season right now. You’ll find plenty of corn, peaches, nectarines, green beans, pickling cukes, apples, pears, cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes. Simmington Gardens is having a sale on ripe n’ready Organic tomatoes (seconds) just $10 a flat!..and don’t forget the tuna is plentiful right now with good prices. Not ready to pressure can tuna? Freeze it, it keeps well, especially if you have a vacuum sealer. And don’t over-look drying. The oven works well on very low and better still is a food dryer…create your own healthy snacks!

Pitkin Winterrowd Farm is back! Farmer Tom will have

Pitkin Winterrowd Farm is back! Farmer Tom will have table grapes, cipollini onions, sunflowers to brighten your day and his famous garlic!

POP Club kids get to plant kale starts this weekend, and take them home to grow on through the fall…and harvest this winter! Yes you can grow a food garden in the cold months, just ask Tim at Maggys Farm, he will have a great selection of plants for your kitchen garden , and this weekend will be perfect for planting.

2015-08-22 09.42.26To everyone who came out and donated blood last Saturday. Bloodworks NW said it was one of their most successful days ever and send out a BIG thank you to our customers. If it’s not too wet Chef Deborah will be in the Market Kitchen cooking something wonderful and Robert Richter will be playing his tunes from 10am-1.30pm. Hot food by Mitzil Mexican Restaurant  and sandwiches by Buttercraft. Renaissance Wood-fired Pizza is back next week.  You’ll need your shopping bags and probably a rain coat..but we’ll be waiting! Debit and SNAP cards accepted at the Info Booth..with a $5 SNAP Match. Come and say hi to the amazing volunteers, and if you want to join us sometime we could do with more hands, call 503 734-0192 if you are interested is giving us even a couple of hours a month:)

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