Get your cooler ready, fill your water bottle, pack your shopping bags and head to the Market early Saturday. Find us at 2051, Kaen Rd, off Beavercreek Rd. Open at 9am, closing at 2pm…every Saturday through October. Winter Market starts (at same site) November 7th and runs bi-weekly through April. FYI: We are STILL looking for market help, need not be every weekend or all day…call 503 734-0192 with questions….we’ll be VERY happy to have you join us!
Beat the heat, keep meals fresh and simple this weekend, there’s so much to choose from right now. Gorgeous , just-picked produce, including peaches, nectarines, melons, berries, new-crop apples, tomatoes, garlic, the first peppers..and local corn…yup it’s all been worth waiting for!
Fire up the BBQ for pastured and certified organic meats, locally-cured pork products, Oregon-caught seafood, including fresh halibut, salmon, tuna, shrimp, steamer clams, oysters..and easy to prepare crab cakes! Plus farm eggs, pickles, preserves, jams, lemon curd, hummus, fresh salsa (and bloody maria mixes), infused finishing butters (all made from scratch), nut butters, granolas, honey, locally-roasted coffee and a good selection of baked goods from 4 vendors (the pretzels are back). Handcrafted ice-cream in several flavors too.
Fabulous flower bouquets from 3 farms, unusual plants for the collector from Petal Heads and S & K nursery will have color spots for your patio pots plus newly planted window boxes. Pick up a bag of meal worm fertilizer to refresh your garden plantings and don’t forget to bring your knives and garden tools to be sharpened.
Find plenty of soaps and lotions by JK Goats and Daisy Fed, and meet the new vendors this summer Ess Skin Care (botanical and organic products for your face) Azura Metalworks (jewelry, spoons, decor)…and Sew Silly (all kinds of fiber fun and function).
Fancy a cold one? Two Towns Cider Company are coming this Saturday..serving up ice-cold glasses of their craft cider, made with 100% NW apples..they have even planted their own orchards. Naturally fermented, these ciders have no added sugar or essence flavoring, just fresh, naturally fermented ingredients which speak for themselves. Grab a chair and a slice of wood-fired pizza or a tamale and try one this Saturday! Great live music too, 10am-1.30pm by the Algorithms, mandolin, guitars and vocals.
In the Market Kitchen Chef Amy will be making Corn and Pork Meatballs with Romesco Sauce starting at 10.30am. Take a seat, watch the demo, get a taste and grab a recipe..for this and the Farmers Hash that was SO popular last week! Fill out a card and let us know how you like these demos:) What are you making with market products?
Kids (5-12yrs) get $2 every time they come to market to purchase fresh produce at the POP Club booth and this week we will send them on a scavenger hunt! Debit and SNAP accepted at the Info Booth with a $5 SNAP Match thanks to New Seasons. WIC is here this week too:)
Next week, Saturday Aug. 8th , is our 3rd Annual Senior Day..all kinds of fun and info for seniors 60+. Free drawings on the hour, give-a-ways, screenings, baby goats, fibre spinning….60+ vendors..bring family, friends and neighbors for a fun event!