For those who just can’t wait for Fall to come…..it may not feel like BUT it’s here! The best part of shopping at the Market is seeing the seasons change in front of your eyes. Parsons farms will have the first Winter Squash, Delicata, Butternut and Danish. Pikin Winterrowd Farms is back this week with Japanese turnips (great sauteed in butter!) just-dug Leeks, Potatoes and Candice Table Grapes. At RJ Farms you’ll find juicy delicious Canteloupe and Watermelons , along with Art’s super sweet little lunch-box peppers…try one, the kids will love them in their ……lunchboxes!
Leone’s Farm will have gorgeous Cauliflowers. The Brits make a Cauliflower Cheese dish by steaming it, and baking it in the oven covered in an easy cheese sauce. (More cheddar is better!) Goes great with crispy bacon crumbled over it too, for a mid-week dinner. http://britishfood.about.com/od/recipeindex/r/caulicheese.htm
Leone’s Farm will also have Golden Jubilee Corn, Pie-Pumpkins, Concord and Niagara Grapes , Gourds…plus the last crop of Strawberries (as will RJ Farms) and Raspberries. There will be a few Blackberries and blueberries too in the Market this week. Freeze some for those winter smoothies and pies!
Caldwell Family Farm (Certified Naturally Grown) will have lovely little crisp Lettuce, pickling, slicing, lemon AND Armenian Cucumbers. Bell Peppers, Anaheim Peppers, Jalapeño. Kale…. multiple varieties, watermelon, radishes, turnips and new this week… the first of their new corn crop!
They also help their neighbor out (Flying Cow Dairy) by bringing their milk..it’s heavenly, and actually in “old-fashioned ” glass bottles, which you return each week….made right here by happy cows in Oregon City.
As the apple harvest is in full swing Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is back at the Market!! Vul Coffee Roasters are back too as well as Daisy Fed , La Fountain and Tana’s Dog Treats! It’s the last week for Victoria’s Lavender so stock up. Hansen Family Farms are gone Saturday, back next week .
Fall is a great time to spruce up your entry, patio or garden. Hillcrest Nursery will be at the Market Saturday with window boxes, planters in all sizes and hanging baskets.
The POP Club Kids get $2 from the Market to purchase fresh healthy fruits and veggies and this week they can earn an extra $1 by completing the Lions Strides activity course…always a fave with the kids (and parents!).
The Wednesday Market has just one more week, but the Saturday Market runs THROUGH the whole month of October…help us get the word out…after 10 seasons I STILL hear folks say “Oh I thought you closed at the end of September”…Noooo Way!!!! The Winter Saturday Market starts Nov. 8th, 10am-2pm, on 8th ST…pick up a schedule of this twice-a-month market at the Info. Booth starting in October. Want to help the Market thrive? Please consider volunteering for set up and break down shifts…does not need to be every week…but would sure help us out! See the manager at the Info Booth or call 503 734-0192. Thanks!!