Spring is on it’s way!

2013-03-16 10.45.24Winter Markets in the mid-section and east of the US are really suffering this Season. But WE have a delightful day coming up (finally)……..and yes it’s going to feel and look like Spring! Find us Saturday February 21st on 8th St at Main, 10am-2pm, 25 vendors, hot food and live music.

2014-03-01 10.17.11This weekend you’ll see how the season is changing with this warm weather…you’ll find Spring planters, the first fresh Spring FLOWERS!…and 3 Baby Goats! Yes JK Goats are bringing the Farm to the Market. Ken and Julie milk their goats and use the milk in their soaps and lotions. Meet their newest family members this Saturday…and bring YOUR kids! If you are getting out in the garden soon, He Sells These Shells will have landscaping nut shells to keep those slugs away naturally…great as mulch in the garden and decorative in pots.

Sweet, juicy apples (and pears) from Kiyokawa Orchards

Sweet, juicy apples (and pears) from Kiyokawa Orchards

Caldwell Family Farm will have their Spring salad mix and RJ farms will have the first Spring radishes….also find loads of different greens, two varieties of beets, miners lettuce, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions..and Pitkin Winterrowd Farms has the last of the garlic. FYI: ¬†Garlic should be chopped and left to rest for 10 mins before adding to the heat when cooking. This delay will maintain the nutrients, otherwise we loose them all by cooking it immediately…find these and other great tips for finding the best nutrition in a good book “Eating on the Wild Side” by Jo Robinson. Kiyokawa Orchards still have delicious apples including Honey Crisp and Fuji.

Fresh salsas ..wake up those taste buds!

Fresh salsas by Green Card Salsa ..wake up those taste buds!

We’ll have pastured meats, fresh seafood (including live Razor Clams, fresh Black Cod ..and more) wines, hard cider (Atlas Cider is back!), mushrooms, granola, hummus, preserves and jams, lemon curd, baked goods, fresh salsa, ¬†local honey..and great hot food by G Gourmet. The live music this week is Justin Sheehy, he played about a month ago and there wasn’t a seat vacant..so come early!

Do you have an EBT card? You can use it (and Debit Cards) to buy market tokens at the Info Booth..and we match up to $5 , thanks to the Rotary Club Foundation of Oregon City. So buy $5 worth of tokens , get $5 in Snap tokens FREE! If you help us with a quick SNAP Shopper Survey we would appreciate it and you’ll get a market shopping bag in return. With more information and testimonies we can better solicit sustainable funding for this wonderful $5 SNAP Match program.

Atlas Cider is back this week!

Atlas Cider is back this week!

Spread the word..the Winter Market is still going strong! Bring a friend or a neighbor and bring the kids….the POP Club for kids 5-12 yrs gives each child $2 to buy fresh produce! You can park easily (and for free) downtown on Saturdays, check out all the cute stores and eateries…..plus our friends at Nebbiolos Wine Bar will be open for tapas and drinks too! Cheers:)

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