It’s the last Market at the Kaen Rd site (9am-2pm) this Saturday..but don’t panic, we’re moving downtown to 8th St where it’s more sheltered and opening again in just TWO weeks!! The Winter Market opens Saturday Nov. 8th with all your fave vendors and some fabulous new ones! Approx. 30 vendors will be with us this winter, twice a month through April, Saturdays 10am-2pm. PLENTY of local fresh produce, meats, seafood, eggs, wild mushrooms, milk and yogurt, baked goods and artisan foods and crafts, trees and wreaths for the holidays, live music and hot food. Easy FREE, on-street parking. (Downtown is empty on weekends) Pick up a schedule of dates at the Info. Booth.
This Saturday bring the kids to the Market for tons of fun! We’ll be celebrating Halloween with the annual Vendor Costume Contest (winner gets a free day at the Market)..so vote for your fave! The kids can Trick or Treat too. The 4H Ambassadors will be bringing furry 4-legged friends and treats, and the POP Club kids will have fun with the Lions Club…and get their $2 to spend as well!
We’ll have all the fall decorations…Pumpkins, Gourds, Cornstalks, Painted Mountain Corn…plus loads of gorgeous winter squash , cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers…the last of the tomatoes and much more. Kiyokawa Orchards will have a good supply of Mountain Rose pink-flesh apples, extra Crimsoncrisp and Honeycrisp as well and the first of the season Seckel Pears, THE sugar pear, with amazing flavor and sweetness for both fresh eating and preserving. This is a good recipe for preserving them and would make lovely gifts for the Holidays : http://foodinjars.com/2011/11/urban-preserving-small-batch-seckel-pear-jam-with-brown-sugar-and-cardamom/ Find over 20+ varieties of Apples and 10+ varieties of Pears at the Market this week! And make sure you get over to Pam’s Pickled Products …they will be sampling some WICKED non–alcoholic mini Bloody Marys featuring Pam’s Mild and Spicy Bloody Mary Beans!
We’ll see you downtown on Nov. 8th….but until then stock up with your market must-haves Saturday. Back this week is Vul Coffee Roasters…but out is Wild Oregon Seafood…just too rough out in the Ocean. You can still find 40 vendors, plus the Master Gardeners so bring your Fall clean-up and pruning questions and don’t forget your garden tools and knives for Sir Sharp-A-Lot….come early he will be busy!
It might damp Saturday…but we will be set up not matter what the weather. Questions? Call 503 734-0192. Spooky hanging ‘Aliens’ will be for sale (to benefit the POP Club) and we’ll have the $5 SNAP Card Match! Debit cards are accepted too. If you run out of cash you can use both cards at the Info. Booth and purchase market tokens to spend, they never expire…if any are left over bring them to the Winter Market in two weeks. Don’t forget your WIC and Senior Coupons..they expire soon.
We LOVE our amazing customers…thanks for a G.R.E.A.T. summer season…we’ll see you this Saturday and then again on November 8th for the beginning of our 5th Winter Season………whoo hoo!!!! :)