Give Thanks for Local Farmers!

Plenty of veggies!

Have a local-foods feast this Thanksgiving! Plenty of produce and meats will be trucked into the market this Saturday.
Rick Stefens Farm will have mounds of fresh green beans , red and green peppers, sweet and regular potatoes, eight types of winter squash, shallots (sweet and mild) onions,all the greens, Brussels, a rainbow of colorful carrots, plus his greenhouse strawberries!Family Table Farm will have parsnips, golden beets, nappa cabbage, kholrabi, bok choy, plus delicata, acorn and butternut squash.
Flying Onion Farm is out till December’s markets but White Star are coming back this week with greens including salad mix and kale, loose beets and carrots, fresh herbs for the Thanksgiving meal, Jerusalem artichokes, bok choy, cabbage, and red onions. They’ll also be cutting up their giant 50 pound Sugar Hubbard winter squash into smaller chunks and roasted for a lovely side dish. Kiyokawa Orchards will have the usual amazing selection of apples (19 varieties!), pears and Asian pears (9 varieties!).
As for meats: Sweet Home Farms will have turkeys, beef, pork, chicken, goat…you can order ahead at http://www.sweethomefarms.com
Food Forest Farms have a Thanksgiving dinner special:Your choice of kurobuta pork shoulder roast or Welsh duck, plus garlic, walnuts and chestnuts for $19.They will also be offering Food Forest geese for Christmas ($4.99/lb). Reserve yours ahead at the Food Forest booth. Hansen Farms have their excellent pasture-raised and finished pork and beef too.
Christensen farm will have lots of lovely chestnuts from large to jumbo in size, plus Jerusalem artichokes–sun chokes– that make a nice crunchy addition when sliced and added raw to salads, or drizzle some olive oil on them and bake them in the oven with a little sea salt. Winter squash and and fresh herbs will also be available along with an assortment of feathers, quill pens, Shetland roving and related fiber.
Gran Mary’s Herbs have Paperwhites for the Thanksgiving table, mulling spices for spiced cider or wine, poultry seasoning for the turkey and dressing (plus other dried herbs for cooking). Herbal bath salts and bath teas for relaxing and an array of herbs and plants for growing indoors.Diana’s Delights is taking orders for Traditional English Christmas Puddings, in addition Diana will have jams, chutneys, relishes, including Quince Charming Preserves and Jalepeno Jam.

Tasting Olympic Provisions Salami....heaven!

We’ll also have pickles, salami, goats cheese, hummus, honey, soups to take home, baked goods, caramels, wines (bottle and by the glass) soaps and lotions.For a full list please refer to our map on the vendor page.
At the entrance we’ll have trees and wreaths too, if it’s too early for your tree you can place your order this Saturday and pick up at the Market on Dec. 3rd! C&K Flowers are back this week (only) with fresh flowers for your table :) Spindles and Fiber are back next market…as is Darris Dietz ceramics.

Last years"Wild Turkey" Table Decoration!

We are kicking off our WINTER FOOD DRIVE this weekend so please bring your unperishable items and place in the BLUE FOOD BIN at the entrance. It will be collected by HOPE each market day and used to stock the OC Food Bank ..thanks!!!
ALSO Savory et Sweet our wonderful crepe and soup food cart folks will be offering another of their spectacular Turkey Centerpieces for a silent auction to benefit HOPE. You won’t want to miss a chance to have this on your table…and for such a good cause too. Thanks Savory et Sweet:)
So….another great looking market, full of delicious local foods for this Thanksgiving’s meal….give thanks to your growers/farmers while you’re shopping, they’ll appreciate it! Meanwhile we all appreciate our customers and hope you and yours have a wonderful day next Thursday…cheers!

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One Response to Give Thanks for Local Farmers!

  1. Lisa C says:

    Wow! I’m so excited. I missed the one two weeks ago, I better stock up! Definitely getting some sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and green beans for our Thanksgiving feast! And some squash…such a convenient food to have on hand.

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