The Market kicks off the New Year with a splendid variety of local produce! With the lack of really cold temps. everything is continuing to grow well…and with the expanding amount of light each day spring is just around the corner…yeah…well almost!
Rick Stefen Farm will have the beautiful multi-colored carrots, rainbow chard, 4 kinds of potatoes, winter squash…all kinds, cabbage (red and green) kale, broccoli, onions,spinach, beets,shallots and eggs. Family Table Farm will have parsnips, beets, turnips, rutabagas, kale and chard.
Sweet Home Farms will have a good mix of pastured-raised meats, beef, goat, chicken, pork, lamb and eggs…all really good , flavorful and nutritionally dense. Try slow-roasting lamb or beef this weekend with some winter root veggies for an easy and delicious meal…add garlic, herbs and a little red wine , serve with mashed potatoes and steamed greens or roast some brussel sprouts…crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside:) They’ll be featuring their pepper bacon this week alongside their Hungarian, Polish and summer sausage.Sweet Home will have smoked pork chops for sale too, great with fried onion rings and pickled red cabbage…yum!
Food Forest Farms will have chestnuts again….perfect to add to stuffing for their geese or welsh ducks.They are bringing “gobo” or burdock root…which is a wonderful winter root vegetable used in Japanese cooking, plus kurobuta pork, feathers for hair extensions(!) and quince jam.
Alsea Acre Goats cheese will be back with chevre, feta, party in a jar….all sizes, perfect with Olympic Provisions salami and pate, Duker’s dill pickles…or their Hot Pickle Relish, all in 1lb jars. Pickle-lovers take note…they will be gone next market so stock up for January. Duker’s Dills are a great addition to bowl parties — antipasti platters, bloody marys, etc. and the relish is an awesome addition to potato salad, deviled eggs, and amazing on handmade sausages and burgers.
For easy, quick, healthy mid-week meals pick up tubs of Souper Natural’s home-made soups….many flavors to choose from including Sweet Potato Curry (vegan), Cream of Tomato (Vegetarian) and Potato Cheddar (vegetarian)..all Gluten Free Samples! Made by hand just across the river in West Linn.Gram’s Caramels will be featuring their coffee flavored caramels. These are literally caramel with brewed coffee added for a wonderful, rich and infused coffee flavor. There will also be varieties of other flavors and the ever-popular jarbucks caramels for just $1 each. The Market has contracted somewhat this week with several vendors out of town but we will see them back next week, including Christensen farms, Blossom Vinegars and La Provence Bakery (for baked goods try out Big Foot Breads selection of handcrafted products and a must are Diana’s Delight’s little bags of Rugelach Pastries….heaven!). Flying Onion will be back later this winter and next month Mickleberry Gardens will be back also.
In this week (from the summer market)….. He Sells These Shells with bagged hazelnut shells for landscaping and David has a new product…squirrel food!
Box It Up will have wooden salad boxes and raised beds, to get you thinking about ordering those seeds. Beautifully handmade and crafted right here in Clackamas County…this family business will help you to extend your growing season in your garden by making boxes or raised beds especially suited to your site.
Great food (soups and crepes) by Savory et Sweet…live music! Wine by the Glass from the local Kings Raven winery.
Debit cards accepted, Or.Trail cards matched…up to $5! (Thanks to the OC Rotary Club Foundation)…AND we’re still encouraging kids (5-12) to eat healthy food by giving them $2 to spend on veggies or fruit EVERY time they come to the market….plus on registering they receive a shopping bag, button and Passport to Health! The Kids POP Club is sponsored by Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District. We are always collecting for the Oregon City Food Bank …peanut butter is especially requested right now:)Please place in the blue bin at the Info. Booth. They pick up after each market.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors…let’s make the first market of 2012 a roaring success for the farmers and vendors, take in the sights and sounds of Oregon City and eat The Freshest Food In The Oldest City!