MORE Strawberries this week! The berry season has begun….Rick Steffens Farms, Leones Farms and now Parsons Farms with their field grown berries will be back in the Market for the season starting this weekend…just look at Cliff Parsons with those BIG tasty berries!
Lovely local carrots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, onions, potatoes, chard, spinach, kale, peas, shallots…even some of the first zucchini! BUT get there early for the pick of the crop:) Fava Beans are ready right now, wash, toss in olive oil and BBQ or sautee, season with sea salt and eat the tender pods whole or simply suck the beans out…delicious ‘with a little Chianti’ (and what film is THAT from…?!) Find the Favas and Chianti bottle (hopefully NOT the mask!) at Pitkin-Winterrowd Farms booth, along with Tom’s homemade Bath, Kitchen and Gardeners Soap made from his farm crops. This week he also has dried beans to add to that ham hock for soup.
Apart from the vegetables and berries the Market will be well stocked with protein!…tons of farm fresh eggs, goats milk chevre, wild fish (including Chinook Salmon, Red Rock fish, Steamer Clams…and a special on Anchovies) and locally-raised meats. Sweet Home Farms will be offering lots of delicious pork—bone-in shoulder roasts, shoulder steaks, loin roasts, bacon, sausage, and ground pork. For people who are planning to bbq this weekend, they’ll have Hungarian, Andouilles, Polish, and Beef Wieners. No MSG, no Nitrites, 100% grassfed beef. Hansen Family Farms will have their pastured pork and beef, and PLENTY of eggs…… Healthy Happy Homegrown goodness!
This weeks Master Gardener Workshop (10am-10.30am) will be on Growing Blueberries…and Three Brothers will be selling plants too….blueberries are one of the most nutritious foods you can grow, delicious and easy to add into a great variety of foods and super easy to freeze and keep through the cold months for those smoothies, muffins!
Back this week is Curds on the Way with their cheese, bread and vinegar-making kits…beautifully produced, packaged and easy steps to follow…or register for one of Gayle’s fabulous workshops.
POP Club Kids listen up! The Oregon City Lions Club is coming Saturday with the new monthly LIONS STRIDES program. You can now “Stride” with the Oregon City Lions at the Farmers Market each month. The Lions Club will provide the POP Club activity on the fourth Saturday of each month, starting this weekend. Take a one mile, 30-minute walk, starting at the Farmers Market , looping through Hillendale Park and returning to the Market. Walks are scheduled to start at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00 noon and 1:00pm. In order to register for a walk, please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled walk start time. “Stride” with the Lions for diabetes awareness!…kids can even bring their parents along too:)
Jesse Young is playing music from 10-1pm, Savory et Sweet and the Tamale House will be cooking some great food, The Fresh Start Cart is making coffee and smoothies, Kings Raven Winery has wine for you….and the little blue and white stripped truck has Organic Ice-Cream…vanilla and chocolate!
All this AND a sunny day forecast (again!!)…happy l-o-n-g weekend everyone, stock up!!!!
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2013-2014 Oregon City Farmers Markets Schedules:
Saturday Summer Market weekly May 5th -Oct. 26th. 9am-2pm.
2051, Kaen Rd, off Beavercreek Rd.
Downtown Wednesday Market weekly June 5th-Sept 25th. 3pm-7pm
8th St at Main.
Downtown Winter Market bi-weekly Nov. 9th through April 2014.
10am-2pm, 8th St at Main.
Debit Cards and Oregon Trail (SNAP) cards and all WIC coupons are accepted at the Market.
We ask that you would please not smoke in the market or in the immediate parking lot surrounding. We thank you for your cooperation.
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