The BIG news is still those gorgeous, nothing-like-’em Oregon STRAWBERRIES….. more coming this week! Parsons Farms have the Sweet Charlies (low-acid and deliciously sweet) M and M Produce, also Canby, will have mainly Honeoyes, full of flavor and juicy and possibly a few Hoods and Totems. Next Saturday June 9th we will have a freezer-jam demo at 11am. Get your supplies in now, make your own jam this season. The other BIG news is that the Wednesday Market is opening up on 8th St at Main next week, June 6th, 3-7pm, giving you yet another chance to buy fresh just-picked local produce!
So…this Saturday you can expect (in addition to berries) rhubarb, asparagus, carrots, beets, leeks, fava beans, lettuce, greens, radishes, broccoli, green walla walla onions, shallots, potatoes, sugar pod peas (Oh my! are they SWEET and crisp, great with mint in a salad!) cucumbers and a few zuchinni. Loads of farm eggs, fresh flower bouquets, healthy meats, wild fish “just off the boat”. Locally made preserves, including Jalepeno Jam..great with goats chevre on crackers! Crusty breads and pastries from La Provence Bakery, toasting breads, foccacia breads, muffins, cinnamon rolls and more from our very own home-town bakery…Big Foot Bread! Plus Gluten-free Terrapin Bakery is bringing chocolate chip pecan cookies, strawberry rhubarb tarts, espresso shortbread…amongst other goodies
Gram’s Caramels will offer free samples and have a large selection of ‘Jarbucks’ available in pecan, chocolate, regular, and licorice! Also in bagged caramels will be Himalayan Pink Salted (goes great with red wine), Coffee and many other flavors. Don’t forget a caramel dropped into your coffee makes an elegant and gluten free treat! Gram’s uses no flour products …as do some of the commercially-made caramels. You can get your Caramel card stamped for each bag purchased.The photo shows their Himalayan Pink Salted Caramels, all sprinkled by hand. Also sign up for the free caramel give-away for Father’s Day!
Master Gardener’s Workshop (10-10.30am) is on EDIBLES IN CONTAINERS! There’s still time to plant a full garden this season. Loads of plants including veggies are still available at the Market…no room..? Plant a big pot or planter with greens, herbs or a tomato, everyone should get to pick something to eat this year! Sunset Woodworking will have new planter boxes this week, great for your tomato plants…and, back by popular demand, their 2′ planters, perfect for herbs and flowers.They will also have their raised cedar garden beds ready for you to take home and get gardening this weekend. We’ll have trees and shrubs..even firewood for that backyard ‘smores thing!
Utopia Woodcrafters want to remind you that this is the time to hang up their Mason Bee houses .The females are out and about looking for nesting sites so NOW is perfect to hang them. They’ve got some already being filled so it’s definitely not too late…and these native pollinators work wonders in your garden. Their Bat Houses will help you combat mosquitos this summer……. spare the chemicals, let nature do the work!
Pamper yourself this Saturday! Daisy Fed has restocked their Root Beer flavored Lip Dreams Lip Balm and their Unflavored Lip Guard and they will have plenty of Whipped Body Butter in stock. Body Brain Yoga will provide you with a neck and shoulder massage for a $1 donation to the Earth Citizen Movement, which supports the United Nations effort to combat the global AIDS pandemic, especially the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Body Brain Yoga provides holistic healing through yoga, tai chi, meditation, and breath work at their studio in West Linn.
POP Club Kids will have a super-fun activity at the Market this Saturday! They will be grinding their own wheat into flour…using a stationary bike! Then, rumor has it, they will make their own pancakes:) I bet there will be some very BIG kids having a go at this.
Market Chef Amy is back this week preparing and cooking farmers produce. Stop by the booth and see what she is up to, taste and get inspired with her recipes! Amy prepares meals each summer for Oregon City kids in the Summer Meals Program at Eastham School. The healthy meals she prepares and cooks use local produce delivered fresh to the school from Parsons Farms. Amy is asking for donations of board games, note books, coloring books, construction paper and other art supplies to help with the lunch-time activities…can you help?
Last week we welcomed another Farmers Market manager…here she is on the left, Mary Ellen from the Asland and Medford Farmers Markets!!!!
All this plus great hot food, wine by the glass, fruit smoothies, coffee, ice-cream…and live music! Now all we need are sunny skies…..but showers or shine we’ll be there for you::
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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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