So it’s a long weekend and BBQ time , what’s better than serving up some humanely-raised Grass-Fed & Finished Beef and Pork! Hansen Family Farms will have all kinds of cuts at the Market this week. Their beef cows are born and raised on beautiful pristine fresh grass and clean water and NEVER receive any hormones, antibiotics or GMO feed. They are put out on 100 acres of beautiful pasture where they can roam free and are never grain finished…they only eat healthy, natural grass! The pigs are raised in a sustainable way too, eating much of what is grown on the farm , supplemented with locally milled feed from a family owned and operated century farm mill that mills their own feeds! It doesn’t get much better than that! For the beef they’ll have Ground (7-10% fat) ~~perfect for grilling~~, Sirloin Tip Roast, Rump Roast, Chuck Roast, Top Sirloin Steak, Liver and Suet. The Pork cuts will be Ground Pork, Shoulder roast, Rib chops, Leg Roast and Pork Fat.
They are going to have a “State Fair Show Day” sale on Ground Pork, normally $4.00 /lb, will be $3.50 /lb! As with the other meat products that we provide, their pork is processed and packaged in a USDA certified plant that they have been using for over 30 years. The animals are treated humanely throughout the whole process, from birth on. They’ll also have fresh Eggs, pickling/slicing/lemon cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes galore (cherry & slicing), Gravenstein apples, prunes (delicious fresh and also great for drying/canning), zucchini, Triple Crown Blackberries and Raspberries.
Leone’s farm will have tons of farm fresh eggs too….perfect fried up with sausage for a great end-of-summer breakfast this weekend! Tina will have both LARGE in dozs. and SMALL in dozs. Plus plenty of heirloom tomatoes, cukes, beans, squash of all kinds.
Pitkin-Winterrowd Farms is back in this week with Tom’s wonderful Purple Peruvian Potatoes, check ‘em out here http://perufood.blogspot.com/2007/05/peruvian-purple-potatoes.html. These Super-Spuds have the same powerful antioxidant that blueberries have and were served to the Inca Kings in Peru..the home of the potato. They are naturally creamy and rich and make a great salad, staying purple inside even after cooking!!! Add onion, chopped parsley, salt and pepper and mayo….yum! Tom will also have just-harvested hard-necked garlic, kale, collards, herb plants and grape and fig starts, as well as his home-made soaps.
Peppers, eggplant, basil, tomatoes,local corn, peaches, berries, apples, pears…all in the Market now….13 farms with tables packed with GOOD HEALTHY STUFF!
Robin from Wild Oregon has called to say she is down in Charleston (OR!) and will be bringing beautiful local skate , troll caught chinook salmon and albacore tuna from Newport. Steamer clams and possibly flounder! Let her wrap you up some healthy wild fish this Saturday!
Out this week is Alsea Acre Alpine Goat’s Cheese…back next. Nancy wants to know if you’d like to have her wonderful goat’s cheese at the Wednesday Market.??..you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments. Out too is Gram’s Caramels, back next week…ditto Sweet Home Farms. IN is Mickleberry Gardens with 2 special samplers of their products available, stop by to find out what they are! Stock up on raw honey herbal remedies for the family, and be prepared for back-to-school colds and flu! Elderberry Honey Tonic, Throat&Lung Honey Tonic, and Honey Propolis Throat Spray are some of our delicious offerings, all made with raw local honey! Plus they will have jars of their lovely honey for you too! Back also is Curds on the Way with cheese, vinegar and bread-making kits…plus Gayle’s amazing wealth of knowledge which she is only too happy to share with you…so bring your culinary questions! Aunt Tammy will be there with healthy dog treats, as will FIDO…find the fluffy dog at the Market:)
Saturday is SENIORS DAY at the Market…Do you or someone you know need some financial assistance to purchase nutritious food? For those 50 and over, the recent economic decline has proven to be very difficult. Many are using their savings and retirement to pay for every day expenses, such as food and housing. Judith Auslander from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon will have information about SNAP and other resources. While you are there, play “The Hunger Games” with AARP. To win a fun prize, just answer a simple question about hunger in Oregon! Clare from Oregon City’s Pioneer Center will be there also with info. and resources for Seniors too. Plus we’ll be having a free raffle for Seniors…at the Markets INfo. Booth…for $25 in Market tokens! Winner picks them up at the next Market.
Fall is in the air (say it ain’t so!)….and Chris from Savory et Sweet will have a gradual return to fall flavors for September, starting this Saturday! How about a Mushroom/Potato Crepe? Or Bacon & Brie while there are still fabulous market heirloom tomatoes? Savory Peach is done for the season, making way for other favorites! If there are perfectly ripe apricots at market (which it’s likely!) look for a Savory Apricot crepe. The menu is still being planned ~ check the Savory et Sweet facebook page for the latest additions on Fridays before each market weekend.
Live music, crepes, tamales, wine by the glass , fresh fruit smoothies……we open at 9am…and the early bird gets the worm! See ya!