Fall colors at the Market are more than just pretty..the brightly colored fruits and vegetables also carry a heavy load of super healthy antioxidents! All those reds, yellows, greens and oranges on the farmers tables mean tons of good nutrition for you and your family. It’s harvest season and the market has never looked so good! Still time to “Discover You Can”, make something yummy now, eat later or share in the holiday season. Home-made gifts are the best! Need some recipes? Ball have ideas for you: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes
Leone’s farm will have a new crop of heirloom salad AND canning tomatoes (Amish Paste and big Pear) …no excuse now not to make salsa and sauce! Just follow good recipes:) Need some encouragement, come by and see us at the Info. booth..we all “can”! Most of our farmers have a great selection of peppers of ALL kinds and the garlic and onions are dug and dried off…you can pick up the ingredients for sauces and salsas in one stop. Decorating for Fall? We’ll have corn stalks , painted mountain corn, gourds (Leone’s Farm’s Snake Gourds sold out quickly last week) and of course plenty of pumpkins…for decorating AND eating. Make your own pumpkin for pies this year (easy peasy), and leave those cans on the shelves at the super-market. Find grapes, peaches, pears, all kinds of apples, even the last strawberries..still time to make jam and butters..or simply dry or freeze!! Don’t have a Vacuum Sealer yet? Bi-Mart have them on sale and we have a $10 off coupon for you to use as well. Vacuum sealing keeps every thing a lot longer in the freezer. Perfect for produce, but also for fish and meats..even baked goods. Come by the Info Booth and check our machine out, pick up a coupon.
Get a taste of Fall this Saturday…bring the P.O.P. Club kids (and siblings) and they can help press FRESH CIDER! Kind folks are again lending us their BIG wooden press, the kids get to throw in the apples and turn the press..we take the juice and pasteurize it for safe drinking, and give you a cup of warm local cider! Want to take some home? Profarm have gallons and half gallons of their delicious cider…and it freezes well for the Holidays.
The Aliens are back…Pirate aliens, Ducks and Beaver aliens, QUITE the assortment this year! Made by volunteer Bonnie (takes her all summer) from recycled plastic containers, proceeds benefit the Kids POP Club. Hanging from branches and porches they not only scare and delight the Trick or Treaters, if you have property…they scare the deer too! They are durable and look VERY cool at night with little battery votives in them.
Spread the word we have three more October Markets! Back this week are Vul Coffee Roasters, Pam’s Pickled Products, JK Goats, Earthlandia Body Products, Spindles and Fiber and White Rabbit Bakery. Out this week, back next is Diana’s Delights, La Fountain Herbal, Daisy Fed and Happy Flower Food Company. Starting November 8th is the Winter Market. We basically take the main Saturday Market and move it downtown Oregon City to 8th St. It runs 10am-2pm on Saturdays twice a month, with approx. 30 vendors, hot food and live music. This is not the little Wednesday Market…but the main market again, with meats, seafood, plenty of produce, artisan foods and crafts….through the winter! And don’t fret…parking is free and easy downtown on Saturdays :) Pick up a schedule at the Info Booth.
POP (Power Of Produce) Club Kids , ages 5-12 yrs get $2 to buy fresh fruits and veggies..and we’ll be running this program ALL through the winter too:) All our Farmers accept WIC and Senior checks and coupons, you spend them at their booth directly. Run out of cash? Use your Debit and SNAP card at the Info Booth to purchase market tokens. We have the $5 SNAP again..thanks to the Rotary Club Foundation Of Oregon City…purchase $5 in SNAP tokens get $5 free!! Good stuff at your year-round local farmers Market.