Opening day…and BIG Winter Market!

2015-Winter-Flyer (1)Wowee do we have a treat for you this winter! Not only is the Winter Market now held in the same location as the summer market…with plenty of close parking, BUT we are bigger and better than ever! This Saturday (November 7th) the market opens with 32 vendors (new and returning) and the following market (November 21st) many more join us!  The Market’s year-round location is 2051, Kaen Rd off Beavercreek Rd. Please note we open one hour later in the winter season , November through April, 10am-2pm, and run every-other Saturday, rain or shine. If in doubt about the weather please call 503 734-0192 or LIKE us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute market news. We’ll be allowing vendors trucks and vehicles into the market site at times, so don’t arrive and think we are packing up….quite the contrary!

Pitkin-Winterrowd Farms along with 5 other farms this Winter!!

Pitkin-Winterrowd Farms along with 4 other farms this Winter!!

Plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, plus hen and duck eggs coming from RJ Farms (Molalla), Caldwell Family Farms (Oregon City), Pitkin-Winterrowd Farms (Canby), Kiyokawa Orchards (Parkdale) and new this winter, Sun Love Farms (Oregon City). You’ll find many kinds of greens (including several varieties of kale, collards, endive, escarole, arugula, parsley) plus cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kholrabi, carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, winter squashes of all kinds, onions, potatoes, garlic, peppers, hot peppers and even a few strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers and zucchini still. Who said there is no local fresh produce in the winter?………wrong!!

Deck Farm's meats are raised on organic pasture...always!

Deck Farm’s meats are raised on organic pasture…always!

Certified Organic Meats from Deck Farm (Junction City). Choose from pastured-raised, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork. If you are looking for a tasty, heritage turkey contact the farm direct and order on-line (pre-orders only for turkeys). They are making a special delivery of turkeys to the Market on Saturday November 21st. Click here to order: 

Fresh seafood from Wild Oregon on opening day will include: Port Orford Fall Chinook (full of omega 3s and it freezes beautifully), Petrale Sole, Steelhead, Steamer clams and fresh WA Dungeness crab and crab cakes. Frozen Albacore tuna and marinated anchovies.

Taste Cada Dia cheese this Saturday!

Taste Cada Dia cheese this Saturday!

We welcome Cada Dia CHEESE this Saturday! Made from raw grass-fed jersey cow’s milk this farmstead cheese is full of omega3s and perfect for the holidays coming up. Pat will have Jalapeno Feta and several Cheddars, one aged over a year plus garlic and herb varieties. They explain their process really well on the web site, ask for a sample!       

Most of your favorite summer vendors are back (even ice-cream!) for the winter plus we have Stone Barn Brandy Works returning from last winter and several new vendors starting including The Pie Guy with homemade fruit pies, The Earth That Gives with wood products, Sara’s Tamales, terrific Mexican food made from healthy ingredients and Scratch Meats from Portland with hand-crafted sausages, ready-to-eat on a bun (Italian with peppers and onions and Bratwurst with sauerkraut), plus frozen packs to take home. Come for lunch!

Stonebarn Brandy Works....make sure you get a taste of all their products!

Stonebarn Brandy Works….make sure you get a taste of all their products!

A total of 33 vendors open the Winter Market season this Saturday, with more vendors arriving on November 21st for the Thanksgiving Market. Help us spread the word….we are big and bold this winter with many quality vendors and a great variety of products, let alone easy access at the hilltop site with plenty of close parking! Debit and SNAP are accepted at the Information Booth.  Through December we have the $5 SNAP Match ($5 free) and starting in January we will have a $10 SNAP Match!  The kids POP (Power of Produce) Club runs all winter. Kids (5-12 years) get $2 every time they come to the market to buy fresh produce. Later in the spring they can use the wooden tokens to buy veggie plants. Oregon City’s very own Big Yellow Taxi kicks off our sixth winter season with their lively music…so no excuse to miss opening day, it’s going to be FUN!! Please help us and spread the word about the winter market…and thank you!

Curran with his first crop of tumeric and ginger

Curran with his first crop of tumeric and ginger

On a very sad note, we lost a dear young market friend last month. Curran Zilka loved to cook and grow food and had helped the market for five years, volunteering and sampling market products and cooking with the Kids Cook program last year. Most recently he sold Kiyokawa Orchards fruit at our summer market this year. Curran passed away suddenly at the end of October just a few days after his 22nd birthday and will be dearly missed by his family……and his market family. If you would like to make a small donation towards his funeral expenses we will have a donation box out at the Information Booth.

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