Break out the recipe books, you’ll want to take extra home this weekend to preserve. Not sure about canning? Then freeze or dry…you’ll be glad you did in the depths of winter. Come to the Info Booth and get your free Ball Canning Guide. The Master Food Preservers will be back next month on Sept. 12th. Pickling cukes, cling-free peaches, corn, tomatoes, peppers, beets..all the canning faves are now in season. Apples and pears are making an entrance now as well as melons. Too much to list here…come and see yourself!
Pastured Certified Organic meats from Deck Family Farms, fresh seafood brought to you by Wild Oregon. Ask Robin how to prepare and serve the beautiful fresh fish she brings to market ..and if you want fresh huckleberries for the salmon (a traditional NW native pairing) ..we have those too. Natures Wild Harvest is back this week with their wild fruit jams, syrups, honey, mushrooms and huckleberries fresh from Mt Hood. Birkeland Farms has the mild and wonderful shallots you’ll need for this recipe too! http://www.feastingathome.com/huckleberry-salmon-recipe/
We have a REALLY full market with 56 vendors selling a terrific mix of local products…there are a few more crafters joining us. Yup, there’s something for everyone this week.
In the Market Kitchen, starting at 10.30am and running till 1pm, Chef Amy will be preparing and cooking Enchiladas using Deck Farms pastured pork, peaches and tomatillos! Find a seat, watch the demo, grab a bite and take home a recipe.
Next week we’re having a Blood Drive! Bloodworks NW will be on site. They provide blood for all the area hospitals….give blood at the Market on the 22nd and save a life!
Also next week we have the annual Best Market Tomato Contest…and you are the judges! Stop by the booth and taste the varieties….tell us your favorite. Red, orange, black, purple, yellow, orange, green, striped, plum, pear, cherry, salad, sauce, canning…we love ’em all but let’s see which is the Market fave!
Run out of cash? Debit and SNAP can be used at the Info Booth to buy market tokens, with a $5 SNAP Match. The kids POP (Power Of Produce) Club gives kids $2 to buy fresh fruits, veggies and plants to grow their own food EVERY time they come to market! Thanks to generous sponsors: On Point Community Credit Union, Bobs Red Mill, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District…and many private donations. Please consider putting a little something in the POP donation tin when you are at the Market…let’s keep this wonderful program going! (The Market is a 501c3 Non-Profit…we can give you a tax-deductible receipt)
America’s Farmland Trusts Farmers Market Celebration raises national awareness about the loss of America’s farmland and the impact of that loss on local, healthy food, drinking water and critical wildlife habitat. Because without local farms, there is no local food. And, it starts on your fork. Can you recommend OUR market? We are currently running about 20th in the US and in 1st place in Oregon! Market customers to vote for their fave market and we know we have some really great, loyal customers out there! http://markets.farmland.org/market/oregon-city-farmers-market/