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Celebrate National Farmers Week With Us!

By 5 August 2021

Happy National Farmers Market Week!

 

 

We are so excited to celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 1st-7th with you! Over the past year, our farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for innovation, and we have been at the forefront of adapting rapid solutions to protect staff, customers, and our community in this time of crisis. More than ever before, National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets in our communities.

We know that farmers markets are essential in their communities — the COVID19 pandemic made it clear that local food systems with short supply chains are resilient and farmers markets play a vital role in keeping our community connected. We wouldn’t be able to continue to operate without our amazing team of market support.

We are so grateful to our customers who show up week after week in ice, cold, heat and smoke to support both our market and our vendors. You have displayed resiliency during our restructuring of the market in light of COVID and so much more. We are thankful for grants we have been able to offer our SNAP customers – a 20.00 match per market visit to use for fresh food. Our thanks goes to the Oregon City Rotary Club, OnPoint Credit Union, The American Heart Association, The Farmers Market Fund and the City of Oregon City.

We look forward to furthering the work in our community to be a welcoming space and a point of locally grown food.

This week we welcome back Master Gardeners and live music from The Uncharted Project, featuring Cassia Dawn and John Fortune!

We are celebrating our kids this week with a fun Eat The Rainbow POP Activity and some cool giveaway farm tattoos.

Remember to shop regularly at your farmers market – and tell your friends to do the same!

You can find us at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Rds) here in Oregon City on Saturdays from 9-2pm

See you at the market!

Welcoming all SNAP Shoppers

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Food Dollars & Eat Well
It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means that it’s “SNAP-To-It!” Saturday.
Come to the Information Booth between 9 am and 12 N this Saturday, August 7th and pick up a Welcome Packet with farmer bios and Food Hero recipes provided by the OSU Extension Service. Do you need a pouch for your tokens and DUFB? We’ve got those too, courtesy of the Farmers Market Fund. Let us show you how to exchange your SNAP tokens, DUFB, and WIC and Senior coupons at the farmer booths. When you are ready to leave the market, return to the Information Booth and pick up a reusable shopping bag and additional recipes ideas. We look forward to seeing you!

CORN: Why You Shouldn’t Peek Under The Husk!

Now that corn season is upon us it’s always disheartening to see folks trying to choose their corn by ripping down the husks of ears to check it’s ripeness and tossing it back if it doesn’t meet their preferences. This process is actually very harmful to the stability and flavor of corn.What many don’t realize is that they’re draining away that sugar sweet taste the minute their fingers start yanking the husk.

What To Look For

The best corn comes straight from the field and heads directly to the pot or grill. As soon as corn is picked its natural sugars start turning to starch – a process that can be slowed, somewhat, by refrigeration. It’s best to eat fresh corn right away – but if you can’t, store it in the fridge.

Although you can get white, yellow, or white and yellow corn, the color doesn’t have much to do with the sweetness. Taste is determined by how long it’s been off the stalk.

The husk of really fresh corn should be firm, fresh, and green-looking. The tassel, or silk, should be pale and silky, with a little brown at the top from sun discoloration.

Eyeball it — don’t strip it. Hold the ear in your hand: if it’s warm, it’s starting to turn to starch; if it’s still cool, it’s probably fresh. Don’t worry if you spot a worm or two — they go after the sweetest ears and usually only eat right around the top. It’s fine to just break that part off)
(shared by Penny Klatell – PhD, RN)
Please, out of respect to our hardworking farmers, do not pull down the husks. Basically the rule of thumb to remember is if you “pull it, you buy it” since they will not be able to sell it once the corn is pulled away from the husks. Still not sure which ears to choose? Chat with our farmers for help in picking the sweetest corn!

Coin Toss Brewing has added a new product to their inventory that you don’t want to miss.

Introducing Bread Kits!

Bread kits are fun, easy to use and delicious. Coin Toss has packaged all of the dry ingredients for you, conveniently inside a 32 oz Crowler can. For the bread kits, just add beer from Coin Toss, mix and dump into a loaf pan. The brownies, cookies and coffee cake do require a little oil but beer remains the primary liquid! Of course, use the freshest beer available which is obviously brewed by Coin Toss Brewing.

Find CTB at the market on Saturday and have fun cooking with beer!

August 7th Vendors

Master Gardeners is back this Saturday!
Live Music From Cassia Dawn and John Fortune!

PRODUCE

Albeke Farms
L and L Produce – Hermiston Watermelons
RJ Farms
Valley Berry Farm
Kiyokawa Family Orchards
Coyote Ridge Farm
South Barlow Berries
Sun Love Farm
Farm D’ICI
Mindful Mushrooms
Brown Bottle Farms
Mulino Microgreens
Pheasant’s Eye Farm 

Pasture Raised Meat:
Campfire Farms
Lady Lane Farms
Fisher Ridge Farms

Oregon Coast Sustainably Caught Seafood
Wild Seafood Provisions

Dairy and Eggs
By George Farm
Lady Lane Farm (including ice cream)
Pheasant’s Eye (eggs)
Sun Love Farm (eggs)

Pantry and Dry Goods:
Double Jump Coffee – Locally roasted, ethically sourced, bagged whole bean/freshly ground coffee
Pam’s Pickled Products
T Bee S Honey
29 Kettle Freshly Roasted Nuts
Rose City Pepperheads
Spice Pilgrim
Squirrelly Jane’s Hazelnuts
Bliss Nut Butter
Esotico Pasta
Durant Olive Oil
Sao Noi Peanut Sauce and Chili Oils

Prepared Foods:
Sidekick Provisions
Queen Chili
Bean Bar Tofu
Creole Me Up
The Hummus Stop
Baked Goods:
Small Baking Co
Grano Bread
La Petite Provence
Sinful Confections (vegan, allergy free, gluten free)
Two Sisters Vegan Bakery
Fat Dutch Bread
The Pie Guy
South Barlow Pretzels

Coffee and Tea:
Double Jump – ICED, too!

Kombucha:
4 Hearts Kombucha

Bouquets

Lee Gardens
Free Hand Farm
May’s Produce and Flowers
Hill Tree Garden

Wine, Breweries and Spirits
Trail Distilling
Stillweather Spirits
Dregs Vodka
Forest Edge Vineyards
Coin Toss Brewing
Artisans:
Hazel n Blue
My Copper Heart
ZR Jewelry
Crafted From Scratch
Forest To Shore
Karla’s Green Glass Designs

Wellness and Skincare Products:
Landia Organic Skincare
Healthy Roots CBD Products
Goat Goddess Soap Company
Lavish Lavender
Bearded Oregon

Prepared Hot Food
Sara’s Tamales
Divine Mini Donuts

Services:
As Iron Sharpens Iron
Master Gardeners Community Booth

OUT THIS WEEK
Picasso PDX Picante
2 Angry Cats Hot Sauce
Soupernatural PDX

 

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