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Celebrate Radicchio!

By 21 October 2021

Winter Market begins Nov 6th at 10am!

Without taking a breath our summer market moves right into winter market on Nov 6th.
That’s the beauty of operating year round! While we transition to meeting every other week, we have the privilege of enjoying fresh produce, even in the chilly months of January. Surprisingly, there is a wonderful assortment of winter veggies that can sustain you throughout the entire winter and we eagerly anticipate all the varieties our farms will be providing.

Make sure to stop by our Information Booth for a winter market schedule. We have bookmarks listing all of our dates and special events planned throughout the season. With 72 vendors signed up for winter market, you won’t want to miss this abundant season of offerings!

This week we welcome back Jerry from Sawdusters! Now is the time to start planning your winter snacks for our feathered friends. Jerry handcrafts bird houses, squirrel feeders and more.

Also, Westward Whiskey is joining us this week! We haven’t seen them in awhile so try out some samples to warm you up!

Grano Bakery is operating a double booth this week! They will be in a slightly different location across the aisle but no worries, our signs and early morning line of customers will direct you!

Despite the stormy forecast for the coast, Robin from Wild Oregon Provisions will be bringing fresh crab and razor clams to market this Saturday! Plenty of freshly caught fish as well. As you know, Robin’s attendance can vary depending on what the seas are up to. Make sure to stock up while she’s here.

Have you ever tried Radicchio? This week we’re celebrating this wonderful and versatile group of veggie varietals. Read on for some fun details about it’s growing popularity and an easy recipe to try out this unique and delicious vegetable. Plus we have a fun bingo game for our Power of Produce kids so they can learn about Radicchio as well! We are encouraging our kids to use their POP tokens on some this week.

We’ve included our full list of attending vendors this week so you can plan your shopping list accordingly. Next week we will be releasing our winter vendor line up so stay tuned for exciting news on new and returning vendors.

Finally, don’t forget our amazing SNAP match for our EBT and P-EBT customers! For every 20.00 spent, SNAP recipients can receive 30.00 of additional funds per market visit, thanks to our generous grants. It’s a great time to stock up, enjoy the wonderful flavors of the season and support our local producers.

Find us this week from 9-2 at 2051 Kaen Road (at the corners of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads) right here in Oregon City.

We can’t wait to see you!

Just what is Radicchio?

In the US, most radicchio found on grocery store shelves is California-grown, round, red Chioggia-types, but there is a lot more to the Cicoria story! Farmers in the PNW are growing a much wider variety of radicchio types including Treviso, Castelfranco, Lusia, Verona, Rosa, and chicory types including Puntarelle, Catalogna chicory, and escarole.Known in Italy because they’re often used in Italian cuisine. The Radicchio family is a wide and varied group-they can be loose-leafed or tightly-headed, tapered or round, smooth-leaved or frilled. They are also brightly colored, ranging from purest white and pale yellow to bright green or maroon. All members of the chicory family are favored for the bitterness that they all share, unlike lettuces which are chosen for their delicacy.

The bite and texture combine nicely with richer ingredients in salads, like nuts, fruits, and sharp cheeses or smoked salmon, chicken, or ham.

They prefer cool weather and are at their prime in the fall. While they can be bitter raw, adding an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar can mellow the flavor and cut the bitterness. Honey adds a sweetness that pairs beautifully with the sharp flavors.

We’re so lucky to have these amazing varieties at the market. Our newest farm, Wild Roots, are known for their expansive assortments so plan on trying out a few and see what you think!

(sources: Culinary Breeding Network)

Try this simple recipe for Roasted Radicchio! A great way to delve into this unique and delicious fall vegetable.

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 medium heads radicchio, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put radicchio wedges on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat, and turn each wedge so a cut side faces sheet. Roast, turning once, until leaves are wilted and slightly charred, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
  • Step 2Just before serving, drizzle vinegar over each wedge, and garnish with cheese shavings.

    (Recipe from Martha Stewart)

October 23rd Attending Vendors

Produce
Sun Love Farm
South Barlow Berries
Wild Roots
Farm D’ICIRJ Farms
Mindful Mushrooms
Coyote Ridge Farm
Brown Bottle Farm
Mulino Microgreens
Kiyokawa Family Orchards

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

Oregon Coast Sustainably Caught Seafood
Wild Seafood Provisions

Dairy and Eggs
RJ Farms (eggs)
Lady Lane Farm (including ice cream and cheese curds)
Campfire Farms (eggs)
Sun Love Farm (eggs)

Pantry and Dry Goods:
Double Jump Coffee – Locally roasted, ethically sourced, bagged whole bean/freshly ground coffee
T Bee S Honey
2 Angry Cats Sauce
ReTreat PDX (plant based chocolates and truffles)
Prepared Foods:
Sidekick Provisions
Creole Me Up
Roundhouse Foods
Queen Chili
Rose City Pepperheads
Bean Bar Tofu
The Hummus Stop
Picasso’s PDX Picante
Mundus Foods (plant based creamery)

Baked Goods:
Two Sisters Vegan Bakery
Fat Dutch Bread
Grano Bakery
South Barlow Pretzels
La Petite Provence
Sinful Confections (vegan, allergy free, gluten free)
The Pie Guy

Coffee and Tea:
Double Jump – both hot and cold brew!
Kombucha:
4 Hearts Kombucha

Bouquets
Lee Gardens
May’s Produce and Flowers
Hill Tree Garden 

Wine, Breweries and Spirits
Trail Distilling
Viola Orchards
503 Distilling
Forest Edge Vineyards
Westward Whiskey
Dregs Vodka

Artisans:
Joining Yarns
ZR Jewelry
Sawdusters

Seasonal Decorative Pumpkins and Garden Art
Bittersweet Springs

Wellness and Skincare Products:
Landia Organic Skincare
Goat Goddess Soap
Healthy Roots CBD Products

Prepared Hot Food
Sara’s Tamales
Divine Mini Donuts

Services:
As Iron Sharpens Iron

OUT THIS WEEK:
Spice Pilgrim
Squirrelly Jane
Diana’s Delights
CH Woodcraft
29 Kettle – Done for the season
Bliss Nut Butter
By George Farm
Lavish Lavender (will return for winter holiday markets)
Wild Roots Spirits (done until winter market)

 

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