Lend A Hand Plus New And Returning Vendors
Are you looking for ways to lend a hand? Would you like to connect with your community? Our market could sure use your help! Without our volunteers it would be very difficult to keep our market functional. Now that we have the added benefit of a drive up lane, volunteers are needed more than ever. If you are looking for a opportunity to get fresh air and exercise, if you love food and farmers then volunteering at Oregon City Farmers Market might be just the place for you! We have all sorts of projects available from setting up the market, working in our pre-order station, helping at the information booth or breaking down the market. Hours and days are flexible. Interested? Cool! Stop by our info booth at the entrance of the market or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Thursday will be here before you know it so I hope you’ve pre-ordered off our What’s Good app! We are adding vendors weekly and produce will change with the seasons. RJ Farms added more strawberries but they will go quickly. Remember their berries are naturally grown, pesticide free!
Cooler weather has delayed the berry season a bit but this weekend should bring Albeke Farms and South Barlow Berries back to the market. Time to make some jam! I always like to freeze fresh strawberries. Simply clean and hull them. Spread them individually on sheet pans and place in freezer. Once frozen, pack them in ziplock freezer bags and you’re done. I love to pull them out during the winter to make smoothies, fresh jam, add-ins to scones or made into a compote to serve over homemade sourdough waffles.
Welcome “back” Back To Broth! Jenny and Chelsea will be bringing their delicious broth to the market this Saturday. Available fresh OR frozen, Back To Broth bends to sustainabilty by selling their magical elixirs in reusable jars. I say magic because of the healing properties each jar of broth contains. Jenny and Chelsea locally source their ingredients such as chicken from Marion Acres and Mushrooms from Riley at Mindful Mushrooms. Organic herbs, kombu, nettles, rosemary and more, combined with 13 hours of simmering, produce a velvety broth that is great on it’s own or added in a favorite recipe. Choose from Seaweed & Shroom Vegan or Chicken and Herb Bone Broth. Available for pre-order on the app or on site purchase this weekend!
As the weather warms, our skin care regime needs extra protection from the elements. Landia will be at the market this weekend plus available for pre-order on the app. Kathy brings her non-toxic vegan skincare line to our community. All of her products contain botanical ingredients, leaving your skin healthier than ever. It’s important to keep our body’s largest organ protected. Also, just a heads up for Father’s Day. Kathy sells a fantastic men’s line (beard oils, shave balms, etc)
Last week I wrote about ByGeorge Farm and their excellent line of artisan cheeses. Originally ByGeorge was on our What’s Good app for pre-order (and they still are) but THIS week they are joining our market in person so you can see all their beautiful offerings. While samples will not be allowed due to good ol’ COVID-19 let me assure you it won’t be necessary. Jonny, Tyson and Joe work hard to bring their handcrafted goodness to our region from Jacksonville, Oregon. A farm that serves it’s community with intention, sustainable farming practices and a herd of Jersey cows who go by names rather than numbers. Their cheese is buttery on the palate, fresh and clean with subtle grassy notes. Please come and support them this weekend as it’s a delight to bring you this stellar cheese to our market. Welcome ByGeorge!
Melanie from Sandy Bluff Farm will have microgreens which are delicious served over an omelette made from her ‘very, very free range’ eggs. Anna from Brown Bottle Farm is bringing beautiful fresh herbs. Noemie from Farm D’ICI will have her amazing carrots (so good served with The Hummus Stop’s hummus or tabbouleh). Lindsay from Coyote Ridge will have fantastic turnips that are photo worthy, Melissa from Sun Love Farm has broccoli this week which sounds fantastic in a broccoli salad or roasted with some of Spice Pilgrim’s Himalayan Pink Coarse Sea Salt and olive oil. By the way, can we just pause a moment and give a round of applause for all of our awesome women owned farms? It’s an honor to have these hard working women bringing us the fruits of their labor week after week.
VENDORS HERE MAY 30th
The Pie Guy
The Hummus Stop
Coyote Ridge Farm
As Iron Sharpens Iron (tool sharpening)
Double Jump Coffee (beans and teas only)
South Barlow Berries
South Barlow Pretzels
Bliss Nut Butter
Forest Edge Vineyard
Squirrelly Jane Hazelnuts
2 Sisters Vegan Bakery
Back To Broth
May’s Flowers and Produce
ByGeorge Farm (artisan cheese)
La Provence Bakery
Wild Oregon (fresh seafood)
Sun Love Farm
Maggy’s Farm and Diana’s Delights
Brown Bottle Farm
T BEE S Honey
Sandy Bluff Farm
Pheasant’s Eye Farm
S & K Hanging Baskets
OUT THIS WEEK:
Finally, just a reminder while in the market please remember our social distancing requirements. We highly encourage you to wear a mask and wash your hands at one of our stations. Don’t have a mask? We are glad to give you one. Local 701 graciously donated individually sealed masks to those who need one. SNAP this week is a 10.00 match. At this time we are not processing debit transactions. All of our vendors have card processing available at their booths. We ask that you kindly follow our entrance and exit signs in order to keep safety within the market. And as much as we love your furry friends, animals (except for service animals) are not allowed in the market.
Pre-Order cut off time is 11PM on Thursday and our drive up lane will be available to customers who prefer no contact. Please have your order printed or up on your phone so our volunteers can easily retrieve your items. Please select your preferred pick-up and indicate in comments whether you are using the drive up lane or picking up from the vendor directly.
We appreciate your support for our farmers and vendors. See you at the market! We will be here from 9-2PM on Saturday.