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March of the Mason Bees

By 3 March 2022

Welcome to March!

We’re getting ever closer to spring and what better way to welcome a new season than by shopping for seasonal foods at the market.

Our next market is this Saturday, March 5th from 10-2. We’re excited to have Andrew Goldsmith coming with Mason Bees! This is a great way to promote pollinators right from your yard. Read on for all the details how to get started. Andrew will be with us through April 16th.

We know you have missed the market’s annual Seed Swap. We’re happy to report its return on March 19th so mark your calendars! While it will be a modified event, we are thrilled to partner with OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Plan on bringing your seeds to swap and pick some up, as well. (No plant starts please).

This week we have the privilege of welcoming 808 Cheesecakes to the market. Jeremy and Jessalyn will be with us during the March and April markets, creating cheesecakes that celebrate flavors (Strawberry Guava, anyone?) from their Hawaiian heritage.

March gets a little tricky in terms of veggie variety but thankfully our farms have plenty of fresh greens and root vegetables to offer! Stock up on those dark leafy greens and nutrient dense microgreens for an extra boost of nutrition during these rainy days. They’re perfect for adding to a favorite soup or stew.

We thought the weather would hold for Maggy’s Farm plant starts but the soggy weeks have held them back a bit. Stay tuned for updates when we can expect veggie starts at the market.

Plan on joining us at the market for the freshest food, delicious hot food offerings, some local artisan wares and all your favorite distilleries.

You can find us at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads) right here in Oregon City.

Just what are Mason Bees? They’re different from Honeybees and Bumblebees in both their behavior and appearance, plus are super easy to care for!

Offering backyard space to these incredible pollinators is a great way to help nourish the environment. One mason bee can generally pollinate about 95% of the flowers they visit. Each female does the same work as 100 honeybees and they rarely, rarely, RARELY sting.

Check out this article from our friends at Oregon State University for lots of information and plan on visiting Andrew to start your own Mason Bee habitat!

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon (oregonstate.edu)

Mark your calendars! March 19th we will be hosting the return of our Seed Swap.
We know this event has been dearly missed and we are thrilled to bring it back. We are grateful for the partnership of OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program and while it will be in a modified form, you can still bring your seeds to share and take some new one’s home! Please no plant starts.

This is a great way to start planning your garden. Come enjoy some inspiration and get all your spring gardening questions answered!

We have a special treat for our March and April markets. 808 Cheesecakes will be joining us with delicious Hawaiian inspired cheesecakes. For true and authentic flavor, make sure you stop by and try one of Jeremy’s cheesecake offerings. What a great way to welcome spring!
March 5th Vendor LineupFOOD CARTS:

Not Umami’s Cooking – freshly made Gyoza in 3 flavor options, including a vegan one. Kelsey will also have frozen Gyoza available for sale to cook off at home.

Fried Egg I’m In Love – Homemade breakfast sandwiches on grilled sourdough bread, vegan sandwiches as well, crispy hash browns.

Divine Mini Donuts – What better way to welcome a chilly winter morning than with freshly made, warm donuts. Ed also offers locally grilled sausages from Zenner’s.

Cafe de Crepe – Sam is back this week with delicious sweet and savory crepes!

The COOP – BBQ, Plant based options, awesome warm sandwiches and sides

Sara’s Tamales – Freshly made Mexican food, including breakfast burritos

Beverages:
Double Jump Coffee
– Pour overs, hot coffee, cold brew and tea

PRODUCE:
Brown Bottle Farm
Canby Farm and Kitchen
Wild Roots Farm
Mulino Microgreens
RJ Farms
Storybook Farm
Mindful Mushrooms

MEAT:
Campfire Farms
Lady Lane Farm

DAIRY/EGGS
Lady Lane Farm
RJ Farms (eggs)

Coffee/Tea
Double Jump Coffee (pour overs)

Prepared Foods:
Bean Bar Tofu
Fink’s Fermented Foods
KOA Roots
Howl at the Spoon
Queen Chili
Picasso’s PDX Picante
That’s Good Garlic
Hot Mama Salsa
The Hummus Stop
Hibisbloom
PANTRY:
Double Jump Coffee (freshly roasted coffee beans)
Diana’s Delights
29 Kettle
KOA Roots
T Bees Honey
2 Angry Cats

Baked Goods:
Tabor Bread
The Pie Guy
808 Cheesecakes
Sinful Confections
2 Sisters Vegan Bakery
Sebastiano’s Italian Bakery
La Provence Bakery

Wine, Beer, Spirits
Trail Distilling
Coin Toss Brewing
Forest Edge Vineyard
Viola Orchards
Dregs Vodka
503 Distilling
Wild Roots Spirits

Bouquets
Lee Gardens
Holley’s Flowers

Wellness and Artisans
Goat Goddess Soap
Healthy Roots CBD
Joining Yarns
Sustainable Fluff
The Grate Plate
ZR Jewelry

Out this week
Small Baking CO
Squirrelly Jane’s Hazelnuts
Stillweather Spirits
Mundus Foods (done for the season)
Sun Love Farm

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