Market tour, demo and wild mushroom classes!
It’s the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Market Tour and Demo this week! Join OSU Extension Master Food Preserver and dietician for an info-packed tour of the market, farmers and vendors. Find out about the seasonal veggies and market products, then watch a cooking demo, taste the food and pick up a recipe. The Tour kicks off at the Info Booth at 9.30 am and lasts about 30-40 mins. SNAP card holders can access an additional $5 this week by taking the tour. Being weather-dependent, this may be the last one, but we’ll try for another just before Thanksgiving!
This week we are highlighting the wonderful root veggies in the market. You can taste them pan-roasted and take a recipe home. Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, coconut oil, garlic, ginger, lemon zest, herbs, a good pinch of salt…all help to bring the flavors out. Experiment! https://www.theroastedroot.net/balsamic-roasted-root-vegtables/
Hoping you all got a taste of the just-pressed apples at last week’s market? The kids pressed enough apples for us to give out 750 cups of hot cider! Many thanks to those who donated apples, including Parsons Farms and Kiyokawa Orchards. Both these farms will run through October with us.
Kiyokawa Orchards will continue into the Winter Season! If you have not already, please pick up a winter season schedule (we run every other Saturday, 10-2pm November through April) so you don’t miss out. This fall and winter will be our biggest market ever, with several new vendors, tons of returning ones and 3 hot food vendors. Music is being booked right now…and all we need is for the weather to cooperate. If you are on Facebook and/or Instagram please follow us as those are the channels we can get any last minute cancellations or early clsoing notices out. Fingers crossed we don’t have to!
From our very own Brown Bottle Farm: Join us in the woods of Mount Hood territory for a full day of foraging! Two Dates available with very limited tickets:Thursday October 24th, Sunday November 3rd. Meet and carpool at 9am. The location will be within a one hour drive of Portland. The location will be picked depending on weather and forage quality. We always scout a location first for optimal experience. Class will go until at least 3pm with room for longer lingering weather permitted. Class includes: immersive experience exploring mushrooms in the woods, safety guidelines and preparedness for foraging. Common edible mushroom identification. Mycology 101 Cooking Demonstration and sampling. Take home Handouts. $65 for Adults, and $25 For Youth ages 6-16. Rain or shine we’ll be offering this class, and due to the small class size you will be able to get ‘one on one’ time and ask tons of questions! Don’t miss out on this rare seasonal opportunity.
We WILL have limited fresh flowers, the frost (as of today, Thursday) has not killed them all. We should have 3 farms back selling bouquets!
Yes Please Indian Food is back at the Market this week as well as 2 Towns Cider Company. Have you tried their hard seltzers? They are not just about cider! OOmph Cooking blends are back…stock up, their dried veggies, herbs add a powerful punch of flavor to any dish…and yes to root veggies too. And DT Pottery is back too, time to start thinking about those local gifts!
Kevin Shay Johnson plays his tunes in the music booth and a dry day (so far) is forecast. Bring the kids and pick up a pumpkin, stay for some food and go home with bags and coolers stocked!
Find us always at 2051 Kaen Rd, we open the next 3 Saturdays in October at 9am, the winter season opens Saturday November 9th and runs from 10am to 2pm, every other Saturday. Help us spread the word! Questions? Call or text 503 734-0192.