As morning clouds give way to sunny afternoons, we’re reminded of the changing seasons.
Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s time to prepare for the fall and winter months. Our farmers are in fall planting mode while still harvesting late summer produce.
Berries and stone fruits are still here but apple and pear varieties are slowly taking their place. Late season tomatoes are bursting with flavor and colorful peppers fill our farmer’s baskets. You can smell the pungent fresh herbs before you’re even at a farmer’s stall.
Root veggies will begin to take front and center stage along with delicious squash, perfect for roasting. We’re in that unique phase of Oregon produce where we can enjoy fresh sliced peaches from Kiyokawa Orchards for breakfast and sauteed collard greens from Brown Bottle Farm for dinner.
One might even consider pulling out a crock pot and slow cooking a roast from Martson Farm or grilling up some sausages from Campfire Farms.
If you’re finding yourself in the food preservation mode, make sure you stop by our Information Booth for resources thanks to Oregon State University’s Extension Services. We have some handy guides and contact information for you.
This week we’re welcoming back some vendors plus adding a new perennial plant vendor for the rest of September and October! Green Seed Nursery will be joining us with Certified Naturally Grown fall perennials grown at their farm in Canby.
Owners Austin and Emily share,
“We focus mostly on perennials with some shrubs as well, so mostly ornamentals, but we do have a few herbs and berries. About 1/3rd of what we grow is native to Oregon and the rest is non-invasive with a focus on drought tolerance and pollinator support.”
Make sure you pay them a visit on Saturday for fall planting inspiration!
Our friends and market sponsors at OnPoint Credit Union are hosting an activity for our POP kids this week. Create your own market meal! Shop for meal ingredients at the market. It’s a great way for kids to learn how to shop locally using a budget.
Returning Vendors this Week:
808 Cheesecakes (now offering hot breakfast items such as Hawaiian French toast and their latest addition, Monte Cristo sandwiches!)
Our winter bookmarks are here! Stop by our info booth for a winter schedule bookmark so you can be reminded of our market dates! In case you forget, our market is year-round which means you can enjoy fresh locally grown foods and produce, even in December!
Find us this Saturday from 9-2 at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Kaen and Beavercreek Roads) in Oregon City.
See you at the market!