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Market News October 20 2009 Market

October 19, 2009

The freezing temperatures two weeks ago has taken its toll on a few vendors. THINK Unique Gardens and Radicle Pastures are finished for the season. THINK Unique Gardens may be back in March with plants if the weather is cooperative. RedTree Farm is transitioning to its winter plantings and expects to be back in the market in a few weeks. You should see a few new faces in the market in a few weeks.I’ve been talking with several farms (including a cranberry grower!) interested in coming over the next few months.

The weather is being kinder to the late summer crops this past week. If (and I emphasize if) the temperatures stay above freezing at night there should be strawberries this week and next week. There will be some available this week at least. Apples and pears will be available. You should find plenty of hazelnuts too. As for vegetables, you should find a nice selection of lettuces and other greens, beets, green beans, eggplants, daikon, carrots, cucumbers and other vegetables. The season for corn and green beans is ending but you should still find some of both vegetables this week. As for mushrooms, Bill should have matsutakes, chanterelles, lobster mushrooms, porcini and chicken of the woods as well as cultivated shiitake and maitake mushrooms. Little Pots and Pans is back this week with savory tarts and salads.

Here’s the expected availability list:

Sulina and Bay’s Farm – strawberries (maybe), broccoli, cabbage, corn, chard, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, cucumbers, shallots, sugar snap peas, okra, potatoes, green beans, carrots, daikon, radishes, beets, tomatoes, herbs (basil, dill, cilantro, mint). Sulina and Bay will also have flowers.

Radicle Pastures (certified organic)- cucumbers, lettuce, green beans, zucchini, basil, mint.

RedTree Farm – salad mix, strawberries (maybe), beans (green and purple), garlic, elephant garlic, eggs, and goat’s milk soap.

Packer Orchards – pear juice sweetened baked goods, jams and preserves, peaches, nectarines, apples.

Greenville Farms – corn, green beans, zucchini, papaya pear squash, green beans, peppers, hazelnuts, eggs, prunes and jams.

Unger Farms – strawberries.

Little Pots and Pans – savory tarts, risotto cakes, and mini-tarts. *NEW Tomato Rosemary Bisque*

Nature’s Choices – fresh mushrooms (wild and cultivated), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, dried rose hips, huckleberry jam

Rogue Creamery – artisan cheeses.

Total Pig – pork.

Bigfoot Bread – pitas, breads, pita chips.

Katie’s Gluten-Free Home Baking– gluten free baked goods.

Savory et Sweet: crepes, salads, drinks.

This Week’s Menu

We offer 3 crepe batters:

White (unbleached gluten flour with real eggs & milk)
Gluten Free BUCKWHEAT (with milk & eggs) & G. F. WHITE (with whole grain “milk” + egg)
Buckwheat batter is hearty & flavorful ~ best suited for savory crepes!

Crepes

Pizza $7
Bend’s Pine Mountain Ranch buffalo/boar sausage, organic marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, sweet onion, mushrooms & spinach

Veggie SW $6
Sharp Cheddar, green onions, tomatoes, avocado & spinach. Served with salsa & sour cream

Cheese $5
Fresh mozzarella OR sharp cheddar cheese & spinach (add ONE ingredient your choice for $1)

Blue Cheese/Pear $6
market pears with blue cheese, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts & arugula

Apricot/Banana $6
Dried apricots, apricot preserve, fresh banana. Served with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Paris $5
brown sugar, butter & lemon with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Dark Chocolate $5
with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Other

Menagerie Snack Plate $7
Selection of market fruit & veggies, toasted walnuts, Fressen Beer Bread with goat cheese and mini whipped cream filled crepe

Today’s Salad $6
Caesar with mixed greens, tomatoes, croutons, lemon & Caesar dressing
(add serving of rotisserie chicken $1)

Today’s Soup $6
Cream of sherried parsnips in chicken broth with thyme, carrots, ginger, nutmeg & thyme
Served with garlic toast

Beverages
Minted Green Iced Tea $2.50

Hot Tea $2

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa with whipped cream $2.50

Hot Lips soda (Blackberry, Pear & Raspberry) $2.25

Water $1

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