Market Update

Market News January 12 2010 Market

RedTree Farm is back this week. They don’t have enough produce to bring to market yet but they will have their goats milk soaps. Bigfoot Bread, Osmogaia and Packer Orchards all return this week too.

There should be a decent supply of produce this week. Greens will be low but you should still find spinach, kale, collards and arugula. Other vegetables include carrots, beets, kohlrabi, turnips, radishes, potatoes, onions and winter squash. You will also find a nice selection of apples, pears and asian pears plus hazelnuts and chestnuts.

Here’s the expected availability list:

Rick Steffen Farm – onions, shallots, potatoes, carrots, beets, spinach and turnips.

Packer Orchards – pear juice sweetened baked goods and jams, pears, apples, asian pears.

Greenville Farms – prunes, hazelnuts, eggs and jams.

Osmogaia – mustard greens (maybe), kale (several varieties), chard, tatsoi, bok choy, cabbage, winter squash, daikon, radishes, winter squash.

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

Bigfoot Bread – toasting bread, pitas & flatbreads, pita chips, cinnamon rolls.

Fressen Artisan Bakery – German and Austrian breads and pastries.

Savory et Sweet: crepes, salads, drinks.

Menu for January 10 2010

We offer 2 crepe batters. All share equipment with wheat & nuts:
White (unbleached gluten flour with real eggs, real butter & milk),
Dairy & Gluten Free Buckwheat (G.F.flour mix, buckwheat, whole grain drink, vegan butter & real eggs) Cooked in vegan or real butter ~ please specify

Savory Crepes
BBQ Chicken $7
Rotisserie chicken breast, spicy bbq sauce, pepper-jack cheese & spinach.
Served with fresh corn salsa (corn, tomatoes, avocado, green onion, red pepper, lime)

Pesto $6
Basil pesto, parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, & spinach
(add Rotisserie chicken breast $1)

Cheese $5
Choice of pepper-jack OR blue cheese & spinach
(add ONE ingredient your choice for $1)

Blue Cheese/Pear $6
blue cheese, pear, dried cherries, hazelnuts & spinach

Sweet Crepes
Paris $5
Brown sugar, butter & lemon with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Caramel Apple $6
crisp apple & caramel sauce with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Lavender Pear $6
fresh pears, toasted hazelnuts, & lavender pear jam from Salem’s Sundance Lavender Farm
with powdered sugar, whipped cream & dried lavender blossom

Dark Chocolate Banana $6
with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Spinach Salad $6
with mixed baby greens, avocado, dried cherries, sugared walnuts served with poppy seed dressing & bread
(add Rotisserie chicken breast $1)

Menagerie Snack Plate $7
Selection of winter fruits & veggies with nuts, cheese and other goodies!
Served with Sour dough bread with brie and mini whipped cream filled crepe

Today’s Soup: Chinese Hot & Sour Soup: $6 Bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Tofu, mushrooms, bean sprouts, egg thread with ginger, green onion, beef/chicken stock
Served with garlic bread

Hot Tea $2
Hot Chai $3
Hot Spiced Cranberry Juice $3
Hot Coffee: Starbucks “Via” in Dark Roast or Columbian $2.50
Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa with whipped cream $2.50
Hot Lips soda $2.25
Water $1

A few shoppers asked how to use kohlrabi last week. Kohlrabi is a brassica (cabbage, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, etc) and has a mild broccoli flavor. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The greens can eaten and are very tasty. Ivy Manning has a few recipes posted over on Culinate. I’ve posted her recipes as featured recipes on our Culinate page. I’ll add more seasonal recipes there too.

See you at the market!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager