Market Update

Market News January 26 2010 Market

More light and warmer temperatures equal more things to harvest. Spinach, kale, collards and arugula top the greens list. Osmogaia had some salad mix last week and should have more this this week. 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.

Packer Orchards has been working hard at wheat-free and gluten-free baked goods. Their first two items, a wheat-free oatmeal raisin cookie and a gluten free chocolate chip cookie, will be available tomorrow. Give them a try!

Here’s the expected availability list:

Rick Steffen Farm – onions, shallots, scallions(maybe), leeks(maybe), potatoes, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, spinach and turnips.

Packer Orchards – pear juice sweetened baked goods and jams, pears (Bosc, Bartlett, Anjous), apples, asian pears.

Greenville Farms – prunes, hazelnuts, eggs and jams.

Osmogaia – mustard greens, spinach, kale (several varieties), chard (maybe), salad mix, bok choy (maybe), daikon (maybe), radishes (maybe), winter squash.

Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, hedgehogs, black trumpets, yellowfoot (maybe)), 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 26 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
denotes products from fellow mkt. vendors

Savory Crepes
Ham & Gouda $ 7
Smoked honey ham, smoked gouda, carmelized onions* & spinach*

Veggie $6
Pan seared yams with chipotle powder, sweet/spicy blackberry* sauce, chester blackberries*, toasted walnuts, creme fraiche* & spinach* (add rotisserie chicken $1)

Cheese $5
Choice of smoked gouda, chipotle cheddar OR soy cheese (smokey provolone or cheddar) & 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

Tropical $6
Fresh pineapple, banana & lime curd with powdered sugar & whipped cream

Lavender Pear $6 (last week for this item!)
ffresh 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


Menagerie Snack Plate $7
Selection of winter fruits & vegies with nuts, cheese and other goodies!
Served w/ Grand Central’s Olive bread, Cibo basil walnut cheese spread and mini whipped cream filled crepe

Soup: $6 Bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Rick Steffen Farm* French Onion soup in beef & chicken broth with thyme, dijon, sherry & red wine
Served with parmesan cheese, Big Foot* garlic pita “croutons” & 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

The 2010 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive begins February 1 and runs the entire month of February (link). The market is working with employees in the Oregon WIC program in the food drive. They will be staffing a table collecting donations of food and money at the February 16th market. The market will be making a donation that day. We are planning other events for that market day as well. I will keep you posted as we finalize our plans.

See you tomorrow,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager