Happy Groundhog Day! I am really enjoying the longer days. It’s nice to have the sun come up before 8am.
The 2010 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive begins runs the entire month of February (link). The market is working with employees in the Oregon WIC program in the campaign. There will be a table where the employees will be selling a few items and accepting donations of cash and food. The market will be making a donation that day and will donate a basket of market goodies (including market gift certificates) with the proceeds going to the campaign. Stop by and help out on February 16th. Bring your friends too.
What’s available this week? Spinach, kale, collards and arugula will be the predominant greens this week. (Spinach and arugula both make excellent winter pestos. I’ve saved an arugula pesto recipe on our Culinate page.) 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.
Little Pots and Pans is back at the market this week. I’ve missed their savory tarts and salads. It’s good to have them back.
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.
Little Pots and Pans – savory tarts and salads.
Savory et Sweet: crepes, salads, drinks.
Menu for February 2 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
Chicken $ 7
Rotisserie chicken with havarti cheese, cranberry sauce, avocado, red onion*, toasted walnuts & spinach*
Pan seared yams with chipotle powder, sweet/spicy blackberry* sauce, chester blackberries*, toasted walnuts, creme fraiche* & spinach* (add rotisserie chicken $1)
Choice of colby-jack, havarti cheese OR soy cheese (smokey provolone or cheddar) & spinach*
(add ONE ingredient your choice for $1)
Blue Cheese/Pear $6
blue cheese, pear*, dried cherries, toasted walnuts & spinach*
Brown sugar, butter & lemon with powdered sugar & whipped cream
dried apricots, apricot jam, toasted almonds with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Huckleberry Lemon Curd $6
served with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Dark Chocolate Banana $6
with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Winter Salad $6
citrus wedges, avocado, fennel, red onion, toasted walnuts with smoked paprika vinaigrette & cilantro
Menagerie Snack Plate $7
Selection of winter fruits & veggies with nuts, cheese and other goodies!
Served with Dave’s Killer Bread, Cibo sundried tomato cheese spread and mini whipped cream filled crepe
Soup: $6 Bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Fresh Cream of Cauliflower in chicken broth with garlic, butter, chives & nutmeg
Served with Fressen caremelized onion rye 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
See you tomorrow,