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Market News February 23 2010 Market

February 22, 2010

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Fressen Bakery and Bigfoot Bread are both back this week. Little Pots and Pans is off this week.

As for produce, greens continue to be more plentiful. Swiss chard and salad mixes should be available as well as spinach, kale, collards and arugula. Bill at Nature’s Choice should have nettles, mountain watercress and miner’s lettuce too. Bill should also have yellowfoot mushrooms, black trumpets and perhaps hedgehog mushrooms along with cultivated shiitake and maitake mushrooms. 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, scallions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, spinach, swiss chard, miner’s lettuce (maybe), broccoli, broccoli raab (rapini), turnips and daffodils.

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

Greenville Farms – prunes, hazelnuts, eggs and jams.

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

Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, hedgehogs, black trumpets, yellowfoot (maybe)), dried mushrooms, miner’s lettuce (maybe), mushroom salt, honey, chestnuts, huckleberry jam.

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

Fressen Artisan Bakery – Austrian and German breads and pastries including boerek, mueslibrot, volkornbrot, pretzels, bavarian croissants, granola, fruit/almond danishes and brioches.

Little Pots and Pans – OUT THIS WEEK

Savory et Sweet: crepes, salads, drinks.

Menu for February 23 2010 – Check Back Later Today

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

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