What a difference a little sunshine makes. Everyone in the city seems to be in a better mood. And if the plants in my backyard are any indication, the plants are pretty happy too. I think my tomato plants gew a few inches overnight.
Fressen Bakery starts attending the Thursday market this week. They will have their usual great selection of breads, pretzels and pastries. Little Pots and Pans sold out (again, after twice as many as last week) of their new Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Tart on Tuesday. They will be bringing a lot more tomorrow. The Hummus Stop will have several flavors of hummus, pita, pita chips, tabouli, artichoke salad and other savory items. Amaranth of Ammie’s Goodies will be back with a wide variety of gluten-free items.
If the weather forecast is true, this will be a good weekend for a barbeque. Full of Life Farm will have a variety of beef cuts and chicken to choose from if you want to grill this weekend. They will be taking orders if you are interested in stocking your freezer. They are also taking turkey orders for Thanksgiving. (It may seem too soon but a few farms have already pre-sold all their birds.) Visit Full of Life Farm’s website (link) for more information or just talk to them at the market.
The weather (3 sunny days since April 1!) has put a strain on many year-round farms. Many market farmers have been taking a market session or two off to take advantage of the better weather. Rick Steffen Farm is taking this Thursday off so that they can catch up on planting and let what’s in the ground grow a bit.
Here is the rundown for all vendors this Thursday:
Ammie’s Goodies – gluten free baked goods.
Rick Steffen Farm – onions, shallots, scallions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi, spinach, swiss chard, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. OUT THIS THURSDAY
Greenville Farms – strawberries (Shuksan), raspberries (Willamette), prunes, hazelnuts, cookies, eggs and jams.
Full of Life Farm – beef, chicken, eggs.
The Hummus Stop – hummus, tabouli, baba ganoush, artichoke salad, pita, pita chips.
Little Pots and Pans – savory tarts (including gluten free), tartlets including the new Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Tart, soup.
Fressen Artisan Bakery – German and Austrian breads and pastries.
Radicle Pastures (certified organic): strawberries (Totem).
Packer Orchards and Bakery – cherries (Chelan), pear sweetened cookies, fruit hand pies.
Sulina & Bay’s Farm: Flowers, strawberries, peas, carrots, radishes, asparagus (maybe), lettuce, leeks, scallions, cilantro, dill.
Unger Farms: strawberries (Hood), raspberries (Cascade Dawn, (Tulameen maybe))
Menu for June 242010
We offer 2 crepe batters. Separate equipment available for cooking, please specify.
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
Our menu will offer snack plates only on Tuesdays.
Salad, late summer gazpacho & full crepe menu only on Thursdays
Oregon grass-fed, sweet Italian sausage, pepper-jack cheese, sauteed peppers & onions, salsa, sour cream & spinach
Pan seared yams with chipotle powder, spicy-sweet blackberry sauce, toasted walnuts, creme fraiche & spinach
Black Forest ham, blue cheese, green apple & spinach
Choice of pepper-jack, colby-jack or swiss cheese with spinach
(add one ingredient your choice $1)
Fresh Strawberry $7
first of season market strawberries*, brown sugar with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Cinnamon & sugar with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Brown sugar, butter & lemon with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Dark Chocolate Banana $6
with powdered sugar & whipped cream
Dark Chocolate/Fleur de Sel $5
shaved dark chocolate with French sea salt
Today’s Salad $7
Mixed baby greens, fresh strawberries, blue cheese, avocado, candied walnuts & dried crancherries.
Served with poppyseed dressing & croissant.
Add rotisserie chicken breast $1
Strawberry Lemonade $3
Hot Lips soda – Pear or Black Raspberry $2.75