It’s just one day away from the Autumnal Equinox. The weather, however, seems to have gotten a jump start to fall with the rain and cool nights. The harvest at the market will shift with the season. Blueberries and blackberries are finished for the year. You may find small quantities this week but that’s about it. The day neutral strawberries, mostly Albions and Seascapes, will be available. With luck, there should be strawberries until the second week in October. Lettuce, arugula and other greens will do just fine in this weather. Wild mushrooms like lobster, matsutake and chanterelle mushrooms should be readily available. Peaches and nectarines should be around a few more weeks. As for apples and pears, this is their season. You would normally see a lot of winter squash coming into the market now but all those wet days in May and June delayed plantings for most farms. You’ll see winter squashes like acorn, delicata, and butternut coming in soon.
Vendor update – Kris Sampson is coming to the market this Tuesday. She will have fresh and smoked salmon. Bigfoot Bread will be back this week too.
While the Thursday session ends on September 30th, the Tuesday market will continue weekly through the winter. Nearly all the Thursday only vendors (Sulina and Bay’s Farm, Ammie’s Goodies, Nectar Coffee and The Hummus Stop) will move to Tuesday for the winter. Osmogaia will be returning in the fall too but I don’t have a start date yet. I’ll keep you posted.
Here’s the vendor rundown for this Tuesday:
Rick Steffen Farm: Tomatoes, corn, zucchini, summer squash, okra, onions, potatoes, green beans, eggplants, peppers, raspberries, blackberries, tomatillos.
Greenville Farms – prunes, green beans,peppers (jalapeño, poblano, anaheim and more), corn, plums, crookneck squash, hazelnuts, cucumbers (including pickling), eggs (maybe) and jams.
Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, lobster, chanterelle (maybe), matsutake (maybe)), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, huckleberry jam.
Bigfoot Bread – Joshua bread, corn bread, pita, cinnamon rolls.
Little Pots and Pans – Salads (Greek Orzo, Italian Three Bean & SW Corn & Black Bean Salad. Tarts (GF Vegan Moroccan Vegetable, Spinach Pie, Mushroom Leek Swiss, Roasted Tomato Carm Onion Goat Cheese & Artichoke Roasted Garlic Parmesan, Pear Caramelized Onion Cheddar). Tartlets & mini’s.
Fressen Artisan Bakery – German and Austrian breads and pastries.
Radicle Pastures (certified organic): lettuce, cabbage, zucchini, fresh herbs, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes (maybe).
Unger Farms: strawberries (Albion).
Xiong Farmer: Flowers.
THINK Unique Gardens: perennials, succulents, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, garlic, shallots, onions.
Menu for September 21 2010
MENAGERIE SNACK PLATE $8
MENAGERIE & OUR BEVERAGE $10
selected fruits including market cantaloupe* & grapes*
market veggies with purple potatoes*, baby eggplant* and other goodies!
served with Dave’s “Good Seed” bread with
with cream cheese smoked salmon spread
finished with a whipped cream filled mini-crepe
GLUTEN-FREE version is available by request
(full crepe menu and more soup served Thursdays)
rotisserie chicken breast, provolone cheese, apricot-chipotle sauce, avocado, toasted almonds & spinach
shaved natural ham, blue cheese, fresh pear, toasted walnuts & spinach
CHOOSE YOUR CHEESE / TOMATOES* & SPINACH $6
choice of cheese: feta, Tillamook medium cheddar, muenster OR swiss
(soy “cheese” mozzarella OR cheddar is available)
Nature’s Choice fresh mountain huckleberries with lemon curd, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
market peaches* with brown sugar, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
dark chocolate, cinnamon, sugar & sea salt, served with powdered sugar & whipped cream
brown sugar, butter & lemon with whipped cream & powdered sugar
DARK CHOCOLATE / BANANA $6
shaved dark chocolate & sliced banana with whipped cream & powdered sugar
DARK CHOCOLATE / FLEUR DE SEL $5
shaved dark chocolate with French sea salt
Today’s Soup $6 bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Market Vegetable made on site this morning ~ vegetable broth with onions, potatoes, chard, sherry, thyme, garlic, mushrooms* and other ingredients as they appear at market today! Served with parmesan bread
LIMEADE with BASIL*, CUCUMBER* & BLUEBERRY* $3
“Hot Lips” SODA BOYENBERRY OR PEAR $2.75
* Denotes ingredients procured from farmers’ market vendors. *
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