We had pretty heavy rains this past weekend. It looks like there will still be strawberries and tomatoes though. Cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and onions should be plentiful too. There will be a nice selection of winter squash (including pumpkins) tomorrow as well. Wild mushrooms (lobster, matsutake and chanterelle (white and yellow) mushrooms love the wet weather we’ve had and should be readily available as well. Nature’s Choice had a coral mushroom last week. It was quite spectacular with a really wonderful fragrance. I can’t wait to see what he has found this past week.
Mohammed from The Hummus Stop gave me a tub of his artichoke salad last week. The salad is great all by itself, but I discovered that several spoonfuls over a bowl of lettuce is a quick way to have a dressed salad. Pair the salad with a piece of focaccia from Bigfoot Bread and some salumi from Olympic Provisions and you have a pretty hardy meal.
Vendor update –
THINK Unique Gardens is finished for the calendar year. Suzanne will be back sometime in the spring with hardy perennials, shrubs and plant starts. Bigfoot Bread is out this week. Greg is sick and unable to bake. He’ll be back next week.
Here’s Tuesday’s vendor rundown:
Ammie’s Goodies – gluten free cookies, cakes, muffins, breads.
Rick Steffen Farm: Tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, onions, potatoes, green beans, eggplants, peppers, strawberries, spinach, tomatillos, peaches (maybe).
Greenville Farms – prunes (fresh and dried), tomatillos, green beans, peppers (jalapeño, poblano, anaheim and more), corn, plums, crookneck squash, hazelnuts, cucumbers (including pickling), eggs, and jams, mini-pumpkins, pumpkins.
Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, lobster, chanterelle, matsutake (maybe)), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, huckleberry jam, sprouts – Lentil sprouts, Sprouted Red Winter Wheat, Yuletide (aduki, mung, pea), San Francisco Blend (Peanuts, Mung, Adzuki, Black, Crimson, Eston, French Blue & Green Lentils, Green, Speckled & Bill Jump Peas, Black, Brown & Beige Garbanzos), wild watercress (maybe).
Bigfoot Bread – Joshua bread, corn bread, pita, cinnamon rolls (maybe), foccacia.
Olympic Provisions – artisanal salumi, fresh sausages, and other dry cured pork products.
Little Pots and Pans – Salads (Greek Orzo, Italian Three Bean & SW Corn & Black Bean Salad. Tarts (GF Vegan Moroccan Vegetable, Curried Butternut Squash, 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 – pretzels, German and Austrian breads and pastries.
Unger Farms: strawberries (Albion).
Xiong Farmer: Flowers.
The Hummus Stop – hummus (8+ flavors), tabouli, baba ganoush, artichoke salad, pita.
Nectar Coffee Company whole bean coffees, fresh brewed coffee.
Menu for October 10 2010
MENAGERIE SNACK PLATE $8
selected fruits including market melon*, grapes*, kiwi berries* & new item: local artisan salami* from Olympic Provisions
veggies with turnips*, potatoes*, cauliflower* and other goodies!
served with Dave’s “Good Seed” bread with with local hummus
finished with a whipped cream filled mini-crepe
GLUTEN-FREE version is available by request
(cheese free crepe!)
rotisserie chicken breast, lemon mandarin sauce (made in Oregon), cashews, green onions,
black sesame sauce, avocado, mandarin oranges, seared red peppers and spinach
rotisserie chicken breast, provolone cheese, choice of bbq or caesar sauce, avocado, tomatoes & spinach
shaved natural ham, brie cheese, fresh pear, toasted walnuts & spinach
CHOOSE YOUR CHEESE / TOMATOES* & SPINACH $6
choice of cheese: feta, Tillamook sharp white cheddar OR swiss
(soy “cheese” mozzarella OR cheddar is available)
CREME BRULEE $8
vanilla custard, caramelized brown sugar, fresh raspberry sauce* served with powdered sugar
whipped cream & shaved dark chocolate
LOVELY LEMON $6
lemon curd with powdered sugar and whipped cream
market peaches* with brown sugar and maple creme fraiche, 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
~ limited edition ~Today’s Sandwich $7
“True Love” BLT: crisp bacon, market tomatoes, avocado & mayo on whole grain bread
Today’s Soup $6 bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Market Vegetable made on site this morning ~ vegetable broth with onions, potatoes, chard, thyme, garlic,
and other ingredients as they appear at market today! Served with Big Foot focaccia bread
* Denotes ingredients procured from farmers’ market vendors. *
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Before I forget, I want to thank the customers who stopped me at the market last week and shared the names of farmers and food vendors they’ve visited at other markets. I know a lot of people but not everyone so it’s always good to hear recommendations from customers. I am following up on the suggestions. If you have a favorite farmer, let me know. We don’t have a lot of room but you never know.