Market Update November 16 2010
Star Anise Kitchen starts attending the market this week. Star Anise offers a variety of South Asian influenced dishes. Peter Fung always has a vegan/vegetarian option and often has a gluten-free option as well. He dropped off samples a few weeks back and they disappeared in no time. Star Anise, like Savory et Sweet, has a market-based seasonal menu which changes every week.
I can’t believe I am making this statement in mid-November but there might still be corn available tomorrow. Several farms had corn at the weekend markets, including Greenville Farm. It looked good and tasted good. Greenville is going out again today to harvest. With luck, Sid and Louann will have corn tomorrow. They will have peppers, winter squash, pinto beans (adzuki should be ready soon), prunes, eggs and hazelnuts too. Greenville also has a new product – pumpkin juice. Harry Potter jokes aside, it’s pretty good.
Rick Steffen Farm will be bringing a rainbow of peppers, sweet potatoes, onions, potatoes, green beans, spinach, chard and other vegetables. They will also have pepper bouquets and harvest wreaths. Nature’s Choice will have maitake, shiitake, and chanterelle mushrooms. With luck, there may be other wild mushrooms as well. Bill will also have a good selection of dried mushrooms and honey too. With luck there may be some rose hips, wild watercress and wild chestnuts too.
Vendor update –
Olympic Provisions is out this week.
Here’s Tuesday’s vendor rundown:
Ammie’s Goodies – gluten free baked goods.
Rick Steffen Farm: Tomatoes (maybe), chard, onions, potatoes, carrots, green beans, eggplants (maybe), peppers, spinach, strawberries (maybe), dried pepper bouquets, harvest wreaths.
Greenville Farms – prunes (fresh and dried), tomatillos, peppers (jalapeño, poblano, anaheim and more), corn (maybe), hazelnuts, eggs, and jams, mini-pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkin juice.
Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, 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).
Bigfoot Bread – Joshua bread, corn bread, pita, cinnamon rolls (maybe), foccacia, crumpets.
Olympic Provisions – OUT THIS WEEK
Little Pots and Pans – *OUT UNTIL JANUARY *
Fressen Artisan Bakery – pretzels, German and Austrian breads and pastries including stollen.
The Hummus Stop – hummus (8+ flavors), tabouli, baba ganoush, artichoke salad, pita.
Nectar Coffee Company whole bean coffees, fresh brewed coffee.
Meadow Harvest: dry aged beef and lamb.
Ginger-Sesame Pork Sauce over noodles
Vegan Stew “BEANS, GREENS, and BARLEY” (with organic local Kale)
(omnivore option: add local ANDOUILLE sausage)
Ginger DAAL w/Brown rice. (gluten free and vegan)
Fun Food Fact: Barley has about twice the Iron and Fiber of Brown Rice.
MENAGERIE SNACK PLATE $8
selected fruits & veggies* with potatoes*, green cauliflower*, and other goodies
served with Dave’s Killer bread with hummus & feta. finished with a whipped cream filled mini-crepe
Menagerie is starting to incorporate the fall offerings now
MENAGERIE & HOT SPICED CRANBERRY JUICE $10
GLUTEN-FREE version is available by request
soft scrambled Oregon organic free-range egg*, marinated goat cheese with tomatoes & olive oil and spinach*
ROOT VEGETABLE $7
sautee of parsnip*, fingerling potato*, chard* & squash* with sage pesto*, ricotta cheese*, toasted walnuts and spinach*
shaved natural ham, brie cheese, fresh pear & spinach*
CHEESE with tomatoes* & spinach*
$6: pepper-jack, brie, smoked mozzarella
$5: sharp cheddar, swiss, feta
PUMPKIN SPICE $6
pumpkin butter with powdered sugar & whipped cream
CARAMEL APPLE $6
fresh apple with Gram’s Caramel sauce*, toasted almonds, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
LOVELY LEMON $6
lemon curd, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
DARK CHOCOLATE / BANANA $6
shaved dark chocolate & sliced banana, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
shaved dark chocolate, cinnamon & sugar plus French sea salt, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
DARK CHOCOLATE / FLEUR DE SEL $5
shaved dark chocolate with French sea salt
cinnamon & sugar, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
brown sugar, lemon & butter, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
$6 bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Roasted Squash: organic chicken broth, onions, cumin, lime, garbanzo beans, chard, chipotle & cream
Served with sweet potato-pecan bread & orange butter
HOT NOVEMBER BREW! 100% cranberry juice with oranges & spices
HOT TEA $2 HONEY STICK* $0.25 (free with tea)
HOT DARK COCOA with whipped cream & sprinkles $3