Market Update

Market Update February 8 2011

While we’ve had cold days this winter, the weather overall hasn’t been too bad (in the Northwest at least). Greens like chard and kale have recovered pretty nicely from the cold December days. Wild mushrooms like hedgehogs and black trumpets have been more available in years past. It will be very nice to not have a cold May and June. Several farms I’ve visited are starting to see growth on their strawberries under cover. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a warmer spring.

We have a few vendors returning to the market. SoupCycle returns to the market this week with 3 kinds of soup. Meadow Harvest is back with a great selection of beef and lamb. Bigfoot Bread will be out for a few weeks.

Here’s Tuesday’s vendor rundown:

Ammie’s Goodies – Gluten free baked goods including pecan pie.

Rick Steffen Farm: chard, spinach, brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi, beets, onions.

Greenville Farms – prunes (fresh and dried), hazelnuts, eggs, and jams, chocolate hazelnut cookies, frozen berries (supply limited).

Nature’s Wild Harvest – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, oyster (maybe), hedgehog, black trumpet (maybe), black truffles (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 – OUT

Olympic Provisions –  charcuterie including Cacciatore, Chorizo Andalucia, Chorizo Navarre, Chorizo Rioja, Finocchiona, Loukanika, Nola, Salchichon, Saucisson Sec, Saucisson d’Alsace, Saucisson d’Arles, Sopressatta. Visit the website (link) for product descriptions. Not every product is available each week.

The Hummus Stop – hummus (8+ flavors), tabouli, baba ganoush, artichoke salad, tzaziki, pita.

Nectar Coffee Company whole bean coffees, fresh brewed coffee.

SoupCycle: Pot of For Goodness Sake! (vegan) (Thick and creamy red lentil soup made with carrots, garlic, potatoes, a touch a cumin, a shot of lemon and a kick of cayenne), Great Bowl of China (veggie) (Chinese hot and sour soup- made with bamboo shoots, mushrooms, tofu and green onions), Clam Chowda´(meaty).

Packer Orchards: Apples, pears, cookies, jam (maybe).

Savory et Sweet:

selected fruits & veggies and other goodies
served with Dave’s Killer bread* with local hummus & feta crumble, and finished withwhipped cream filled minicrepe
GLUTEN-FREE version is available by request
TODAY’S SOUP $6 Bowl ~ $3.50 cup
Clam Chowder: clams, clam broth, bacon, potatoes, onions, celery, sherry, parsley, butter and cream
served with rustic La Provence bread* and butter


shaved pastrami, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut, and spinach
brie cheese, proscuitto, mission fig jam with rosemary, caramelized onions, beans and arugula
(add rotisserie chicken $1)
shaved natural ham, herb de provence cheese, green onions, sour cream, tomatoes & spinach
CHEESE with tomatoes & spinach
$7 Willamette Valley Cheese Co.: various selection, please inquire
$6: brie, smoked gouda
$5: swiss, pepper-jack, provolone
Ayer’s Creek organic Blackcap berry jam, powdered sugar & whipped cream
fresh meyer lemon juice, topped with whipped cream & powdered sugar
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
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
FLU FIGHTER $3 100% orange juice, greek yogurt, meyer lemon juice & blood orange segment

* Denotes ingredients procured from farmers’ market vendors. *


See you tomorrow,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager