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May 31 2011 Market Update

May 30, 2011

Nature’s Wild Harvest and THINK Unique Gardens are back this week. I know that I sound like a broken record, but the weather conditions continue to make life difficult for many farms. Most mid-week markets are down a few vendors because there isn’t enough produce to harvest after the weekend markets. Things will change soon but when that change will happen is still guesswork. A good rule of thumb: when Fairbanks Alaska has more 70 degree days than Portland Oregon  in the month of  May, then expect the harves for many spring and early summer crops to be late.

Here is Tuesday’s vendor rundown:

Greenville Farms – rhubarb, prunes (fresh and dried), hazelnuts, eggs, and jams, chocolate hazelnut cookies.

Nature’s Wild Harvest – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, oyster (maybe)), hedgehog (maybe), morels (maybe), truffles (maybe), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, huckleberry jam.

THINK Unique Garden – vegetable starts, plants.

Bigfoot Bread – Joshua bread, toasting muffins, pita (maybe), foccacia (maybe), cornbread, good morning bars.

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.

Fressen Bakery – pretzels, German and Austrian breads and pastries.

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

Nectar Coffee Company – drip coffee, whole bean coffees.

Soupcycle – this week’s menu:

SOUPS
Tofusion (vegan)
A spicy, healthy, chunky fusion of Asian and Italian cuisine- made with tofu, bok choy, radicchio, mushrooms, pineapple and more…

Brazilian Black Bean (veggie)
Sweet and spicy black bean soup with jalapeños, molasses, lime juice and red wine vinegar.

Mulligatawny (meaty)
A tremendously flavorful Indian curry chicken soup. Made with cilantro, seasoned chicken, coconut milk, peppers, beans, barley and more.

Savory et Sweet: Menu can be found here.

See you at the market,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

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