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June 7 2011 Market Update

June 6, 2011

Bigfoot Bread is back this week. Xiong Farmers returns to the market for the 2011 season. They will be attending the Tuesday sessions. Unger Farm will be back this season. Weather willing, their strawberries will be ready for the June 14th market. Packer Orchard will be back as well. They should be returning on June 21st.

Now that we have more seasonal temperatures, THINK Unique Garden is bringing warm weather starts like peppers and eggplants. Suzanne also has a wide selection of tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. Take a look at her selection tomorrow.

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), porcini (maybe), morels, blonde morels (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 – hot dogs (*NEW*), 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.

Xiong Farmers – flowers.

New vendors
There are a few more new vendors coming to the market this month. Here’s a quick rundown:

Petal Passion BouquetPetal Passion is a florist and new vendor. Marianne Smith works at Savory et Sweet and has teamed up to offer her unique arrangements with the Tuesday Snack Plate at Savory et Sweet.

Portland Creamery is a new goat cheese maker. Owner Liz Alvis learned to make goat cheeses from her mother, a successful cheesemaker in Ohio. Liz is starting her own business this year and will be attending on Thursdays. Liz hopes to start attending the market this Thursday.

Little Gnome Farm is a small farm in Ridgefield, WA owned and operated by Paul Dinberg and family. Like most farmers this spring, everything is 2-4 weeks late. Little Gnome will be attending on Tuesdays. Little Gnome Farm has a CSA program. There is still room in their CSA and you can pick up your box at the market. Visit the farm’s website (link) for more information.

See you at the market,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

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