It’s not official but it sure feels like it’s fall in Portland. As much as we may come to miss those sunny days, the additions of apple cider, unique wild mushrooms and Savory et Sweet’s soup more than make up for a few clouds. The tables full of colorful tomatoes, hot peppers, fresh cut flowers and sweet berries help too. It’s a well kept secret, but I’ll let you in on it. This is actually the best time of year for Oregon’s farmers’ markets. The fall fruit has arrived and the summer produce is still plentiful. Don’t miss out!
And with the seasons changing, we start to see some new faces and say good bye to others. Today is THINK Unique’s last day at LFM until next spring. Be sure to stock up on heirloom tomatoes and spicy jams and wish Suzanne a warm and relaxing winter. Next week will be the last week for King’s Raven Winery. Luckily their product stores well all winter so you can get a whole season’s worth before they go. And stay tuned for more additions in October, including the return of Fraga Farm and Fressen Bakery!
At the market today:
Brandwein Meadows Lamb – local grass-fed lamb
Greenville Farms – fresh no-spray produce, hazelnuts and prunes
Intent Coffee Roasting – locally roasted coffee beans, hot and iced coffee (ask about how they support coffee farmers)
King’s Raven Winery – locally produced red and white wine made from locally grown grapes
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – apples, pears, and other tree fruit
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales and mole
Naked Acres Farm – Certified Naturally Grown heirloom vegetables and goat’s milk soap.
Nature’s Wild Harvest – fresh and dried mushrooms, huckleberries and other foraged goodies
ProFarm Produce – organic tree fruit
Savory et Sweet- crepes and the famous Menagerie Snack Plate
Sweet Leaf Farm – tons of fresh tomatoes, basil, greens, carrots, beets, radishes and other produce
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba gnanoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
THINK Unique Gardens – heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers and eggs
Unger Farms – strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
Xiong Farm – fresh cut flowers