Market Update

June 28 2011 Market Update

Unger Farms and Greenville Farms will both have strawberries this week. THINK Unique Gardens should be back next week. Soup cycle is out this week.

Here is Tuesday’s vendor rundown:

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

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

Unger Farms: strawberries (Albion, Hood).

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
OUT THIS WEEK

Xiong Farmers – flowers.

Savory et Sweet – crepes, menagerie snack plate.

Packer Orchards – cookies, jams.

See you at the market,

Eamon Molloy

Market Manager

Market Update

June 21 2011 Market Update

Unger Farms will have Albions and Hoods this week. Greenville Farms will have Albions. Their Shuksan and Hood strawberries are not ready for market. Little Gnome Farm is slowly catching up from the spring weather. Paul hopes to be in the market by July. THINK Unique Gardens was planning on coming this week but Suzanne is sick.

Here is Tuesday’s vendor rundown:

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

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

Unger Farms: strawberries (Albion, Hood).

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
Coconut Yum (vegan)
Smooth lentil soup made with sweet coconut milk, fresh basil and a touch of ginger.
Cheese Tortellini and Vegetable Minestrone (veggie)
Robust broth, lots of veggies and tasty cheese tortellini.

Great Bowl of China (meaty)
Chinese hot and sour soup- made with bamboo shoots, mushrooms, chicken and green onions.

Xiong Farmers – flowers.

See you at the market,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

Market Update

June 14 2011 Market Update

Unger Farms returns to the market this week. We will finally have strawberries at the market this week.Cherry season will be very late this year though. Packer Orchards will probably not be back until July. THINK Unique Gardens will be switching to an every other week schedule. Suzanne is out this week but back next week. Kris Sampson will have fresh and smoked salmon this week.

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.

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
Gazpacho (vegan)
Classic chilled summer soup made with ripe tomatoes, fresh onions and crisp cucumbers.
Who Framed Ginger Rabbit (veggie)
Sweet and savory carrot soup with a strong punch of ginger.

Chicken Noodle (meaty)
Savory chicken, wide noodles, plenty of carrots, celery and just the right spice.

Savory et Sweet: Menu can be found here.

Xiong Farmers – flowers.

See you at the market,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

Market Update

June 7 2011 Market Update

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

Market Update

May 31 2011 Market Update

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