Seasonal Abundance

Vendor Profile: Cerigioli Gardens

September 18, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Cerigioli's ducks headed for a swim.

Cerigioli’s ducks headed for a swim.

Have you tried Cergioli Garden’s duck eggs yet? These fabulous eggs are slightly larger then a chicken egg, and packed with flavor and nutrients. Cerigioli raises a friendly flock of ducks and chickens to supply Montavilla with fresh eggs each week. You can find heritage vegetables for sale at their booth as well, and in spring they often have a selection of vegetable starts to plant in your own garden. They also bring their fresh and local chicken ready for you to roast, fry, grill or poach. And it’s not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, and pre-ordering yourself one of Cerigioli’s humanely cared for Auburn turkeys.

Cerigioli Gardens is committed to preserving heritage stock, opting to raise heritage livestock and produce whenever possible.  On Sundays you will most often see Jann York working the booth. Jann can answer all of your questions about their farm and the fantastic CSA they offer. 

Vendor Profile: Rossi Farms

September 11, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments


Gabrielle Rossi shows us a variety of locally grown potatoes.

What are your market staples? Kale and onions? Garlic? The seasonal fare like tomatoes and peaches? If you are anything like us, you likely also rely on potatoes to feed your households.  Luckily for us, Rossi Farms brings their lovely and local potatoes to share with us each week. Their potatoes appear at the market in a variety of colors.: purple, red and golden. Pick up a $5 bag, or hand select yours in bulk. This farm has been run by generations of Rossi men and woman for 135 years-and will continue on now that fifth generation Rossi family member, Gabrielle, has chosen to continue the family tradition. You can learn more about Gabrielle, as she was recently featured in EastPDX News! Rossi Farms is local, really local. Their land is only four miles from the market, in Parkrose. This weekend you have the chance to visit the farm and meet the family at their Loading Dock Pancake Breakfast! Visit their Facebook page for info!