Meet interesting people. Enrich your community. Serve on the board!

Meet interesting people. Enrich your community. Serve on the board!

May 30, 2017 |  by  |  Blog, News  |  No Comments

The Montavilla Farmers Market is seeking motivated and passionate individuals to join our board of directors!

This working board is the driving force behind the market and gets together each month to hash out ways to continue to steer MFM toward its mission to provide a vibrant marketplace where our diverse community has access to high quality, local healthy food. We are a warmhearted group, who like working together and solving problems creatively. Does that resonate with you? If so, we’d love your help. Both experienced and first-time board members are welcome to apply.

We’re especially excited to offer an opening to someone whose interests favor being our new Marketing Chair. But we are a growing market and this is a terrific opportunity, whatever your skills and experience, to get involved.

The great programs and success our market boasts is directly related to the hard, thoughtful work done by board members over the last 11 seasons. Everyone has a role to play and benefits to reap. It’s what’s made our market such a success, and what will ensure that it provides for our community for many years to come.

Please consider where you fit in, and contact Board Member, Craig Milliken, at craig_milliken[at] for more information. Include a brief note indicating the skills and areas of expertise you feel you can bring to the market so we can begin to get to know your interests and intent. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!


Photo: MFM Board of Directors, circa July 2016.

Caprese with Asparagus and Avocado by Rebecca Andersson

Caprese with Asparagus and Avocado by Rebecca Andersson

May 23, 2017 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

MFM volunteer, Rebecca Andersson, created this recipe for Maryhill Fruit Co. and shared it with us. Thanks also to Rebecca for the photos!

1 bunch green asparagus (Maryhill Fruit Company)
1 bunch purple asparagus (Maryhill Fruit Company)
1 bunch basil, made into a chiffonade
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 large avocado, diced
10-12 small mozzarella balls
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Olive oil, to taste

Fill a pot with a steamer insert with a few inches of water. Trim and chop the asparagus into 2″ pieces, place in the steamer, cover, and steam until the asparagus is crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Immediately plunge in a cold ice bath.

In a small pot, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil and then simmer until it reduces into a thicker syrup. You can add a sprig of rosemary to the balsamic syrup, if you like.

Mix all the ingredients in a large salad bowl and gently toss.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and a good olive oil, and enjoy!