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Vendor in the Spotlight: Hit the Spot!

October 2, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

 

Jeremy and Elijah ready for some tasty hamburger action!

Jeremy and Elijah ready for some tasty hamburger action!

We heard your requests for more hot foods at the market and we think we’ve got a winner with our new vendor, Hit the Spot. Jeremy and his son Elijah love hamburgers, but they took a look at what Portland was offering and knew they could do better. Four years and endless recipe trials later

they think they’ve got it! Jeremy’s goal was to recreate fast food in a fresh, local, healthy manner and at a friendly price. Hit the Spot’s burgers are juicy and perfectly prepared with a slice of Tillamook cheese, crisp, cold lettuce and tomato, and a smoky chipotle aioli. They’re just the perfect size to fill you up but not stuff you silly. Come and get it!

Vendor in the Spotlight: Baird Family Orchards

Vendor in the Spotlight: Baird Family Orchards

September 30, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments


Back in the 1970s, Don Baird, his wife Kathy, and their two young kids, Trevor and Jennifer, began farming a small 12-acre parcel in Corralitos, California. They grew apples and avocados, kept bees, and raised chickens. They brought their produce to the San Francisco farmers market and proudly sold their apples to Martinelli’s Apple Cider.

A few years later, Don (old man) Baird moved our family back to Oregon (his home state) and found the perfect orchard property in Dayton. He filled the young orchard with all kinds of apple trees, but he also planted several acres of Suncrest and Flamecrest yellow peaches, thanks to the brilliant suggestion of a friend at the local nursery.

Don and young Trevor started by selling their fruit to the Portland police and the court judges, but when farmers markets began popping up around Portland, they were among the first to sign up.Trevor Baird

These days, the orchard includes many varieties of peach, cherry, nectarine, apricot, plum, pluot, and apple trees, and they are now able, with the help of close friends and extended family, to bring their fruit to over 15 farmers markets in Oregon.

Stop by to say hello the the family and pick up some of their freshest fruits!