Seasonal Abundance

A trip to Kiyokawa Family Orchards

October 6, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Myself, one other member of our Board of Directors, and our spouses took a day trip out to Kiyokawa Family Orchards last weekend for some serious apple picking, and boy, were they in for a treat! The group arrived to be greeted by the most stunning view of Mt. Hood to the south, and to the north, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens were crystal clear in the blue skies. The view wasn’t the only thing that greeted the group: Randy Kiyokawa, owner of the gorgeous orchard, gave them a warm welcome and even took time out of his busy day to take them on a tour of his farm.

Board Members Evan P. Schneider and Kelli Wolford with Randy Kiyokawa.

Board Members Evan P. Schneider and Kelli Wolford with Randy Kiyokawa.

Randy shows us their practice of tree grafting.

Randy shows us their practice of tree grafting.

The group takes a break to eat an apple!

The group takes a break to eat an apple!

To read more about their apple adventure, head over to Hive of Industry’s blog!

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!