Seasonal Abundance

Vendor in the Spotlight: Abundant Fields Farm

September 25, 2014 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Peppers of all varieties.

Peppers of all varieties.

Abundant Fields Farm is a small-but-mighty farm east of Portland in Orient, Oregon. There they farm a variety of seasonal vegetables, raise chickens, and enjoy their farmstead together as a family. The farm was started up in 2012 and has been a hit at both the Montavilla and Moreland farmer’s markets, as well as in local health food stores & restaurants. On Sunday’s you can always find Farmer Rick on Stark street at his booth. Rick is always quick to offer advice on preparing his wares, and has given this blogger a number of exceptional gardening tips! Rick just harvested his potato crop and will have his fresh fingerlings and Purple Majesty potatoes for sale through the rest of the season!

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.