We're open!

Little one eating farmers market mizuna! Photo by Z.Rubin-Fogelson

We’re open!

May 17, 2018 |  by  |  News

The market is finally open and Spring is here in full force! Want to know what you will find when you come to the market this month? Here are some vendor highlights:

Maryhill Fruit Company will have green and purple asparagus. Their purple asparagus has a deeply earthy, nutty, sweet taste that makes it perfect for eating raw on salads or lightly grilled as a side dish.

Fiddlehead Farm, a certified organic farm from Corbett, will have arugula, spinach, salad mix, arugula flowers, mizuna, mustards, fava greens, chard, parsley, mint, lovage, and that favorite flavor of spring — fresh sugar snap peas!

Crooked Furrow Farm will be showcasing a wide range of fresh greens as well — spinach, lettuce, sorrel, cress, Misome, komatsuna — and radishes.

The spring flavors at Mee Mee’s Goodies are Raspberry Lemon, Marionberry, Boysenberry Bourbon and Strawberry Champagne. Gift boxes are $32 or $40, and can be shipped anywhere in lower 48 states to surprise and delight the recipient.

If you love honey then you need to come and check out TbeeS, who will be bringing a number of varieties like Meadowfoam, Blackberry, and Mystery! They also offer royal jelly and pollen .

Spice of Africa offers both veggie curry and turkey samosas and delicious, gluten-free savory spice lentil soup.

King’s Raven Winery brings hard-to-find hybrid grape wines and traditional European style wines of varietal grapes:  2 dry whites – 2014 Pinot Gris, 2015 Phoenix; 2 dry reds – 2013 Pinot Noir, 2014 Marechal Foch, and sweet white blend 2015 Sweet Raven Sun.

Portland Creamery makes a spring seasonal chevre with tarragon and mustard, which marries well with any kind of spring grilling! For spice fiends, they’ve collaborated with Marshall’s Haute Sauce for a creation called Haute Goat.

This time of year, Deck Family Farm has certified organic eggs from their pasture-raised hens, as well as grass finished lamb chops. They are part of the Oregon Pasture Network.

The mole bowl at Mixteca is can’t miss and comes in chicken and vegan options. Doña Paula’s special mole sauce is one of the best in Portland and is sauce is known for how complicated it is to make.

Goodmoon starts up at the market this month. Their nutritious red bean bars are based on traditional Chinese moon cakes, but with less sugar and no preservatives!

Kichana is a new vendor at the market this year and will be featuring cebiche and other Peruvian fusion cuisine!

Red Bird Acres sells fresh whole chickens at their booth. Their birds are currently grazing on grass from their farm, giving their meat a richer flavor. If you are looking for a meat rub at the market look no further than Felton and Mary’s. Their signature rub contains generous amounts of cumin and chili powder making it the perfect accoutrements for all your grilling needs.

Anahuac Produce will have the elusive morel mushroom this month at their booth. Also known as the “mushroom of spring”, this savory fungi has an intensely rich flavor making it ideal for adding depth to sauces or as a stand alone dish when lightly pan fried. If growing your own food is more up your alley be sure to stop across the way from their booth to Lil Starts, your one stop shop for all your tomato start needs!

Lastly, be sure to visit Old House Dahlia’s booth on May 13th and 20th as it will be their only Sundays at the market. With over 40 dahlia varieties, this vendor has every color and shape a gardener could dream of. The highlight of their varieties this year is a beautiful yellow dahlia with white tips, a hard to find variety in most stores.

Get the entire list of vendors appearing at the market this week with our always updated online vendor roster.

Interested in volunteering at the market? We could use your help! Find more information here:  volunteer at the market!

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