Vendor Roster for November 19th

Photo by Walker Stockly

Vendor Roster for November 19th

Montavilla Farmers Market vendors take pride in providing a unique, high-quality product that is grown, raised, harvested, gathered or produced locally for our community. We’re looking forward to a vibrant year, and hope to see you at the market soon!

Is your favorite farmer or producer missing from our lineup? Tell them you’d love to see them at Montavilla and to apply to be a vendor. We are still accepting applications for 2017. Check back often to see who’s coming!


From the crisp, cool morning air to the gorgeous orange-hued patchwork of foliage on nearly every leafy tree, autumn has arrived. Though many farmer’s markets tend to close this time of year, Montavilla is an exception. Once a month, November through February, you can stop by to stock up on autumn and winter essentials.

The Thanksgiving Market is:
Sunday, November 19th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Then it’s time for Winter Stock Up Markets:
Sunday, December 17th
Sunday, January 14th
Sunday, February 11th
Only two hours — from 11am-1pm!

Vendor Highlights for Sunday, November 19th:

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Montavilla has an incredible selection of fruits, greens, meats, veggies, breads, wine, and cheese to wow your dinner guests this year. Below are some examples of what you’ll find. This is only a small sample – there are many more vendors to choose from! Surely you will find something special for whatever it is you’re looking for.

Deck Family Farm specializes in organic, hormone and antibiotic-free meats. They are still accepting turkey pre-orders for Thanksgiving, but only have one size to choose from at this time. Clearly their turkeys are quite popular! If you’d like to try some of their other products at the next market, take a look at their stewing hens, roasting chickens, sausages and the full farm CSA. Zoe at Deck would also like to remind everyone to remember to pick up their pre-ordered turkey!

Kiyokawa Family Orchards welcomes everyone to come and experience their apples. At this time of year, they offer many different varieties of apples you won’t see in stores. One such example is the Mountain Rose – a tart apple with a deep, red colored flesh. This variety, along with their Spitzenbergs and Ambrosias, make a great choice for autumn-related apple deliciousness (think ciders and pies). There’s nothing like a fresh, fall apple and Kiyokawa does not disappoint. In addition to apples, they also offer unique and original pears as well. Why not bake a pear tart to go with that apple cider? Why not, indeed.

One of the staples to any good dinner – Thanksgiving especially – is good bread. Fressen Artisan Bakery meets the mark for that and so much more. German breads and pastries are their specialty and Josh, one of their friendly employees, is happy to help you select the best bread to go with your Thanksgiving dinner. Fressen has two varieties of German rye – Franconian and Volkornbrot – as well as several beautiful fruit pastries that change with the season. If you’re seeking something especially decadent, try their Nutella croissant. On that note, why stop the holiday excess at dinner? Make breakfast after Thanksgiving memorable with one of those chocolaty delights. Flaky, buttery croissant crust with a chocolate hazelnut filling? Yes, please!

Mixteca Catering, photo by Ollie Stackhouse

When you really think about it, turkey does not have to be the Thanksgiving centerpiece. With so many delicious foods available at the market, it could be anything. If you feel like something tamale-related for dinner instead, talk with Antonio at Mixteca Catering. He and his family (with mother Doña Paula as chef) will create magnificent tamales for you. At the next market on November 19th, they will be offering pre-orders of their small tamales for $30 a dozen.

In addition to Thanksgiving dinner, Mixteca is also a great place to stop for lunch at the market. This week they’ll be offering champurrado — this delicious drink is made how grandma used to make it, using masa de nixtamal. Mixteca’s is all natural and organic masa from Three Sisters Nixtamal. Two more items of note on their menu are the Oaxaqueño tamale and the Mole Plate. The Oaxaqueño contains chicken and Doña Paula’s special mole sauce. The Mole Plate includes roasted chicken, mole sauce, rice, black beans, mixteca salad, and is served with a blue corn tortilla. The scents coming from their corner of the farmer’s market are positively intoxicating. It is a must see!

Mixteca is based in the Portland Mercado not far from Montavilla, so if you’d like to see them for lunch on other days of the week, feel free to stop by.

Updates:

Hayes Oyster Co., photo by D.L. Reamer

Are oysters at Thanksgiving a tradition in your family? Thank goodness then for Hayes Oyster Co. who will be bringing a fresh batch straight from the cool waters of their farm in Tillamook Bay. Some people like popping champagne and shucking them fresh as the meal before the big deal meal, others put them in the stuffing (or dressing?). Whatever you like to do, come see Jessie at Hayes Oyster and he’ll set you up with however many dozen you need!

Portland Creamery‘s seasonal flavor is the Pumpkin Stout Chèvre! They use Deschutes Obsidian Stout beer, which gives it a nice malty flavor at the end. Makes a great accompaniment to apples, graham crackers, or fall salads. And if you’re feeling festive — pumpkin cheesecake!

Lil’ Starts is again sharing their artistry in creating beautiful winter wreaths made from foraged conifer and holly, and plants grown on their farm. They’ll also have fresh fuyu persimmons and persimmon jam, as well as farm grown chili powders and farm grown herb salts — perfect for accenting winter meals or giving away a bit of Portland-local to out-of-town friends and family.

GoodMoon adzuki bean bars

New vendor GoodMoon is bringing moon cakes to Montavilla! Coming in flavors like Chocolate, Hemp-Honey, and Lemon, these moon cakes are handmade in Portland using organic adzuki bean paste and nothing artificial. GoodMoon was incepted by Sarah Wang during her adventures in China at the Mid-Autumn Festival where the most cherished custom is sharing moon cake between family and friends. Armed with her mother’s ancient recipe, Sarah was determined to honor the moon cake tradition, but in a healthier way. Her cakes are great with coffee and milk for a healthy breakfast, excellent snacks for school, and tasty treats for your party.

Baird Family Orchards is bringing a well-rounded offering of apples, plus their delicious cider. Peaches will be on offer too but in the form of preserves and jam.

Thanks to Michael Coiner for collecting and writing Thanksgiving market highlights from our vendors. Updates submitted by market staff. Editing help by Jeannette Sager. Photo thanks goes out to Walker Stockly, Ollie Stackhouse, and D.L. Reamer. Learn all the ways you, too, can join in and contribute as a volunteer at the market!

Farmers & Orchardists

Flower & Starts Growers

  • Lil’ Starts next dates are 11/19 and the Dec 17 Winter Stock-Up

Grains & Beans

Fishers & Ranchers

(M)eat, (F)ish, (D)airy, (E)ggs

Cheesemakers

Bakers & Confectionists

Processors & Preservers

Brewers, Distillers, & Vintners

Restaurateurs

Vendors who are done for the season

We miss you!