This Week at the Market: June 9th

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening day of the market. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We can’t wait to do it again this Sunday! Please tag us in any market photos or food photos made with market ingredients that you post on Facebook or Instagram. We love staying connected with our community!

Eats

Bundles of asparagus spearsWe will have more delicious fruits and veggies this week including strawberries, rhubarb, broccoli, squash, green beans, asparagus and more.

As you probably noticed last week, we have several new vendors including Spice Pilgrim (spices & teas), Roundhouse Foods (hummus), Heart & Bones Kitchen (hot food), and No Mess Chef (chicken broth). This week two new vendors join us: Healing Earth (mushroom hot chocolate and matcha) and Emerald Family Medicine (natural body products).

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Knives and Tool Sharpening

Have you let your knives and tools get dull over the winter? You deserve sharp knives to cut all the herbs and vegetables from the farmers market. Bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for sharpening. He will be in a new spot using his solar powered van!

Kids’ Activities

Let creativity run wild at the bead booth this Sunday! Kids can create spiral garden ornaments, pipe cleaner creatures, or bracelets for their friends.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Eric Ching Trio will perform swing, blues, bebop, and jazz renditions of soul tunes.

Community

Eastside Village is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed to help seniors age in place with services, social events and referrals. The organization serves 23 Portland neighborhoods on the east side of the city. Come by the Eastside Village booth to learn more about how they are enabling Portland’s older adults age at home and in their community healthily, affordably and happily.

SNAP Matching

Through the end of June, we are raising money to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. This program helps those who need it most with gaining access to fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms right here in Oregon.

We have received generous donations from Bob’s Red Mill, Bridge’s Produce, VCA Woodstock Animal Hospital and the Woodstock Neighborhood Association. In the past two weeks we have also received $675 from the community. THANK YOU!! We still need $2,825 more to reach our goal, which will allow us to match $10 for the duration of the season.

You can visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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