This Week at the Market: July 21st

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Eats

Bright red cherries.There continues to be a bounty of vegetables and fruits at the market each Sunday. You will find tomatoes, pickled cucumbers, corn, and summer squash. Kiyokawa Orchards returns to the market this week with dark sweet cherries and tart pie cherries, and you can also add to your basket apricots, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Looking for a way to cool down this weekend? Stop by the market for a delicious cold treat. Urban Cheese has thirst-quenching raspberry lemonade, and Stellar Pop offers refreshing ice pops.

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

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., Extra Measure will perform high energy, toe-tapping traditional dance tunes from the British Isles, Canada and the Southeast United States.

Gin Rickey Month

For the month of July, one of our vendors — Townshend’s Distillery — is hosting the 2nd Annual Gin Rickey Month at over 40 bars in the Portland area. Participating bars will be selling Townshend’s Gin Rickeys and donating $1 for every cocktail sold to support NotOk’s Safer Bars Program. Through Safer Bars, NotOk provides training to service industry staff on how to recognize and disrupt sexually predatory behavior that can take place in our drinking spaces. For more information on supporting this amazing cause including a list and map of participating bars, visit the Townshend’s Distillery booth this Sunday or visit ginrickeymonth.com to learn more.


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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This Week at the Market: July 12th

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Eats

Juicy tomatoes.Last week saw the first of the apricots, pickling cucumbers, and tomatoes, and this week, you will find new vendor Wildland Kombucha. Our vendors will continue to offer delicious fruit including cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and you will also see sweet corn, cucumber, green beans, shelling peas, potatoes and summer squash.

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

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington in making a fun Pipe Cleaner Constellation craft. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hops & Honey Goodtime Band will perform Prohibition Era jazz, blues and rags of the 1920s – ’30’s.


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This Week at the Market: July 7th

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Eats

Bunches of sweet, crisp carrots.You will find a colorful array of veggies at the market including red radishes, orange carrots, yellow squash, green beans, blueberries, and purple cabbage. We also saw the first of the corn last week, so get there early if corn is on your shopping list for Sunday!! As always, we have delicious fruit including cherries, boysenberries, raspberries and strawberries at the market.

The weather for Sunday is scheduled to be perfect (74 and sunny), so plan on eating lunch at the market while listening to some fun jazz music. You can choose between sausages, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, samosas, plantain chicken with cauliflower rice and more! Don’t forget to grab a refreshing fresh lemonade to wash it down.

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

Knives and Tool Sharpening

Dragonfly Forge is back this Sunday to sharpen all of your favorite knives and tools. He will be in his new spot (near Greenville Farm) using his solar powered van!

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join Rosehip Midwifery to make pipe cleaner bird feeders. If you are considering midwifery care, definitely talk to them about their comprehensive care for the childbearing year, childbirth education classes, and infant development/parenting classes.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hot July will perform jazz and feature guitar, vocals, and horns.


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This Week at the Market: June 30th

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Eats

Bright red cherries.One of my favorite things about summer is using our barbecue on a regular basis. Fortunately, we have plenty of things that are great for grilling. Come to the market to stock up on hamburgers, sausages, steaks, squash, asparagus, and potatoes. We also have plenty of fruit for dessert including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

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

Kids’ Activities

Kids can make fun bookmarks for all their summer reading books.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Woodlander will play a variety of instruments, with rich three-part harmonies. Woodlander is an acoustic Americana trio whose music is an upbeat blend of folk, bluegrass, Cajun and swing, among other roots.


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This Week at the Market: June 23rd

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Eats

Bunches of sweet, crisp carrots.As we move into mid-June, our vendors continue to offer a colorful array of fruit and veggies including purple cabbage, orange carrots, red and purple new potatoes, yellow and green summer squash, and green snap peas.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for knives and tool sharpening. Look for him in his new spot next to Greenville Farm where he will be using his solar powered van!

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

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join Kenilworth Community Preschool for an exciting creative activity at the Kids Booth. Kenilworth Community Preschool is a play-based preschool that welcomes three and four-year-old children into a creative, warm and inviting environment.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Eddie Parente Trio will perform contemporary and jazz standards on the violin, guitar and bass.

Community

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) to share about the work they do and how you can get more involved in our neighborhood. They work to create a sense of community and maintain and improve the livability of the Woodstock Neighborhood.

SNAP Matching

We have a little over a week left for our June SNAP Matching Fundraising Drive. 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 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!


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This Week at the Market: June 16th

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Eats

Bunches of yellow and green beans.Not sure what to get your father for Father’s Day? You can’t go wrong with making him a good meal from your favorite farmers market. There will be plenty of ingredients for grilling including sausages, hamburger, summer squash and asparagus. For dessert, you can make a strawberry & rhubarb crisp. I also saw the first of the green beans at the market last week, and I was lucky to also snag some snap peas. Make sure to come early if you want to grab either of those gems.

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

Kids’ Activities

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington will be on hand to assist children in a fun craft. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Worn Out Shoes Stringboard will perform old-timey music with a touch of bluegrass.

Community

SE Works is a career center with a full range of services available to job seekers, employers & youth designed to strengthen our local and regional economy. We offer programs to help young people attain their GED credential and connect youth and adults to training programs in healthcare, technology, banking, and construction. Stop by their booth to find out more about their amazing organization.

SNAP Matching

For the month of June we are raising funds to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. Our goal is $3,500 from the community in order to sustain a $10 match for the season. 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!


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This Week at the Market: June 9th

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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!


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This Week at the Market: June 2nd

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Sunday at the Woodstock Farmers Market will be bursting with free kids activities, live music and sunshine. Bring your friends, family and neighbors to our ninth season opening this Sunday, June 2nd!

Eats

Fresh, ruby-red strawberries.There will be limited amounts of strawberries at the market, so make sure you get to the market early! You will also find greens, rhubarb, asparagus, potatoes, fresh fish, meat, hard cheeses, eggs and so much more.

In addition to your favorite returning vendors, we are joined by Heart & Bones Kitchen (paleo, vegan, and allergen-free hot food), Roundhouse Foods (hummus), and Spice Pilgrim (ground spices and hand-blended teas). Plus after taking a year off both Flying Onion Farm and Hot Mama Salsa will be back at the market on Sunday!

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

Veggie Starts

It’s June, which means it’s time to fill up your raised garden beds with veggies to enjoy throughout the summer. Mountainside Herbal Nursery and Amica Farm will have starts on Opening Day. Whether you want to plant tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, herbs, broccoli, fennel, squash or cucumbers, we’ve got you covered!

Kids’ Activities

This is the fourth year for our passport program where kids can participate in activities at the market each week and get awesome prizes such as stickers, ice cream at Cloud City and more! Stop by our info booth to learn more.

There will be several kids activities at the market this Sunday including a fun rocket ship craft with Woodstock Library. Don’t forget to ask about their amazing summer reading program!

Kids can join Rosehip Midwifery to make seed tape with garden labels. If you are considering midwifery care, definitely talk to them about their comprehensive care for the childbearing year, childbirth education classes, and infant development/parenting classes. They were my midwives for the birth of both my kids and are amazing!

To round out the kids fun, there will be a coffee filter butterfly craft and Crista will be at the market face painting.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., The Blue Tomorrows will perform acoustic gypsy jazz music.

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 $650 from the community. THANK YOU!! We still need $2,850 more to reach our goal, which will allow us to match $10 for the duration of the season. Visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and donate!


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Opening Day: June 2nd

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The Woodstock Farmers Market’s Opening Day is on Sunday, June 2nd, and I can’t wait! I look forward to filling my basket with the market bounty and I’m equally excited to gather with all of you each week.

Bring the whole family for delicious food, live music and free kids’ activities including face painting and several crafts.

2019 Vendors

Many of your favorite vendors are returning this season, and we are pleased to welcome some exciting, new vendors this year. For a complete list and description of this seasons vendors, visit our website.

2019 Market Sponsors

The Woodstock Farmers Market Board would like to say a gracious thank you to our 2019 sponsors. With their generous support, we are able to welcome another fantastic year. Please visit the sponsorship page of our website to find the this seasons sponsors. You can show your appreciation by thanking them personally and visiting their businesses often.

SNAP Matching

We have been offering SNAP matching since the 2012 season, helping an average of 40 households every week! Our SNAP matching program helps those who need it most with gaining access to fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms right here in Oregon.

Our SNAP recipients needs your help! In order for us to maintain $10 SNAP matching for the whole season, we need to raise $3,500.

Please consider donating $25, $50, $100 or more to help provide access to fresh food for kids and families in our community. Visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!

Board Members Wanted

Have you been looking for a new way to support your favorite neighborhood market? The Woodstock Farmers Market is still accepting applications to join our Board of Directors. We are seeking dedicated and active members to help with fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. If you can attend one meeting a month, serve on a subcommittee, and have an interest in fundraising, marketing, or community outreach, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please complete the application form and email it to info@woodstockmarketpdx.com.

We look forward to seeing you on opening day on Sunday, June 2nd!


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What’s New For 2019

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Opening day is on Sunday, June 2nd — less than a month away! Our market board and staff have been diligently working behind the scenes on getting everything ready for opening day of our ninth season, and we’d love to let you know about all the new things happening for the 2019 season!

2019 Season Vendors

Many of your favorite vendors are anxious to return on our June 2nd opening day with asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, greens, meats, cheeses, eggs and so much more! We are pleased to welcome some new vendors this year including:

  • Emerald Family Medicine (all-natural body products)
  • Flying Onion Farm (vegetables and fruit)
  • Frux Farm (garlic, pickles, sauces, and tinctures)
  • Glasshaus Gardens (rare and exotic plants)
  • Healing Earth (medicinal mushroom drinks)
  • Heart & Bones Kitchen (paleo, vegan, allergen-free hot food)
  • Hot Mama Salsa (salsa & tortilla chips)
  • Lonesome Whistle Farm (oats, grains, popcorn, and flours)
  • Rivelli’s Pizzelles (pizzelles – Italian waffle cookies)
  • Roundhouse Foods (flavored hummus)
  • Spice Pilgrim (ground spices and hand-blended teas)
  • Stillweather Distillery (American-style Gin)
  • Westward Whiskey Distillery (whiskey, rum, vodka and other spirits)
  • For a complete list and description of this seasons vendors, visit our website.

New Volunteer & Program Coordinator

We are so excited to announce our new Volunteer & Program Coordinator, Anna Curtin! She has a decade of experience with market management, programming and outreach, and she believes markets are the ultimate connectors of people, business and community. From the first asparagus of spring to the last of winter’s root vegetables, Anna relishes eating the seasons and celebrating the food producers who keep us so well nourished.We couldn’t be happier to have such an experienced and enthusiastic person to fill this position!

You can meet Anna at our annual Volunteer Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 15th at Woodstock Wine and Deli. Whether you’re a new or returning volunteer, we encourage you to stop by anytime between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to meet vendors, other volunteers, board members and staff. We’ll have snacks, beverages, information about volunteer opportunities, and sign-up sheets for market day volunteer shifts. Woodstock Wine and Deli is located at 4030 SE Woodstock Blvd.

For those of you that know our outgoing Volunteer & Program Coordinator, Peggy McCafferty, she will be at the Volunteer Meet & Greet, so stop by and say hi! She has transitioned to a board position and will be volunteering at the market throughout the season.

Board Members Wanted

Have you been looking for a new way to support your favorite neighborhood market? The Woodstock Farmers Market is accepting applications to join our Board of Directors. We are seeking dedicated and active members to help with fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. If you can attend one meeting a month and have an interest in fundraising, marketing, or community outreach, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please complete the application form and email it to info@woodstockmarketpdx.com.

We look forward to seeing you on opening day on Sunday, June 2nd!


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