This Week at the Market: June 17th

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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.

Eats

Bright red cherries.There will be plenty of ingredients for grilling including sausages, hamburger, salmon, summer squash and asparagus. For dessert, you can make a strawberry & rhubarb crisp or enjoy some delicious cherries.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for knives and tool sharpening.

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

Kids’ Activities

Portland Waldorf School will be on hand to assist children in a fun craft with seasonal materials. Located on a beautiful 7.2 acre campus in downtown Milwaukie, Portland Waldorf School is a pre-k through 12th grade school with a mission to educate children for the whole of life.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Succotash Duo will perform a mix of old time fiddle tunes, blues, and western swing/old jazz!

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.

Upcoming

$1 SNAP-Matching TokenFor the month of June we are raising funds to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. Our goal is $5,000 in order to sustain a $10 match for the season. You can visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!

You can also help our SNAP Matching efforts by joining us for a donation day at Laughing Planet on Monday, June 25th. They will be donating 15% of sales all day to our SNAP Matching program, so bring your family and friends for lunch or dinner. We hope to see you there!


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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Lightning-fast Refrigerator Pickled Vegetables

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One thing I bank on each summer is pickling fresh produce for picnics, sandwiches and savory snacking. I’m not the kind of gal who relishes a day of sterilizing jars, so imagine my delight when I discovered that you can “pickle” fresh vegetables in the fridge in a lightning-fast two days — no jar sterilization necessary. Sugar snap peas are my absolute favorite, and the market is currently bursting with them! I also used the lustrous summer squash and bright carrots in a Thai-inspired pickle. When green beans show up at the market, pickle them with the recipe from the sugar snap peas and add in extra fresh or dried dill — they’re simply wonderful this way. Refrigerator pickled vegetables keep in the fridge for up to a month, but for the best crunch eat them within two weeks.

Jars of pickled squash and snap peas.

Thai Spiced Refrigerator Summer Squash

Makes 1 quart jar

Ingredients

  • 3 summer squash — I mixed yellow squash and tender zucchini, sliced into 3/18-inch rounds on a Mandoline or thinly sliced into rounds*
  • 2 small, tender carrots, peeled and cut lengthwise into 2-inch strips*
  • 3 small cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ c. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ c. white distilled vinegar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey*


* available at the market

Directions

Layer the slices of summer squash, carrots and smashed garlic in a mason jar, leaving ½ inch open at the top. Mix the vinegars, water, ginger, salt and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir and remove from heat. Stir in the red pepper flakes and let cool slightly, about three minutes. Carefully pour mixture over the vegetables pressing them down with the back of a spoon to be sure they are completely covered. Tap the jar gently against the counter to float air bubbles to the top and add more vinegar mix to fill the jar if needed. Let cool completely at room temperature, screw lid on tightly, and flip the jar upside down a few times to distribute the spices. Let marinate for two full days in the fridge.

Pickled Sugar Snap Peas

Makes 1 14 oz Jar

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound sugar snap peas*
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 3 small cloves garlic, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon whole dill seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


* available at the market

Directions

Break off the top tip of each shell, pulling it down the pod to remove some of the strings along the sides. Don’t worry about getting all of the strings, whatever comes off with the tip is fine. Tightly stack the pods in the jar and tuck the slices of garlic in among them as you go. Mix the vinegar, water, spices and salt together (no boiling needed) and pour over the peas to completely submerge. Tap the jar gently against the counter to float air bubbles to the top and add more vinegar mix to fill the jar if needed. Screw lid on tightly,and let marinate for two full days in the fridge.


Written by KJ Fields. She writes about people, projects and health from her place in Woodstock.

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This Week at the Market: June 10

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Updates

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! Check out the photos of Opening Day on Facebook. 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

Bunches of sweet, crisp carrots.We 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 Dos Hermanos Bakery, Moon Coffee, Amica Farm and Sandy Bluff Farm. This week two new vendors join us: Cranberry Kitchen and Stone Circle Cider.

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

Kids’ Activities

Our local Woodstock Library will be on hand to assist children in making cardboard tube shakers and talk about their “Let’s Rock” summer reading program and upcoming library activities.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Three For Silver will perform music inspired by old traditions. The trio combines a gritty aesthetic, world folk traditions and virtuosic technique with a modern songwriting sense.

Community

Portland Area CSA Coalition is an organization which bridges the divide between CSA operating farmers and potential CSA users in urban communities. They work to educate the public about CSAs, their benefits to farmers, how they work, how to transition to seasonal eating, and to answer questions for current and potential CSA users.

Sponsor

Logo: John L. Scott Real Estate.John L. Scott Realty provides excellent real estate services with uncompromising principles here in the Woodstock neighborhood. Their office is conveniently located at 4111 SE Woodstock Blvd. Stop by at John L Scott Realty’s booth at the market and say hi and learn more about this wonderful sponsor.

Upcoming

$1 SNAP-Matching TokenFor the month of June we are raising funds to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. Our goal is $5,000 in order to sustain a $10 match for the season. You can visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!

You can also help our SNAP Matching efforts by joining us for a donation day at Laughing Planet on Monday, June 25th. They will be donating 15% of sales all day to our SNAP Matching program, so bring your family and friends for lunch or dinner. We hope to see you there!


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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This Week at the Market: June 3rd

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Woodstock Farmers Market features a bounty of fresh produce, free kids activities, live music and sunshine. Bring your friends, family and neighbors to our seventh season opening this Sunday, June 3rd!

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, summer squash, potatoes, fresh fish, meat, hard cheeses, eggs and much more.

In addition to your favorite returning vendors, we are joined by Amica Farm (fruits & veggies), Dos Hermanos Bakery (baked bread & pastries), Gluten Free Gem (gluten-free baked goods), Margalaxy (raw/paleo/gluten-free snacks), Moon Coffee (espresso beverages & lattes), Rocky Mountain Butte (coffee beans), Sandy Bluff Farm (fruits & veggies), Stellar Pop (ice pops) and True Nature (salsa, pesto & dips). 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 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!

Knives and Tool Sharpening

Have you let your knives and tools get dull over the winter? You deserve sharp knives to cut all the like herbs and vegetables from the farmers market. Bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for sharpening.

Kids’ Activities

This is our third 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 paper crown craft with Kenilworth Community Preschool, a half-day Reggio-based preschool for children ages three and four.

Kids can join Steve and Kate’s Camp to make bread dough to bring home to bake. Make sure you ask them about their fun summer camp that allows campers to choose activities such as stop-motion animation, rock, bread making, knitting, sewing, music recording and much more.

Kids can stop by the Schoolyard Farms booth for a seed packet-making activity so kids can grow vegetables at home. They’ll be talking about plant parts, what seeds need to grow, how to cook and eat your harvest, and their farm-to-table summer camp program at Schoolyard Farms all along the way.

To round out the kids fun, Crista will be at the market face painting.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, the “littlest big band in Portland,” will perform dance-able swing music from the 19teens to the 1930s!

Community

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) works to create a sense of community and maintain and improve the livability of the Woodstock Neighborhood. Stop by their booth to find out more about getting involved in our neighborhood.

SNAP Matching


$1 SNAP-Matching TokenThrough 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 Farmers Market Fund, New Seasons Market, Bob’s Red Mill, Bridge’s Produce and the Woodstock Neighborhood Association. In the past two weeks we have also received $525 from the community. THANK YOU!! We still need $4,475 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 to donate!

Upcoming

In addition to monetary donations, one way for you to help our SNAP Matching efforts is to join us for a donation day at Laughing Planet on Monday, June 25th. They will be donating 15% of sales all day to our SNAP Matching program, so bring your family and friends for lunch or dinner. We hope to see you there!


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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Opening Day: June 3rd

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The Woodstock Farmers Market’s Opening Day is on Sunday, June 3rd, and I can’t wait! There will be an abundance of produce available including strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, summer squash, rhubarb, sugar snap peas and much, much more. As much as I can’t wait to fill my basket with the market bounty, I’m equally excited simply to gather with my neighbors each week.

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

2018 Market Sponsors

The Woodstock Farmers Market Board would like to say a gracious thank you to our 2018 sponsors. With their generous support, we are able to welcome another fantastic year. You can show your appreciation by thanking them personally and visiting their businesses often.

SNAP Matching

$1 SNAP-Matching TokenWe 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! Last season, a federal grant expired and in order for us to maintain $10 SNAP matching, we need to raise money this year to continue support all season.

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.

Kids Booth Volunteer

We are looking for a Kids Booth volunteer to help reach out to businesses and schools to support our Passport program through providing an activity or by donating prizes. This will be our third season with the Passport program, and we’d love more support from the local business owners. The Kids Booth Volunteer would ideally be able to be at the market one day a month for a Woodstock Farmers Market-sponsored craft and Kids Day on August 19th. Email emily@woodstockmarketpdx.com if you’re interested.

We look forward to seeing you on Opening Day — Sunday, June 3rd!


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2018 Vendors and Get Involved!

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Opening day is on Sunday, June 3rd — less than a month away! Our market board and staff have been diligently working behind the scenes to get everything ready for opening day of our eighth season, and we’d love to let you know about all the new things happening for the 2018 season!

2018 Season Vendors

Many of your favorite vendors are anxious to return on our June 3rd 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:

  • Amica Farm (fruits & vegetables)
  • Cranberry Kitchen (dried cranberries, trail mixes, sauces)
  • Gluten Free Gem (gluten-free bakery)
  • Margalaxy (raw/paleo/gluten-free snacks)
  • Moon Coffee (mobile espresso bar)
  • Pura Vida Ceviche (ceviche)
  • Rocky Mountain Butte (coffee beans)
  • Sandy Bluff Farm (fruits and vegetables)
  • Stellar Pop (artisanal ice pops)
  • True Nature (salsa, pesto, dips)
  • For a complete list and description of this seasons vendors, visit our website.

Get Involved

If you’re looking for ways to get involved with the market this season, we have several opportunities for you.

Volunteer!

We are hosting our annual Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at Woodstock Wine and Deli. Whether you’re a new or returning volunteer, we encourage you to stop by anytime between 5:00–7:00pm 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.

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.

Kids Booth Volunteer

We are looking for a Kids Booth volunteer to help reach out to businesses and schools to support our Passport program through providing an activity or by donating prizes. This will be our third season with the Passport program, and we’d love more support from the local business owners. The Kids Booth Volunteer would ideally be available to be at the market one day a month including Kids Day on August 19th for a Woodstock Farmers Market-sponsored craft. Email info@woodstockmarketpdx.com if you’re interested.

We look forward to seeing you on opening day on Sunday, June 3rd!

See you around the neighborhood!
Emily Murnen
Market Manager


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This Week at the Market: November 19th

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After a two week hiatus, we are back this week for our Thanksgiving Harvest Market and last market day of the season! There will be breads, veggies, meats, sweets and more for your Thanksgiving feast and to stock up for the winter. There will also be crafts for holiday gifts and free coffee! Here is a list of the vendors and what you will find at the market on Sunday:

Produce

  • Eagle Organic Cranberries — fresh cranberries
  • Fiddlehead Farm — winter squash including pie pumpkins, carrots, beets, turnips, parsnip, celeriac, fennel, radishes, kales, collards, chard, cabbage, salad mix and other tender greens, garlic, shallots, garlic braids and several herbs
  • Flying Onion Farm — Brussels sprouts, leeks, parsnips, rutabaga, celeriac, kohlrabi, yacon, beets, carrots, radish, fennel, lettuce, kale, cilantro, arugula, spinach, salad mix, peppers, leeks, onions, garlic, potatoes, sunchokes, winter squash and pickles
  • Greenville Farm — lettuce, rutabagas, potatoes, peppers and carrots in addition to sausages, pepperoni, jam, prunes and hazelnuts
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards — several varieties of apples and pears
  • ProFarm Produce — apples, pears and apple cider
  • Winters Farm — Troutdale sprouts, romenesca, purple and orange cauliflower, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, leek, onions, potatoes, chard and 25 varieties of winter squash in addition to honey, jam and syrup

Hot Food

  • Alle Amin — East African cuisine
  • Block & Board — ready-to-eat breakfast, pulled pork, and sausage sandwiches in addition to bulk sage sausage for stuffing, italian, pot sticker, beer brats, bacon and more.

Meat & Dairy

  • Deck Family Farm — eggs and meat
  • Jacobs Creamery — cheeses, butter and eggs

Prepared Food

  • Alan’s Awesome Chutney — chutney
  • Hummus Stop — hummus, pita, pita chips and yogurt
  • Mind Your Manna — fire brew elixir
  • Natures Wild Harvest — mushrooms, chestnuts, syrups, jams and honey
  • Poverty Ridge Farm — cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney
  • Squirrel & Crow Foods — tempeh and chestnuts

Bakeries

  • Bella Handmade — Focaccia, granola, baked sweets, focaccia stuffing kits and Tuscan salt blend (great for turkey!)
  • Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels — bagels
  • Vintage & Cream — pumpkin bread, gourmet fudge, old fashioned salted caramel sauce, salted caramels, and several varieties of pies. Preorder Pies!

Specialty

  • Buddah Kat Winery — wine
  • New Deal Distillery — whiskeys, ginger liqueur and coffee liqueur
  • Portland Bitter’s Project — botanic bitters, turkey dry brine and warm Maple-Tumeric Toddies
  • Thomas & Sons — tea spirits

Non-Food

Kids’ Activity

Kids can use their imaginations to create their own holiday greeting card or gift tags.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Olivia Awbrey will add a punk flair to the age-old folk tradition.

Giving Thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we at Woodstock Farmers Market want to say thank you for supporting us this year. It has been wonderful seeing you each week! We are also thankful for the vendors, volunteers and sponsors who make this market possible.


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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Save the Date: Harvest Market — Nov. 19th

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Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market – Nov. 19th

Last Sunday was the last day of our regular season, but save the date for our Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market on November 19th. We will be back with everything you need for your Thanksgiving meal and to stock up for winter. There will be turkey, sweet potatoes, chestnuts, sweet pumpkins, cranberries and more. Stay tuned for a complete lineup of vendors and what they will have at the market.

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.


Written by Emily Murnen, WFM Market Manager

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This Week at the Market: October 27th

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Eats

Pair of happily grinning jack-o-lanterns.Still want pumpkins for decoration and more for pies? You can find pumpkins of all sizes at the market this Sunday along with apple cider, wild mushrooms and chestnuts. Fall crops such as broccoli, winter squash, carrots, beets, and greens should be plentiful this week, and you can count on a dozen varieties of apples and several types of pears. For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Join us for our sixth annual Halloween Carnival. Free activities include:

  • Trick-or-treating with vendors
  • Costume parade at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Craft with Trader Joes
  • Trick-or-treat bag decorating
  • Photo booth
  • Spooky spider craft
  • Face painting with Delia

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Three For Silver will perform music inspired by old traditions. The trio combines a gritty aesthetic, world folk traditions and virtuosic technique with a modern songwriting sense.


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This Week at the Market: October 22nd

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Next week is our Halloween Carnival and the last market day for our regular season. We will return after a three week hiatus for our pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market. More details for both below.

Eats

Variety of decorative gourds.There continues to be several varieties of apples, pears, wild mushrooms and winter squash in addition to fall favorites such as Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and potatoes. You will also find everything you need for Autumn decorations including gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, wreaths and ornamental corn. For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can show off their coloring skills at our kids booth this week.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Zephyr Hill will play bluegrass, old-time music.

Community

Store to Door is a nonprofit organization that provides a personalized, low-cost grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors and people with disabilities. Over 200 friendly volunteers fill and deliver more than 7,000 orders annually. They serve Portland and Beaverton, and are the only service of the kind in the area.

Sponsor

System Pavers provides design and construction services for outdoor living spaces including social spaces like outdoor kitchens, firepits and patios. System Pavers is a local, Oregon company using primarily Oregon or Pacific Northwest-sourced products, hiring local Oregon staff and work crews.

Upcoming

Halloween Carnival — Next Sunday, October  29th

This annual event is not to be missed. Bring the whole family for trick-or-treating, face-painting, music, delicious food and several kids crafts. This is also the last day of the regular season.

Harvest Market — Sunday, November 19th

After a three week hiatus, we will return for our final market of the season. You will be able to purchase Thanksgiving necessities and stock up for winter.


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