Luckily for us, Jamie Inglis, Lake Oswego’s Farmers Market Manager, has a hard time saying no. So instead of seeing the usual five new vendors at this year’s market (which opens May 20) you’ll see 15. Inglis blames it on the strong applicant pool, but I like to think that she knows how to mix it up to make a good thing even better. Some vendors will participate in just a handful of dates so look for new additions each week. Here are some of the newbies to watch out for:
- Block and Board. This local, natural butcher shop offers sausage, bacon, meats, beef jerky, charcuterie, deli meats and more. Watch for them each week.
- Bull Run Distillery. Enjoy handcrafted spirits including whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Participating May 27, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9 and October 7.
- Chehalem Ridge. If you associate salsa with tomatoes, think again. Chehalem Ridge offers 100% all natural fruit salsas incorporating the flavors of pineapple, mango, blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb and more into their award winning sauces. Participating May 20, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 9, September 16, and September 23.
- Earth House Juice Company. Get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables in a bottle. Each cold pressed juice bottle from Earth House contains almost two pounds of produce—getting your greens couldn’t be easier! Participating weekly.
- La Camel. Satisfy your craving for authentic Spanish paella made with saffron, vegetables and meats. Participating weekly.
- Monte Ferro Winery. This craft winery (produces less than 500 cases a year) specializes in pinot noirs and chardonnays. And talk about staying local—the owners are long-time Lake Oswego residents. Participating every other week.
- Montiel’s Cocina. Try a new tamale flavor each week because Montiel’s will be there. Choose from chicken, pork, spinach and cheese, jalapeno and cheese and more.
- Mt. Hope Farms. Straight from Molalla come these handcrafted small batch preserves, fruit spreads and syrups. Participating May 27, June 17, September 16 and October 14.
- NOLA Doughnuts. Now Farmers Marketers don’t have to cross State Street to visit NOLA’s. Our local doughnut masters will be weekly participants at the Market. All NOLA’s doughnuts feature their signature La’ssant dough which is three days in the making. The exception is the New Orleans style beignet, that comes to you soft and warm as it’s made-to-order.
- N.W. Saltz. Take your cooking up a notch with these artisanal flavor infused salts and seasoning blends—think Vintage Merlot or Toasted Onion. Participating May 20, July 22, August 19, September 9, September 30 and October 14.
- Odyssey Hill Farm. Want more omega-3 fatty acids and less cholesterol with your eggs? Studies suggest that organic pastured brown eggs like those offered by Odyssey Hill Farm deliver just that. Participating weekly.
- Red Duck Foods. Step up your outdoor barbecue game this summer with unique twists on familiar favorites, including four flavors of ketchup, three ways with BBQ sauce and a cocktail sauce. Participating every other week.
- Romero’s Salsa. Try this all-natural family-recipe salsa filled with tomatoes and peppers that fans describe as “the best salsa we have ever tasted,” and “fresh and natural.” Participating weekly.
- Scholls Valley Nursery. Enhance your garden by tapping into the expertise and product line of this family owned and operated nursery specializing in locally-adapted native plants of the Northern Willamette Valley such as Oregon grape, snowberry, lupines, conifers, and more. Participating every other week.
- The Mushroomery. Sautéed, raw, stuffed, grilled…there are so many ways to enjoy mushrooms and so many mushrooms to enjoy. Learn more by visiting these vendors who have a passion for all things mushroom. Participating weekly.
- Vintage and Cream. The baker-in-residence here claims to have found “the secret to making gluten free desserts that satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.” Definitely worth checking out her offerings of breakfast, savory and dessert pastries as well as sweet treats. Participating weekly.
- Wraps by Souper Natural. Market favorite, Heidi Liebowitz of Souper Natural is expanding her culinary talents into our hot foot offerings with artisan wraps, breakfast sandwiches and tomato basil soups. Participating May 27, June 3, June 10, July 8, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14.
Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with weekly entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Popular offerings like the Kids’ Corner and Farm Fresh Kids continue this year. Check out my previous blog posts for more information.
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