Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Opens This Week with Forestry Celebration and New Vendors

Lake Oswego’s award-winning Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2019 season this Saturday with an always impressive lineup of close to 80 vendors including many newcomers. Some will be on site the entire season; others will visit occasionally so make sure to stop by on a regular basis so you don’t miss anything!

Some things will stay the same:

  • Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park
  • Live music will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Farm Fresh Kids program and Kids’ Activity Corner will be available
  • SNAP matching up to $10/week is also offered
  • Opening day, May 18, the market will celebrate forestry with activities including Urban & Community Forestry booths, kids’ prize wheel, scavenger hunt and temporary tattoos. Adults are invited to talk to an arborist, watch tree pruning demonstrations and received a free tree seedling.

Some things will change:

  • Market organizers encourage visitors to bring their own reusable shopping bags as this season vendors will be not be providing single-use plastic carry-out bags in an effort to be more sustainable.

Here are the new faces to look out for:

2 Towns Ciderhouse: At 2 Towns Ciderhouse we believe that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right. Starting with the highest quality, whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We refuse to add processed sugars, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. As a family-owned company, we are committed to the growth of our team and enrichment of our communities. We take pride in producing a true Northwest craft cider.

503 Distilling: 503 Distilling is a local, Oregon City based distillery offering unique hand crafted cocktails available in Oregon liquor stores in 12oz. cans. We currently offer The Wicked Mule, which is our take on the famous moscow mule cocktail and the Blood Orange Greyhound- the classic greyhound using pureed grapefruit, pureed blood orange, vodka, with a dash of simple syrup. More cocktails are in the works and are or will be available at Oregon farmers markets and liquor stores.

  • Website: 503distilling.com
  • Market Dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, August 3, October 5

aMylkaMYLK, pure plant-based mylks. aMYLK offers glass bottle home & office delivery of artisanal non-dairy mylks. aMYLK evolved out of a passion for seeking my own healing and wellness in the midst of all the chaos and demands of modern life. I hope to inspire greater wellness, clarity, vitality and joy for my community with my products. aMYLK is different from other nut mylks & plant mylks because it is made with at least 25% nuts or seeds. aMYLK uses no stabilizers, no thickeners, and no synthetic vitamins. aMYLK is activated, raw and unpasteurized. And I only use 100% organic nuts or seeds and a very short list of the highest quality organic ingredients I can source. aMYLK is made with a lot of Love.

Bridgetown Mushrooms: We grow fresh mushrooms for chefs and consumers, striving for sustainability using organic ingredients. We also sell organic medicinal mushroom extracts, and value added food products using mushrooms and mushroom derivatives.

Celia’s Marketplace: One of the oldest U.S. companies crafting authentic gourmet flavored barrel-aged balsamic vinegars, vinaigrettes and olive oils. Each gourmet flavor is hand crafted in small batches from original recipes in our Bend kitchen. Only natural ingredients are added to the balsamic or oil. Each flavor is bold, intense and multilayer. No added sugars, colors, thickeners or chemicals are added.

 Creative Recipes/Cranberry Kitchen: Cranberry farmer from Warrenton, OR. Pacific Ocean Cranberries grown in small portions of crop, dried whole so the berry remains plump and moist. Produces dried crannies and crannie blends, dried fruits, trail mixes and sauces.

  • Website: N/A
  • Market Dates: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, October 12

Dauntless Wine Company: Dauntless Wine Co. was founded by three Iraq war combat veterans – two Marines and one Corpsman. After years of service, the three founders felt that more could be done for the veteran community. Soldiering and farming have been intertwined for millennia because both require hard work and attention to detail; while tending the land is perhaps one of the oldest methods of post-war therapy. Dauntless contributes to organizations that service the local veteran community and are a part of the Farmer Veteran Coalition – a 501( c) organization that assists with veterans becoming farmers and agricultural leaders in their  communities.

Everbearing Farms: A small family owned farm on 20 acres of land located just west of Woodburn. Everbearing farm strives to provide the best possible product while also making sure the land and animals are well taken care of. Everbearing farm grows a variety of veggies, fruits and flowers for health in mind.

Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods: Felton & Mary’s makes BBQ sauces and dry rubs. The Grandparents of owner Tory Campbell created and used these recipes in their restaurant called Campbells, a Southeast Portland staple in the 80s & 90s. Tory decided to bring the family recipe back 4 years ago in the form of 3 sauces mild, medium and hot as well as their family Dry Rub that is great on chicken, beef, pork and fish.

  • Website: feltonandmary.com
  • Market Dates: May 18, June 8, June 29, August 3, August 31

Grano Breads: Grano is a local bakery focused on naturally leavened breads using primarily ancient grains from local organic producers. We have a rotating menu of breads, and rustic pastries that are a reflections of the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is community and our purpose is bread!

High Five Cupbop: Cupbop is a new trend in South Korea that takes traditional restaurant style Korean food to the streets in order to be more accessible to everyone. High Five Cupbop serves fresh Korean BBQ beef, pork or chicken with rice and a variety of seasonal veggies in a single cup.

  • Website: Instagram @highfive.cupbop
  • Market Dates: May 18 through August 31

La Mariposa: A small cow farmer from Argentina, La Mariposa makes a variety of European style cow’s milk cheeses. La Mariposa began in Albany, OR in 2009. These are the same artisan cheese recipes that were passed down and used by his family in Argentina.

Lucietta Wines: Lucietta Wines offers the ability to drink a truly high quality Willamette Valley pinot noir one glass at a time wherever, whenever. No rules. We work with a top winemaker in the region and provide wine in 187ml single serve cans. Our wine is sold as a single can or in a box of 4, which is equivalent to a standard bottle of wine.

  • Website: luciettawines.com
  • Market Dates: June 29, August 17, September 14, September 28, October 5

Pablo Munoz Farms: Founded in 1998 by Pablo Munoz and his wife Rosalva, both who began working for a local farmer Ron Finnucum. Pablo Munoz Farms is dedicated to serving the community by providing fresh, local produce at a reasonable price. Produce is grown carefully and delicately, which results in the best taste you can find!

Roots Gather + Give: Roots Gather + Give exists to give generously to the charities who are making a difference in our community. We do this by curating and creating amazing craft beverages. With a desire to eventually open a brick and mortar establishment to build community, we have begun this journey focusing on our craft – roasting amazing coffee. We are the first local coffee roasters in Lake Oswego and one of the few not for profit coffee roasters in Oregon. When you enjoy a cup of Roots coffee each sip is a little sweeter knowing the profits are going back to causes that matter.

Sacred Summit: We are Makers of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate, Jun Kombucha & Vegan/gluten free desserts. Our intention is to create a high quality – sustainable product that incorporates Organic, Local & ethically sourced ingredients. We work with farmers in Oregon & Washington to acquire ingredients for our Jun Kombucha & Baked Goods. We’ve also established relationships with farmers & Co-ops in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Belize, Ecuador & Peru for our Fair-trade Bean to Bar Chocolate. Our Facility is powered by 100% Solar allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint. We provide educational services for people wanting to learn more about Chocolate making, Fermentation & Sustainability.

  • Website: sacred-summit.com
  • Market Dates: May 18, June 8, July 6, August 3, August 31, September 28, October 5, October 12

Spice Pilgrim: We specialize in stone ground spices and hand blended loose leaf teas. Our goal is to support a universal love and passion for food and cooking by providing the highest quality spices at the most accessible prices.

  • Website: spicepilgrim.com
  • Market Dates: May 25, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 14, October 12

Townshend’s Distillery: Townshend’s Distillery is a new project out of Portland’s own Townshend’s Tea Company. Our tea spirits are made entirely out of our distillery in Southeast Portland and are crafted from tea. We are committed to reinventing the classic tea culture to reflect our creative (albeit conveniently thirsty) corner of the North. We are makers of botanical spirits.

Tumwater Vineyard: Tumwater Vineyard is a winery and vineyard located in beautiful West Linn, 23 planted acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It all started with making a good home for the grapes. Acre after Acre the vines were planted and strung up to take what nature had for them in their new home. Tumwater now produces Pinot Noir Rose, Stainless Chardonnay, Barrel Select Chardonnay and Couer Blanc, all of which will be available in the spring of 2019.

  • Website: tumwatervineyard.com
  • Market Dates: June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3, September 7, September 21

Westward Whiskey Distillery: Westward Whiskey was founded in 2004 with a passion for Northwest brewing culture and the American pioneering spirit. As a leader in Portland’s world-renowned maker community, Westward Whiskey is a real distillery, where real people put their heart, soul, and artistry into crafting products that delight and inspire. With a strong belief in the distilling equivalent to “minimalist cooking,” Westward Whiskey prefers to make their spirits from scratch with an intense pursuit of perfection, using the best natural ingredients. Westward brings together the very best of the American whiskey and craft beer traditions.

York Farm Fresh Food/Central Oregon Wagyu: We raise 100% Japanese Wagyu cattle and market grass fed beef here in Redmond, Oregon. Wagyu cattle produces Kobe beef with is high quality and has higher marbling. Our product is USDA all natural, hormone and antibiotic free. Our cattle is primarily grass fed but do offer grain fed beef for special requests.

  • Website: centraloregonwagyu.com
  • Market Dates: July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 12

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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