Good times bear repeating. That’s why the City of Lake Oswego is bringing back the Lake Grove Farmers’ Market starting today, October 2, and repeating every other Sunday through November 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Hallmark Drive between Mercantile Drive and Collins Way.
So no need to go through Farmers’ Market withdrawal given that the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market in Millennium Plaza Park had its last day yesterday. You can still enjoy fresh, local, in-season, equitable and sustainable products direct from the producer, only now on the west side of town.
Here are some of the vendors you’ll meet:
CENTRAL OREGON WAGYU. Featuring 100% full blood Wagyu beef allowed to grow slowly, bringing out the distinct flavor and qualities Wagyu are known for.
JIMMY TOMATO. Combine “Old School” recipes and slow cooking and you get Jimmy Tomato’s Classic Tomato Meat Sauce that uses his mother’s recipe dating back to 1954. Made with organic tomato products, local fresh produce, locally procured Italian sausage and meat products, herbs and spices, you’ll be looking for more ways to use it!
KELLY’S JELLY. This family business also started with a handed down recipe for Aunt Danny’s Habanero Pepper Jelly. Since then they’ve added a lineup of premium, small batch hot jellies and sweet fruit spreads that use only natural ingredients sourced from local producers. You can try a different one each week – Pineapple Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Marionberry Habanero Pepper Jelly, Kelly’s Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly, Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread, Oregon Tayberry Fruit Spread, Oregon Strawberry Fruit Spread and Oregon Marionberry Fruit Spread. Gift packs available as well.
MUD DOG FARM. This permaculture-based farm out of Gresham offers fresh produce free of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers and GMO. Eat good and feel good.
PABLO MUNOZ FARMS. This local farm out of Dayton offers seasonal produce. Although not an organic farm, they stop all spray applications once the plants begin to bloom, allowing fruit and produce to be as clean as possible straight off the plant.
PORTLAND CARAMEL COMPANY. Featuring smooth and creamy caramels these treats are perfect for making your day a little sweeter or someone else’s! Selections include Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Salted Caramels and Classic Salted Caramels.
RAW HONEY OREGON. This family company run by three generations features raw, local honey, filtered only once and never heated. The varieties are harvested from the local bloom specific to the hives locations which run along the Willamette, Clackamas, Abernathy, Mollala, Pudding, Kellogg, Mt. Scott and Columbia rivers.
ROUNDHOUSE FOODS. These plant based hummus, dips and sauces come in flavors you might not have seen anywhere else. Choose from Balsamic Pistachio, Garlic Overkill, Rosemary Lemon, Smoked Salt, Sriracha Lime, or Vegan Garlic Butter.
SPICE PILGRIM is a local spice and team company rooted in Clackamas specializing in healthy and delicious stone-ground spices, seasonings and hand-blended teas. A great variety to choose from including Mango Powder, Turkey Brine Mix, Orange Ginger Salt and Winter Remedy Tea.
THE HUMMUS STOP. Enjoy Mediterranean appetizers like Tabouli Salad, Green Olive Basil Garlic Spread, fresh pita bread and pita chips as well as a lineup of hummus including Roasted Red Pepper and Lemon.
DREGS VODKA. Dregs is a locally distilled vodka that gives 100% of its after tax profits to local charities that support low income youth like Abby’s Closet, p:ear mentor and Portland YouthBuilders. Make your cocktail of choice accomplish two things at once—provide a good taste and help your community.
FREELAND SPIRITS. Freeland Spirits is a craft distillery in Portland and one of a few women-owned and run distilleries. When you learn that women have more taste buds and 50% more olfactory cells than men, you wonder why you’d want anyone else making your spirits! Choose from three different gins and a bourbon (in possibly the world’s most beautiful spirit bottles)and canned cocktails.
GARIBALDI CELLARS. This family-run boutique winery is homegrown in the Willamette Valley and currently offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cuvée Bianco and Rosé of Pinot Noir.
STRAIGHTAWAY COCKTAILS. Leave the crafting to these guys. They’ve perfected the art of the cocktail so you can just open and enjoy. There’s a wide selection including the Oregon Old Fashioned, Cosmos and Negroni as well as the Nitro Gin Fizz and Negroni Spritz.
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