Thanks to everyone who came out to support our winter market trial run last week. We received a lot of positive feedback and will keep you updated as plans progress!
This Saturday is Opening Day! We will be in our full spread along NE Hancock Street between 44th & 45th Avenues. Bring a basket to fill up, there will be so much available!
8am – 1pm!
Last week there were bagels, basil, beef, beets, bietola, bok choy, bread, buffalo, carrots, chard, chicken, Chinook salmon, crab, cucumbers, feta, fiddleheads, filberts, goat cheese, halibut, kale, lettuce, mixed greens, morels, nettles, new potatoes, oregano, oysters, pac choi, pastries, prunes, radishes, rhubarb, rock fish, shiitakes, shrimp, smoked salmon, spinach, spring garlic, sturgeon, truffles, turnips, yak, zucchini, and over 50 varieties of garden starts, nursery stock and more. And that was with only nine vendors. This Saturday there will be fifty vendors waiting to serve you and your food needs.
Don’t forget to stock up on flowers for Mother’s Day! Blooming Goodies, Herr’s Family Farm, and KCK Farms will all be there selling cut flowers and bouquets.
Many of your favorite market vendors are returning for the 2011 season although a game of musical chairs has been played. Please stop by the Info Booth to take a look at the most recent market map to find out where your favorite farmer is.
New vendors this season include Happy Campers Gluten Free Baking (starting 5/28) and Lion Heart Kombucha (starting 5/14). Ate-Oh-Ate is our new hot food vendor and will be serving Hawaiian plate lunch at the market. Lastly, Sun Gold Farm will join us for the full season this year rather than just May and November as in the past.
We also have a number of on-call vendors that we’re pretty excited about this season. You won’t see all of these vendors at the market each week, but we fit them in when we can. Please be sure to give a big welcome and your support to these folks who make the extra effort to be at the market on short notice: The Better Bean Company (freshly prepared beans), Abby’s Table (fresh veggie packs, fruit parfaits, and dips), Souper Natural (frozen soup), Sage & Sea Farms (drinking vinegars), Rose City Pepperheads (jams), Inspired Salts, Fatdog Mustard, and Two Brothers Foods (chocolate sauce).