Market Day ~ Mid-Season Bounty

Summer’s Plentiful Gifts

Peaches are the latest fruit ripe at the market!  Also available are loads of varieties of berries, including blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (I tasted a tayberry last week - a cross between blackberry and raspberry) as well as cherries (Vans and Rainiers), nectarines and apricots.

The tasty bounty continues in the veggie department with snow peas, fava beans, sugar snap peas, lettuce (romaine, oak, butter, romaine), turnips, radishes, green garlic, garlic scapes (aka whistles), carrots, potatoes, fresh herbs, fennel, rainbow chard, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, fresh onions, arugula, cabbage, carrots, beets, radishes, tomatoes and much more!

For more on this Wednesday’s selection of Interstate Farmers’ Market vendors, please see the list below.  For more information about peaches in the area, check out Tri-County Farm-Fresh Foods.

We’re always looking for volunteers during Wednesdays to help run the market each week…  Volunteers work 2-3 hour shifts between 3:00 - 8:00 pm and we could really use a few people to help with breakdown from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

Entertainment:
I’ve lined up a special treat for you this week with
Liza Jane and Curly performing classic country songs of love and woe, with a smidgeon of blues, jazz, ragtime, modern miscellany and a few originals thrown in for good measure.

As Miss Liza Jane is a dear friend of mine, I am looking forward to a lovely afternoon with Liza Jane and Curly a-sangin’ and a-twangin’…

See you on Wednesday!

Bob New, IFM Manager
contact [at] interstatefarmersmarket.com
971-344-0115

(
Check out the volunteer shifts below and contact me today! To get involved with the Interstate Farmers’ Market - as a volunteer, vendor or supporter - please contact me by phone or email.)

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Use your Debit card or Oregon Trail card to receive IFM wooden tokens at the market!  Come to the Information Booth for more information.  Farmers also accept WIC/Senior Coupons (look for the yellow WIC/Senior Coupon signs at particular vendor booths).
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This week at the market:
See the IFM website for more information about the following vendors (Interstate Farmers’ Market).

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Al Forno Ferruzza (pizza and bread)
Baird Family Orchards (cherries)
Boyco Food (honey)
Brownie Farm
Carol’s Nuts and Candies
City Garden Farms - produce from Portland

Crabapple Company
(spreads) - NOT 7/30
Dante’s Garden Pesto
Deep Roots Farm (fruits and veggies)
Dmitry Chaschin (berries)
Happy Harvest Farm
Heavenly Bites
(cheesecake)
Herr’s Family Farm
(flowers)
Hot Mama Salsa
Krakow Koffeehouse
(smoothies, sodas, sandwiches and ice cream)
Liepold Farms
(strawberries)
Livingscape Nursery
(veggie starts and native plants)
Micro-Mercantes
(tamales)
Mocha Roma’s
(coffee and drinks)
New Cascadia Traditional
(gluten-free pastries and bread)
Packer Orchards and Bakery
(cookies and fruit)
Pine Mountain Ranch
(beef and buffalo)

Serious Bread
Simon Sampson
(The Salmon Man) - availability depends on supply
St. Johns Coffee Roasters
(every other week - NOT 7/30)

Sweet Leaf Farm (fruits and veggies)
Unger Farm (strawberries)
Victorian Acres (sugar free treats and bread)
Wild Wild West Barbeque
Wilderness Poets Hemp Nut Butters
(might be back later in the season - also available at New Seasons Market
).

For your relaxation pleasure, Delinda Free, LMT offers massage at the market.  Look for her green umbrella and sit for a few minutes of bliss.

Market Day ~ Behind the scenes…

Farmers’ Markets growing in Portland

There are many factors contributing to a successful farmers’ market and seeing the thriving markets in Portland (as well as the country) points to the fact that many people are wanting local and fresh food.  The Interstate Farmers’ Market has developed great relationships with farmers and vendors to bring food to N/NE neighborhoods every Wednesday for the past 3 1/2 years.

News of farmers’ markets growth in Portland is due to the resources of the Oregon Farmers Market Associationand the cooperation of market managers helping new markets (and new market managers) get started.  Volunteers and support from local communities are crucial to the success of bringing food ever closer to home. 

I am looking forward to sharing more updates about developments of farmers’ markets in the N/NE Portland area.  St Johns is planning for a new market to start in 2009. Other markets are being presented to neighborhoods as a way to grow their own food, develop jobs and enhance community.  We’re all contributing to the shift in how we view our food…

For more on this Wednesday’s selection of Interstate Farmers’ Market vendors, please see the list below.  To get involved with the Interstate Farmers’ Market (as a volunteer, vendor or supporter), please contact me by phone or email.

See you soon!
Bob New, IFM Manager
contact [at] interstatefarmersmarket.com
971-344-0115

This week’s music:
Come dance with us this Wednesday…  Seen last at IFM during the 2007 season, Sambafeat will be having market goers moving their feet! 

Sambafeat mixes Brazilian Soul and Samba of the 70’s, American Jazz, and Brazilian Pop to create a funky blend of lively music with the ultimate goal of making the audience move. - Sambafeat

Volunteer this week:
Volunteers work 2-3 hour shifts between 3:00 - 8:00 pm and we could really use a few people to help with breakdown from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

Check out the shifts below and contact me today!  Please contact Bob New, Market Manager to sign up for a volunteer shift on Wednesdays by email ([email protected]interstatefarmersmarket.com) or phone (971-344-0115). 

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Use your Debit card or Oregon Trail card to receive IFM wooden tokens at the market!  Come to the Information Booth for more information.  Certain farmers also accept WIC/Senior Coupons.
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This week at the market:
Check out the IFM website for more information about the following vendors (http://interstatefarmersmarket.com).

Market Day ~ Cool and Sweet

Getcha ice cold treats here!!

Ice cream floats, chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick, berries and cherries of all kind.   This Wednesday is predicted to be a little cooler than the past few days, so bring the family over for a picnic or come over to join some friends.   Enjoy the treats that summer has to offer…

Thank you to all farms providing the incredible produce over the past few weeks - Sweet Leaf Organics, City Garden Farms, Deeproots Farm, Unger Farms, Happy Harvest Farm, Liepold Farm and Dmitry Chaschin.

More summer to come and so many different berries! Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries (limited supply). Cherries (Bings and Rainiers) are plentiful too!  Apricots are here and peaches are not too long away…

(Photo at right: Heavenly Bites owner Elizabeth Aldez and her daughter, Vanessa.  They are the ones supplying the chocolate-covered cheesecake…)

All photos in many of the weekly emails have been courtesy of Nikki Guerrero from Hot Mama Salsa.

This week’s music:
Please welcome back to the IFM stage,
The Underscore Orkestra! (see photo below)
Hear a preview at: www.myspace.com/underscoreorkestra

It feels good to volunteer:
Really, it does… and fun too!  Please contact Bob New, Market Manager to sign up for a volunteer shift on Wednesdays by email ([email protected]interstatefarmersmarket.com) or phone (971-344-0115).  Volunteers work 2-3 hour shifts between 3:00 - 8:00 pm and we could really use a few people to help with breakdown from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

Check out the shifts below and contact me today!

See you soon!

Bob New, IFM Manager

Market Day ~ This Market is HOT, HOT, HOT!

Summertime food and fun at IFM!

Strawberries, cherries, carrots, peas, greens… the market looks bountiful this time of year with a great selection of food being sold each week.  We are looking forward to seeing more fruit and vegetables in the next few weeks.  Come by to see what all the vendors are selling (vendor list below…)

All photos in many of the weekly emails have been courtesy of Nikki Guerrero from Hot Mama Salsa.  Visit her booth at the market each Wednesday for a taste of chips and salsa (see photo to the right).

This week’s music:
Join us for Acoustic Blues Americana by local band,
SpeedLimit and the Violation.

Hear a preview at: http://www.myspace.com/speedlimitandtheviolation

Please contact me to sign up for a volunteer shift on Wednesdays by email or phone.  Volunteers work 2-3 hour shifts between 3:00 - 8:00 pm and we could really use a few people to help with breakdown from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Check out the shifts below and contact me today!

Peace!
Bob New, IFM Manager
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Use your Debit card or Oregon Trail card to receive IFM wooden tokens at the market!  Come to the Information Booth for more information.

Check out the IFM website for more information about the following vendors (interstatefarmersmarket.com).

Al Forno Ferruzza (pizza and bread)
Baird Family Orchards (cherries)
Boyco Food (honey)
Brownie Farm
Carol’s Nuts and Candies
City Garden Farms - produce from Portland
Country Charm Acres
(jams)
Crabapple Company
(spreads)
Dante’s Garden Pesto
Happy Barker
(dog food)
Happy Harvest Farm
Heavenly Bites
(cheesecake)
Herr’s Family Farm
(flowers)
Hot Mama Salsa
Krakow Koffeehouse
(smoothies, sodas and soon sandwiches and ice cream)

Liepold Farms
(strawberries)
Livingscape Nursery
(veggie starts and native plants)
Micro-Mercantes
(tamales)
Mocha Roma’s
(coffee and drinks)
New Cascadia Traditional
(gluten-free pastries and bread)
Packer Orchards and Bakery
(cookies and fruit)
Pine Mountain Ranch
(beef and buffalo)
Rick’s Wild Mushrooms
(Morels) - see picture above

Serious Bread
Simon Sampson
(The Salmon Man) - availability depends on supply
St. Johns Coffee Roasters
Unger Farm (strawberries)
Victorian Acres (sugar free treats and bread)
Wild Wild West Barbeque
Wilderness Poets Hemp Nut Butters

Deep Roots Farm
shallots
zucchini (yellow and green)
rainbow chard
red Russian kale
basil
sugar snap peas

Sweet Leaf Farm
carrots
radishes
beets
sweet Spanish onions
strawberries

sugar snap peas
zucchini & summer squash
potatoes (red and yukon gold)
broccoli

bok choy
lettuce
baby mixed greens
cauliflower
collards
romanesco
cabbage
basil
kale

For your relaxation pleasure, Delinda Free, LMT offers massage at the market.  Look for her green umbrella and sit for a few minutes of bliss.

Market Day ~ Ah summer!

Food for the 4th!
Join us every Wednesday (3:00-7:00 pm)

 
Summer has finally arrived and the scene at IFM last week was brilliant! 30 vendors are selling everything from fruits and veggies to tamales and pizza and jams to bread. We are still looking for more customers (1500 last week), so please send this email to your friends, co-workers, family, neighbors, etc.

I would love to double our attendance by the end of the season, so help get the word out!

Seems to be something for everyone at the market…gluten-free pastries and bread, produce, honey, treats, the balloon man, kids playing and singing at the IFM stage and much more. ALSO, scores of kids are playing in the park all summer with Portland Parks FREE “Summer in the Parks” program. (This program is free and pre-registration is not required, so show up and have fun with your kids - this is not a daycare option, so please stay with your children.)

Please contact me to sign up for a volunteer shift on Wednesdays by email or phone. I would love to have help during the market from 3:00 - 7:00 pm and could really use a few people to help with breakdown from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Check out the shifts below and contact me today!

Peace!
Bob New, IFM Manager
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Use your Debit card or Oregon Trail card to receive IFM wooden tokens at the market! Come to the Information Booth for more information.

Check out the IFM website for more information about the following vendors (interstatefarmersmarket.com).

Al Forno Ferruzza (pizza and bread)
Boyco Food
(honey)
Brownie Farm
Carol’s Nuts and Candies
City Garden Farms - produce from Portland


Country Charm Acres (jams)
Crabapple Company
(spreads)
Dante’s Garden Pesto
Happy Barker
(dog food)
Happy Harvest Farm
Heavenly Bites
(cheesecake)
Herr’s Family Farm
(flowers)
Hot Mama Salsa

Liepold Farms (strawberries)
Livingscape Nursery
(veggie starts and native plants)
Micro-Mercantes
(tamales)
Mocha Roma’s
(coffee and drinks)
New Cascadia Traditional
(gluten-free pastries and bread)
Packer Orchards and Bakery
(cookies and fruit)
Pine Mountain Ranch
(beef and buffalo)
Serious Bread
Simon Sampson
(The Salmon Man) - availability depends on supply
St. Johns Coffee Roasters
Victorian Acres
(sugar free treats and bread)
Wild Wild West Barbeque
Wilderness Poets Hemp Nut Butters

Baird Family Orchards (cherries)

Unger Farm
strawberries

Deep Roots Farm
shallots
zucchini (yellow and green)
rainbow chard
red Russian kale
basil
sugar snap peas

Sweet Leaf Farm
carrots
radishes
beets
sweet Spanish onions
strawberries

sugar snap peas
zucchini & summer squash
potatoes (red and yukon gold)
broccoli

bok choy
lettuce
baby mixed greens
cauliflower
collards
romanesco
cabbage
basil
kale

For your relaxation pleasure, Delinda Free, LMT offers massage at the market. Look for her green umbrella and sit for a few minutes of bliss.

This week’s music:
The Underscore Orkestra, returns after starting off the IFM season, playing a mix of Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy Jazz and Swing Music

Hear a preview at: www.myspace.com/underscoreorkestra

NOTE: All photos in this email courtesy of Nikki Guerrero from Hot Mama Salsa.

2011 IFM Season
May - September

Overlook Park
Wednesdays - 3 pm to 7 pm

De La Salle High School
Saturdays - 9 am - 1:30 pm

SNAP/Oregon Trail ACCEPTED!  (Just come to the info booth and we will swipe your card and give you tokens to spend with the vendors.)
WIC/Seniors Checks ACCEPTED! (Bring your checks directly to vendors displaying a WIC/Seniors sign)

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