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Market News February 2 2010 Market

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Happy Groundhog Day! I am really enjoying the longer days. It's nice to have the sun come up before 8am.

The 2010 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive begins runs the entire month of February ([ "link"). The market is working with employees in the Oregon WIC program in the campaign. There will be a table where the employees will be selling a few items and accepting donations of cash and food. The market will be making a donation that day and will donate a basket of market goodies (including market gift certificates) with the proceeds going to the campaign. Stop by and help out on February 16th. Bring your friends too.

What's available this week? Spinach, kale, collards and arugula will be the predominant greens this week. (n.b Spinach and arugula both make excellent winter pestos. I've saved an arugula pesto recipe in our featured recipes above.) Other vegetables include carrots, beets, kohlrabi, turnips, radishes, potatoes, onions and winter squash. You will also find a nice selection of apples, pears and asian pears plus hazelnuts and chestnuts.

Little Pots and Pans is back at the market this week. I've missed their savory tarts and salads. It's good to have them back.

Here’s the expected availability list:

Rick Steffen Farm - onions, shallots, scallions(maybe), leeks(maybe), potatoes, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, spinach and turnips.

Packer Orchards – pear juice sweetened baked goods and jams, pears (Bosc, Bartlett, Anjous), apples, asian pears.

Greenville Farms – prunes, hazelnuts, eggs and jams.

Osmogaia - mustard greens, spinach, kale (several varieties), chard (maybe), salad mix, bok choy (maybe), daikon (maybe), radishes (maybe), winter squash.

Nature’s Choice – fresh mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, hedgehogs, black trumpets, yellowfoot (maybe)), dried mushrooms, mushroom salt, honey, chestnuts, huckleberry jam.

Bigfoot Bread – toasting bread, pitas & flatbreads, pita chips, cinnamon rolls.

Fressen Artisan Bakery - German and Austrian breads and pastries.

Little Pots and Pans - savory tarts and salads.

Savory et Sweet: crepes, salads, drinks.

Menu for February 2 2010 - check back later

See you tomorrow,

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager