BEAVERTON, OR – September 5, 2012 — Portland breeds a community of active people who, not only love where they live, but love what they eat. On any given weekend, rain or shine, you’ll find crowds of Portlanders filling up their farmer’s market baskets with the latest seasonal produce. But on those days when they’re rushing from home to work, school, or the gym, they want something quick, delicious and healthy to support their thriving energy and maintain their motivation.
Come join us at the Beaverton Farmers Market for our Healthy Kids and Families Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012 as we highlight some of our vendors that create nourishing and satisfying snack foods. Look for everything from Hammer and Tuffy’s Hand Roasted Granola and MaggieBell Naturals “Crazy Good Snacks” to the Pacific Northwest Kale Chips, as well as a variety of other tempting options to choose from.
Hammer and Tuffy’s Hand Roasted Granola is a local Tigard-based company owned by Judy and Bruce Sarvis. Their gluten free granola is made with olive oil and contains no cholesterol, trans-fats, or refined sugars. The Sarvis’s carefully choose their ingredients in order to create a simple, good and natural breakfast alternative while using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. When they’re feeling a little creative, they like to transform their granola into fluffy pancakes or “Choco Cherry Chili Cookies”. To try one of these recipes at home, visit: http://www.hammerandtuffys.
If you’re craving a flavorful, and fun snack alternative try MaggieBell Naturals.
This crunchy treat is slow baked in small batches using natural and minimally processed whole food ingredients. Packed with sliced almonds, whole grains, and hearty seeds MaggieBell Naturals offers three varieties of their “Loco” snacks. Chef Kristina never compromises on flavor, and with her dynamic background in gourmet cooking and healthy baking, she has satisfied such celebrity clients as Ringo Starr, Ellen DeGeneres, Faye Dunaway, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. For a spicy, crunchy addition, try adding SnackLOCO Caliente! to a summer green salad of goat cheese and roasted peaches.
For a “super food” jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, Pacific Northwest Kale Chips is a hearty and crunchy treat. Nicknamed “Vitamin Kale”, Sarah Pool, one of the founders of PNKC, developed this product while training for a marathon. Dried at low temperatures to preserve the natural vitamins and minerals, these kale chips hold up in all kinds of conditions and fuel the body for extended performance. Void of all oils, sugars, and preservatives, these baked chips make a satisfying year-round treat. Owners Sarah Pool and Ugyen Shola also like to enjoy this crispy snack sprinkled on popcorn, mixed into their favorite pasta dish, or even used as a crouton alternative in fresh green salads.
These vendors not only produce nutritious and satisfying snack foods, but while working long days at the farmer’s market, they also indulge in some of their own favorite treats. Some of their top picks include: Not Just Another Seed Bar, The Better Bean Company, Souper Natural, The Hummus Stop, and Gloria’s Secret tamales.
Other Family Fun Activities throughout the day include:
Kaiser-David Jeppesen (cooking demo for healthy school lunches)
YMCA Healthy Living-Vickey Foster
Campfire Columbia-April Joy Brown
American Lung Association-Tiffany Belser
Beaverton Family Medicine-Dr Andrew Murison
AWARE-Tamara Peterson (BIG SNEEZING NOSE! Cold prevention Awareness)
Come enjoy our Healthy Kids and Families Day as we pay tribute to a healthy lifestyle and support our local vendors. For more information on The Beaverton Farmers Market and the vendors highlighted in the article, please visit:
Beaverton Farmers Market: http://www.
Hammer and Tuffy’s Hand Roasted Granola:
Pacific Northwest Kale Chips:
For more information: www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com