It’s a challenge as old as time: how can I eat fresh throughout the winter? Preserving food draws out the oxygen and stops the growth of microorganisms that break down freshness. So, with time spent now, come January or March you can open your freezer bags and jars to enjoy the fresh flavors of fall.
Our Executive Director Trudy Toliver has written a blog post about four simple ways to keep food for winter: freezing, pickling, dehydrating and canning. If you’ve never preserved food before, now is a great time to try it out! Click the button below to read more.
If you’re ready to try your hand at easy preservation methods, join us for our first ever Disco Pickle event, co-hosted by Cook First Portland and Slow Food Portland. Disco Pickle happens on October 5thand 12th at PSU and October 6th at Lents International. Swing by our pickle tasting booth at 10am to get inspired, shop the market for the produce you’d like to pickle (it doesn’t have to be cucumbers!), learn tips and tricks from our chef demo at noon, and then make your own pickles at our DIY station!
A huge thank you to all 1,500 and more of you who took the time to complete our Shopper Survey! We were heart-warmed to connect with so many of you throughout this process. Your treasured feedback will guide our communications and the delivery of our markets over the years to come.
Congratulations to Catherine, the winner of our Shopper Survey giveaway! She flashed a big smile when receiving a basket of market treats and tokens to buy what’s fresh. A loyal shopper at PSU, Catherine has been coming to our market since it was at its original Albers Mill location!
Thank you again for your time and for supporting local farmers and food producers.
Vendor Spotlight: Tugboat Bread
This little bakery is getting a big reputation and it’s well-deserved! Read all about how Tugboat owner/baker Chris Warden got his start into the gluten game and find out why his loaves are in such high demand.