Beaverton Farmers Market -No Such Thing As an Italian Vampire! #GarlicPower
To Our Market Community,
This Saturday is going to be a scorcher. With near triple digit temperatures it is going to be a challenge for everyone to keep cool. The market will be open at 9:00 and we expect to be busy early. As a respite from the heat there will be a cooling station set up next to the information booth, located beneath the solar canopy in the parking lot. Next door The City Library will be hosting a cooling center.
Because we know that some people and products do not do well in the heat, we have given vendors the option of staying home this weekend and many have decided to do so. If you would like to check on the status of your favorite vendors you can check the interactive mapon our website. We will do our best to keep it up to date as vendors weigh in with their decision to attend or not.
We’d like for market goers to be aware that we may choose to close early if we deem the conditions too intolerable. We will make that call as the temperature climbs so we recommend that you plan an early shopping trip for Saturday. Some other tips for keeping cool on a hot day from the CDC:
Drink more water that usual and don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
Wear loose lightweight clothing
Take cool showers or baths to cool down
Wear and reapply sunscreen as directed on package
Pace your activity
Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
Never leave children or pets in cars.
The Beaverton Farmers Market
We will see you all this Saturday at the Market, starting at 9:00AM
No Such Thing as an Italian Vampire! #GarlicPower
Here at the BFM we mark the progression of each market season by the arrival of certain crops. First it is Spring vegetables such as peas and fava beans, next comes berry season as the first strawberries appear in growers stalls. After that comes cherries, with other stone fruits following on their heels. Slowly the warm season crops begin to show up as we thrill to the first green beans and tomatoes, dreaming of the many dishes we want to make with them. Then we look forward to melons and corn arriving just after the 4th of July. Here we are at the beginning of August and garlic season is getting underway. And you know what that means — Gordon Dana, aka The Garlic Guy, from Three D Ranch is in the market.
Grocery store garlic displays would lead you to believe that there is only one kind of garlic. Not true! Garlic has many personalities from bold to classic to soft. Below are the varieties you will find in Three D Ranch’s booth this season.
Garlic Variety Description
Bavarian — Our signature variety, bold but not overpowering, a slight sweetness Brown Tempest — Very bold, good for strong garlic lovers Chesnok Red — Fully body, distinctive flavor and one of our customer favorites Georgian Crystal — Milder garlic with 4-5 large cloves per bulb German — Middle of the bold spectrum, a favorite of many of our customers Leningrad — Very bold, a nip of garlic, great for strong garlic lovers Martin’s Heirloom — Classic garlic flavor, middle of the bold spectrum *Music — Full body, but not overpowering, middle of the bold spectrum Red Toch — Softer side of garlic flavor, nice for raw dishes Slovenian — Bolder side of the spectrum builds heat when eaten rawAll garlic varieties have a hard exterior shell that is easy to peel.
If you aren’t sure which variety is for you, we suggest a cook-off using different varieties in your favorite recipes to see how you like them. Be sure to test them both raw and cooked as each variety lends itself to different types of preparations.
*Market Master Ginger Rapport would like to add a footnote to the description of her favorite garlic variety Music. In addition to its delightful flavor, the cloves are HUGE making it a dream to peel. If you hate taking forever to peel worthless little cloves of garlic, this is the variety for you.
Quiche for All!
It is always exciting when we get to announce a new product to market goers and this one has the market office buzzing. Sinful Confections, makers of gluten free, allergy friendly foods, has developed a Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Soy Free Quiche which is made from scratch and baked in a fully dedicated commercial kitchen. Since their quiches contain no gluten or dairy, they can easily be left at room temperature. They can be eaten cold or simply heated up in a conventional oven or a microwave. They plan to roll out just 4 flavors for now, rotating 2 flavors each week.
We’re happy to announce that Fetzer’s Sausages is back in the market! Stop by to get your German sausage fix!