Beaverton Farmers Market – Stroopwafels – More Difficult to Make Than You Think!
To Our Market Community,
Stroopwafel literally means “syrup waffle”. First made in the Dutch city of Gouda, they can also be found every week at the BFM. Stroopwafels are thin, round waffle cookies filled with caramel syrup. They are cooked on a hot waffle iron and removed when perfectly cooked. The edge of the cookie is removed with a cookie-cutter which allows the remaining disc to be separated into thin top and bottom wafers where they are then filled with caramel syrup and sandwiched back together. The cooling caramel holds them together.
If you were to watch Time Hahn, owner of Wafeltje prepare these specialties at the market you would think that they are a breeze to make. Well, looks are deceiving as many bakers on the Great British Baking Show learned in season 8. Market Master, Ginger Rapport, is a big fan of the GBBS and was aghast when she saw the talented bakers on the show fail to make them properly. Ginger has seen Tim make thousands of stroopwafels for market-goers over the last couple of seasons but never truly appreciated his skill until watching the bakers at the GBBS fail miserably.
Tim grew up eating these delicious cookies and after a stay in the Netherlands decided to bring with him the equipment to re-create the buttery, natural, warm goodness of fresh stroopwafels here at home. Tim uses real butter and no corn syrup in his cookies and serves them up warm from the waffle-maker every Saturday.
Wafeltje is located at the 4th street entrance to the market, next to the Pony Espresso truck. Stop by and watch Tim masterfully create his stroopwafel cookies for a line of hungry fans.
The Beaverton Farmers Market
We will see you this Saturday at the Market from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM.
With Spring around the corner, we are getting excited for spring flowers and the return of many pollinator friends. This week for Market Sprouts Kids Club we will be crafting butterflies that kids can hang to decorate their room or hang in windows. This will be a hands-on activity led by Market Staff at the Information Booth; stop by during market hours to participate.
Spring Shirt Sale
Do you have Market swag? We have new shirts coming soon, so to make room we are having a sale on our remaining stock! All shirts are now $10. Get this design before it’s gone! Available in both grey and burgundy with limited sizing options.
We are excited to welcome back many returning vendors this week for the 2022 season!
Buddha Kat Winery – A boutique winery located in Sandy Oregon at the base of Mount Hood specializing in fruit and varietal wines. Fraga Farmstead Creamery – Family-operated dairy goat farm near Portland, Oregon. As the only certified organic goat dairy in Oregon, they are committed to producing the finest cheese and offering our goats the happiest quality of life possible. Hibisbloom – Hibisbloom creates an interpretation of the traditional hibiscus flower tea Bissap to your table. Hibisbloom is a premium hibiscus-based beverage and cocktail mixer. Kalo Kitchen – Filipino and Hawaiian fusion-inspired booth that offers small “plate lunch” style food and confection.
Lindsay’s Sourdough – Specializes in delicious sourdough pancake and waffle batter, made with a variety of historic sourdough starters. May’s Produce and Flowers – Sustainably farmed flowers and produce locally grown in Oregon City. Wild Roots Spirits – Producers of all-natural spirits that strive to embody the true essence of the Northwest. Wild Roots starts with what the Northwest is best known for; rich soil, pure water, and one-of-a-kind fruit. Wraps – Delicious fresh breakfast, lunch wraps, and grilled cheese. Made fresh to order!
Click on the map image for the farmers market interactive map to view which vendors will be attending the first market of the season. The vendor list will grow as the season progresses, so if you don’t see your favorite vendor this Saturday they will likely be at future markets.