Counting Down the Days
We love this time of year when the diversity of fresh produce in our vendor’s stalls multiplies daily and the last of our five markets prepare to open. We are just days away from the season kickoff of our Lents International and Kenton Farmers Markets!
Join us on Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for opening day at Lents International Farmers Market where you’ll taste fresh, affordable, international flavors. We can’t wait to see the familiar faces of our returning vendors and we welcome newcomers Spice of Africa and Spice Pilgrim. There will be many activities for young market-goers this year with the return of Food Scouts, a Zenger Farm and PFM partnership program, and our Kids Cook at the Market program coming to Lents International for the first time!
Be sure not to miss opening day at Kenton Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 5 from 3-7 p.m. Kenton welcomes back Bethel Springs, Scratch Meats, Valley Berry Farm, Sulinas Gardens, and more. We are excited to have Farm Punk Salads, The Honey Palette, Kelly’s Kombucha, and Rose City Refillery join the Kenton Farmers Market family.
Our Trip to See the Kids
We recently had the great pleasure of visiting Fraga Farmstead Creamery during kidding season (i.e. when the farm is overrun with baby goats). We learned about the milking process, goat well-being, and why Fraga Farm’s goat cheese has a smoother taste than conventional goat cheese. Read all about it in our latest blog post!
Now You’re Cooking!
This summer during Kids Cook at the Market, junior chefs — ages 7 to 12 — will meet farmers, pick out ingredients fresh from the market, and immerse themselves in the preparation of seasonal, delicious dishes. This year Kids Cook returns to King Farmers Market with six Sunday classes starting June 9 and debuts eight Sunday classes at Lents International Farmers Market starting July 7.
GoFundMe for Raynblest
This past winter of heavy rain and snow in Douglas County, OR was a hard one for Raynblest Farm. In late February all of Douglas County, including the city of Elkton where Raynblest Farm is located, was declared a disaster zone. Barbara Davis, the farm’s owner, was devastated to find that in addition to trees falling on her home, pottery shed, and honey house, she completely lost her 20-acre prune orchard.
Barbara is asking for help to cleaning up the farm so she can move on with her life. Please consider donating today!