With the change of seasons, we’re enjoying late-summer’s bounty and finding fall favorites at our five farmers market locations, including peppers, eggplant, apples, plums, grapes, cauliflower, winter squash and so much more! And as always, you can find fresh bakery items, cheeses, meats, pickles & krauts, sauces, coffee and hot food to name a few grocery staples. Grab a friend and head to the market to shop outside and help local small farmers and food artisan businesses grow.
Bethel Springs Farm’s 18-acres, located in Rickreall, Oregon, consists of fruit trees, laying hens and 3-acres of vegetable production—all certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Michelle, Steven and their dedicated crew of three work hard to bring the Kenton community a variety of vibrant produce each week. We’re thrilled to have them join us at PSU Farmers Market starting October 16.
Rangoon Bistro is broadening the exposure of burmese food by serving classic dishes like Lahpet Thoke, and Mohinga while simultaneously celebrating the abundance of the pacific northwest’s bounty. Uniquely poised to handle the food ways of Myanmar with reverence, they are serving honest delicious food that can be enjoyed amongst friends and families. Follow @rangoonbistro to stay up-to-date on farm-fresh menu items and pop-up events.
Exilior Coffeeis a small family owned business with Kenyan heritage, founded to improve the lives in Kenyan rural coffee growing communities one sip at a time. With something for light and dark roast lovers alike, your can find them at markets this season selling Kenyan coffee beans, cold brew concentrate and hot cups of coffee. Want to make a meal of it? Coffee pairs perfectly with a Twisted Croissant or Tabor Bread treat at Shemanski Park and Orange & Blossom Patisserie or Small Baking Company goodie at PSU.
Happy Moment Farm launched in 2009 as a return to the farming lifestyle and occupation Tatyana and Petr practiced for years in the Kuban region of Russia. As their farm name suggests, Happy Moment plays a key role in their physical and mental contentment and health, but also how they engage and embrace family, community, and place.
Farmers Market Lunchbox
“This time of year we can find most of our lunchbox staples at the farmers market! Our kids love knowing where their food comes from, and we love supporting local food producers. Here are some fresh, healthy, and easy-to-pack lunch items we often source from the market:” – Katy Kolker, PFM Executive Director
Hot Sauce Making Tips from Sarah of Marshall’s Haute Sauce
PSU Farmers Market vendor, Sarah Marshall of Marshall’s Haute Sauce was on the news this week. She shared her tips for shopping Shemanski Park and PSU farmers markets and making your own farm-fresh hot sauce this season.
Position Open: Market Accountant & Office Manager
Open through Wednesday, October 13, 2021
PFM is looking for a full time, year-round Market Accountant & Office Manager. This position will manage all aspects of market accounting, in collaboration with other staff members. This position also supports other areas of PFM’s accounting, and provides limited accounting support to our sister organization, Farmers Market Fund. In addition, this position is responsible for the management of office systems and business accounts.
Staff at PFM and Farmers Market Fund have teamed up for a monthly discussion club to learn about anti-racism, historic disparities in food and farming, and the current food justice movement. This is part of moving our equity and food justice work forward. It’s opened our thinking about policies and practices. Here’s what we read, watched and discussed last month:
In accordance with the Governor’s mask mandate, face coverings are currently required at our markets, regardless of vaccination status. Please wear a mask when you visit the farmers market. Your efforts to protect yourself and those around you are appreciated.