With our winter markets meeting every other Saturday we especially look forward to restocking our produce and pantry items!
It’s always surprising to folks when we tell them that yes, we are a year-round market and we have offer fresh locally grown produce at every market.
It’s called eating with the seasons and while winter doesn’t boast the usual fare of fresh berries and peaches, we do have rich, nutrient dense greens and root veggies which are perfect for supporting our immune systems during this health compromised time.
This week you will find lots of greens, radicchio, brussel sprouts, beets and carrots, squash varieties, garlic and fresh herbs, plus flavorful fennel and Japanese turnips.
In addition, we are excited to welcome some new vendors to the market! We all know how much you’ve missed Grano Bread. That’s why we’re thrilled Tabor Bread will be joining us. You will have the opportunity to enjoy naturally leavened, rustic sourdough breads and so much more. Their quality and use of local ingredients is to be admired and we know you will love them so plan on trying out a loaf (or two) from their plentiful varieties. We also highly recommend their amazing biscuits! Read on for more info about our new vendors and plan to carve out some time to shop. We have 60 vendors this week and the weather looks to be in our favor!
Looking to lower your carbon footprint? Sustainable Fluff will be joining us! They turn upcycled materials into green, sustainable and reusable items. Everything from makeup remover wipes to candles. Make sure to welcome them on Saturday!
This is the week to restock your liquor cabinet if you so enjoy. We have all of our distilleries, wineries and breweries in attendance this Saturday which is perfect if you enjoy a variety of options from Oregon’s best spirit creators. Check our newest distillery, New Deal Distillery, who will be offering a delicious Pear Brandy made with 100% estate grown Hood River Barlett Pears!
Also, it’s time to start thinking about investing in a CSA share from one of our local farms. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it allows customers to essentially buy a ‘share’ of a farms harvest. By doing so you are supporting a farm year-round and can rely on seasonal weekly produce boxes. Melissa from Sun Love Farm is sharing about her CSA in this week’s newsletter so you will want to check out her info below!
Remember we are open from 10-2 so if you can’t make the market in the morning hours, we are still here for you!
Find us at 2051 Kaen Road (at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads) here in Oregon City.
Smoked brown butters and fruit butters inspired by the flavors of Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.
FINK’S FERMENTED FOODS:
Andy creates a rich variety of fermented foods ranging from Kimchi to Sauerkraut. Made with all ingredients grown on local farms.
This week Melissa from Sun Love Farm is opening up her CSA subscriptions. This is such a great way to be guaranteed fresh produce each week by signing up ahead. CSA’s have come a long way by offering varieties, sizes, pricing plans and add on options, such as fresh bread and flowers!
Support your local farm by choosing to participate in their Community Supported Agriculture farm share.
Additionally, we are offering a discount for those who are willing to sign up for the share early!
If you sign up by February 14 and pay the full cost up front, you will get $25 off your share. Use the Promo Code: SUNLOVECSA2022 at checkout.
If you sign up by February 14 and get a subscription or Market Share, you will get $10 off your share. Use the Promo Code SUBSCRIPTIONCSA2022
We will have all the fabulous produce that we have offered in past seasons, with a few new offerings. We heard your feedback on the 2021 share and are going to be making some changes to make the share more diverse and delicious. We are going to be growing sweet corn this year. Expect more beans, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and a wider offering of herbs (marjoram, oregano).
Pick up hours on Wednesdays will now be permanently expanded to 3pm-7pm for the whole season.
In other ways, the veggie CSA is going to be quite similar to 2021.
The biggest change is that the share prices have gone up (to $37/week for pick up and $43/week for delivery). We do not take price increases lightly, which has made this a tough choice. We are committed to keeping good food accessible, but costs of all the goods needed to grow food (fertilizer, seeds, bags, produce boxes, equipment) have become significantly higher which means that we need to value the shares higher. We also are committed to getting to the point where we are able to pay our fabulous employees living wages. All that being said, we still want to make sure that we are making our food accessible-Scholarships are available for folks that need it, and SNAP recipients are able to use their benefits to pay for their share. I am open to trade possibilities as well (body work, acupuncture, carpentry, childcare).
Another exciting change is that we are going to have more add on possibilities this season.
Eggs from Out of Ashes Farm Berries from Our Table Collective Flowers from Free Hand Farm Bread from Tabor Bread Hazelnuts and Nut Butters from Squirrelly Jane ***Fruit from Kiyokawa Orchards (details are still in the works, sign ups will come later)
We are so excited to be teaming up with this exceptional collection of local producers to provide you more options for delicious food and gorgeous flowers. All of the add ons that you sign up for will come alongside your veggie share either at pick up or delivery. FYI you must first purchase a veggie share in order to unlock our private store, which is where all the add ons are listed.
More details about all the add ons and the CSA are on the website: https://sunlovefarm.com/deliver-to-your-door-csa/
Thank you so much for considering being part of our CSA this season! Early season sign ups are a huge help for us in both planning for the new season and bringing in off season income to help us grow food. While we don’t have much food to offer or sell this time of year, a huge chunk of the overall cost of growing food for the CSA starts right now- for seeds, potting soil, soil amendments, labor and more. That being said, your support during this time of year is HUGE in getting the farm growing this spring!
If paying the entire CSA upfront is just too much, please do choose the “auto pay” subscription option, listed on the top of the page after you “add to cart” in the online store . You will only be required to pay for the first share with the subscription, and will be charged for each box three days before you receive it once the share gets going. Subscriptions work great for us as well and we love being able to offer them! (If CSA is not flexible enough for, consider signing up for our Market Share program. With Market Share, you can choose your own produce, rather than receiving a “farmer’s choice” box each week as you do in the regular CSA program. You still have the option to choose add ons as well! The big difference is that we are not offering home delivery to Market Share members- you must pick up your share at the Oregon City or Milwaukie farmer’s markets or at the Wednesday pick up on the farm).
If you have any questions about the CSA, please feel free to email or call me at 914-536-1024.
Looking forward to a bountiful season!
Best, Melissa www.sunlovefarm.com
January 22nd Attending Vendors:
Not Umami’s Cooking
– freshly made Gyoza in 3 flavor options, including a vegan one. Kelsey will also have frozen Gyoza available for sale to cook off at home.
Divine Mini Donuts – What better way to welcome a chilly winter morning than with freshly made, warm donuts. Ed also offers locally grilled sausages from Zenner’s.
Cafe de Crepe – Sam is back this week with delicious sweet and savory crepes!
The COOP – BBQ, Plant based options, awesome warm sandwiches and sides
Sara’s Tamales – Freshly made Mexican food, including breakfast burritos
Double Jump Coffee – Espresso, hot coffee, cold brew and tea
Yerba Buena Tea Company – Oat Milk Chai
Brown Bottle Farm
Wild Roots Farm
Canby Farm and Kitchen
Sun Love Farm
Lady Lane Farm
Lady Lane Farm
RJ Farms (eggs)
Double Jump Coffee
Yerba Buena Tea Company
Bean Bar Tofu
Fink’s Fermented Foods
Tonze Brazilian Bakery
Picasso’s PDX Picante
That’s Good Garlic
Hot Mama Salsa
The Hummus Stop
Howl at the Spoon
Squirrelly Jane’s Hazelnuts
Tonze Brazilian Bakery
T Bees Honey
2 Angry Cats
The Pie Guy
Small Baking Co
2 Sisters Vegan Bakery
Sebastiano’s Italian Bakery
La Provence Bakery
Wine, Beer, Spirits
Double Circle Spirits
New Deal Distillery
Coin Toss Brewing
Forest Edge Vineyard
Pilot House Distilling
Wild Roots Spirits