Squirrel Away for Fall with Oregon City Farmers Market
As morning clouds give way to sunny afternoons, we’re reminded of the changing seasons.
Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s time to prepare for the fall and winter months. Our farmers are in fall planting mode while still harvesting late-summer produce.
Berries and stone fruits are still here but apple and pear varieties are slowly taking their place. Late season tomatoes are bursting with flavor and colorful peppers fill our farmer’s baskets. You can smell the pungent fresh herbs before you’re even at a farmer’s stall.
Root veggies will begin to take front and center stage along with delicious squash, perfect for roasting. We’re in that unique phase of Oregon produce where we can enjoy fresh sliced peaches from Kiyokawa Orchards for breakfast and sauteed collard greens from Brown Bottle Farm for dinner.
One might even consider pulling out a crock pot and slow cooking a roast from Martson Farm or grilling up some sausages from Campfire Farms.
If you’re finding yourself in the food preservation mode, make sure you stop by our Information Booth for resources thanks to Oregon State University’s Extension Services. We have some handy guides and contact information for you.
This week we’re welcoming back some vendors plus adding a new perennial plant vendor for the rest of September and October! Green Seed Nursery will be joining us with Certified Naturally Grown fall perennials grown at their farm in Canby.
Owners Austin and Emily share,
“We focus mostly on perennials with some shrubs as well, so mostly ornamentals, but we do have a few herbs and berries. About 1/3rd of what we grow is native to Oregon and the rest is non-invasive with a focus on drought tolerance and pollinator support.”
Make sure you pay them a visit on Saturday for fall planting inspiration!
Our friends and market sponsors at OnPoint Credit Union are hosting an activity for our POP kids this week. Create your own market meal! Shop for meal ingredients at the market. It’s a great way for kids to learn how to shop locally using a budget.
Returning Vendors this Week: Sew Silly
808 Cheesecakes (now offering hot breakfast items such as Hawaiian French toast and their latest addition, Monte Cristo sandwiches!)
Our winter bookmarks are here! Stop by our info booth for a winter schedule bookmark so you can be reminded of our market dates! In case you forget, our market is year-round which means you can enjoy fresh locally grown foods and produce, even in December!
Find us this Saturday from 9-2 at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Kaen and Beavercreek Roads) in Oregon City.
See you at the market!
Since we’re talking about fall it seems only appropriate to share about our wonderful nut vendors at the market.
29 Kettle Confectionery roasts small batch nut varieties right on site at the market. A popular favorite, their Sweet and Salty Pecans can be smelled throughout the entire market evoking thoughts of harvest meals.
Some fun facts about 29 Kettle:
All of their nuts are vegan and contain zero amounts of oil, butter or any other animal product.
They are completely Gluten Free.
Each recipe only contains 4 ingredients.
Whether you want to top them on some greens as a salad showstopper, add to roasted veggies, eat on their own or sprinkle on ice cream from Lady Lane Dairy, you will find their flavor and crunch adds the perfect finishing touch.
Find 29 Kettle at the market each week.
Squirrel away for fall with Squirrelly Jane’s Hazelnuts. Grown in Aurora and Certified Organic, you can purchase various jarred sizes of hazelnuts, roasted or unroasted, creamy hazelnut butters and trail mixes.
Mary Clair is here the first and 3rd Saturdays each month so plan accordingly to prevent running out!
Sept 17th Attending Vendors
The Steve and Margot Show
808 Cheesecakes and Brunch
Clackamas Women’s Services
Oregon City Parks and Rec
Friends of Trees
PHEASANT’S EYE FARM IS OFF THIS WEEK
South Barlow Berries
Brown Bottle Farm
Canby Farm and Kitchen
Sun Love Farm
Pasture Raised Meat:
Lady Lane Farms
Dank Fish PDX (native fresh, smoked and canned Salmon and Steelhead from Columbia River)
Dairy and Eggs
Lady Lane Farm (including ice cream)
Campfire Farms (eggs)
Sun Love Farm (eggs)