Stay Cool this Weekend at Oregon City Farmers Market
And just like that, we have a hot forecast!
With the increasing temperatures coming our way, we wanted to share our favorite market purchases for combating the hot weather.
This week we’re sharing some tips for ways to keep cool, plus info on local cooling centers within our area if you need a respite from the heat.
We’re excited welcome our local WIC office this week, in collaboration with OSU Extension Services. WIC will be onsite near our information booth to distribute Farm Direct Nutrition Checks to eligible recipients. OSU has delicious Strawberry Salsa samples, in addition to recipes and of course, food preservation tips. OSU will also have supplies for our EBT recipients so make sure to stop by!
It’s still a little early for cherries but expect to see plenty of Strawberries, maybe even some of the Hood variety.
You can find fresh strawberries at the following farms: RJ Farms
South Barlow Berries
Holley’s Flowers and Produce
As always, you can find us at 2051 Kaen Road (at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads) in Oregon City from 9am-2pm each Saturday.
See you at the market!
Tips for Staying Safe and Cool in Extreme Heat
When it is hot, you should:
· Drink water and bring extra bottles for yourself and others.
· Take care of yourself
· Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you are thirsty. Talk to your doctor first if you are on water pills.
· Take a cool shower or bath.
· Use air conditioning or a fan. If you need access to an air conditioner, air purifier, or other items to support your health, go to Health Share of Oregon’s website.
· Don’t use a fan to blow extremely hot air on yourself, use it to create cross-ventilation.
· Wear lightweight and loose clothing.
· Avoid using your stove or oven.
· Avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Eat ice cream this weekend! Make sure to take home convenient pints of freshly churned ice cream from local dairy, Lady Lane. Using all grass-fed milk from their award-winning herd of Jersey cows, this needs to be on your shopping list. Remember to bring a cooler for transport or purchase one of our insulated market shopping totes at the Information booth.
Eating foods with a high-water content are important for staying hydrated in the heat. Fresh berries can provide you an extra boost of energy when feeling lethargic and provide a healthy source of vitamins, fiber and antioxidant properties.
For a cool snack, place some berries on a sheet pan and freeze them. They’re delicious as is, blended in a refreshing smoothie or added to an iced beverage.
Eating lots of cool, leafy greens is a great way to stay hydrated because they contain so much water. Enjoy fresh in a variety of salads, smoothies or piled on a sandwich! Right now, our farms have plenty of options to choose from, including mixed greens if you want to try a combination.
Healthy Roots has plenty of CBD based creams, oils and tinctures. Consider one of their bath bombs in a cool bath on a hot evening. It will help promote relaxation as you ease into those warm nighttime hours.
Goat Goddess Soap has handmade goat’s milk soaps right now with fresh scents that remind one of a cool Oregon forest.
Rowen Forest has soothing balms loaded with healing properties straight out our Oregon forests.
Plan on picking up some icy cold Kombucha from Golden Age Kombucha in flavors such as Blood Orange, Mint Mojito and Flower Power, just to name a few. Golden Age offers reusable growlers, individual (recyclable) cans and on-site servings to keep you cool and hydrated while you shop.
June 25th Vendors
You may have noticed some of our vendors
missing, causing some gaps in the market. This is due to delayed crops, staffing issues, product availability and illness. We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your patience and continued support of our vendors and market as we navigate through another challenging year
Rick and Barb Music
(mix of soft rock, jazz, country)
Need 4 Narcan
Village at the Falls
OSU Extension Services
WIC (distributing Farm Direct Nutrition Checks)
Ed’s Divine Mini Donuts
Brown Bottle Farm
Canby Farm and Kitchen
Pheasant’s Eye Farm
South Barlow Berries
Sun Love Farm
Lee Gardens (sugar snap peas)
Wild Roots Farm