Salsa, gazpacho, ratatouille, oh my! It’s our favorite season for eating.
We’ve had just enough sun to ripen tomatoes and draw eggplant out from their purple haze. In a few weeks richly hued peppers will also star in our market show. Summer snacks like homemade salsa take just a few minutes with no cooking! Gazpacho and crusty bread makes a satisfying dinner on a warm summer night. For those cooler evenings, we get in western Oregon, chop your farmers’ market treasures and stew-up some ratatouille. All of these keep well for lunch during the week too.
Read more from our Executive Director Trudy Toliver all about what fresh produce you can get from our markets in our What’s in Season blog post!
You may have noticed there’s a new orange drop down menu on our website. It’s access to market info in five different languages: Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Opening this access to farm fresh food is an important step in our belief that farmers markets are for everyone.
Farmers Market Fund’s success rests on the shoulders of many donors and partners; New Seasons Markets leads the pack! For 10 years New Seasons has funded SNAP matching at farmers markets around Portland. Recently they encouraged Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon to contribute. For the second year, Regence supports Double Up Food Bucks at 20 markets around Oregon.
Kenton Kids Cooking Club
OSU Extension Service provides free, hands-on cooking activities for youth of all ages every Wednesday at Kenton Farmers Market from June through August. They’ll use Food Hero recipes to highlight produce available at the market. It’s free to participate! Just drop by anytime between 3:30-7 p.m.
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