Thursday, November 18, 2004

GRAPEVINE - Thanksgiving Edition
November 21, 2004

The Hillsdale Farmers' Market holds its second Winter Market session this Sunday November 21 from 10AM - 2PM. Bring your Thanksgiving shopping list to the market. Items available this week include:

Fruits: Apples, Pears, Quince, Asian Pears
Vegetables: Beans, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Garlic, Greens (arugula, collards, escarole, mizuna, asian greens mix and more), Herbs (basil, parsley, tarragon, mint), Lettuce (romaine, green leaf, red leaf), Onions (sweet, red, bunching, scallions), Potatoes, Radishes, Shallots, Winter Squash (butternut, acorn, red kuri, sweet dumpling and delicata), pumpkins, hydroponic tomatoes, turnips
Wild Mushrooms: Chantarelle, Oyster, White and Black Truffles
Cultivated Mushrooms: Maitake, Shiitake
Seafood: Crab, Salmon (fresh and smoked), Steamer Clams, Oysters (fresh and smoked)
Meats: Beef, Lamb, Pork
Bakery: Baker & Spice, Market Fruit, Market Gourmet
Cheese: Fraga Farm, Oregon Gourmet Cheese
Nuts: Chestnuts, Filberts, Walnuts
Other: Pestos, Sauces, Soups, Eggs, Honey, Ornamental Gourds, Jams, Preserves, Pickled Vegetables, Coffee

A few familiar faces return to the market this weekend:
Hot Lips Pizza returns to the Hillsdale Farmers Market this weekend with your favorite pizza and breadsticks.
Unger Farm is back this weekend not with berries but with jams.
Pitkin-Winterrowd Farm returns to the market.
Ayers Creek Farm will be back this week.
Farris Seaman Plants return this week.

This Sunday is the only time our regular meat vendors will be in the Winter Market so it's time to stock your freezer.
Perendale Wool Ranch will have beef and lamb cuts and have chicken available by pre-order. Contact Connie and Jon at to order your chicken in advance.
Sweet Briar Farms will their usual great selection of pork cuts, bacon and sausages.

We have a few new vendors selling at this winter:
Market Gourmet sells savory and sweet tarts and has had a strong following at the Portland Farmers Market. Monica was at the Hillsdale Market a few times in 2003 and we're glad to have her back.
Vicki's Produce was at the Hillsdale Farmers Market in 2002 and has returned to the market with a great selection of winter squash, apples and wreaths.
Lilly's Blooming Acres picked a peck (and more) of peppers and other vegetables, brought them to Three Square Grill's David and Barb Barber who transformed the bounty into - Picklopolis. If you like pickles, you'll love Picklopolis.

The next market session, December 5, is also the annual Hillsdale Holiday Market co-sponsored by the Hillsdale Business and Professional Association. Craft vendors will be in the market on December 5 to help you with your holiday shopping needs and music will be provided by local school choirs and bands. The Business Association will be holding a Chili Feed fundraiser for school music programs and Santa will make an appearance.

See you this Sunday!