Thursday, January 27, 2005

GRAPEVINE - Hillsdale Farmers' Market Newsletter
January 30, 2005

What's New at the Market
Thanks to the ice storm The Hillsdale Winter Market had a six week break. We have several new farms joining the market this weekend:

Gathering Together Farm from Philomath OR. Gathering Together Farm is a certified organic farm owned by John Eveland and Sally Brewer. Gathering Together is a regular vendor at the Portland, Beaverton, Corvallis and Newport markets. Stop by their stall and say hello.

Floralia in Portland OR is owned by Hannah Remmerde. She will be bringing cut and dried flowers.

Honeyhill Farms Nursery in Portland specializes in Hellebores right here in SW Portland.

They're Back! Crabbing season has finally started on the Northern Oregon and Southern Washington coast which means Linda Brand Crab is back at the market this weekend. Linda Brand Crab is celebrating their return with a special on whole crab - $2.99/lb. So stop by their booth, say hello to Angela and tell her you heard about the crab special through the Grapevine.

The Hillsdale Farmers' Market held its board retreat last week at Deep Roots Farm in Independence OR. Aaron Bolster and Kimberley Moore prepared a wonderful winter squash soup for the group. Aaron and Kimberley's recipe is below. Add a winter greens salad with roasted vegetables, a loaf of bread from Baker & Spice or Fressen and you've a great winter meal.

Deep Roots Winter Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
1 delicata squash, halved and seeded
1 large sweet onion, halved
3 sprigs sage, chopped
2 sprigs thyme, chopped
handful of parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (you could also roast and puree these with the other veggies)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Lightly oil the cut sides of the squash and onion. Place cut side down on the prepared sheet and roast until soft, about 45 minutes (the butternut may need an additional ten minutes of cooking).

Allow the veggies to cool, then remove the onion's outer layer , and puree it and the squash flesh in batches with a blender or food processor, adding 1 cup of water or broth per batch. In a large soup pot on medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil or butter. Saute the herbs and garlic until fragrant. Add the squash puree. Add salt, pepper, and liquid to your desired consistency.

Heat and serve.

(Cooks note:You can use any combination of squash, or just butternut. I added a delicata for its darker color and sweeter flesh.)

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What's coming to the Market

Aklavik Mushroom, North Portland
cultivated: shiitake
wild: hedgehog, black trumpet, chanterelle

Ayers Creek Farm Gaston OR Certified Organic
Dry Beans, Corn Meal & Grits, Popcorn, Carrots, Turnips, Root or Hamburg Parsley, Parsnips, Scorzonera, Salsify, Black Radish, Potatoes, Kale, Salad Greens, Escarole, Endive, Sugar Loaf & Castelfranco Chicory, Asian Greens, Smallage, Winter Squash

Deep Roots Farm Independence OR
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green and Red Cabbage, bok choi, joi choi, carrots, beets, turnips, fennel, spinach, red, yellow and russet potatoes, Delicata, Kuri and butternut squashes, Leeks, Onions, Kale, Collards, Mustard greens

Earthshine Gardens Sherwood OR Certified Organic
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Romanesco, Mustard Greens, yellow andred onions, white and red potatoes

Freddy Guy Monmouth OR
filberts, biscotti mix

Gathering Together Farm Philomath OR Certified Organic
Carrots, Parsley, Leeks, Red Onion, Copra Onion, parsnips, red potatoes, white potatoes, purple potatoes, Kale, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips, Celeriac, Arugula, Watercress, Delicata Squash, Salad mix

Market Fruit Hood River OR
Pears (see also Bakery)

OM Grown Farm Sheridan OR
cultivated: Shiitake, oyster
truffles: black and white

Pitkin Winterrowd Farms Canby OR
turnips, squash, garlic
cover crop mix

Salmon Creek Farm
Hydroponic Tomatoes

Stephens Farm
Apples, Cider

Baker & Spice
Cookies, Handpies, Croissants, Stuffed Breads and Savory Galettes, Tarts, Pies, Cakes

Traditional German, French & Austrian breads, granola, cookies, pastries

Market Fruit
Cookies, Pies, Preserves (see also Produce)

Market Gourmet
Quiches, Savory and Sweet Tarts, Pastries

Cheese, Eggs, Meat, Seafood
Fraga Farms
goat cheese

Oregon Gourmet Cheeses LLC
Cheese - Camembert, Fromage Blanc, Sublimity

Linda Brand Crab
Crab, Clams, Crab Dip.

Mossback Farm

Nizich Farm
Locally grown Beef, Chicken and Turkey and eggs. Beef is available in a wide varieties of cuts. Contact Diana Nizich by phone 503-650-0544 or by E-mail at
to find out the available beef cuts and prices and to pre-order meats for Sunday pickup.

Honey, Sauces & Other
Honey, Mustards, Sauces

Copper Crown

Laurel Ridge Winery

Malou Brittle

Oregon Wine Jelly
Homemade sodas
wine jellies

Secret Aardvark

Souper Natural
Soups: butternut, Black Bean, Minestone, Tortilla

Vibrant Flavors
Dukkah - sweet and savory

whole bean coffee

Farris-Seaman Plants Newberg OR
Hellebores(Lenten Rose and Corsican Hellebore), Winter Aconite (Eranthus)
herbs, perennials

Floralia SE Portland
Flowers and arrangements

Honeyhill Farms Nursery SW Portland

Vanveen Estacada OR
Bulbs - Tulips, Crocuses, Lilies, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Paperwhites and more.

Ready to Eat:

Hot Lips
Pizza, breadsticks

Black Bean Tamales, Red beans and Rice with Collards, French Onion Soup

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Winter Market dates: January 30 February 13,27 March 13, 27