Friday, December 15, 2006

Grapevine Dec 17 2006 Market

this week-
* What's coming to the market this week?
* Last Minute Gift Ideas
* Vegetable Symposium
* New Items at the Market Booth

This weekend's market is the last market for2006. Come on down and stock up for your holidayparties, make your last minute gift purchases, enjoyoven-fresh pizza and listen to the vocal quartet,The Sandals. And Santa will be here too. See you onSunday!

What's coming to the market this week?

Produce-wise, greens such as chard, kale,spinach, arugula, and mustard greens will be in goodsupply as well as endives, escarole,chicory and field salad mix. Root vegetables (beets,carrots, celeriac, potatoes, onions, turnips) andwinter squashes will be in good supply as willbroccoli and cauliflower.

You'll find plenty ofother food items as well, coffee, cider, meats,soups, sauces, stollen, pastries andcakes. Check the availability list for details. Need a shopping list? Here's this week's downloadable shopping list.

Freddy Guy Filberts

Finales Desserts
Little Pots and Pans

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Many vendors will be bringing gift packs for your last minute holiday gift needs. Here are a few examples:

Ayers Creek Farm: preserves gift pack
Blossom Vinegar: 4 pack sampler and 3 pack regular
Cherry Country: Chocolate covered cherries
Copper Crown & Nonna's Noodles: pasta and pesto giftbox
De Paula Confections: artisanal chocolates
Freddy Guy Filberts: Hazelnut gift box (includesroasted and candied nuts)
Vibrant Flavors: dukkah gift pack

There are a lot of other items available this Sunday too, from jams to spice mixes to wreaths. If youhave a foodie friend, you will definitely find the right gift this weekend.

Vegetable Symposium

Clackamas Community College is holding its annual Vegetable Gardening Symposium on Saturday January 20th 2007. The symposium includes several workshops, seed sales, book sale and a panel discussion. You can download the informational/registration flyer here or call Elizabeth at 503.657.6958 ext. 2389 for more information.

New Items at the Market Booth

The market has many new items available. We have market bags, sweatshirts, short- and long-sleeved T shirts, aprons and hats available. We also have a beautiful 2007 calendar donated to the market by Ayers Creek Farm. Stop by the market booth and take a look!

Thank you for another great year. The next market will be on January 14, 2007 10am-2pm.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Grapevine - December 3 2006 Market

this week
- Holiday Market Music Schedule
- What's Coming to the Market This Week?
- This Weekend's Craft Vendors

The weekend's market is our fifth Hillsdale Holiday Market. The festivities will take place at the market's location in the Wilson-Rieke parking lot and the former Estby gas station, 6361 SW Capitol Hwy in Hillsdale where the Hillsdale Alliance is conducting a used book sale and and the Hillsdale Business and Professional Association is holding its annual Chili Feed fundraiser for local school music programs. Local school groups will perform throughout the day and we have craft vendors with seasonal gift items. It may be chilly but there's chili, hot cider, coffee and neighbors to keep you warm.

Holiday Market Music Schedule

10:00am Robert Gray Panache Choir
11:00am Ainsworth Choir
11:30am Rieke Intermediate Band
12:00pm Markham Marimba Band (at the former Estby gas station only)
12:30pm Wilson Band
1:00pm Wilson Three Choirs (Wilson Men, Wilson Women, and Wilson Advanced Vocal Ensemble)

What's coming to the Market This Week?
Despite the cold weather, there is still a lot of produce available. Greens such as chard, kale, spinach, arugula, and mustard greens will be in good supply. There is will also be endives, escarole, chicory and field salad mix. Root vegetables (beets, carrots, celeriac, potatoes, onions, turnips) and winter squashes will be in good supply as will broccoli and cauliflower. Check the availability list for details.

Square Peg Farm
Malou Brittle
Market Gourmet

Finales Desserts

This week's printable shopping list can be found here.

This Weekend's Craft Vendors
This Sunday is the one session when craft vendors participate in the market. This weekend's craftersinclude Jerry Harris (woodturner), Bedazzled Jewelry (market volunteer Chris Douglas), Dot Bottom Fleece, N & N Garden Farm, Hartfeld Memories, Darris Dietz Pottery, Cement Plants (Garden art), Peace of Soap Co, Verlene Brooks (folk art), Dan Ennis (ceramic garden art), Garden Color (ornaments) and Flamingo Ridge Farm (glasswork).