Thursday, February 08, 2007

Grapevine February 11 2007 Market

this week
-What's Coming to the Market this week?
-Winter Feast February 18
-Cooking Ideas - Winter Greens Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

It may be February but the days are getting longer and a bit warmer. It's not too soon to think about your garden. Several market vendors are starting to bring in plants now. A wide variety of hardy perennials including hellebores and hardy plant starts will be available this weekend.

Relay for Life is the community group visiting the market this week. Relay for Life offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. It is a celebration for those who have won the battle against cancer and a place to remember those we have lost. Stop by the community booth this Sunday and learn more about the program.

See you at the market!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What’s Coming to the Market this Week?
The winter crops continue to rebound from the cold, icy conditions of last month. You should find a nice variety of winter greens including kales, chards and arugula, winter salad mixes and raising mixes. As for root vegetables you'll find potatoes, carrots, beets, black radishes, gobo, parsnips and celeriac. You'll also find apples, pears and asian pears this weekend. Check the availability list for details.


Cherry Country
Finales Desserts
Gales Meadow Farm


Cuisine Mentor (back in May)

Winter Feast February 18

The Winter Feast is only a week away. You can purchase tickets online or at the market this Sunday. Come on over to the Multnomah Arts Center, enjoy great food prepared by some of Portland's top chefs and support the Market and the Chefs' Collaborative.

This salad is a variation of a recipe I came across on Elise Bauer's Simply Recipes blog (one of the best recipe blogs around). Elise used arugula but winter greens mixes available at the market work as well or better. This recipe is pretty flexible. You can easily make more or less salad. Enjoy!

Winter Greens Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

Salad Ingredients:
Beets, boiled, peeled, sliced into strips
Winter salad mix, washed and dried
Goat cheese
Walnuts, chopped

Dressing ingredients:
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lemon
1/2 tspl dry powdered mustard
3/4 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste

On four salad plates, place a handful of winter greens. Top each with a few beet strips, some cheese, chopped walnuts and dressing. Serve.