Thursday, July 26, 2007

Grapevine July 29 2007 Market

this week
- What's Coming To The Market This Week?
- Red Cross Blood Drive This Sunday
- Cooking Ideas-Blueberry-Lemon Squares

There is a lot going on in Hillsdale this Sunday! The 31st annual Hillsdale Business and Professional Association Blueberry Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday running from 8:30 to Noon in the Casa Colima parking lot at 6319 SW Capitol Hwy. Just a few doors down the street, the Hillsdale Alliance is conducting a book sale from 10am to 3pm. At the market (as always open 10am to 2pm), there is a blood drive. And if it's warm and you have your swimsuit, Wilson Pool opens at noon. So there is definitely something for everyone.

See you on Sunday!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What's Coming To The Market This Week?

Last week's rain, while good for our lawns, caused problems for the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry crops. Mold problems have impacted the supply of both for many farms. There will be strawberries, raspberries and blackberries available but the supply will be lower. Blueberries should be readily available. Peaches are still in good supply this Sunday as are apricots, nectarines and cherries.

Tomatoes will be available as will cucumbers, eggplant and green peppers. Root crops like garlic, potatoes, onions, carrots will be readily available as well. Broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and greens (kale, lettuce, spinach, arugula) will be in good supply too. For the complete list of who's coming this weekend and what they expect to be selling, check the availability list.

Ancient Heritage Dairy
Blossom Vinegars
Stephens Farm
The Smokery

Chanka's (back next week)
Happy Harvest (back next week)

Red Cross Blood Drive This Sunday

The Hillsdale Farmers' Market is sponsoring a Blood Drive this Sunday. Blood is always is always in short supply and in the summer even more so. The Bloodmobile will be located near the SW Capitol Hwy entrance. You can save some time by seting up an appointment in advance. Just contact the Red Cross at 503.528.5608.

Cooking Ideas-Blueberry-Lemon Squares

Lemon squares are good anytime but when fresh blueberries are available, why not use them? This recipe is from the Oregon Blueberry Commission. There is a recipe page on the commission's website as well as a lot of other really good information.

Oregon Blueberry-Lemon Squares

2 cups rinsed Oregon blueberries
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until blended. Mix in butter, cut into small pieces with a large fork until dough holds together when squeezed. Press evenly over the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven until crust is golden brown, usually 20-25 minutes. While the crust is baking, whisk eggs together with granulated sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir in Oregon blueberries. Pour egg mixture over warm, baked crust. Return to the oven and bake until the filling is firm and does not move when gently shaken, usually 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with teaspoon powdered sugar and let cool at least 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.