Thursday, August 30, 2007

Grapevine September 2 2007 Market

this week
-What's Coming To The Market
- Cooking Ideas - Greek Salad

Tomato Mania is this weekend. You know you've been looking at that odd shaped green tomato or perhaps that enormous dark red one. This is the weekend for you to taste these and many other tomatoes as well. We'll be sampling many varieties of tomatoes. Stop by the sample booth and try something new before you stop and listen to market favorite Josh Kadish playing and singing this Sunday.

Are you a regular Chinook Book user? The 2007 edition is out and we'll be selling them at the market information booth. Look for the market coupon inside. Pick up a copy and support the market.

See you on Sunday!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What's Coming To The Market This Week?

It's still summer and there are plenty of blackberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines and melons. But it is Labor Day weekend and you can see the seasonal change starting as apples and pears come to the market. Grapes will be available this weekend too.

Corn, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers will be plentiful. Greens (arugula, chard, kale, lettuce, spinach), root crops (garlic, potatoes, onions, leeks and carrots) will be readily available as well. Tomatoes will be abundantly available in quantity and variety. For the complete list of who's coming this weekend and what they expect to be selling, check the availability list.

Fraga Farm
Linda Brand Crab
Vibrant Flavors

Cherry Country (back October 7)
Columbia River Fish (back next week)
Little Pots and Pans (back next week)
River Wave Food (back next week)
Salubrious (back next week)
Two Brothers Chocolate (back next week)
Zbeanz (back next week)

Cooking Ideas - Greek Salad

Summertime is definitely salad time. Greek salad is an easy to make salad and it highlights three vegetables abundantly available at the market - cucumbers, onions and tomatoes. Add a little feta, oregano and olive oi and you've got a salad. Enjoy!

Greek Salad
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes (approx. 1 lb), chopped into large chunks
1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup cubed feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano (or marjoram)
olive oil

Combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and oregano into a serving bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil over the vegetables. Toss, add the feta, toss again briefly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.