Thursday, September 06, 2007

Grapevine September 9 2007 Market

this week
- What's Coming To The Market This Week?
- Cooking Ideas - Not Your Everyday Apples

The weather forecast looks great for this Sunday. Good thing, we have a lot going on at the market this Sunday.

First, the Captain Cabbage contest is this Sunday. Have fun decorating a cabbage head at the market. Salvador Molly's is sponsoring the contest and donating 20% of its proceeds that Sunday evening to the market. Winner of the Captain Cabbage Contest will receive a Salvador Molly's gift certificate, the 2008 edition of the Chinook Book and a Hillsdale Farmers' Market bag.

Second, market favorite Greg Clarke returns to the Market this Sunday. Greg got rained out back in June but we've more cooperative weather this Sunday.

Finally, stop by the information book and purchase a Chinook Book. Not only is it a fundraiser for the market but there are a lot of great coupons inside.

See you on Sunday!

Eamon Molloy
Market Manager

What's Coming To The Market This Week?

Apples, grapes and pears will be readily available this weekend. Even though fall fruit is starting to be harvested, there is still plenty of summer fruit around. Peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and melons of all kinds will be readily available as well.

Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers will be plentiful this Sunday. Greens such as arugula, chard, kale, lettuces and spinach will be readily available as well. For the complete list of who's coming this weekend and what they expect to be selling, check the availability list.

Columbia River Fish
Little Pots and Pans
Packer Orchards
The Smokery
Two Brothers Chocolate

Cherry Country (back October 7)
DeNoble Farm (back September 23)
Flamingo Ridge Farm (finished for the season)
Fraga Farm (back next week)
Salubrious (back next week)
Sundance Lavender (back next week)
Tastebud Farm (back next week)

Cooking Ideas - Not Your Everyday Apples

For those of us with school-age children, dinnertime can sometimes be a bit frantic. Below is a simple recipe using apples. The recipe is from a recipe card set published by the OSU Extension Service and Oregon Department of Human Services. Enjoy!

Not Your Everyday Apples
3 medium apples
1/2 cup raisins
2 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

Wash apples and cut into quarters. Scoop out core and chop apples into small pieces. Mix apples with raisins, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Place mixture into a pie pan and cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool slightly before eating. Good with vanilla yogurt.