Salmon Creek Weekly Highlights
HAVE A FOOD ADVENTURE THIS WEEK AT THE SALMON CREEK FARMERS MARKET!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Salmon Creek Grange,
1900 NE 154th St.
Vancouver, WA 98686
The Grange is located on the corner of NE 154th St. and NE 20th Avenue, just 10 blocks north on NE 20th Avenue from Kaiser’s parking lot. Easy to find! Look for signs, canopies and people.
TRY THESE TASTY SOMETHING-DIFFERENTS…..
Ground Goat Meat from Brush Prairie Farms. Tara suggests substituting Ground Goat Meat in your favorite recipe for meatballs, using it as you would ground beef. Ground Goat Meat is less fatty, more nutrient-dense than beef, and fully tenderizes with slow cooking. Check in with Tara of Brush Prairie Farms for more suggestions.
Littlemissbaketress returns and brings with her Pandesals. Pandesals are Filipino-inspired bread buns known as “Pandesals” with the baker’s own twist. There are twoflavors available, The Ube Pandesal which is a purple bread filled with purple yam jam and the Coco Pandesal which is filled with a deliciously sweet coconut Jam. You can eat them at room temperature or warm up for 15-30 seconds! Great with your morning coffee/ afternoon tea! And, of course, Elizabeth is bringing favorites Hawaiian butter mochi (a soft, chewy, pillowy subtly sweet treat) and cheddar jalapeno sourdough rolls.
And how about Ground Cherries…..have you tried these? Use them in salsa recipes, or preserves, in pies or a Ground Cherry Crisp. Ground Cherries can be found at Yellow Door Cottage Farm and Apiary (where you can also find SW Washington’s best honey!).
For another tasty adventure, try Pickled Okra (either spicy or mild) from Oliver’s Gourmet! You can find a variety of pickled veggies, but the okra caught my fancy. Olivers finds the best okra in the South, and it is cold-packed raw in the jar. Since there’s no cooking, it remains crisp and tasty (not mushy!!).
Your Vendors on Tuesday, September 14, are:
Welcome New Vendor:
Sweet Bloom Farm, Battle Ground: Bringing an array of fresh cut blooms from her flower farm east of Battle Ground, Melissa Stewart joins us as a new vendor.
Olivers Gourmet: Pacific Northwest purveyor of fine pickled foods and locally made cocktail mixes, Oliver’s specializes in pickled garlic, gourmet hand-stuffed olives and cocktail mixes.
Stone and Serpent: artisan jewelry and handcrafts including hand wrapped items with copper or silver-plated copper wire.
Distinctive Hues, from Vancouver, unique beaded jewelry
Nut-Tritious Foods, from Vancouver – delicious varieties of nut and seed-butters, all nutrient-dense and flavorful.
Harvest of Peace Microgreens, from La Center, with freshly harvested microgreens
Dilish Farm, East Vancouver, bringing cucumbers, potatoes, garlic, red onions, gourmet mushrooms, Thai peppers, tomatillos, basil, thyme and always more!
Coyote Ridge Ranch, from La Center, with greens, summer squash, fresh eggs, and salsas-plus-heat from Finca Farms; find real heirloom tomatoes at Coyote Ridge!
Mason Farm in Battle Ground – Chay Mason delivers a huge variety of greens, some of Asian origin that add flavors to any dish;
Yellow Door Cottage Farm and Apiary in Woodland; Danielle claims that it’s ground cherry season. Check out these tasty treats. Also bringing grapes, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos and winter squash. Never forget: from Yellow Door…pure local honey and all-natural honey sticks.
Brush Prairie Farm in Brush Prairie, brings frozen beef, goat and lamb cuts, plus a variety of wool fibers and fiber products;
Jacki’s Heirloom Garden in Ridgefield; always a favorite, Rick and Jacki share knowledge, expertise and advice along with an array of plants, starts, perennials to tempt you; during harvest, look for produce as well.
Munoz Berry Farm from Ridgefield; Marcela and Fermin and their family grow the best of berries in Clark County, offering seasonal favorites harvested early Tuesday mornings: look for raspberries and strawberries on Tuesday. And special treat – fresh cherries and peaches from E. Washington.
Sunrise Bagels, from Vancouver, a local favorite for over 30 years. All natural bagels, made daily in downtown Vancouver, and in many sweet varieties. Check out its variety of mini calzones, fresh pizza dough, yummy baked goods – and don’t forget to ask for the cream cheese.
Amy’s Natural Soap, Vancouver, makes beautiful, decorative cold pressed vegan soaps and lotions; always in demand!
That’s Good Garlic! Battle Ground; Fantastic garlic whip is sourced from local supply chains, made locally Many of us love the “original” whip – and this year, Karla has added Garlic/Pesto Whip (for pizzas, seafoods, on bread, or pasta), and Horseradish/Garlic Whip, great with steaks, potatoes, homemade cocktail sauce or….a Bloody Mary! Karla brings recipes for YOU – and loves to show how her product compliments our local NW bounty.
Let us not forget our furry friends, cared for by PetWants Scappoose; Jen and Ryan can help create a customized program that benefit your cats & dogs; a variety of product made in small batches is available both at farmers markets, Vancouver Mall and online.
Back next week: Amilkar Hummus, Kardia Kombucha
As a reminder, the market accepts credit, debit, EBT/SNAP – and offers an up-to $40 match on SNAP transactions for the purchase of produce, herbs, mushrooms, edible plants. Authorized growers accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks from Seniors and WIC clients.
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NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF THE SECOND MILE FOOD HUB, in Salmon Creek.
Just like your visits to the farmers market, you can build your own market basket of fresh produce from many of the same vendors that you see on Tuesdays and at other markets throughout the week; and you get to see products from many of the food producers and entrepreneurs that you meet there as well.
It’s all on line, and very simple….order now until Monday at 5 p.m. Your order will be ready for you to pick up at the Second Mile Marketplace location in Salmon Creek or, you can opt to have it delivered to your doorstep on Thursday of this week. You pay only by credit or debit card when you place your order.
The Second Mile Marketplace and Food Hub is located on the north side of Chuck’s Produce in Salmon Creek, next to Henderson & Daughter. It features a commercial kitchen, where many of the special food items that you see on the Hub’s website ordering platform are made.
The Second Mile Food Hub is growing all the time and serves its customers all year long. New customers and producers are added weekly. You can find cooking classes and harvesting ideas in the fall, special gift items around the Holidays and veggie starts in the spring.
To proceed, click on this link: https://secondmilemarketplace.com/ Click on Shop or Food Hub in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to register and once your are registered, you can go back in to the Hub’s ordering platform any time.
Always keep posted on www.salmoncreekfarmersmarket.com – and the market’s Facebook and Instagram pages.