Take a trip with me to the Farmer’s Market, yes again

I love the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market. Yesterday I bought some local cherries, Oregonzola cheese from Rogue Creamery, smoked almonds from Carol’s Nuts & Candies and fresh local Chinook Salmon. The man selling the fish thanks every customer for supporting local Oregon fisherman. Supporting local businesses is what the farmer’s markets are all about.

Fruits galore!

All kinds of handmade pastas

Pretty flowers

Chinook Salmon

Canby Asparagas Farms - making a huge omelet

Pork quesadilla for breakfast

The Sunday Milwaukie Farmers Market Opening Day

Yesterday was the first of the season Farmers Market in Milwaukie. As always it did not disappoint me. The flowers are as gorgeous as ever. Not a lot of produce yet since it is so early in the season. I got there early before many of the booths were set up. The only thing I bought was olive and chive cream cheese.

I could take 100s of photos at the market and probably will by the end of the season which is the last weekend in October.

Another visit to the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market

I just love all of the colors of the Farmer’s Market!

Great selection of fresh flower bouquets

Great selection of fresh flower bouquets

I made a quick walk through the Milwaukie Farmer’s  Market on Sunday. I bought some strawberries, olive cream cheese, little cukes and tomatoes. It was a chilly 59 degrees so I did not linger like I usually do.

I observed a couple of things today.

  1. There is a new sign “No Pets Allowed”. I am not an animal hater but I always thought that it was not really the best place to bring dogs. There are food booths and all of the fresh fruits and veggies. I don’t want to be picking up some cukes or tomatoes that were touched prior by a person who just picked up their dog’s poop. Eeww!
  2. Almost all of the shoppers are carrying their recylecled bag, grocery store tote or a basket. Enviromentally respectful people shop at the farmer’s market.

 

 

 

 

 

 These strawberries were great for breakfast Monday.

 

So much  better than a melon from the grocery store. FRESH!

 

Colorful peppers

 

I didn’t need any zucchini but wished that I had bought a couple of eggplants. Oh, well there is always next Sunday.

 

Cute little cheesecakes. Good thing I had just eaten breakfast before going to the market.

 

Another visit to the Farmer’s Market – June 14, 2009

My goal this day was to buy some local Oregon strawberries. Mission accomplished! They were great, juicy and flavorful.

There was once again some absolutely gorgeous flowers whether they were cut, in hanging baskets or potted.

I bought:

  • Fresh local strawberries (Damascus, OR)
  • Smoked salmon cream cheese and a green pimento olive cream cheese from Jacob’s Creamery (Portland) Their website says “coming soon”.
  • Asparagus from the Canby Asparagus Farm (Canby)
  • Quinoa bagels from Gabriel’s Bakery (Portland) Their website is under construction.
  • Oregonzola Cheese (milder and creamier than most Gorgonzola) from Rogue Creamery (Central Point, OR)
  • Rosemary and garlic goat cheese from Black Sheep Creamery (Adna, WA)

Sunday at the Milwaukie’s Farmers Market – May 24, 2009

The Milwaukie’s Farmer Market runs from mid May to the end of October.  It is located downtown Milwaukie in the municipal parking lots. Downtown Milwaukie is about 2 miles from where I live.

First I had breakfast at Sully’s which is  one of my favorite places for a weekend breakfast out.  (Dungeness crab leg, spinach, tomato omelet topped with Hollandaise – yum!)  Coincidentally Tara and Kelly walked into the restaurant as I was just finishing my breakfast. They had stopped by my house to see if I wanted to go to breakfast with them. I had thought about calling them to see if they wanted to go out for breakfast but I left my house before 8:30 which I knew was too early for them to be ready to get out and about for the day.

I asked TnK if they were going to the market since Tara told me a couple of weeks ago that she had never been there. Tnk did go and Tara told me Kelly wouldn’t let her buy the hanging basket she wanted because it was $80. They had some gorgeous flowers which I  got a few photos of.

After breakfast I wandered over to the Farmers Market  where you can find all kinds of great stuff to buy or just look at. The vendors are local and it is a really good way to support the Oregon and SW Washington economy.

It was crazy busy for 9:30 AM. But then it was a sunny holiday weekend. At one of the  produce booths there were 16 people in line to make purchases. I counted them and decided I wasn’t going to wait that long to buy a few potatoes and some zucchini. The line at one of the bakery booths was almost as long. I wanted to get some good organic bagels to to go with the cream cheeses I bought.

What I bought:

Two flavored cream cheeses – salmon and olive from Jacobs Creamery

Dungeness Crab – from Linda Brand Crab

Asparagus from the Canby Asparagus Farm. I have written about their restaurant Casa de Tamales before.

A handmade woven basket for my mother for her 80th birthday next month. I will fill the basket with some of her favorite things. Baskets by Nancy

A previous blog post with more photos of the vendors wares.