Food for Thought:
I had an interesting conversation with a market customer recently. Her family had allergies and she was looking for the honey raised closest to market to help combat them. I was proud to tell her we had honey from bees so close to market that they likely fed off the pollen from our trees! It doesn’t get any more native (or specific) than that!
Distance matters. And not just when considering resources and fossil fuels. An allergen in one city or state may be quite different from the next region over. And just like the flavor of a huckleberry is dependent on it’s elevation, type of slope and weather conditions, some things cannot be replicated. So my challenge to you is to enjoy the flavors of the Inland Northwest this summer. They’re different from the flavors anywhere else on earth. Discuss them. Cook for them. Intentionally enjoy them. They’re ours for the relishing.
|Fresh This Week: Huckleberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, golden raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, poblano peppers, hot peppers, celery, rhubarb, zucchini, green beans, squash, garlic scapes, tomatoes, basil, all types of peas, garlic, new potatoes, broccoli, carrots, beets, radicchio, arugula, spinach, lettuce, kohlrabi, chard, kale, pac choi, bok choi, radishes, salad turnips, dill, cilantro, parsley, shallots, green onions, spring mix, fresh flowers, plant starts.|
Saturday: Deep Roots
Wednesday: Daniel Hall
Power of Produce Club
This week: Make a veggie rocket to celebrate the moon landing anniversary!
Coming Up! KIDS’ DAY! Pick up applications to try your hand at being a market vendor. Applications available at the Manager’s Booth.
Attn. Future Craft Vendors: Saturday the 20th at 1:30pm is your last opportunity to jury in products to be sold at market this season. Bring representative samples of your work and gather at the stage following the Saturday Market. Decisions will be announced on-site.