Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Camas Farmer's Market - 6.10.2009

Here's the latest news from the Camas Farmer's Market. The market is open every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, in front of the Camas Public Library, on Fourth Avenue between NE Everett and NE Franklin until September 30th.

The market had another fabulous day last week, but boy was it hot. This week we should have perfect temperatures around 73 degrees, so come on down! We have a special event this week, a Cookbook and Gardening swap, read more...

We'll have lots of the sweetest strawberries you can find. Our cooking demo, starting at 4pm at NE Franklin and NE 4th will give you all sorts of ideas to use fresh, local, sweet strawberries. We may have cherries as early as next week.

This Wednesday we are excited to have goat cheese from Dee Creek Farm. You will be able sample the cheeses from Dee Creek and the jams from Nature's Choice (they can be found at the same booth at the Northwest corner of the market).

Don't forget to stop by the info booth to purchase your market tokens, with your credit and debit cards. Use them at the market (the vendors give change) or give them as gifts for Dads, Grads or Teachers.

A couple vendors are offering vegetarian dishes and gluten free cookies and cakes.

Schedule and Products for June 10th

Kid's Activity - 3pm-7pm, Book mark creations and book readings in conjunction with the Cookbook and Gardening Book Swap.
Chef Connection - at 4pm, Come find out what you can do with a flat of strawberries.
Music - from 5pm-7pm, Richie Bean www.myspace.com/RichieBeanSolo
WSU Master Gardeners - will be at the market information booth with plenty of literature and knowledge to answer your gardening and composting questions.

A quick run down of some of the farmers and vendors:
Boones Ferry Berry Farms - strawberries
Brun's Bakery - French white loaf, French rye baguette, apple cake, chocolate cookies, gluten free chocolate cookies, gluten free apple cake
Camas Roots - compost tea
Draper Girls' Country Farm - lamb, pork, dried apples, apples, pears
Half Moon Farm - honey, plants, eggs
Hill Tree Farms - flowers
Iko Farms - onions, asparagus, potatoes, beets
The Garlic Lady - hand stuffed olives, pickled vegetables and garlic, drink mixes and gourmet natural cooking and beverage sauces
Gumbo Goddess - cajun cuisine with a southern twist - offering vegetarian and flourless options
Nature's Choice/Dee Creek Farm - cheese, mushrooms (fresh premium wild porcini & morels, organic shiitake & maitake), wild huckleberry jam & syrup, raw unfiltered honey
Nutz-R-Us - candied nuts
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters - artisan roasted specialty coffee beans
"Pop-a-Bak" - variety of fruit filled baklava and Greek gyros
Rosemattel's - lettuce, kale, plant starts
Russell's Breads - garlic parmesan, kalamata olive, challah, brioche, whole wheat pumpkin scones, cookies, pumpkin bread
Sweet Al's Cookin - BBQ chicken, beans, salad
Twin Brooks Herb Farm - heirloom tomato plants, vegetable starts, herb plants, camas lilies
Xiong Farms - tulips, irises, wallflowers, and many more flowers
Zabor Mexican Grill - homemade tamales, tacos, burritos, quesadillas

We welcome your comments - please send an e-mail to info at camasfarmersmarket dot org or leave a comment on our blog.

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