Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Camas Farmer's Market - 6.24.2009

Here's the scoop on the Camas Farmer's Market for tomorrow:

The diversity of foods you will find at the market is amazing. What is on your grocery list? Onions, asparagus, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, beets, lettuce, honey, bacon, eggs, pork chops, lamb, cherries, strawberries, apples, dressings, seasonings, cheese, bread and maybe a treat of cookies, toffee or baklava? You can find all these items and more in downtown Camas on Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm! Shop at the market and you will vote with your dollars for sustainable agriculture, connect with your community and have all the ingredients for a fabulous farm fresh meal!

One more week until the 2nd annual Most Marvelous Mutt of Camas contest. Bring your dog down on July 1st to be registered at 3pm. The dog show will start at 4pm. Read more...

Also on July 1st, Bill Baines will be back with his mobile knife sharpening unit. Bring your knives, gardening tools, food processor blades, kitchen shears, and lawn mower blades (remove them from the mower!) to be sharpened onsite at very reasonable prices. You can find Bill at the corner of Fourth and Everett.

The market is 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.

Schedule and Products for June 24th

Kid's Activity - 3pm-7pm, Dot painting day
Chef Connection - at 4pm, Morgan McColum, chef at Twilight Pizza Bistro

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:

Berry Fresh - Sylvan berries
Boones Ferry Berry Farms - raspberries and Hood strawberries
Brun's Bakery - French white loaf, French rye baguette, apple cake, chocolate cookies, gluten free chocolate cookies, hot lips soda
Draper Girls' Country Farm - cherries, lamb, pork, dried apples, apples, pears, cider
Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - cherries, hazelnuts, walnuts, prunes, strawberries, honey
Flower Child Botanicals - potted perennials
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
Heather's Toffees - eight flavors of gourmet, hand-made toffee made with organic ingredients
Hill Tree Farms - flowers
Iko Farms - onions, asparagus, potatoes, beets, carrots, zucchini
Lacamas Lavender - lavender plants and items, eggs and honey
Mac's Garden - lettuce, Swiss chard, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, potted plants
Nature's Choice/Dee Creek Farm - cheese, mushrooms (fresh premium wild porcini & morels, organic shiitake & maitake), wild huckleberry jam & syrup, raw unfiltered honey, spring peas, pure mushroom seasonings,
pure, dried ground wild elderberry powder
Nutz-R-Us - candied nuts, caramel apples
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
Svitoch European Bakery - baked goods, bread, cookies, pastries
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, taco salad, strawberry-ade.

We welcome your comments - please send an e-mail or leave a comment on our blog.

Please invite your friends to join the Market's mailing list. E-mails will be sent out by Tuesdays giving you notification of featured local musicians, the chef's connection, kid's activities and a quick run down of the products you will find for each market day.

The Camas Farmer's Market is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. Please help grow your market, to bring fresh local foods to our community, by volunteering. Whether you can spare just an hour or many more we would love to have you join our team. Sign up for our email list and be sure to check the Market Volunteer box on the registration page.


The Camas Farmer's Market Board

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