Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Opening Day @ Neighbors Markets

The girls and I stopped by Vancouver's latest addition to our rapidly growing alternative, sustainable, organic, etc food movement, Neighbors Markets. Neighbors Markets is not a grocery store. It's more like a "Plaid Pantry" for foodies and folks who want to keep their food dollars local. Despite the curerntly spartan interior and limited initial offerings, the store radiates with promises of great things to come. I even ran into one of my favorite farmers, Summer from Dee Creek Farm there...and if the farmers are hanging out there, you know it's going to be good. And what they are currently stocking is shaping up to be some of the best of what SW Washington and our nearby neighbors have to offer. Pippin apples, Bosch pears and beets from Joe's Place. Garlic, shallots and winter squash from NW Organic Farm. Beer from Laurelhurst Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewing. Bread from Je T'aime and Russell's Bread. Over the coming weeks you'll find more good stuff on the shelves and I'm sure Lynn, the proprietor, is happy to entertain requests.

I'll be doing an interview with Lynn soon so we can get a little deeper into the business of Neighbors Markets and find out more about Lynn too! In the meantime, stop on into the market, pick up some tasty treats and show your support for the coolest thing to hit Main Street since Niche Restaurant & Wine Bar opened earlier this month.

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