I went to the Saturday farmer’s market in Portland at Portland State University. This is probably the best farmer’s market I have ever been to. The number of vendors was incredible and the array of their bounty varied. One of the best stands was the mushroom farm which also supplied mushrooms to their neighboring stand which had biscuits with mushroom gravy and the best sautéed mushrooms I had ever tasted. There was also a focaccia pizza and bagel stand which brought their own wood burning oven to heat their goods. Some of the stands were from the orchards we had visited on the Fruit Loop Trail. I think the main thing that stood out for me was the care and presentation of all the items on display. You could spend your whole morning here sampling local produce and eating your way through various food stands!
East Sac finally has its own farmer’s market! Ever since moving here two years ago I have always felt that our neighborhood needs its own market. Now it is finally here. I walked to the debut farmer’s market yesterday. The market is much, much smaller than the Sunday Sacramento farmer’s market but it was lovely. There were fruit, vegetable, fish, honey, pasta, bread, mushroom, flower and a juice stand. The only thing missing for me was a coffee stand and egg stand but I am sure they are to come. There were probably only 10 tents so it is quite small but pretty much has everything you want. Also everything was LOCAL.This is such a great contribution to our community!
Here are the market details:
Year round on Saturday mornings 8:00 am-1:00 pm at 35th Street and Park Way in McKinley Park next to the Shepard Garden and Art Center.
We put all of our veggies from the farmer’s market (minus the goat’s milk) to make a birthday basket for a 1 year old. What better way to celebrate a baby’s first birthday other than to give organic, fresh fruit and veggies?