What's Coming to Market?
There will be plenty of melons this Sunday. Peaches, nectarines, plums, figs, and apples will be readily available too. As for berries there should be blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Pluot lovers, we are still a few weeks away.
On the vegetable side, there will be plenty of corn, lettuces, braising greens, onions, garlic, cucumbers, carrots and other root vegetables, fennel, peppers (sweet, poblano, jalapeño) and a lot more.
IN THIS WEEK
Betsy's Best Bar None
OUT THIS WEEK
Boondockers Farm back September 1
Kookoolan Farms back next week
Meadow Harvest back next week
Visit our Availability Page for more information and the full list of farmers and vendors expected this weekend. The page will be updated through Saturday evening. Check our Twitter feed for Sunday morning updates.
Hillsdale Farmers’ Market couldn’t function without the work done by a dedicated group of volunteers. Board members, market assemblers, token sellers, smile givers, community creators: our volunteer force has always been the secret ingredient to our success. We’re celebrating their unique contributions to the market by sharing part of their story.
Why did you start volunteering at the market?
I always enjoyed shopping at the HFM before I started volunteering. It is one of my favorite institutions in the neighborhood and I want to make sure it around as long as I live in the area.
What market volunteer duty do you most enjoy?
I most enjoy Quality Control. It is an unofficial duty, but critical.
What stands out about HFM in a city with so many great farmers' markets?
Not only is the HFM the most navigable of the Portland area markets, it has the most distilled selection of excellent products. The markets with fruit from California, kettle corn and costume jewelry do not interest me much. I shop at the market for quality food at its peak and HFM hits the mark all year long.
What keeps you coming back as a volunteer?
Location is a factor. However, the vendors, volunteers and patrons keep me coming back.
Outside of market volunteering, what do you do for work and play?
In my weekday life, I am an associate at Sather, Byerly and Holloway. On the weekends, I spend a lot of time fly fishing. If Maupin had a year-round market like HFM, I would live on the Deschutes five months of the year. I also like to camp and ski with my children.
What is your favorite item to buy at the market right now?
I always leave the market with the basics (carrots, greens, fruit and a little something from Olympic Provisions). However, this time of year, the peaches and blackberries are must-buys.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
SW Capitol Hwy between SW 31st Ave. and the bridge
Multnomah Village goes green! Join the fun: Pancake Breakfast & Lunch, Parade, Kid Zone, Garden Tours, Vendors, Food Court, Beer & Wine Garden, Energy Fair and Music. More info here (link).
Multnomah Day Art Sale
Multnomah Arts Center
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Visit the annual Arts and Crafts sale while at Multnomah Day. More info here (link).
Multnomah Village Vine and Dine
Sunday, August 18, 2013
1:00PM - 4:00PM
SW Moss St., from 34th to 35th
Multnomah Village's first Northwest Wine and Food Festival! Local wine and food stars will provide an afternoon of wine tastings paired with sweet & savory bites. Enhance your wine tasting skills with the unique interactive aroma sampling exhibit. Practice finding the aromatic elements in your glass.
100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Multnomah Village Bloc's Initiative to install vintage street lights in the Village. More info here (link).
Sunday, August 25 2013
Hillsdale Farmers Market
Celebrate the tomato at the market's annual summer event. Sample the many tomato varieties available, watch cooking demonstration and pick up a few preservation ideas. Cooking demonstration runs 11AM-1PM.