While you are looking for Portland events this weekend, the best might be the return of the Portland Farmers Market to the Park Blocks. Now in its 20th year, Portland Farmers Market shoppers can expect a crop of new vendors in 2011. Located between SW Hall and Montgomery Streets near Portland State University, the market is open every Saturday March 19 through December 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Here are a few of the farmers, food producers and prepared food vendors new to the Portland Farmers Market at PSU this year:
Cascadia Chestnuts - A certified organic orchard in NW Portland growing select French and Italian “marrone type” chestnut cultivars. This vendor will join the market in October when the first crops of chestnuts are harvested.
La Terra Vita - An integrated, biodiverse, local family farm in Scio, Oregon, using organic and biodynamic methods to produce heirloom vegetables of exceptional flavor and beauty, as well as eggs, meat and dairy products. Farm management includes woodland and wetland restoration, pasture and hay making. laterravita.com
Bingo Sandwiches - A collaboration between Picklopolis’ David Barber in Portland and Wag Egg’s Wes Coulter in Champoeg. Seasonal sandwiches, sides and Picklopolis pickles. All sammies can have a Wag egg on top!
Choi’s Kimchi - A producer in Gresham making fresh and flavorful kimchi using locally grown ingredients from environmentally responsible farmers.
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Pictures & comments from Pipeline contributor Christine Taylor. See the full set at Flickr
Smoke from the grilled free range pork filled the air with the scent of summer bbq.
One can even participate in a wine tasting at The Portland Market.
Fresh salmon was a popular item. This is the last of the wild salmon fillets.
Fresh eggs are always a favorite for any foodie.
Root display showing different types of organic edible roots.
Waiting in line for prepared foods did not seem to bother anyone.
Tom Erickson of Portland band Dear Ether was spotted while shopping for some unfiltered honey.