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Vendor Spotlight: Ken & June’s Hazelnuts (Booth Varies)

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vendor Spotlight: Ken & June’s Hazelnuts (Booth Varies)

Dating back to the fall of 1957, Ken and June Melcher packed up and moved their family from Norfolk, Nebraska to St. Paul, Oregon where they purchased a 100-acre farm consisting of a mature 40-acre filbert (hazelnut) orchard. It was one of the largest filbert orchards in the Willamette Valley at that time. From 1957 […]

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Message From the Market Master: Join us for Opening Day at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market: Saturday, May 3rd from 8am 1:30pm.

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Message From the Market Master: Join us for Opening Day at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market: Saturday, May 3rd from 8am 1:30pm.

For the first time in the Beaverton Farmer’s Market’s 27-year history, the market will open for the summer season on the first Saturday in May. In the past, the market has opened on Mother’s Day weekend, but this year the market is expanding the summer season and will open on May 3rd. This year, the […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market: Cool Spring Days = Lots of Greens in the Market

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market: Cool Spring Days = Lots of Greens in the Market

Cool Spring weather typically means that we will be seeing a lot of greens in the market. It will be a while before summer’s heat brings a wider variety of produce to our farmers’ stalls. This is not a bad thing. It just means that it is important to have a large arsenal of tasty […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market: Quick, Crunchy Cabbage

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market: Quick, Crunchy Cabbage

With St. Patrick’s day happening this month, many of us are thinking about ways to prepare cabbage. The timing couldn’t be more perfect because cabbage is plentiful in our farmers’ fields. The recipe below is delicious, easy and healthy. We hope that you give it a try. See you at the market!       […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market

How many times have you heard someone say – “I’m going to eat healthier in the New Year”? You have probably said it yourself. You may even have been pretty disciplined about it for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, most of us struggle to stay committed to the idea for whatever reason and by Valentine’s […]

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Message from the Market Master

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Message from the Market Master

I have a confession. I loathe bell peppers! Admitting this often makes me feel like a failure as a vegetarian but I am afraid that it is the truth. Red, yellow, green – it doesn’t matter. If you want to kill a pizza for me, top it with bell peppers. When I tell this to […]

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Message From the Market Master

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Message From the Market Master

After you come home from Any number of things can happen on a busy market day. With 250 people working and 20,000 customers I have come to expect the unexpected. In my 18 years as manager I feel like I have seen them all – medical emergencies, staff shortages, equipment malfunctions, crop failures, weather catastrophes…after […]

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Beaverton Farmers Market

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Farmers Market

Message From the Market Master After you come home from the market do you just throw your purchases, still in their plastic produce bags, right into the refrigerator? If you do, you are committing a terrible crime. As the self-appointed Produce Police of the Beaverton Farmers Market, let me tell you why. The two enemies […]

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Message From the Market Master

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Message From the Market Master

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite. It was called Sputnik, and it looked a lot like a kohlrabi. Now, with so few people familiar with kohlrabi, the vegetable is often described as looking a lot like Sputnik, which is not far from the truth. The flattened globe rests just above the […]

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News from the Beaverton Farmers Market

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
News from the Beaverton Farmers Market

Market Message People often ask me about farmers’ market etiquette as well as tips for having a successful experience. Of course every market is a little different, but here at Beaverton I recommend the following: Wear comfortable walking shoes! The market is big and you might have to park a few blocks away. The exercise […]

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