What’s back at the market? Everything! The summer market is back!
There really isn’t any place better than being at the Market on a summer day. During the peak of Covid, the Market has worked tirelessly to keep everyone safe by adjusting the market setup, which contributes to the fun experience everyone loves. Thankfully, the market can finally bring programming back to the market this year!
OSU Extension Service Master Gardener™ program is back! OSU Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer educators, neighbors, and on-the-ground researchers who serve their community with solid training in science-based, sustainable gardening and a love of lifelong learning. If you have gardening questions, please drop by the Master Gardener booth. Master Gardeners love to talk plants! Also, bring your kids to the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener™’s booth for coloring sheets and seeds for budding little gardeners!
Market Sprouts Kids Club is back! There are lots of fun activities planned this summer to keep your little ones engaged in healthy eating, farming/gardening, nature, and science. The Market is also excited to partner with local businesses and organizations to host, such as Basics Market, and Natural Grocers. In fact, Basics Market will make their debut hosting on June 11th with a funny faces activity for kids to make and eat!
Music is back! Every week, you can expect to hear a new musical group and some returning market favorites located at the entrance to the park from 4th and Washington (closest to the fountain).
Speaking of the fountain, the city kicked off the newly revamped Library Fountain last month. Families will enjoy a mildly warm market morning, and then when things heat up, they can bring their kids over to the fountain to cool off. It makes for the ideal Saturday farmer’s market trip.
The Beaverton Farmers Market is excited about what this season holds! Thank you for your continued support of the market.
The Swizzle As temps begin to heat up it’s fun to have a lively libation on a summer evening. Straightaway Cocktails makes cocktails that are amazing straight from the bottle or can. However, on a recommendation, we added on to the tropical-inspired, “The Swizzle,” made with Rum, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, and house made Falernum, to make a true island experience.
- 5 ounces Straightaway Cocktails’ “The Swizzle”
- 1 ounce cream from a can of unsweetened full fat coconut milk
- Ice, crushed if you have it
- Mint sprig, optional
Fill a collins glass with crushed ice if you have it, otherwise, regular ice is fine. In a cocktail shaker combine regular ice, The Swizzle, and coconut milk. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into the collins glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.
What’s in Season?
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sugar Snap peas
- Fava beans
- Green Beans
- Leafy greens
- Onions & leeks