04 January 2013

10 Questions I Just Totally Made Up About Winter Market

Fresh, Local Foods in January/February? A combination of farming expertise, innovation, low tech solutions like hoop houses, the region’s varying microclimates and the fact that some foods are actually in season in the winter months means our local growers have food ready for Portlanders. Combine this availability with year-around demand for farm fresh local foods and the result is 40 vendors gathering to sell their goods for the second year in a row.

What’s in it for me?  Eating healthy! Supporting local businesses! That and a more tangible punch card offering folks who attend 3 times a month a chance to win market goodies.

Good and good for you

Good and good for you

Gimmie Shelter?  Tents, Night Owl Roasters’s hot coffee, warm soups.

What if I want to make my own soup? Bones from Pine Mountain, hearty veg everywhere, and an abundance of edible roots means a big pot of goodness awaits your table tonight and possibly the work place microwave during the week.

What do you have for Sunday Brunch? Eggs, bacon, potatoes, cheese, salmon, crab, apples, bread. Why limit yourself to brunch – Frittata dinner.

Chard? Chard on!

I was thinking about laying on the couch and reading a book, possibly watching the Breaking Bad DVD set I got for Christmas. Why should I leave the house? Well no one would blame you but Winter Market is your chance/reason to get out of the house for the next eight Saturdays. And Breaking Bad is REALLY intense, best doled out in shorter increments. If you’re thinking of making an adventure of your day, the Market is close to the Performing Arts Center, Portland Art Museum and The Oregon Historical Society (far more exciting than the name implies, plus it’s the last weekend of the Mightiest Wind: the 1962 Columbus Day Storm and admission is free to Multnomah County residents).

Anything New?  A healthy mix of new vendors along with our returning farmers, growers and ranchers.

Hours? 10-2

Okay, where? The Market is located on the Park blocks between Salmon and Main – Right behind the Schnitz.