09 January 2015

All Good Things Under The…

You’re thinking I’m going to say Sun, right? I respect you to much to lie to you. All the good things under the grey.

In Season: Cabbage, kale, crab, potatoes, winter squash & beets. 

One of the best things about last week’s market was the reminder of seasons. I was at the market on Saturday, on the store on Monday. Market stuff is way less expensive when you stay in season. Granted, that’s easy since all the leafy, rooty, cabbagey things are my favorites. I even have a dog that loves roasted cauliflower (and tennis balls). This is a good season to buy veg.

About three weeks ago I thought I knew how farmers work to bring crops to market in all months. Then I started interviewing people for this Oregonian article, turns out I don’t know as much as I thought I did. I’m constantly amazed at the generosity of people who work with food for a living. The kindness, the knowledge the willingness to share their expertise with me for no other reason than I emailed or dialed their number. I am awed and thankful.

Portland State President Wim Wiewel opened the Market’s new 12 month a year home, with PSU Alum and PFM Director Trudy Toliver – watch it here!