Farmers Markets update for 2013

There will be a new Willamette Saturday Farmers Market at the Historic Willamette General Store on Saturdays from 11-4pm starting in May 18th-October. Enjoy a farmers market vibe with live music in the courtyard with locally grown produce, fruit, & flowers without getting on the freeway more details at www.willamettefarmersmarket.com!
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The Wednesday West Linn Farmers Market is has a new home base is at westlinnfarmersmarket.org.

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A Perfect Day for Enjoying the Farmers Market

Our mild summer continues…Wednesday’s temperatures are again forecast for mid-70′s, with sun and a breeze.

As a reminder, the market continues to add foods, with Temptress Truffles now adding both meat and eggs. Of course, still plenty of fruit and berries, fresh picked and succulent; and…many summer items including squash varieties, cucumbers, eggplant, many bean varieties, tomatillos, onion, potatoes, beets, carrots, and many more tomatoes.

Eat Well…recent research continues to identify the importance of vegetables and fruit in our diets.

ENTERTAINMENT:
The entertainment tent features Oregon native Anna-Lisa, who began singing professionally at 16, performing all around the Northwest. By the age of 17 the passionate singer/songwriter landed her first Nashville recording sessions. Soon after she began touring and fronted several Oregon based country bands.Counted among her influences are Natalie Merchant, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow and KT Tunstall. She describes her songwriting as emotional and introspective based on her life experiences.
With her new project she has put together her finest group of musicians to date bringing out the very best in her voice and songwriting. Her show has been described as “energetic and fun.”
Included in her show, is guitarist Robert Richter. He has appeared on the NPR syndicated program “River City Folk,” and has played guitar for a number of well known regional artists. He brings his unique country slide guitar sound to the project!

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Cornocopia of Vegetables…and a Perfect Evening

Whew…the heat was great for ripening tomatoes, but rough on the last weeks market attendance…97 degrees at 5:00! Luckily, the heat broke. Wednesday’s temperatures are forecast for mid-70′s, with sun and a breeze.

The market continues to add foods, with Temptress Truffles now adding both meat and eggs. This has often been a request from market buyers.

And it will be best selection yet for your seasonal produce purchases. Still plenty of fruit and berries, fresh picked and succulent; summer produce …many squash varieties, cucumbers, eggplant, many bean varieties, tomatillos, onion, potatoes, beets, carrots, and many more tomatoes.

Remember…recent research is showing the importance of a diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits, especially local greens.

ENTERTAINMENT: In the entertainment tent presents The Sale, featuring Wilsonville product Justin Bennett and Portland-based singer/songwriter Bre Paletta, two independent thinkers who fell in love and started making music.

As always, The Puppet Theater will be back with a new story to entertain the the younger audiences. The show will start at 6:30 at the far east end of the market, just past the end of the vendor booths.
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Beat the Heat…Eat Dinner at the Market

Yes, it will be hot…and who wants to cook? The market now has a wide diversity of meals, with shaved ice for desert. By mid-market, the food court is in the shade, so you can eat, listen to the music, and relax.

But, don’t forget to buy your seasonal produce needs for the weekend. Plenty of fruit and berries, fresh picked and succulent; summer produce …squash, cucumbers, eggplant, many bean varieties, tomatillos, onion, potatoes, beets, carrots, and many more tomatoes. Eat healthy by buying fresh! Many vendors have recipes for their products.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Dana Fontaine returns to the market with her all-female trio, The Sirens. Their sound starts with tightly fused bass, percussion, and guitar; adds a sprinkling of flute and mandolin; then tops it all off with beautifully seasoned vocals and three-part goose bump harmonies in a fun and energetic mix of folk/rock/Americana stylings.”

As always, The Puppet Theater will be back with a new story to thrill the younger audiences.

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A Cornucopia of Summer Vegetables are Here!

It just keeps coming…fruit and vegetables. And they are so fresh that they easily last until the weekend meals.
The market continues with a complete line of seasonal fruit, fresh picked and succulent. Summer produce is found at three vendors…squash, cucumbers, eggplant, many bean varieties, more greens, and our first tomatoes. Eat healthy by buying fresh!

ENTERTAINMENT:
In the entertainment tent, the market features Shorty and the Mustangs, playing their infectious brand of western swing in the tradition of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and, more recently, Asleep at the Wheel. If you like swing dancing, this is your chance.
The Mustangs play all around Portland and are considered the leading proponents of this exciting music. So, even if you have never heard this old style that seems new, come listen. You are in for a treat.
As always, The Puppet Theater will be back with a new story to thrill the younger audiences.

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Dog Days are Here!…The Market Goes to the Dogs

This Wednesday’s market features a special event…“The Dog Days of August.” Sponsored by local dog shop, Oregon Dogs Inc., 15 additional vendors will join the market, all featuring various dog products. And don’t miss the “Wiener Dog Races” to held on 13th St. (south past the food court). Bet on your favorite dog!
So, if you have a dog, or would like to own one, do not miss “Dog Days.”

As usual, the market has some great local music…presenting Natalia Malo, a 17-year old singer songwriter. She recently signed a record deal with Spicy G Records (www.spicygrecords.com). She used to perform at the West Linn Farmers Market before pursuing a professional career. The stage will be shared with Christian Burghardt (www.christianburghardtproject.com).
The Dragon Puppet Theater story this week is “The Pirate and His Pet,” performed by Ithica Tell.

But what about the food!!! Growers are bringing in all the summer crops, berries are still readily available, early fruit has appeared. Now is your chance to buy fresh, nutritious produce and make your favorite summer meals.

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SUMMER IS HERE!…LOADS OF PRODUCE…& DJANGO MUSIC

It just keeps coming…fruit and vegetables. And they are so fresh that they easily last until the weekend meals.
The market now has a complete line of seasonal fruit, fresh picked and succulent.
Summer produce is found at three vendors…squash, cucumbers, many bean varieties, more greens, and maybe even the first tomatoes.
Other new vendors include three added prepared foods vendors…Greek, Phillie Sandwiches, and smoothies.

ENTERTAINMENT:
In the entertainment tent, the market features The Djangofiles, bring their infectious brand of French gypsy music, playing the songs of Django Reinhardt. He invented a new blend of gypsy, jazz and folk that moved at sometimes lighting speeds. He, along with Charlie Christian, turned the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a lead voice.
The Djangofiles play all around Portland and are considered the leading proponents of this exciting music. So, even if you have never heard this old style, come listen. You are in for a treat.
As always, The Puppet Theater will be back with a new story to thrill the younger audiences.

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NEW VENDORS JOIN WEST LINN FARMERS MARKET

SUMMER!…WEST LINN FARMERS MARKET SUPPORTERS…
We continue to see a wider variety of produce, with vendor space nearly full.
Summer squash, cucumbers, bean varieties, more greens, and maybe even the first tomatoes. And, joining this week is Sawtell Farms, adding to the produce choices, and TK Orchards, with fresh peaches.
They join Beko Farms, ProFarm, 19th St. Farms, M & H Farms, Aldeke Farms, and Liepold Farms, already providing early summer produce, many fresh berry varieties, and even cherries.
Other new vendors include three added prepared foods vendors…Greek, Phillie Sandwiches, and fresh sandwiches, salads and more.

ENTERTAINMENT:
In the entertainment tent, the market features Dana Fontaine, a popular, local musician with several working bands. This time she brings a bass and drums, for an afternoon of danceable country, folk, rock, pop and originals.
As always, The Puppet Theater will be back with “The Reluctant Dragon “, performed by Amy Grey.

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Looks like another sunny day at the market!

Looks like the summer is being kind to the West Linn Farmers Market, with the summer getting of to a slow start with some rainy days we are getting lucky with another sunny day in the forecast! It will be the perfect day to come out and hang at the market! The Dragon Puppet theater will be back for the kids to enjoy! Hope to see you out!

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Market Opening Day/Second Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

Hey everyone it’s the opening day of the Market tonight from 5-8pm. It is also the Second Annual Summer Solstice Celebration starring last years big hit from last year “The Brawley Men” and new this year, “The ten-piece Pirate Band” we will also have magic acts for the kids, along with live music. So we hope you can come enjoy the perfect weather and check out our full line up of Vendors. We have worked hard to bring you more farms and more variety of vendors this season! It’s going to be an amazing evening to kick of the market season so don’t miss it!

List of Vendors
Ridgefield Hyrdoponics
Liepold Farms
19th St. Farms
Temptress Truffles
Beko Farms
Winter Farms
Xoing Farm
Pro Farm Produce
Beacon Hill Solutions
Miffy’s Foods LLC
Abeke Farms
Garden by Rebecca
Brew Chews
Cornerstone Candles
Sustainability Tent
Bee-Nut Butter
Ten Day Kitchens
Satori Massage Therapy
Toyota
Upper Crust Bakery
Happyrock Coffee
Natural R & R
Sophisticated Beads
Arinise Collection
Sunset Solar
Amanda Katzenmeyer
Molly Muriel LLC

FOOD COURT

Miss Hannah’s Gourment Popcorn Co.
La Fiesta Mexican Kitchen LLC
Sweet Time
Yakisoba Noodles
Flowesr-Xiong Farm & Garden
M & A Farm
Raven Winery
Da Fat Boyz BBQ
Ocho’s
Albertsons

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