Sage Culinary Advice at the Market this Weekend

You may be wondering, when there are markets nearly every day of the week raging on in Portland, why hasn’t there been a new post in a week?!

Though my recipes and post ideas are stacking up, my time has been eaten up at the markets!  Sage Culinary Advice can be found throughout the week at a myriad of markets.  Soon, I’ll be posting a calendar to make it easy for shoppers to find us, and even sooner, I’ll be launching a new venture with farmer/forager Roger Konka of Springwater Farm….

Monday is the Grand Opening of the Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market right in the heart of downtown Portland, the newest branch of the Portland Farmers Market family tree.  Springwater Farm will occupy a double booth, wherein side by side will sit Farmstand and Feast! While Roger peddles his farmed and foraged delectables, I will transform his wares into culinary delights and offer them forth.  Soups, sandwiches, salads, all made with whatever the farmer offers me that week, supplemented by foodstuffs from other Farmers Market Vendors.
A true Farmer’s Feast!

Here is our Opening Day Menu:

Market Egg Sandwich
fried pastured egg & shiitake and maitake mushrooms, & Briar Rose Creamery garlic-herb cheese on Dave’s Killer Bread

Miso Mushroom Soup
vegan & gluten free!

Roger’s Wild Greens & Sautéed Mushroom Salad
organic mushrooms on a bed of amaranth, lamb’s quarters, & purslane

Springwater Farm Lamb Barbacoa
pit barbecue style lamb with a wild greens salad

Portland Farmers Market @ Pioneer Courthouse Square –
Mondays 10-2

And here’s what’s happening the rest of the week:

Saturday June 19th – Sage Culinary Advice at the Springwater Farm booth at Portland Farmers Market.  Taste our Miso Mushroom Soup for free before it goes on sale!

Sunday June 20th – Meet me at the Hillsdale Farmers Market for more mushrooms – Springwater Farm again hosts Sage Culinary Advice.

On the other side of town?  Montavilla Farmers Market’s Culinary Demonstration Series is pleased to announce Chef Courtney Sproule of din din catering.  Chef Courtney plans to de-mystify the poaching method, and create a late spring market dish using the farmer’s fresh products.

Monday June 21st – Celebrate the first day of summer at the Springwater Farm stand for The Farmer’s Feast!  Portland Farmers Market @ Pioneer Courthouse Square, 10-2.

Wednesday June 23rd – Double Market Day!  A market for every schedule:
10-2 Portland Farmers Market in Shemanski Park with Springwater Farm
3:30-7:30 Moreland Farmers Market.  Meet me at the corner for samples of what the farmers have to offer!

Thursday June 24th – Have you made it to the Portland Farmers Market’s new NE23rd market yet?  It’s a sweet market offering plenty of produce, artisan salami & chocolates, bakery items, meat, eggs…I could go on and on!  Hope to see you there!

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About Kathryn LaSusa Yeomans

By offering Sage Culinary Advice, The Farmer's Feast assists Farmers' Market shoppers in making the most of their purchases, and helps vendors realize the culinary possibilities of their products. We create culinary education programs at Farmers' Markets. Through food preparation and cooking demonstrations, recipes focusing on technique, samples, stories and free advice, we're encouraging people to cook more often, from scratch, with market-fresh ingredients. Our goal? To cultivate domestic culinary arts. Once you've tasted the Farmer's Feast - glistening local produce, pastured meats, artisan cheese, wild seafood, rich nuts, grains and legumes - and see how easy cooking this bounty can be, you'll be hungry for fresh. Visit The Farmer's Feast on Facebook / E-mail wildeats@msn.com
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