Old-Time Music JamThe old-time music scene in Portland has something for everyone from music lovers to seasoned musicians to tentative dancers making their way to their first square dance. The Hollywood Farmers' Market is pleased to bring you a taste of what old-time music is all about. If this Saturday's music leaves you wanting more, fear not, for there is an entire website devoted to the cause. Check out www.bubbaguitar.com to learn more.
Six Bit Duo Sandy Landahl and Greg Grant have been playing a blend of folk, Celtic and bluegrass for three years. They play a wide variety of music but enjoy the pureness of old-time and the connection that many feel to this timeless music. Sandy and Greg would like to thank their coach and mentor René Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm for working with them to hone their sound. (9 AM)
Caroline Oakley and Pete Leone live in northeast Portland and perform old-time fiddle and banjo tunes and country duets. Caroline is an avid square dance caller and Pete plays banjo with the Foghorn String Band. (10 AM)
Professor Banjo is Paul Silveria's one man band that features a variety of instruments including drum, kazoo and spoons. Children are encouraged to participate, as his shows include simple dances, sing-a-longs and audience participation. Paul also plays banjo and calls square dances in Portland and beyond. (11 AM)
Fiddle player Anna Sandys and banjo player Stephanie Noll are perhaps better known for holding up half the stage with local stringband, Ask Irene, whose repertoire ranges from old-time fiddle tunes to whatever else they feel like playing. And it just so happens that Anna doesn't just play fiddle, she makes them too. (12 PM)
Squirrel Heights Says Good-Bye
Squirrel Heights Gardens has decided to close their doors after 15 years. They bid the market a colorful goodbye last Saturday with their signature Chinese lanterns. Bright orange bouquets dotted the market in the early morning hours. Betty Berdan and Dave Peterson were sold out by 9:30am.
Squirrel Heights Gardens, with their unique perennials and ferns, will certainly be missed. Betty and Dave would like to thank their loyal customers for supporting them all of these years.
Don't miss their going-out-of-business sale this Friday through Sunday (October 5, 6 & 7). The sale will take place from 10am to 5pm at 6934 SE 45th Ave. in Portland.
Sauerkraut RecipeCustomers flocked to see Alfred Novacek's famous sauerkraut demonstration at Oktoberfest last weekend. Try the recipe for yourself!
Mix together 5 lbs. shredded cabbage and 3 Tbs. pickling salt.
Put mixture into a stone jar and tamp until juiced. Cover with cabbage leaves. Put a plate and a weight on top. Store at 60-70 degrees for three weeks. Periodically check top for film/scum and remove if found.
Featured Vendor: Maryhill Orchards & Vinyards
Maryhill Orchards is located at I-84 exit 104, across the Columbia River in the state of Washington. It borders the Columbia River at the entrance to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
The climate in Maryhill is completely different from the Portland region. In contrast to the moist environment of the Willamette Valley, Maryhill Orchards is situated in arid desert terrain. The soils are alluvial and glacial deposits from the ice age and are high in calcium and minerals. These unique soil and weather conditions contribute to the quality of the famous Maryhill fruits and vegetables everyone speaks so highly of.
Maryhill Orchards was started in 1936. The fruits and vegetables grown along the shores of the Columbia River were planted on a small acreage consisting mostly of leveled sand dunes. Today it consists of approximately 200 acres of land. Gary Takahashi is the third generation farming this soil, along with his wife Allene.
With the recent popularity of wind surfing and the quality of life in the town of Maryhill, we are feeling the pressure of development. We worry that recreation and living facilities will supplant small family farms like Maryhill Orchards. As long as we are able to continue farming, we look forward to supplying you with quality fruit and vegetables.