March 1, 2014
Vol 8, Issue 5
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Market Updates
Winter is a hard time for our farmers and this winter has been particularly brutal with dry conditions earlier in the season, sub-zero temps in much of the state, followed by heavy rains over the past weeks. Kimberly from Deep Roots Farm was kind enough to share some pics with us and show us what has been going on her farm this winter. 

Located between Corvallis and Albany, Deep Roots suffered temperatures as low as -2 degrees this winter. They have been growing over-wintered veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and kale for 15 years and this winter brought some unprecedented set backs. The outdoor broccoli and cauliflower just "melted" in the sub-zero temperatures. 

Even their three greenhouses of kale took a hit in the cold temps. Kimberly writes, 
"At first glance we thought it looked fine-it just needs a few weeks for the leaves to grow to a harvestable size. Unfortunately, that won't happen.
The stems are completely mushy and starting to ferment on the inside-there's no coming back from that.


The kale in the greenhouse we have yet to pick looks less dead, but for the most part everything we had growing: broccoli, cauliflower, four kinds of cabbage, collards, all three kales, chard, parsley, kohlrabi, radishes, mizuna, turnips, red mustard, bok choy, and arugula will not recover."

This can be a hard time of year to be a locavore but our farmers rely on you to help support them through the whole season. And one of the benefits of eating locally is getting a nice surprise every week, like fresh greens from Sweet Leaf nestled among the squash and onions last market or the first of the nettles from Nature's Wild Harvest.  
We have some new vendors starting this week, Old house Dahlias will be bringing their dahlia tubers, getting us ready for spring and Starvation Alley with fresh squeezed cranberry juice from their farm in Washington. 
See you at market!
Our application for the Market Manager position closes Friday February 28th! We are also hiring for a seasonal Token Program Administrator

You can find the more information about both these postings on our website or email [email protected] with any questions.   
Lloyd Farmers Market

Looking for another market to buy your midweek groceries at this winter?

The Lloyd Farmers Market runs year-round! 
Tuesdays 10am to 2pm
Oregon Square Courtyard
NE Holladay Street between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th
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 Market Vendors 
Here's a list of all the great vendors you'll find at the market this winter!

Alsea Acre Alpines

Deck Family Farm

Gabriel's Bakery

Gales Meadow Farm

Hammer & Tuffy Handmade Granola  

Kiyokawa Family Orchards 
(last week!)

La Fountain Herbal

Linda Brand Crab
(absent 3/1, back 3/15)

Montiel's Cocina


Nature's Wild Harvest 


Nectar Cafe  




Old House Dahlias  

(starting this week!


Peak Forest Fruit 


Persephone Farm 


Pine Mountain Ranch  


Starvation Alley  

(starting this week!)


Sun Gold Farm  


Sweet Leaf Farm


Every Saturday, May - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - April

May - October, 8am - 1pm
November - April, 9am - 1pm

NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

For more information, check us out online at

See you Saturday!

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