The author behind one of our newest WSB sections — West Seattle 101 (note the “tab” link on our header) will be at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market today; you can meet Lori Hinton. and talk to her about the “West Seattle 101” book, which will also be available for purchase. In honor of this, we’re adding the West Seattle Farmers’ Market feature from Lori’s book to the list of “West Seattle 101” stories available on WSB; read it here, and see the full WS 101 on WSB archive here. And as always, we want to bring you this week’s Farmers’ Market fresh sheet — here you go:
First, a reminder that locations are mentioned in the “fresh sheet” sometimes because it’s for the entire city, and some vendors don’t serve all markets; we do our best to edit out the ones identified as non-WS markets only.
Asparagus â€“ Organic – at all Markets
Sugar Snap Peas
Garlic Chives â€“ early green garlic
RETURNING FARMERS and VENDORS this week:
Greens: Arugula Raab, Flowering Mustard Raab, Lacinato Kale Raab, Red and Green Cabbage Raab, Sorrel, Mustard Greens, Collards, Kales
Tender baby field greens: Mizuna, Arugula, Sorrel
Tons of Vegetable Starts: Spring Lettuces (many heirloom varieties), Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Artichoke, Radicchio, Edible Pea Pods, Beets, Cippolini and Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Flat leaf Parsley, Edible Violas â€“ etc.
Flower Starts: Sweet Peas, Poppy, Draught-Tolerant Perennials, Hummingbird attractors; Chilean Glory Vine and Sage.
Garlic â€“ Red, White and Elephant
Dried +Shelling Beans: Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.
Cabbage: Red, White and Savoy
Onions: Yellow Onions
Beets â€“ Red, Golden, Chioggia , Cylinder
Wild Greens: Minerâ€™s Lettuce, Stinging Nettles
Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Marjoram, Chives
POTATOES: Yukon Golds, Yellow Finn, Austrian Crescent , Red Thumb Fingerlings, Russet
APPLES: Fuji, Pink Lady
Local Farmstead Cheeses: Cow, sheep, buffalo and goat cheeses. Goudas , Cheddars, Fresh Mozzarella, Brie, Pecorino, Parmesan, Provolone, Semi-soft blue, Aged and Raw varieties. So many cheeses to choose from this time of year…
EGGS: Lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, run-around-the-barnyard local chickens and ducks. Growing Things, Rickman Gulch Farm, Stokesberry Farm. At all markets.
WINES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island . Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm. At UD, WS. Sweet Raspberry wine from Rockridge Farms at U-District and West Seattle .
SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes â€“ Sea Breeze Farms â€“ at UD and WS
FISH: Wild Salmon: Smoked and frozen Sockeye, KING and Coho. Also Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Pickled Salmon
WILD MUSHROOMS: Dried varieties.
DRIED FRUITS AND VEGGIES:
Apples, Wild Huckleberries, Peaches, Apricots, Prunes, Asian Pears, Bosc Pears, Tomatoes, Celery Leaf, Hot Chilies, Garlic Powders
Dried Herbs: Basil, Parsley Dried Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Lobster, Porcini, Truffle Salt
PORK: Organic/Pasture-Raised and finished pork from Bow ( Samish Bay ) and Reardan , WA (Wooly Pigs) and Sedro Woolley (Skagit River Ranch). All cuts; frozen and smoked. Loin, chops, roasts, ham, bacon, sausages, porchetta. LARD.
BEEF: Organic pasture raised and finished beef from Samish Bay , Olsen Farms, Skagit River Ranch and Seabreeze Farms. Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, soup bones, dog bonesâ€¦
CHICKEN and DUCK: Free-run locally raised chickens and ducks. Fresh and frozen fryers, stewing hens and roasters. Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock. Stokesberry Farm, Growing Things and Rickman Gulch Farm. At all markets.
VEAL: Veal Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round, Shanks. Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)
LAMB: Fresh cuts, ground fresh â€“ Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)
GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island and Toboten Creek Boer Goat Farm in Yelm. At West Seattle and U-District.
PATEâ€™: Pate de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic. At UD and WS.
CHEESE and DAIRY:
Port Madison Farm: FRESH Goat cheese: Chevre, Brie, Gruyere-style, Yogurts. Samish Bay: Queso Fresco, Farmer Cheese (spreadable â€“ uncooked), Feta, Mozzarella. Yogurt. Also Organic Gouda (from Jersey cows): Flavored Goudas : Cumin, Nettle, Mont Blanchard, Montasio (U-District, West Seattle ) Mt. Townsend Creamery (Port Townsend): Cowâ€™s milk cheeses. Brie, Tomme and Camembert. ( West Seattle and U-District). Sea Breeze Farm ( Vashon Island ): Aged Cowâ€™s milk (7 mos) Goatâ€™s (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, CrÃ¨me Fraiche, Buttermilk, Milk and Heavy Cream. (U-District, West Seattle ) River Valley Cheese ( Fall City ): Raw Cow and Goat milk cheeses. Hard Goat Cheese, fresh Goat Chevre, flavored fresh Goat Chevre, Feta, Cowâ€™s milk cheeses soaked in Cabernet and Pike Place Ale, Cowâ€™s milk Cheddar. Cowâ€™s milk Pepper Jack. Fresh Mozzarella.
Golden Glen Creamery: Cowâ€™s milk Cheddars (Plain, Sweet Basil, Red Pepper, JalapeÃ±o), Gouda , Curds, Parmesan, Feta, Mozzarella. FRESH CREAMERY BUTTER.
FRESH PASTA: Fresh egg, red bell pepper, basil, squid ink, carrot, tomato and spinach pasta made with semolina flour. Also fresh raviolis with olive & artichoke, mushroom, pumpkin, spinach/roasted garlic, goat cheese and 4-cheese fillings. From La Pasta
HONEY: Blackberry & Wildflower; Raw, unheated &unfiltered. Raw Honeycomb.
PASTRIES: Pies, pretzels, tarts, brulee, gateau, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, muffins, loaf cakes, biscotti, granolas. FLYING APRON VEGAN baked goods; cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, tarts at U-District, and West Seattle.
ARTISAN BREADS: Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery, Columbia City Bakery and Lolaâ€™s South City Bakery.
CIDERS â€“ Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods. Also, Apple cider vinegar!
HARD CIDERS â€“ Apple, Honey (Mead), Apple, Berry from Rockridge Orchards
JAMS, JELLIES, SAUCES, SPREADS AND PRESERVES: White Chocolate Marzipan, Bittersweet chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate sauces from Woodring Foods. Lavender, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Peach Chipotle, Marionberry, Black Raspberry, Golden Raspberry, Black Currant, Tayberry, Lingonberry, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Apricot, Apple, Pumpkin jams and spreads from Woodring Foods. Ginger Chutney from Woodring Foods. Peach, Apricot, Blackberry and Blueberry jams from Growing Things.
As always, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is open 10 am-2 pm, southeast corner of 44th/Alaska in The Junction.