Two things: First, WSB reader Carter put together a bright and festive unofficial video tour of a recent West Seattle Farmers’ Market visit; you can watch the clip online here; you may see your favorite vendor in it. Second, we just got this week’s “fresh sheet” from the Farmers’ Market folks, so here it is in its entirety (note this is prepared for all markets citywide, so a few items aren’t available in WS, but at least limited availability is clearly marked):
NEW THIS WEEK:
Apples: Belle de Boskoop, Smokehouse, Blue Permain, Egremot Russet
Also Orin and Hawaiian Apples – all Markets
Pears: Booth Canyon Orchards. Bosc pears at all Markets
Kiwi: Hardy Kiwi at U-District, West Seattle and Broadway – 2 weeks only!
Squash: Spaghetti, Squash Blossoms
Berries: Red Raspberries and Blackberries – at UD, CC, WS and Broadway.
Quince: At U-District and Columbia City
Grapes: Limited quantities: Concord and Table varieties: UD, WS and CC
Apples: Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, Empire, Winter Banana, BramleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Seedling, Macoun, Tsugaru, Prairie Spy, NickaJack, CoxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Orange Pippin, Jonathon, Jonagored, Elstar, Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Gala, Gravenstein, Red Gravenstein
Melons: Crenshaw, Charlynn,
Peaches: Last of season: At TinyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Organic Produce Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all markets
Pears: Red Clapp, Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Conference, Bosc
Asian Pears: 20th Century, Ichiban, Kosui, Yakuma, Hosui, Tojuro
Nectarines: Red-Golds Ã¢â‚¬â€œ End of Season – TinyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Martin Farms
Plums: Italian Prunes
ROASTED PEPPERS: On site roaster from River Farm (Ellensburg) at UD and WS.
FRESH SALSA: From BillyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Farm in Tonasket. Some of our marketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best tomatoes and peppers go into BillyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fresh Salsa. Medium and Hot varieties.
BULBS: Many unusual varieties to plant right now. Tulips, Lilies, Alliums. At UD and WS.
LETTUCE: Large, lovely heads Ã¢â‚¬â€œ heirloom varieties: Romaine, Red Oak, Sierra, Red Salad Bowl, WaldmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Hyper Red Rumple Wave, Merlot
GREENS: Dandelion, Shiso, Chinese Spinach, Chinese Broccoli, Red Russian Kale, Lacinato Kale, Siberian Salad Kale, Winterbore Kale, Tatsoi, Mizuna, Broccoli Rabe, Spinach, Chinese Mustard, Red Mustard, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy.
Chard: Swiss, White & Rainbow
Garlic Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Red and White
Soybeans/Edamame Ã¢â‚¬â€œ pods and on the vine
Winter Squash: Delicata, Kabocha, Cinderella Pumpkins, Butternut, Acorn, Red Kuri, Sugar Pie, Spaghetti
Sweet Peppers: Green, Lilac, Ivory, Purple, Italian Frying, Pimento
Hot Peppers: Anaheim, Poblano, Hungarian, Jalapeno, Cayenne, Ancho, Beaver Dam
Sweet Corn Ã¢â‚¬â€œwhite and yellow
Eggplant: Japanese, Purple, Lilac, White, Green Striped
Turnips- White and Red
Summer Squash: Zucchini, Zuchetta, Patty Pan Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all shapes and sizes.
Radish Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Red and Daikon
Cucumbers: Pickling, Su Yu Long, English, Lemon
Beans: Romano, Yellow Wax, Haricot Vert, Blue Lake, Japanese Long.
Shelling Beans: Conseca, Cranberry. Shelled Flageolet beans
Cabbage: White Head, Napa
Fennel Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Baby Fennel
Carrots Ã¢â‚¬â€œMaroon, Yellow, Orange
Onions: Red, Red Torpedo, Walla Walla, Cipollini, Sweet Onion
Tomatoes Ã¢â‚¬â€œField-Ripened and hot house: Slicing, Golden, Heirloom, Cherry
Cauliflower Ã¢â‚¬â€œ white, lilac and golden heads
Beets Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Red, Golden, Chioggia
Potatoes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Yellow Finn, Ozette, Carola, Russet, Yukon Gold, Red, Baby Russet, Purple, Blue, French Fingerlings, Princess La Ratte, Caribe, Desiree, Bintje and Maris PiperÃ¢â‚¬â€œ 25 varieties
HERBS: Basil, Mint, Rosemary, Dill, Coriander, Oregano, Rosemary, Marjoram, Chives, Garlic Chives, Thyme, Sage, Tarragon, Flat Leaf Parsley. Fresh large bunches. Excellent price!!
WINES: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island. Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm. At UD, WS.
Also Steppe Cellars (Sunnyside). Riesling, GewÃƒÂ¼rztraminer, Syrah, Cabernet, Red Blend. At Magnolia Only.
SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sea Breeze Farms Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at UD and WS
HAZELNUTS: All varieties from Holmquist Hazelnuts Farms in Whatcom County. Raw, roasted, Dry roasted, barbecued, yogurt covered, chocolate covered. Also hazelnut flour, oil and shells for your garden.
FISH: Wild Salmon: FRESH COHO: Ã¢â‚¬â€œwhole and filets.
Also: Smoked, frozen Sockeye and Coho, Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Pickled Salmon
Frozen Halibut filets
OYSTERS, CLAMS, MEDITERREANEAN MUSSELS: At U-District, West Seattle, Columbia City From Taylor Shellfish, Saltwater DaffyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Puget Sound Shellfish.
TUNA: Sushi Grade Albacore; tuna lox, albacore filets, canned in olive oil, smoked and jerky. At U-District, West Seattle and Columbia City
WILD MUSHROOMS: Chicken of the Woods, BearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tooth, Lobster, Chanterelles, Matsutake
DRIED FRUITS AND VEGGIES:
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 Bow and Sedro Woolley (Skagit County): All cuts; frozen and smoked. Loin, chops, roasts, ham, bacon, sausages.
BEEF: Organic pasture raised and finished beef from Skagit River Ranch (Angus), Samish Bay, Seabreeze Farms and Olsen Farms. Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, soup bones, dog bonesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
CHICKEN: Free-run locally raised chickens- frozen fryers, stewing hens and roasters from King, Snohomish and Skagit counties. Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock.
VEAL: Veal Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round (scaloppini), Shanks (osso buco). Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)
LAMB: Fresh cuts, ground fresh Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)
GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at WS and UD)
PATEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢: Pate de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic. Also chicken livers simmered in butter and cognac).
EGGS: Lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, run-around-the-barnyard local chickens and ducks (and sometimes goose). Limited supplies.
CHEESE and DAIRY:
Appel Farms: CowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s milk Goudas, Raw Milk Gouda, Flavored Goudas, Cheddar, Curds, Quark, Paneer (at Col. City, Magnolia, Phinney, Lake City, U-District)
Port Madison Farm: Goat cheese and goat yogurt. Fresh Chevre rounds, Spring Cheese and mold ripened rounds (like camembert) (at Col. City, U-District, West Seattle, Phinney)
Samish Bay: FRESH CHEESES: Queso Fresco, Farmer Cheese (spreadable Ã¢â‚¬â€œ uncooked), Feta
Mozzarella. Also Organic Gouda (from Jersey cows): Flavored Goudas: Cumin,
Nettle, Mont Blanchard, Montasio (U-District, West Seattle)
Estrella Family Creamery (Montesano): Goat, sheep & cow: Camembert, Blue, Tomme, Morbier (Col. City and U-District)
Mt. Townsend Creamery (Port Townsend): CowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s milk cheeses. Brie, Tomme and Camembert.
(Broadway, West Seattle)
Sea Breeze Farm (Vashon Island): Aged cowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s milk (7 mos) GoatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, CrÃƒÂ¨me Fraiche, Buttermilk, Milk and Heavy Cream. (at U-District, West Seattle)
River Valley Ranch (Fall City). Fresh goat milk chevre; plain, cranberry & orange, blueberry & almond, cherry & walnut, apricot & almond, fig & almond. Plus Raw GoatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Milk Jack, Semi-hard GoatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Milk Cheese soaked in Cabernet. Also: Raw CowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Milk Cheese: Farmstead Jack and Pepper Jack. Milk products from Goats, Sheep, Cows, Yak and Water Buffalo! (at Magnolia)
FRESH PASTA: Fresh egg, red bell pepper, basil, squid ink, carrot, sun dried tomato and spinach pasta made with semolina flour. Also fresh raviolis with mushroom, pumpkin, spinach/roasted garlic, goat cheese and 4-cheese fillings. At all markets from La Pasta and Mondello.
HONEY: Blackberry & Wildflower; Raw, unheated &unfiltered. Raw Honeycomb
PASTRIES: Fougasse with anise seeds and orange blossom water, Persian Nan with nigella seed, Rice Flour cookies, Tishpishti Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a Jewish semolina cake with atar syrup Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from Gypsy Bakery at Broadway only. Pies, pretzels, tarts, brulee, gateau, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, muffins, loaf cakes, biscotti, granolas. BELLEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S BUNS: French style pastries- Croissant, Gateau, Brulee, Bostock, Tarts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at UD only. New to Magnolia: LITTLE LUXERIES: Tarts, Pies and Confections using fresh local berries and fruits.
FRESH MILLED FLOURS AND GRAINS: Whole wheat flours, pancake mix, Emmer Farro, Flax Seed, milled emmer pancake mix from Bluebird Grain Farms in Winthrop. At UD only.
ARTISAN BREADS: Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery and La Panzanella. Also Pumpernickel, Hominy, Sour Dough, Oat, Rye, Whole Wheat, Challah, Brioche from Microbakery.
CIDERS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods.
HARD CIDERS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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.
Pickled asparagus, green beans and cukes from Woodring Foods.
ALSO: Rex the Knife Sharpener is back every week at the West Seattle Farmers Market.
Rex sharpens all knives, scissors, tools etc.