Weekly update: What’s hot @ West Seattle Farmers’ Market

October 27, 2007 8:16 pm
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If you take kids to the Farmers’ Market, save extra time tomorrow so they can participate in pumpkin decorating. Or you might want to save extra time anyway, since there’s a lot to love on the weekly “Ripe & Ready” list from the folks who run the markets citywide:

Standard disclaimer, this is the citywide list – so a few items may not be available in West Seattle, though this list usually identifies them as such:


Lamb and Goat: Sea Breeze Farm at U-District and West Seattle

Washington Black Truffles: From Foraged and Found at UD, WS and CC.

FRESH SALMON: Keta (Chum) and Coho. Whole and Filets. At all Markets.

YOGURT: Fresh, silky organic cow’s milk yogurt from Samish Bay Cheese in Bow, WA

Farm-made and inspired Holiday Wreaths: Cedar boughs, Rose Hips, Eucalyptus


Apples: Spitzenburg, Blue Permain, Ashmead’s Kernel, Braeburn, Belle de Boskoop, Smokehouse, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, Empire, Winter Banana, Macoun, Tsugaru, Prairie Spy, Elstar, Honey Crisp, Gala.

Melons: Crenshaw, Charlynn,

Pears: Comice, Seckel, D’Anjou, Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Conference, Bosc

Asian Pears: 20th Century, Ichiban, Kosui, Yakuma, Hosui, Tojuro


Italian and French Prunes

LETTUCE: Large, lovely heads – heirloom varieties: Romaine, Red Oak, Sierra, Red Salad Bowl, Waldman’s, Hyper Red Rumple Wave, Merlot

GREENS: Sorrel, Shiso, Chinese Spinach, Chinese Broccoli, Tatsoi, Mizuna, Broccoli Rabe, Spinach, Mustard, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy

Kale: Red Russian Kale, Lacinato Kale, Siberian Salad Kale, Winterbore Kale,

Chard: Swiss, White & Rainbow


Garlic – Red and White – mild and hot varieties.


Winter Squash: Festival, Sugarloaf, Gold Nugget, Heart of Gold, Hubbard, Blue Hubbard, Banana, Turban, New England Cheese, Galeux d’Eysines (purple with yellow flesh) and Rouge vif d’etampes, Delicata, Kabocha, Cinderella Pumpkins, Butternut, Acorn, Red Kuri, Sugar Pie, Spaghetti, Sweet Dumpling,

Sweet Peppers

Hot Peppers: Anaheim, Poblano, Hungarian, Jalapeno, Cayenne, Ancho


Celery Root

Turnips- White and Red


Summer Squash: Zucchini, Zuchetta, Patty Pan – all shapes and sizes.


Cucumbers: English, Lemon

Beans: Romano, Yellow Wax, Haricot Vert, Blue Lake

Dried +Shelling Beans: Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.

Cabbage: White Head, Napa



Carrots –Maroon, Yellow, Orange

Onions: Red, Red Torpedo, Walla Walla, Cipollini, Sweet Onion


Tomatoes –Field-Ripened and hot house: Slicing, Golden, Heirloom, Cherry


Ground Cherries

Cauliflower – white, lilac and golden heads


Romanesco Broccoli

Beets – Red, Golden, Chioggia


POTATOES– Yellow Finn, Ozette, Carola, Russet, Yukon Gold, Red, Baby Russet, Purple, Blue, French Fingerlings, Princess La Ratte, Caribe, Desiree, Bintje and Maris Piper

HERBS: Mint, Rosemary, Dill, Oregano, Rosemary, Marjoram, Chives, Garlic Chives, Thyme, Sage, Tarragon, Flat Leaf Parsley. Fresh large bunches. Excellent price!!

WINES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island. Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm. At UD, WS.

SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes – Sea Breeze Farms – 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 AND KETA: –whole 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

WILD MUSHROOMS: Chanterelles, Matsutake, Truffles


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 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 bones…

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 – Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island – (WS and UD)

PATE’: 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).


Samish Bay: FRESH CHEESES: Queso Fresco, Farmer Cheese (spreadable – 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): Cow’s milk cheeses. Brie, Tomme and Camembert.
(Broadway, West Seattle)

Sea Breeze Farm (Vashon Island): Aged cow’s milk (7 mos) Goat’s (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, Crème Fraiche, Buttermilk, Milk and Heavy Cream. (at U-District, West Seattle)

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.

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. BELLE’S BUNS: French style pastries- Croissant, Gateau, Brulee, Bostock, Tarts – at UD only. LITTLE LUXERIES: Tarts, Pies and Confections using fresh local berries and fruits at Broadway Sunday. FLYING APRON VEGAN baked goods; cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, tarts.

ARTISAN BREADS: Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery. Also Pumpernickel, Hominy, Sour Dough, Oat, Rye, Whole Wheat, Challah, Brioche from Microbakery.

CIDERS – Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods.

HARD CIDERS – 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.

ALSO: Rex the Knife Sharpener is back every week at the West Seattle Farmers Market.

Rex sharpens all knives, scissors, tools etc.

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