-Speaking of wind — ever been on a kayak in choppy seas? Found this video clip shot off Alki Point yesterday, featuring swells resembling the open ocean.
-Back to the matter of New Year’s — we’ve added more businesses’ holiday hours to the WSB Holidays page (and more to come). Perhaps most notably, in case you were wondering, both state liquor stores on California (Morgan and Alaska Junctions) are open till 7 pm New Year’s Eve.
-And yes, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is still going strong each and every Sunday — after tomorrow, though, it switches to 11 am-2 pm hours for January and February. Here’s this week’s “fresh sheet” provided by citywide Farmers’ Market organizers:
NEW THIS WEEK:
TULIPS: At U-District and West Seattle from Alm Hill Gardens in Everson. Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink and Purple.
Trevani Truffles: Lovingly made by local chocolatier Anne Boyington. Made from 60% Venezuelan bittersweet chocolate. Flavors include coffee, orange, lemon and blackberry. Vegan selections, too.
Wooly Pigs: Pork from Hungarian Mangalitsa and Berkshire breeds of pig. This pork is considered by many to be some of the best in the world! Heath Putnam raises these pigs in Reardan , Washington where they lead a free-range existence, eat forage and hay and are given no hormones or antibiotics. Ham slices, bacon, loin roast, jowl bacon, fresh pork sausage are available.
NEW Greens: Minerâ€™s Lettuce, Minutina (mild, leafy spinach-like flavor, but thicker texture.)
Apples: Braeburn, Fuji, Cameo, Gala Asian Pears Pluots
LETTUCE: Red Leaf
GREENS: Mixed spicy greens. Plus individual bunches: Spinach, Mustards, Minutina, Mache, Minerâ€™s Lettuce, Mizuna, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy
Kale: Red Russian Kale, Lacinato Kale, Siberian Salad Kale, Winterbore Kale,
Chard: Swiss, White & Rainbow
Garlic â€“ Red, White and Blue â€“ mild and hot varieties.
Winter Squash: Delicata, Spaghetti, Kabocha, Butternut, Acorn
Turnips- White and Red, Baby varieties
Radish â€“ Daikon
Dried +Shelling Beans: Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.
Cabbage: White Head and Napa
Carrots: orange, maroon
Onions: Yellow Onions
Beets – Chioggia
POTATOESâ€“ Yellow Finn, Russet, Yukon Gold, Red and Blue varieties.
HERBS: Sage, Flat Leaf Parsley.
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
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: Smoked, frozen Sockeye, KING and Coho. Also Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Pickled Salmon
WILD MUSHROOMS: Black Truffles, Chanterellesâ€“ at UD and WS
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 from Bow ( Samish Bay ) and Sedro Woolley (Skagit River Ranch) and Reardan , WA (Woolly Pigs): All cuts; frozen and smoked. Loin, chops, roasts, ham, bacon, sausages, LARD.
BEEF: Organic pasture raised and finished beef from Skagit River Ranch (Angus), Samish Bay , 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.
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. Also chicken livers simmered in butter and cognac).
EGGS: Lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, run-around-the-barnyard local chickens and ducks.
CHEESE and DAIRY:
Samish Bay: FRESH CHEESES: 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.
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 )
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 olive & artichoke, 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. FLYING APRON VEGAN baked goods; cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, tarts at U-District and West Seattle. PIES BY JENNY: Sweet and Savory Pies and Tarts made from Farmers Market farmersâ€™ ingredients.
ARTISAN BREADS: Rye, Whole Wheat and Sourdough Breads from Pacific Coast Bakery. Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery.
CIDERS â€“ Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods.
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.