West Seattle Farmers’ Market “fresh list” for today

May 25, 2008 6:43 am
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Every Sunday morning, we publish the West Seattle Farmers’ Market list spotlighting what’s new as well as what’s regularly available. Note that this list covers several affiliated farmers’ markets, so you may see others mentioned, but we edit out anything that’s listed as NOT offered in WS. 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska, here’s the lineup:

What’s New this Week:

Strawberries: First of season – very limited quantities.

Cauliflower: White and Purple heads.

Celery: From Stoney Plains Farm – U-District, West Seattle, Columbia City and Phinney.

Baby Turnips and Baby Beets – at all markets.

Frozen Raspberry-Apple Granita: From Rockridge Orchards at U-District, West Seattle, Columbia City and Phinney

Fuki: A traditional Japanese “bitter” vegetable – at U-District, West Seattle, Phinney and Columbia City

Bamboo Shoots – at UD, WS, CC and Phinney

GREENS: Shiso, Dandelion Greens, Rapini, Mizuna, Arugula, Shungiki (edible Chrysanthemum leaves), Bok Choy, Miner’s Lettuce, Pea Vines, Sorrel

Flowering Greens: Flowering Arugula, Flowering Kale

Babies: Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula, Baby Arugula

Kale: Green, Red and Russian

Chard: Red and Rainbow

Raabs: Red and Green Cabbage Raab Mixed Greens: At all markets

NEW HERBS: Lemon Balm, Sage

FRESH VEGETABLES:

Asparagus

Lettuce

Celery

Radish: Red and French Breakfast

Sunchokes

Garlic – Red, White and Elephant, plus fresh green garlic

Shallots

Turnips – Baby White

Dried +Shelling Beans: Pintos, Garbanzos, Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.

Onions: Yellow Onions

Beets

Leeks

Rhubarb

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.

Flower Starts: Annuals and Perennials

Wild Greens: Miner’s Lettuce, Stinging Nettles, Fiddlehead Ferns

Herbs: Sage, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Marjoram, Chives, Oregano, Basil

POTATOES: Yukon Golds, Yellow Finn, Red, 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, Skagit River Ranch, 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 U-District and West Seattle .
Sweet Raspberry wine from Rockridge Farms at Columbia City , U-District and West Seattle

SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes – Sea Breeze Farms – 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: Fresh Morels. Also dried Chanterelles, Lobster, Porcini, Truffle Salt

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 bones…

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 – Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island and Toboton Creek Boer Goat Farm in Yelm. At West Seattle and U-District.

PATE’: Pate de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic. From Sea Breeze 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 – 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. ( West Seattle and U-District).

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. (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, Cow’s milk cheeses soaked in Cabernet and Pike Place Ale, Cow’s milk Cheddar. Cow’s milk Pepper Jack. Fresh Mozzarella.

Golden Glen Creamery: Cow’s milk Cheddars (Plain, Sweet Basil, Red Pepper, Jalapeño), 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 .

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

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.

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