This Saturday, March 15, Portland Farmers Market returns to Portland State University promising peak-of-the-season produce and other locally produced foods, including baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and more. More than 100 farmers, food producers and artisans will start the season off, and this number will grow to 130 vendors as the days get warmer and more local produce ripens.
Ten new vendors will be appearing at the market:
- Fairlight Farm
Gaston, OR – PSU – Specializing in 33 varieties of heirloom apples, many not found in the grocery store. applesandart.blogspot.com
- Greenleaf Juicing Company
Portland, OR – PSU, Kenton, King, Buckman, Shemanski – 100% pressed fresh daily USDA organic fruit and vegetable juices. www.greenleafjuice.com
- House Spirits Distillery
Portland, OR – PSU, King – This distillery incorporates old-world philosophy into its products for the savvy new world palate. They offer well-balanced and flavorful spirits that embody complexity and timelessness. www.housespirits.com
- Merry Meat Pie Company
Portland, OR – PSU, King – Merry Meat Pie Company offers premium and diverse meat pies.
- Minto Island Growers
Salem, OR – PSU – Certified organic, diversified vegetable, blueberry and tea farmers. www.mintogrowers.com
- Mio’s Delectables
Portland, OR – PSU, Pioneer Courthouse Square – Mio’s Delectables offers hand-crafted pastries perfected with French tradition and Japanese refined simplicity. miosdelectables.com
- New Deal Distillery
Portland, OR – PSU, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Northwest, King, Buckman, Shemanski – This craft distillery offers hand-made vodka, gin, ginger liqueur, locally-inspired coffee liqueur, small-batch rums and infused vodkas with a distinctive culinary flare. www.newdealdistillery.com
- Ole World Oils
Ritzville, WA – PSU, King, Northwest – They produce, press, and bottle camelina oil, a cold pressed, naturally raw product very high in omega 3s and vitamin E. Camelina is an ancient oilseed crop and is a versatile oil that can be used anywhere olive oil is used. www.camelinagold.com
- Oregon Aqua
Portland, OR – PSU, Buckman – A local and completely environmentally sustainable aquaculture farm, raising Oregon White Leg Prawns without the use of GMO feed, hormones, antibiotics or chemical treatments.
- Starvation Alley
Long Beach, WA – PSU, King – This organic cranberry farm and juice company, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington, crafts delicious unsweetened, raw cranberry juice. In the fall, it will add fresh cranberries to its Market offerings. www.starvationalley.com