Alden Farms has been a long time farm vendor at both the West Seattle and U-District Farmers Markets. Their organic potatoes are some of the best grown in Washington State; Yukon Golds, Red Thumb Fingerling, German Butterball, Purple Majesty, Austrian Crescent Fingerling, Bintje, Desiree, Carola, Princess LaRatte Fingerling, Red Norland, Ranger Russet and Yellow Finn. We are sorry to announce that Alden Farms (Peter and Jan Alden) are retiring from farming and will be leaving our markets at the end of this month. Their last weekend at both markets is this Saturday and Sunday. Please come by and wish them well on the next phase of their lives and stock up on their fabulous potatoes. We will miss them very much.
The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is a community-based, non-profit (501 (c) 3) organization dedicated to supporting and preserving Washington's small family farms. The NFMA's mission is to provide effective direct sales sites for our region's small farms, and to educate consumers about local farm products and the importance of directly supporting local farmers. The NFMA Farmers Markets are nationally recognized and include: University District, West Seattle, Columbia City, Broadway Sunday, Magnolia, Phinney and Lake City
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February 26 - 27, 2011
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Markets:
University District (UD) - Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm, YEAR ROUND -
West Seattle (WS) - Sundays, 10 am - 2 pm, YEAR ROUND
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New this Week:
*****NEW ITEMS IN RED*****
Bok Choy - Baby, sweet baby
Bavarian Horseradish - White-rooted, mighty hot - from Rockridge Orchards at both markets
Roasted Organic Peppers - frozen - Hot and Mild - from River Farm at both markets
Duck Eggs - From Woodring - at both markets.
Bluebird Grains - Organic grains and flours at the UD this Saturday
Fresh Milk and Yogurt; Silver Springs Dairy; goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheeses; fresh pasteurized and aged raw. Also Cow's milk and yogurt, plus cow's cheese. At WS only.
Sunflower Sprouts - Crunchy, peppery, delicious in salads - from Alm Hill Gardens at both markets
Farm Fresh Bouquets: Daffodils, Lilies, Tulips, Anemone, Hyacinth. Gorgeous colors, mix and match. Alm Hill Gardens at both markets.
Fresh every day...
Beans -Dried Shell Beans - Cranberry, Black, Cannellini, Fava
Beets - Red, Golden, Chioggia
Cabbage - Savoy, Green
Carrots - sweet and tender -sweet winter varieties
Greens - Mache, Collards, Turnip, Mizuna, Arugula, Spinach
Mixed Braising Greens
Potatoes - Rose, Red Lasoda, All Blue, Cal White, Red Norland, Purple Majesty, Rio Grande Russet, Mountain Rose, Viking Purple, Early Rose, Maris Piper, Bintje, Red, Purple, Yukon Golds, Fingerlings, Russets, German Butterball, Yellow Finn
Radish - Daikon
Winter variety squash: Kabocha, Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Gold Nugget
Apples - Pink Lady, Arkansas Black, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, Cameo, Braeburn, Fuji,
Pears - D'Anjou, Comice, Bosc, Asian
FRESH EGGS lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, local, run-around-the-barnyard chickens (and sometimes ducks and geese!). Supplies can vary - Growing Things at UD
River Farm - at UD and WS
Skagit River Ranch at UD and WS
Samish Bay at UD and WS - limited quantities
Toboton Creek Goat Farm at UD and WS
Stokesberry Sustainable Farm - at WS & UD
Sea Breeze Farm at UD and WS
Woodring at UD and WS
MUSHROOMS: Cultivated Shitake and Oyster - at UD Also grow your own mushroom kits! -UD.
Local Farmstead CHEESES and DAIRY
Chevre, Goudas, Cheddars, Aged Blue, Fresh Mozzarella, Brie, Pecorino, Parmesan, Feta, Queso Fresco, Provolone, Semi-soft blue, Aged and Raw varieties from Cows, Goats and Sheep. Also butter, milk, heavy cream and raw milk at some markets.
Samish Bay: Jersey Cow's milk: Queso Fresco, Feta, Fresh Yogurt. Also Organic Gouda Flavored Goudas (Cumin, Nettle), Mont Blanchard, Montasio, Fresh Ladysmith cheese; plain and with arugula. At UD and WS.
Golden Glen: Artisan style Cheddar, Gouda, Curds, Fresh Mozzarella, Butter, Flavored Butters - at UD and WS
Silver Springs Creamery - Fresh milk, yogurt, fresh and aged cheeses from cows and goats - at WS only.
Mt.Townsend Creamery: Brie, Tomme, Tomette, Camembert, Curds -at WS, UD
Sea Breeze Farm: Aged Cow's milk (7 mos) Goat's (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, Butter, Raw Milk, Heavy Cream - at UD and WS.
Willipa Hills Farmstead Cheeses - Fresh Cow and Sheep's milk cheeses, Aged Blue, Yogurt Cheeses. At UD
Local Pasture Raised MEATS and POULTRY
PORK Organic/Pasture-Raised and finished pork; all Cuts; Loins, Chops, Roasts, Ham, Bacon, Sausages, Porchetta, Pancetta, Coppa, Lard. Mangalitsa and Berkshire. Samish Bay at UD & WS. Wooly Pigs at UD. Sea Breeze Farm at UD. Skagit River Ranch at UD. Olsen Farms at UD.
BEEF Organic pasture raised and finished beef. All Cuts; Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Ribs, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, Hot Dogs, dry-aged, soup bones, dog bones. Samish Bay at UD and WS. Skagit River Ranch at UD. Olsen Farms at UD. Sea Breeze Farm at UD. Stokesberry Farm at WS and UD.
CHICKEN and DUCK Free-run locally raised chickens and ducks. Fryers, stewing hens and roasters. Sausage and Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock. Fresh and Frozen. Stokesberry Farm at UD and WS. . Growing Things at UD. Skagit River Ranch at UD.
River Farm at UD and WS. Sea Breeze Farm at UD.
VEAL Veal Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round, Shanks. Sea Breeze Farm (UD) - limited
LAMB Leg of Lamb, Rack of Lamb, Lamb Saddle Roast - Fresh cuts, ground fresh - Sea Breeze Farm (UD - limited dates), Olsen Farms (UD) and Skagit River Ranch (UD -limited dates). Mutton - From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon - limited dates at UD
GOAT MEAT Steaks, Chops, Leg of Goat, Rack of Goat, Natural Summer Sausage and Brats, Pepperoni from Toboton Creek Goat Farm in Yelm (at UD).
Pate' de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic) from Sea Breeze at UD.
SOUP STOCKS - Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes from Sea Breeze Farms and Stokesberry Farms - at UD
GRAINS AND FLOURS:
Nash's Soft White Wheat Flour and Hard Red Flour. The flour is freshly ground within 48 hours of the market. Certified organic - sold in 4 lb bags. At U-District.
Bluebird Grains: Organic Grains, Hard Red Wheat Flour, Emmer, Cereals, Pancake Mix, Sage Biscuit Mix - At UD on 2/26. Every week beginning April 2.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Brisage, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island. Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm at UD.
Sweet Raspberry and Spiced Blackberry dessert wines and Tayberry Table Wines from Rockridge Orchards at UD, WS.
HARD CIDERS Rockridge Orchards Hard Ciders and meads made from northwest apples. At UD and WS. MEAD - Honey based alcoholic beverage. Rockridge Orchards
KOMBUCHA - Fermented organic tea - filled with antioxidants and polyphenols - at UD.
SEAFOOD sustainably caught, excellent quality:
WILD SALMON: King, Keta, Pink, Sockeye and Coho frozen fillets, Also Canned, Smoked, Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Whole Egg Sacks, Pickled Salmon. From Loki Fish at UD and WS markets.
OYSTERS, CLAMS, GEODUCK, SCALLOPS, and MEDITERRANEAN MUSSELS from Taylor Shellfish at UD.
DRIED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Apples, Wild Huckleberries, Peaches, Apricots, Prunes, Asian Pears, Bosc Pears, Tomatoes, Dried Beans (cannellini, black turtle, fava), Celery Leaf, All types of Herbs, Hot Chilies, Sweet Peppers, Garlic Powders from numerous different farmers at the markets.
DRIED MUSHROOMS: Chanterelles, Lobster, Porcini, Black Truffles. Truffle Salt at UD,
FRESH PASTA - Different flavors include (depending on season): egg, red bell pepper, lemon pepper, basil, beet, squid ink, carrot, tomato and spinach pastas made with semolina flour. Also fresh raviolis with olive & artichoke, mushroom, pumpkin, spinach/roasted garlic, goat cheese, Loki smoked salmon, Mangalitsa pork and 4-cheese fillings. Also Lasagna Sheets!! From La Pasta at UD and WS.
HONEY - Blackberry & Wildflower, raw, unheated & unfiltered, plus raw Honeycomb. At UD and WS.
NUTS - Hazelnuts at UD and WS. Dried, Roasted, Salted, Ennis, Chocolate coated.
Italian and French style rustic loaves, ciabatta and foccacia from:
Tall Grass Bakery at UD and WS.
Preston Hill Bakery -Artisan wood fired organic grain breads. Also vegan scones. At UD.
Fresh, locally-made PASTRIES
Pies, pretzels, tarts, brulee, gateau, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, muffins, loaf cakes, biscotti, granolas:
Little Prague: Eastern European style pastries at UD and WS.
Hot Cakes - molten chocolate cake at UD and WS
Pies by Deborah - Berry, Apple, Chocolate Cream, Savory Chicken and Pork. Quiche, too. Whole and by the slice.
GRANOLA - hand crafted natural granolas - locally sourced grains and fruits. Vegan choices. Black Currant Walnut, Blueberry Hazelnut, Cranberry Pecan to name a few.
Also Gluten Free. From Hooting Owl At UD. Tall Grass Bakery at UD and WS.
Homemade Truffles, Bon Bons and Caramels - Trevani Truffles at UD and WS.
Hot Cakes - Vegan caramels and caramel sauce at UD and WS
Jonboy Caramels - at West Seattle and U-District.
CIDERS - Apple, Honeycrisp, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Orchards and Woodring Foods at UD and WS.
Also, Apple Cider and Raspberry Apple Cider VINEGARS and Hard Ciders from Rockridge Orchards at UD and WS.
SAUERKRAUT, etc - Naturally fermented sauerkraut, kimchee, salad dressings, veggies - all sourced from local organic farms from Firefly Kitchens. At WS and UD.
JAMS, JELLIES, SAUCES, SPREADS AND PRESERVES:
White Chocolate Marzipan, Bittersweet chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate sauces from Woodring Foods. Locally-sourced Lavender, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Peach Chipotle, Marionberry, Black Raspberry, Golden Raspberry, Black Currant, Tayberry, Lingonberry, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Ginger Rhubarb, Rhubarb Preserves, Apricot, Apple, Pumpkin Butter, Ginger Chutney and spreads from Woodring Foods at UD and WS
Peach, Apricot, Blackberry, Strawberry, Cherry, Plum, Raspberry, Peach/Apricot and Blueberry jams from Growing Things Farm at UD.
Peach and Apricot Spreads from Pipitone Farm at UD and WS
Seasonal fruit jams from Tiny's Organic Farm - all markets.
PROCESSED FOOD TO GO:
Fresh seasonal soups to go from Got Soup (at WS and UD). House of the Sun- raw, vegan, gluten-free to-go foods; wraps, noodles, crackers, hummus, chips (at UD). Patty Pan - veggies quesadillas (at U-District).