Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Vegetable Express has Arrived

Many of us wait with bated breath for that day in June, when we can stride out of our homes, still pale from the gloom of winter and the dreariness of the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest into the June sun...and the first day of the Farmers Market.  Down the street we go, toting our reusable sacks or baskets, and if we live too far away we ride our bicycles...onward towards that Shangri-la of produce, provisions and perhaps a little partying.  Opening day for the 2011 season of the Montavilla Farmers Market has arrived!

 After the rains, we didn't know how to move about while our eyes are blinded by the brightness of the sun...yet we did, and we loved it.

 Groundworks Organic Farms is one of the Market's main vendors

 Zenger Farms also provides fine organic produce.

Sweet Chaos is the perfect stop for some sweets...dunno about the chaos, though.  They seemed pretty calm to me.
 Food Lush makes her debut to the market with varieties of cheesecakes

 Frog Meadows specializes in biodynamic farming practices.

Robert Richter is an energetic performer creating music that blends different genres from folk to blues to rock to Celtic played with passion and energy.

If one's musical tastes lean more towards the classical, then Vibe of Portland’s Creative Outlet gave us some  fun, market inspired art projects for the kids...and music.

It isn't just about produce.  Flowers to brighten one's home is also available.

A couple of our illustrious volunteers

For more information about the Montavilla Farmers Market, visit their web site at  You can also see photos of the Junior Chef Cook-off at

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