Eugene’s Farmers’ Markets

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

market berries Today’s visit to the Farmers’ Market yielded quite the bounty of goodies. Raspberries and cherries are right on schedule with their fruity sweetness. Garlic is holding strong and cute curly garlic whistles are still to be found.

Broccoli and corn are getting an early start to their season, and I think I spied fava beans a week ago or so!

Canby Asparagus amazingly still has juicy bundles of asparagus, though the tangy salsas, crispy fried asparagus and fresh tortillas are now the stars of the show. With the larger burritos taking over the lunch option, sadly tacos are no longer offered. Their sauted bay shrimp with sweet onion soft tacos are a favorite of mine, especially with a stripe of their taco-variety salsa and a good pinch of lime on top. It’s a good lesson on how the sweetest and juiciest meals are often the simplest.

tuesday market sampleEugene offers three Farmers’ Markets of produce, food and plants in addition to more artisanal markets through out the city.

4 Comments

posted June 15th, 2005 at 12:56 am

Your two still lifes are beautiful! We got to go to one farmers’ market when we visited Eugene, and it was awesome.

posted June 15th, 2005 at 1:54 am

beautiful pictures! everything looks so unbelievably fresh and ripe…

posted June 15th, 2005 at 8:16 am

It’s so interesting to me that your farmer’s market choices are different than ours right now – even though we seem to be geographically fairly close. I know that it’s a climate thing, but very interesting. For instance, our favas peaked – it seems over a month ago. And our local asparagus is pretty much long gone. Hooray for cherries!

I agree. We are relatively close, but I think we’re colder and wetter.

Eugene had really weird weather this last season too, and I’m curious how its affecting our produce schedules. Oregon has oddly made up for our winter long drought in the span of one month- and everything seems to be ok. I was afraid for our strawberries for awhile!

Thanks Moira and Melissa for the picture thumbs up. There’s great inspiration to be had under our noses and in our blogs!

–McAuliflower

- jen
posted June 16th, 2005 at 7:52 pm

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