It is that time of year, winter is almost officially over. The seed catalogs have been thoroughly perused, the potatoes are starting to sprout in storage, we’re itching for spring to breathe life back to the land and it is now time to say goodbye to the uniqueness that is the Winter Farmer’s Market for this year. With the warm and shining sunshine, it did not feel very much like winter at the 1912 building in Moscow, at noon on the last winter market day for this season.
We had the opportunity to visit some vendors who are producing some great local food – even in March! Keep reading to get a snapshot of who was there. Experience the farmer’s market adventure and then head over to the Eat It page for some recipes that use some of the great veggies we picked up.
These guys have debuted some new products recently including: pastured-raised eggs, and from their pasture-raised pigs ham steaks, and hot and spicy blend sausage. New things are in addition to their usual line-up of delicious pork products including bacon that the farmers also offer home delivery for during this time of year. Sign-up for their 2015 CSA is filling up fast – I know that I am excited to see what is in store for us
These guys have been to every winter market in the 2014/2015 season, and always with a great selection of high quality vegetables all year ’round. They made a good show again, with some crops that held up well to winter storage some of which are highlighted in the Red Kuri and Cauliflower Soup recipe under the “Eat It” tab. Their CSA is also currently open for sign-up. Visit their website to find out more.
Known for an amazing diversity of pepper varieties at the Moscow Summer Farmer’s Market, that is not the only thing the Tonnemakers grow, out in Royal City. They came to the market last week with a variety of quality fresh apples and an array of dried offerings including apples and peppers.
Coming from Ritzville, WA this producer grows and presses their own Camelina oil.
High in Omega-3 fatty acids, Camelina is a versatile oil that is a cousin of canola as part of the brassica family.
These brilliant bakers make a variety of high quality, delicious naturally leavened artisan breads, brioche, sourdough, french and more!
They are located in Moscow on 630 N. Almon. Rosauer’s, Dissmore’s, and the Food Co-op and restaurants throughout Moscow and Pullman also sell there bread.
Thanks to those who have produced all of this great food and for allowing us to take your photo for the purpose of sharing your wonderful work on this website!
This article was co-authored by Carol McFarland and Jessie Hunter 3/11/2015