Saturdays 9 - 1 pm • January 11 - April 12, 2014


Friday, January 28, 2011

This Saturday At The Market

We are well into the Winter Market season now. You can expect wonderful fresh produce, eggs and meat this week along with fresh baked goods and more. We will be open from 9am to 1pm. Make sure you come hungry. See you Saturday!

Honeystone Candles- Sunshine early this week has been so welcome! It was warm enough for the bees to be venturing out and we saw them working hazel catkins and heather flowers. This week our neighbors, who are commercial beekeepers, are loading their bees up to go to the California almond pollination. Our bees will be staying home, waiting out the winter in the Coast Range.This Saturday we will give away a free floating candle with each $10 purchase. Watch for other offers in February!

The Custom Soap Shop- Valentines Day is just around the corner. We will have some fun Valentines soaps with us this week. This weeks special is a free Rain soap with a purchase of $10 or more. Lotions and Sugar scrubs made fresh today. They make a great gift!

Oregon Hand Crafted Pine Needle Baskets- We will have a lovely selection of baskets this week. Our baskets are made out of Ponderosa pine needles gathered in Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Many Baskets contain sliced black walnuts, sliced agates, semi precious stones, and pressed flowers from our garden.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Vendor Specials for Saturday!

Alsea Acre Goat Cheese- We were featured in the January 4th Food Day section of The Oregonian. The article was entitled "Farmers Market Favorites" and can be seen  HERE. The article featured Party In A Jar. You can see and purchase your own Party In A Jar, along with Feta and several flavors of Alsea Acre fresh chevre, this Saturday at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market.

Honeystone Candles- Today is a beautiful sunny day in the country after a very soggy weekend. The native hazels are blooming and, if it gets warm enough, our bees will be out gathering the first fresh pollen of the year. Thanks to your positive response last week, we are extending our offer of a free floating candle with each $10 purchase through January. Fill your home with the sweetness and light of pure beeswax candles!

Custom Soap Shop- We will have some new products this week including our Natural Shampoo that is Gluten Free & full of wonderful essential oils. Make sure to stop by and smell all of our wonderful new scents this week. Special of the week: Free White Tea & Ginger soap with a purchase of $10 or more!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday Brunch

Here is a great recipie for Sunday brunch. You can get your fresh bread and eggs at the market on Saturday!

French Toast Casserole:

5 cups bread cubes
4 Eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8x8 inch baking pan.
2.Line bottom of pan with bread cubes. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla. pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with butter; let stand for 10 minutes.
3.Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Opening Day Vendor Specials

Tomorrow is opening day for the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. We will be open from 9am-1pm. Music this week is the Sing In The Vally Vocalists accompanied by Patti Feltman. We will post vendor specials here every Friday so make sure you check out our blog or Facebook page before you head on down to the market. See you tomorrow!

Denison Farms- As I sit in my office and look out the window, I see our neighbor's wetland has turned into a lake with all the recent rains. Our fields, however, are above flood level, so we can harvest even in the wettest weather. In addition to the usual local kale, collards, spinach, cabbage, and potatoes that you have come to expect at the winter market, Denison Farms will have freshly-dug carrots, tender & sweet Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and broccolini. Come early if you want Brussels sprouts or sweet potatoes, as those usually sell out quickly.

Wood Family Farm- We will have a complete line of beef cuts and pork sausage products available, as well as, a smattering of lamb cuts at the first market. We will also have eggs. The break between market seasons was enjoyable. The new year has begun with a bang. Our first litter of pigs were born last week and our first lambs arrived this week. Stop by our booth on Saturday and Dan will give you the farm update and help you replenish your meat supply!

The Mushroomery- We are mushroom hunting on the Coast for winter mushrooms and we will have Winter Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, Ashy Coral, Black Trumpets and a couple pounds of Chanterelles available Saturday. We will also have cultivated White Elm, grow-at-home-kits and White Truffles (harvested a few miles from the farm)!

Honeystone Candles- The Honeystone bees are clustered in their hives, waiting out the worst of the winter. However, the fragrance of summer flowers is present in their wax that we harvested last Fall to form into our original design candles. You can brighten your day and refresh the air in your home with the sweetness and light from pure beeswax candles. Honeystone Candles is offering a free floating candle with each $10 purchase this Saturday.

Custom Soap Shop- We are happy to be back at the Winter market. We have several new scents to try this week like Ginger Verbena and Sandalwood & Vanilla to name a few. We also have some wonderful new products as well. We will also be running an Opening Day Special- Receive a free Cranberry & Fig soap with a purchase of $10 or more. Make sure to check out our Facebook Page for a Valentines Day giveaway!

Bare Mountain Farms- While winter is now here in all its glory you can still get a sweet reminder of those great early warm summer days with some of our beautiful lavender gifts. At the farm we grow over 100 plants of lavender of many different varieties. We offer both fresh, when in season, and dried the rest of the year. Lavender can be very relaxing the fragrance is sweet yet soothing. Bare Mountain Flowers will be
offering all that you see pictured above and more this Saturday at our first indoor market of the season. We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones as the local market season begins. So stop by and visit us Tomorrow!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Market Opens This Saturday

Hello to all of our wonderful Winter Market customers. We wanted to let you know that this Friday, and every Friday we will be posting vendor specials on the blog. Make sure you check it out before you head down to the market!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Early morning at Pacific Sourdough

It's 3:55 Saturday morning, dark and cold outside and pretty chilly inside the bakery too. I, with my first cup of coffee still steaming, come in and sleepily turn on the lights and the ovens. The sourdough loaves have been slowly proofing all night in the cool air and as the ovens heat up, the room warms and the loaves finish rising and are ready to be baked by the time the thermostat reaches 450degrees. The first batch gets tipped out of their baskets, slashed with a sharp razor and loaded into a steamy hot oven, 42 loaves to a batch. They quickly "spring" into perfect boules and baguettes; their slashes opening elegantly and in a few minutes begin to turn golden. 30 minutes later, I finish my coffee and it's time for the bread to come out. The loaves are now a dark golden brown and smell like toasted wheat, little blisters on the surface indicate perfect fermentation and I know the bread will taste great. As they cool on the rack they make a little crackling noise as the crust contracts slightly, it is a little chorus that says "breakfast"! Now the best part of the morning, the reward for yesterday's mixing and shaping and patience, a baker's privilege and of course, quality control. I get a fresh cup of coffee and tear off a chunk of warm baguette, the crust at it's crispiest, the crumb steaming and pungent, I butter it and take a bite, perfect! By now the bakery is warm and cozy and smells heavenly, the sun is rising as I load another batch into the oven and I am happy to know I will soon be sharing my delicious breakfast with lots of farmers market customers, smiles all around.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Market Starts in 10 days!

We are gearing up for another Winter market season here in Corvallis. Make sure you put us on your list of things to do next Saturday. With fresh  local fruits & veggies, local artisans, and yummy baked goods. You don't want to miss this! We will be posting vendor specials right here on our new blog site so stay tuned, and we will see you next week!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wild Mushroom Sauce

Here is a great recipe for wild mushrooms. You can stock up on fresh mushrooms at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, and even take home a wonderful cut of meat to accompany your sauce. The market opens in less than two weeks!

Wild Mushroom Sauce

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots

2 ounces portobello mushrooms, sliced

2 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced

2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced

2 ounces morel mushrooms, sliced

2 ounces chanterelle mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup red wine

6 fluid ounces beef demi glace

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute shallots briefly, then stir in all of the mushrooms. Saute until tender and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in red wine, and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in demi glace, and simmer for 6 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. You can use any variety of wild mushrooms for this recipe.