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

Email: corvallisindoorwintermarket@gmail.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

2014 Vendor List

We now have the 2014 Vendor List posted on OUR VENDOR PAGE.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 Music Schedule

We finalized the music schedule for the 2014 Market:

  • Jan 11 Gina Machovina--classical guitar
  • Jan 18 Lavinia Ross--folk guitar
  • Jan 25 Sam Holmes--strolling guitarist
  • Feb 1 Tom's Blues--guitar, slide, & banjo
  • Feb 8 Lavinia Ross--folk guitar
  • Feb 15 Sam Holmes--strolling guitarist
  • Feb 22 Corner House--celtic
  • March 1 Too Slim Tom & Miz Marsh--blues, swing, and novelty tunes
  • March 8 Lavinia Ross--folk guitar
  • March 15 Sam Holmes--strolling guitarist
  • March 22 Corner House--celtic
  • March 29 Too Slim Tom & Miz Marsh--blues, swing, and novelty tunes
  • April 5 Corner House--celtic
  • April 12 Gina Machovina--classical guitar

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2014 Market Vendor Application

The 2014 Application Process is now closed.

The application is now available for vendor membership in the 2014 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market.

View and download application: 2014 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market Application PDF Version

Here's the word version: 2014 Application - Word Version

We will only be excepting applications posted marked Oct 1 - 31.

Please note we only a few spaces for fill-ins.



Friday, April 12, 2013

April 13 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden36*
Denison Farms LLC11
Filberts R Us3
Four Generation Crafts27/29
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Honey Tree Apiaries29
Honeystone Candles16
Krazy Lady Farms4
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom23
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pine Needle Baskets24
Savanna Nursery35*
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms30
Ten Rivers Foodweb31
Timberwolf Farm26/28
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13/14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


Honeystone Candles: Summer Schedule

This Saturday we celebrate the final Indoor Market of the season.  Please see below for our summer schedule.
Honeystone does not participate in the Corvallis farmers markets, but you can find us at several local events over the next few months.

And you can always contact us at candles@honeystonecandles.com

To thank our loyal customers,
this week we are offering
a free candle with every $5 purchase:  

Choose from Monkey's Fist Knot, strawberry, walnut or votive.  We are honored to bring sweetness and light into your homes with our pure beeswax, original design candles.

Monkey's Fist Know, Walnut, Strawberry, and Votive Beeswax Candles


Honeystone would also like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance and technical wizardry of Maureen, The Mandala Lady, who has edited and coordinated this blog through the Market season.  See Maureen's beautiful artwork on the south wall, near Gathering Together Farms.

Honeystone Candles - 2013 Summer Schedule

  • Saturdays, May-August (unless it is raining):  Eugene Saturday Market, 10-5 pm
  • May 4:  OSU Moms' Weekend Art Fair, OSU campus, 10-5 pm
  • May 5:  Madison Avenue Garden Fair, Corvallis Art Center Plaza, 9-4pm
  • May 18:  East Lincoln Quick Response Team Fair, R&R Cafe, Hwy 20 Milepost 33, 9-3pm
  • First Sunday of July, August, September and October:  Kings Valley Market, 1 mile north of Hwy 20 on Hwy 223
  • July 13:  Dancing Oaks Garden Festival, Priem Rd, Monmouth
  • September 14-15:  Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, Kings Valley, 10-6 each day
  • September 28-29:  First Christian Church Fair, 6th & Madison, Corvallis, alongside the Fall Festival, 10-6pm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recipe: Lemon Berry Crisp

From Wilt Farms, Inc/Sunset Valley Organics...

Lemon Berry Crisp

Ingredients:
4 cups fresh or frozen berries, any combination
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped toasted nuts
Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
  1. Coat an 8 inch square pan with non-stick spray. 
  2. Mix together berries, sugar, corn starch and lemon juice. Pour in pan. 
  3. Mix oats,flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter or margarine with a fork until the mixture resembles cornmeal. 
  4. Sprinkle over the berry mixture.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, or until lightly bubbling andbrown
Makes 8 servings

The Mandala Lady Market Painting - Almost Done

From The Mandala Lady:
Every Saturday while at the market, starting on January 19, I've been continuously painting this version of the "Autumn Bliss" mandala. You can view one of the earlier images of it in this blog post.

This Saturday I hope to complete it as it is almost done. It just needs some more fine-tuning and a little bit of background color around the outside of the mandala.
If you're curious to see the first version of the Autumn Bliss mandala, visit The Beanery on Circle Blvd in Corvallis anytime in April, you'll see it on display on the side back wall.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 6 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden36*
Denison Farms LLC11
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27/29
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Hentze Family Farm26/28
Honey Tree Apiaries29
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pine Needle Baskets24
Savanna Nursery35*
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms30
TBD31
Timberwolf Farm23
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13/14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


FAQ #5: The Mandala Lady

Customer: How do you do the shading?

 

The Mandala Lady

When coloring, I strive to make my mandalas or the components within the mandalas three dimensional.

Two things to know about shading:

  1. where's is the light coming from
  2. use purple
When I know from which direction the light is hitting an object, I then know to go to the direct opposite side of the object to place my shading and shadow.

Years ago an instructor suggested we layer a color's complementary color to create the shading. I have since made it a bit simpler. I found that using purple works great for all colors except when purple is the color of the object. In that case I use yellow...yes, you read that right. Yellow is purple's complement. When you put yellow on purple and then layer purple on top of that, the 'yellow' turns into a darker purple. Cool, huh?

Example:

  1. In the first circle, I put down some green
  2. In the second circle, I determined that the light is coming from the upper right, so my shading will go on the lower left of the circle. I layered some purple in a crescent moon shape to coincide with the shape of the circle.
  3. In the third circle, I used the same color green from the first circle and layered it over the purple area. Notice how the purple morphs into a dark green

Shading Examples: add purple, then add the base color of the shading

Your assignment:

As you go about your day, pay attention to objects you see around you, shadows they create, the shadows on the object, and most importantly the direction of the light source in relationship the object and the shadow/shading it creates.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SoupCycle Soups for April 6 Market


Sweet Potato Curry (vegan)

April's new soup! Smooth sweet potato soup with Indian garam masala seasoning and our in-house veggie broth.

Tasty Chili (veggie)

Made with all the Earth’s goodness. Bell peppers, beans, corn, and mushrooms make this a hearty, healthy chili.

Sea Shell Minestrone (meaty)

Vegetable minestrone made with mushrooms, tomatoes, capers, a dab of anchovy paste and locally made sea shell pasta. No meaty morsels, but lots of flavor from our in-house chicken broth.

From Honeystone Candles...her neighbors at the market


This week, Honeystone introduces you to the North Wall neighborhood of the Indoor Market.

Just as you walk in the door, Karen from Norton Creek on the left greets you with a smile and a display of her fabulous free range eggs.
Norton Creek Farm
On your right is the glorious selection of spring flowering bulbs and cut flowers from Green Gables Farm.

Green Gables Farm
 Continue along the North Wall to Kathy's Specially Made cards, gift bags, lavender wands, bookmarks and more.

Specially Made
Then there's the best smelling booth in the market - Honeystone Pure Beeswax Candles.  Figurines, pillars, votives, tealights, floating candles, as well as beeswax-based skin care and wood care products. And bring the kids to our Petting Zoo where they can touch and smell the candles and get a hand stamp.
Honeystone Candles
In the northwest corner of the market, you'll be astounded by Jim's spectacular spinach and gorgeous greens, grown locally by Heavenly Harvest Farms.


Heavenly Harvest Farms
Sharing this space is Paul of Harcombe Farms, with his locally grown and milled wheat and barley grain and flours.


Meet your farmer, meet the artists and producers.

 

Come to the Indoor Market and
enjoy the abundance of local produce and talent!

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 30 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden36*
Denison Farms LLC11
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Honey Tree Apiaries29
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
Savanna Nursery35*
Soul2grow23
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms28
Timberwolf Farm26
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


FAQ #4: The Mandala Lady

Customer: how do you know what colors to use?

The Mandala Lady:
This question usually comes after they tell me that they are afraid to color because they might ruin whatever it is they're coloring because they don't know what colors to use.

For most of the mandalas that I color, I generally stick to 6 colors (and their variations):
"Funny Face" Mandala (primary/secondary colors)
Primary Colors:
  1. Yellow
  2. Red
  3. Blue

Secondary Colors:
  1. Orange
  2. Green
  3. Purple

The key to using these two sets of colors is knowing which ones complements the other:
  • Red <--> Green
  • Yellow <--> Purple
  • Blue <--> Orange
Notice in the "Funny Face" mandala how you see instances of reds next greens, yellows next to purples, and oranges next blues. You'll also see instances where they are all mixed up...which goes to show how all these colors work well together. I'll have "Funny Face" and "Pathway" in my booth tomorrow at the market.

So when you're coloring and see that you have a lot of blues in your coloring, start adding some orange.

"Pathway" Mandala using only 6 shades of grey
Just to give you a different answer to this question...who says you have to use colors?

Here's an example of coloring with greys...with the focus on gradations of lights and darks to give it dimension.

I can already hear the next question: how do you do your shading?

That, my friends, will be the topic for another post.

Happy Coloring!

Joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady



Spring Veggies @ Denison...

Visit Denison Farms (booth #11) at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market for a delightful taste of spring.

Early spring is the season for Raab--the tender, sweet flowering shoots of our overwintered kale, collards, cabbage, and tat soy greens. Raab is easy to use in the kitchen--it can be steamed, stir-fried, roasted, or used in a salad. You can use raab any way you might cook broccoli, except that it cooks quicker. 

As always, we offer free recipes at our booth. This week's recipes include Roasted Raab, Leek Pie, and Green Garlic Soup. See you at market!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SoupCycle's Soups This Week...



Barbecue Split Pea (vegan)

Our southern spin on split pea soup. Made with organic carrots and our scrumptious homemade barbecue sauce.

Barack-a-li Cheddar (veggie)

An homage to our president’s home vegetable garden. This tasty soup has broccoli and cheddar flavors accented by basil and ground mustard seed.

Thailandistan (meaty)

Spicy Thai soup created with curry, fresh lime, lemongrass, chicken, mushrooms and rich coconut milk. A wonderful and complex Thai flavor from the best kitchen in Souplandistan.

Everything Easter at the Indoor Market this Saturday!

Blog Post from Honeystone Candles:


Honeystone Pure Beeswax Candles (booth#16) has elegant eggs, cute bunnies & chicks, and a Celtic Cross - all at reduced prices for lighting up your Easter.  Honeystone Candles: one beautiful golden colour, one delectable natural fragrance, and over 200 original designs!



Check out Honeystone's neighbours for other Easter items:


Specially Made (booth #17) has a selection of handmade cards


Claude Winter's (booth #20) display includes hand-painted eggs with intricate designs



For real eggs, choose the best free-range eggs from Karen at Norton Creek Farms (booth #1), just inside the entrance.  Ask Karen for recipes of safe dyes for colouring your eggs.



And, as you can see, our rabbits really love Heavenly Harvest's (booth #15) delicious spinach - we do too!



Visit us at the Indoor Market!  Tell your friends!

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 23 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Hentze Family Farm26, 28
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Olsen Honey Farms29
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
Savanna Nursery34*
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms32*
Timberwolf Farm23
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs!

Eggs, eggs, eggs for Easter!

The Indoor Winter Market certainly has eggs!

Honeystone Candles (Booth #16) has four intricate designs of pure beeswax egg candles:  (Left to right) Floral Lace, Pineapple Lace, Venetian Lace and Cluny Lace.  Each candle burns brightly and sweetly, and the lacy edges glow as they burn.

Each type is only $5 this week.

Beeswax Candle Eggs: Floral Lace, Pineapple Lace, Venetian lace, Cluny Lace

Claude Winter (Booth #20) also has eggs:  unique, hand painted eggs with delicate designs.  Check out Claude's eggs, just ahead as you enter the market.

Hand-painted Egg by Claude Winter


And just inside the door, Norton Creek (Booth #1) has free range eggs for eating, hunting & dyeing:  take home a dozen - or two - for your Easter pursuits!  Maybe you will choose a chicken to roast as well!

Norton Creek Free Range Eggs

When it comes to eggs, the Indoor Market has eggs-actly what you want!

FAQ #3: The Mandala Lady

Customer: What color pencils do you use?

The Mandala Lady:
Most people ask this question because they want to know what ones to use to be able to get the bright colors that they see in my colorings.

I use what's called an "artist quality" brand pencil: namely Prismacolor. Several brands of artist quality pencils exist that are equally as good (or maybe even better) such as Faber Castel, Derwent, Lyra, Staedler, etc. For me, I find the Prismacolor pencils blend the best for the style of coloring I do...burnishing.

With quality pencils, the price goes up dramatically from your typical brand of color pencil that you see in most stores...which tend to be chalky, a lot less vibrant, and lack any real blending capability. On average a 12 set of Prismacolor sells between $10-18...while a 12 set of the typical brand sells between $2-3.

For a really good in-between brand, that gives you good color and better blending, I recommend Prang color pencils...which you can usually buy between $4-6. Locally in Corvallis I've seen them at Bi-Mart, Creative Craft and Frame (Kings & Buchanan) and sometimes at the office supply stores.

Another option would be to go to an art supply store where they sell Prismacolor pencils (Creative Craft and Frame carries them). Chances are they sell them as individual pencils ($1.50-$2 a piece) as well as in sets. Buy just a couple of individual colors just so you can try them out and to experience the difference between the $2 set of pencils, the $5 set of pencils, and the artist quality pencils.

Prismacolor Pencil Set
Prang Pencil Set
Find the pencils that work best for you and that inspire you to want to do lots more coloring! :-)

Joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

From SoupCycle...

Here are the SoupCycle soups for the March 23 market--

  • Tofusion (vegan)
    A spicy, healthy, chunky fusion of Asian and Italian cuisine- made with tofu, bok choy, radicchio, mushrooms, pineapple and more.

  • Creamy Tomato Basil (veggie)
    It's true - we may have the perfect tomato basil recipe. Great by itself. Even better paired with your homemade grilled cheese.

  • Chicken & Rice & Everything Nice (meaty)
    A classic chicken and rice soup with homey flavors to remind you of grandma’s home cooking.



Friday, March 15, 2013

March 16 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Creperie du Lys32/34*
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Earth Rising36*
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Honey Tree Apiaries29
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
Rasmussen Family Farms23
Savanna Nursery*
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms28
Timberwolf Farm26
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


Almond Blueberry Cookies

From Wilt Farms Inc./Sunset Valley Organics (Booth 12/13):


Prep Time: 20 Minutes Inactive Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 to 1/3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons lemon zest, about 1 lemon
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1 cup SVO frozen blueberries, thawed and drained

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In another medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using a hand mixer.
  • Add egg and beat to incorporate. Add milk, almond extract and lemon zest.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in the almonds, then
  • the blueberries.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Using two small spoons dollop mix onto cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown
around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

Try our dried blueberries also!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Special at Honeystone Candles

Honeystone is hopping along towards Easter, and this week we have a sale on a honey of a bunny and a charming wee chick.

Adopt these sweet candles for only $5 each
this Saturday only.

Easter Bunny & Wee Chick
And if you have put off getting your St. Patrick's Day candles til the last minute, mention this blog and get last week's special prices on our Celtic candles, 7 designs to choose from.

Whatever you burn, you breathe... choose the finest in pure beeswax candles... choose Honeystone.

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 9 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Creperie du Lys32/34*
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Earth Rising36*
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Olsen Honey Farms29
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
Pure Pepper28
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Tobacco Road Hats27
Timberwolf Farm23
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


Thursday, March 7, 2013

SoupCycle Soups for March 9

West African Peanut & Brown Rice (vegan)

Hearty West African peanut stew with brown rice, tomatoes and red peppers. A non-meat version of our “Democratic Republic of Peanut Chicken” soup.

Baked Potato Soup (veggie)

Trade in that fork for a spoon! This thick baked potato soup has tasty chunks of potato, bits of red pepper, sour cream, chives and a hint of cheddar cheese.

Spicy Mexican Pozole (meaty)

Spicy Mexican soup with shredded chicken, green chili and hominy. So tasty it’s like a fiesta in your mouth.

In other news from SoupCycle:

SoupCycle will be participating in Community Soup, a fund raiser for Community Outreach.  It is at 5:00pm on March 10 at First Congregational Church. Here's the poster for that event:


The Mandala Lady Clearance Sale

From The Mandala Lady (Booth 8):

I'm clearing out my stock of hand-crafted Mandala Art "hangers".

I designed these 5" x 5" reproductions of my mandala art for people who want a small piece of meditative art near their computer or work desk. They can easily be hung anywhere.

The message that goes with the mandala is on the back and the whole hanger is laminated with a cord hanger.

I originally sold them for $7.

From now until the end of the 2013 market season,
they are marked down to $2!

Hanger: "Essence of Being" Mandala
Back Side

Spring Days are Here

From Given Back Bird Houses...


First there was the original design, Cedar driftwood Bat House. Then, last week, Given Back Bird Houses debuted their rare wood Wall Plaques - a sophisticated, decorative addition to any indoor or outdoor setting.

This week, Amen and Maria will bring out their collaborative work "Windblown Light". It was painted in full color and then layered with sepia tones for a rich, not-quite-monochromatic palette. The view is looking from North Jetty across the Siuslaw River, to the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon. It is an original painting by Maria, which was then framed expertly in driftwood by Amen.

"Windblown Light" by Maria

If you prefer your artwork in 3-D, Given Back Bird Houses will have their beautiful assortment of one-of-a-kind bird houses, feeders and pollinator houses. Your wild friends will thank you for adding some true habitats to your backyard just in time for spring.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Honeystone's Celtic Special

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and Honeystone pure beeswax candles can help you celebrate with sweetness and light!

Look for our numerous Celtic candle designs
each one discounted $1.

For taller candles, see our intricate Celtic Cross and the Celtic Pillar with knotwork around it.

Shorter candles include Celtic Spirals, Labyrinth, and the detailed Interlocked Celtic Hearts.


And choose from three sets of floating candle sets:  Celtic Knots, Pictish Knots, and Tree of Life.



Enjoy the fresh, natural fragrance of pure beeswax, and make any day an occasion!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 2 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Creperie du Lys32/34*
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Earth Rising36*
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Sweet Home Farms28
Olsen Honey Farms29
Honeystone Candles16
The Mandala Lady8
Mudmom4
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
New Edge Sharpening**
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
Soul 2 Grow23
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Tobacco Road Hats27
Timberwolf Farm26
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall
** By bleachers


Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Week's Honeystone Candle Special...

You've probably heard the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb".  Be prepared for both with Honeystone's pure beeswax candles...

Lions and Lambs are on sale this Saturday!


Lions & Lambs

Add sweetness and light to your day or night.


Honeystone Candles: one natural golden colour, one exquisite honey aroma, and over 200 original designs!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FAQ #2: The Mandala Lady

Customer: Do you use a computer program to create your designs?

The Mandala Lady:

Each mandala is hand-drawn using paper and pencil. For the Symmetry and Hyperbolic Tessellation mandalas, I made a graph to put under my paper which allows me to free-hand draw while maintaining symmetry, giving it a more organic look and feel. I scan the drawing into my computer and then trace/draw it into Illustrator. Once drawn into Illustrator, I can then reproduce it as individual prints to color, make it into a greeting card, or put it into a coloring book.

When I’m ready to color or paint it, I print it onto artist quality paper.
Pencil sketch of the "Echo" mandala over hyperbolic tessellation graph

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 23 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
The Bread Board5
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Creperie du Lys32/34*
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Earth Rising36*
Filberts R Us3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Hentze Family Farm26, 28
Honey Tree Apiaries29
Honeystone Candles16
Kat's Kreations4
The Mandala Lady8
The Mushroomery22
My Pharm2
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms23
Timberwolf Farm23
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nest Browsing Sale from Given Back Bird Houses

It's early spring, and little birds have begun browsing homes for nesting possibilities.

Mention this blog to take $5 off
the item of your choice and
oblige your avian friends
with some exciting new real estate options!

Flat Top Bird House

Lighten Up w/Honeystone Special

Does it feel like dark February is creeping by?  Lighten up with a delightful wee turtle from the Honeystone collection.

This Saturday, save $1 on all turtles.

Please note how the turtle is heading straight for lettuce
which was grown by our Market neighbor Heavenly Harvest Farms!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash

Here's a quick and easy recipe from Denison Farms, Booth #11, for Roasted Butternut Squash.

We're nearing the end of the season for Winter Squash, so come to the market and pick up a few before they're all gone!

Roasted Butternut Squash

  • Start with 1 butternut squash
  • Peel and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Place squash cubes in a large roasting pan
  • Coat with a little olive oil (about 1 Tbs.), and 1 tsp. salt
  • Roast uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 1 hour, or until the squash pieces are tender and most of the liquid has cooked off
  • Stir the squash cubes with a large spatula. Then increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees and continue roasting for another 20 - 30 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes until the edges of some of the squash pieces are a little browned
 No need to add sugar, as the squash is naturally sweet, and roasting intensifies the sweetness!

A Drawing by Daniel Conan Young:


Daniel Conan Young

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FAQ: The Mandala Lady

Here's a FAQ from a customer to The Mandala Lady...


Customer:  Do you create your own designs?



Of all the questions I'm asked, this is the one I'm asked the most. The answer is: Yes, I do.


Most of my design ideas come from patterns I see in nature, architecture, geometry, and from my dreams. I keep a sketch book by my bed so that when I wake up from a dream with a mandala design in it, I can quickly sketch it out so I'll remember it.

Here's a design that came as a simple idea (circled in green) in a dream I had recently. The pink circled area shows where I expanded and developed it further.
Maureen Frank
The Mandala Lady
Booth #8

Recipe: White Chocolate, Blueberry and Strawberry Rocky Road

From vendor: Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organicx - Booth #12/13

White chocolate, blueberry and strawberry rocky road

slightly adapted from the always wonderful Donna Hay Magazine

800g white chocolate, chopped
2½ cups quartered white marshmallows
½ cup chopped dried apples
1 ¾ cups (192g) sweetened dried blueberries *
1 cup freeze-dried strawberries, sliced lengthwise *

Very lightly butter a 20x30cm (8x12in) baking pan and line it with foil (the butter will keep the foil from sliding around the pan).

Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water
 – do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water – 
and cook until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Remove from the heat, add the marshmallow, dried apples and blueberries – keep some of the blueberries for decoration – and stir until well combined.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the dried strawberries and reserved blueberries.

Set aside until firm, 2-3 hours
(the recipe calls for placing the pan in the refrigerator but I chose not to).
Cut into pieces, remove the foil and serve.

Makes 25.

* Check out Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics booth for these items.

Did you know Sunset Valley Organic's
products are GMO free?

Friday, February 15, 2013

February 16 Vendor List

This list of vendors and their booth number can change from week to week, so please check the list each week.

Alsea Acres6
Buster's Treats9
Claude Winter20
Creperie du Lys32/34*
Crooked Furrow Farm33*
CSC Youth Garden35*
Denison Farms LLC11
Earth Rising36*
Filberts R Us
Krazy Lady Farms
3
Four Generation Crafts27
Gathering Together Farm7
Given Back Bird Houses4
Glass by Debra Klang
Dan Young
25
Green Gables18/19
Heavenly Harvest
Horseshoe Lake Farm
15
Honeystone Candles16
MudMom28
My Pharm2
Northwest Natural Beef21
Norton Creek Products1
Olsen Honey Farms29
Pacific Sourdough30,31
Pine Needle Baskets24
SoupCycle10
Specially Made17
Sweet Home Farms23
The Bread Board5
The Mandala Lady8
The Mushroomery22
Timberwolf Farm26
Wilt Farms Inc/Sunset Valley Organics12/13
Wood Family Farm14
Zia Southwest Cuisine37/38*

* Outside the hall


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Recipe: Oyster Mushroom Omelet

With the blue oyster mushrooms now available at The Mushroomery (booth #22), they offer us this wonderful mushroom omelet recipe.

The blue oysters are organically grown and are considered an all-purpose mushroom. They have a meaty texture and wonderful "mushroom flavor" that goes great with any meal.

Oyster Mushroom Omelet
1 cup fresh oyster mushrooms
4 eggs
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup grated jack cheese
¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
1 green onion chopped
1/4 cup Chopped green and red peppers

Sauté mushrooms in the butter or olive oil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Add peppers and onion and continue to sauté  until. Cook on low heat stirring frequently until eggs are just about done. Add cheese, fold in half and cook about 5 minutes.

"Getting to Market"...

     I knew when my booth partner was in my driveway at 6:45 am this morning because I could hear the sound of her car engine (the legendary 1985 Subaru BRAT mini-pickup) reverberating through 2 shut doors and back to the inner recesses of my farmhouse.
     “Okay”, she said nervously, helping me pack my gear in the pickup bed as it rocketed away.
     “It’s sucking air this morning. There are leaking issues that I can’t deal with until tomorrow”.
     “I like it” I shouted above the machine-gun fire under the hood. “It’s exactly the sound you hear from the little putt-putt bumper cars at the county fair”.
     The BRAT is always good for a discussion either coming or going from the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. I’ve watched as total strangers stop her at intersections to ask her for the vehicles stats, or the Police wave to her on Highway 99 as though she’s traveling through time.
     “It’s still working!” one woman squealed the first time we turned homeward from the Fairgrounds.
     “How in the world did you ever manage to get it to DO that?”
     “Do what?”
     “RUN”
     Approximately 45 minutes later we were sailing into the Benton County Fairgrounds parking lot with all the grace and elegance of a battleship trying to park off shore at Sea World. A small group of college students paused in their discussion to stare at us with that peculiar mixture of scorn and pity for us and our death-farting contraption that only college students can manage.
     My hearing, my blood oxygen level and my self-respect all returned to me at approximately 12:45 pm...just in time to re-pack and putt-putt-putt back home.

Dan Conan Young
Saturday February 9th 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Special Pricing on Votive Candles This Week

Honeystone Candles has a special on Votive Candles this week.

  • Pure beeswax
  • Practical
  • Affordable
  • Each votive candle burns 5-7 hours
Brighten your long winter nights with the sweet light of Honeystone pure beeswax candles.

Special pricing this week only

Buy 4 and get 1 free!



What a deal!

Come check out all of Bertie's amazing beeswax items in booth #16.