If you haven’t had a chance to make it out to South Waterfront’s Farmers Market, make sure to visit it tomorrow, or any Thursday between now and October 31.  The market takes place every Thursday between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. and is located at Elizabeth Caruthers Park, 3508 SW Moody Ave, in the South Waterfront district.

The 2013 market features vendors such as Kings Raven Winery, located in Oregon City and committed to hand-crafting fabulous Willamette Valley Wines.  Some of the farms include Thompson Farms, with fresh and delicious sustainably grown veggies and berries and lovely cut flowers from Damascus.  Little Gnome Farm will have scrumptious heirloom vegetables as well as pastured chicken and duck eggs from Ridgefield, Washington.  Abundant Fields Farm will also be there with sustainably and organically grown vegetables and pastured eggs from a petite farm in Sandy, Oregon.  Lor’s Family Farm will be there with gorgeous cut flower arrangements from Molalla, Oregon.

Dee Creek Farm has grass-fed, aged goat cheese, sheep cheese, and cow cheese, as well as pastured eggs from Woodland, Washington.  Happy Cow Farms also has 100% certified grass-fed, humanely raised beef.  This beef has no grains, no hormones, and no antibiotics, and hails from Dallas, Oregon.  Another farm featured is Jubilee Farm, a small family farm in Gaston, Oregon that uses organic practices to grow fantastic vegetables.

If you’re looking for some freshly prepared food, Columbia River Smoked Salmon is another vendor that provides wonderful smoked and raw salmon.  Some other food options include Pearl Bakery, with mouth-watering breads and pastries, fresh from the oven, Renaissance Wood Fired Pizza, with crispy crust and melty cheese pizzas, and Olympic Provisions with savory salamis and the world’s best all-pork frankfurters.  The Hummus Stop will also be there, featuring a Mediterranean smorgasbord of hummus varieties and other treats.  Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine will also be offering delicious, authentic Lebanese cuisine, often locally sourced.  If you’re in the mood for a crepe, Café de Crepe will be there with a variety of unusual flavors and ingredients.  Canby Asparagus Farm/Casa De Tamales will be offering fresh, often locally sourced Mexican food, handmade tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips.

If you’d rather try some desserts, check out Gelato Maestro for summer deliciousness, amazing flavors, and even the dairy-free sorbhetto.  And for a treat for your pup, check out Aunt Tammy’s Treats, with 100% all natural dog treats handmade with love.  Or try some local, handcrafted beer from Porches Brewing Company.  If you want something to drink that’s not alcoholic, Green Rich Tea will be there with fair trade green tea (bags, loose leaf, and freshly brewed beverages) imported directly from a farm in Japan.

The list goes on to include Something Green Soap, Wisdom Gardens, Portland Creamery, and many other local businesses and farms.  If you have questions about the market, you can contact the Market Manager, Heather Bayles, at 503-972-3289 or heather@southwaterfront.com, or visit their website at http://www.southwaterfront.com/urban_harvest/farmers_market/.

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