The Farmers Market

The Saturday farmers market at PSU.

The Saturday farmers market at PSU.

This post is a major change of pace as I’m writing about something food related instead of Morgen. This morning we took the street car down to Portland State University for the weekly Saturday farmers market. This market runs all morning every Saturday from March-December. And its convenience really couldn’t be much better as it’s two blocks from the southbound streetcars and just one block from the northbound route.

Obviously, Morgen was in heaven. From cherries and zucchini to artichokes and Walla Walla onions, the place had everything that could fill a vegetarian’s heart’s desires. But fear not carnivores, there was plenty of meat available as well including tons of fish and elk!

Cherries overflowing at one booth.

Cherries overflowing at one booth.

These gooseberries made Morgen's morning. But it turns out that they're so sour that she can only make a jam out of them.

These gooseberries made Morgen's morning. But it turns out that they're so sour that she can only make a jam out of them.

Many of the booths had enough food to feed a small army.

Many of the booths had enough food to feed a small army.

One cart that Morgen wanted to make sure she found was Sol Pops, a small cart based in Southeast Portland that offers unique and interesting flavor combinations in the form of popsicles. We found them in the middle of the breakfast booths and the live bluegrass band that was warming up. Morgen ordered a cucumber-lime-jalapeño treat. In typical Portland fashion they actually asked for the popsicle stick back for recycling. Anyway, having tried it myself, the flavor was certainly not something I’d ever had before. I could only taste the cucumber while Morgen could only taste the jalapeño.

The Sol Pops cart. Very unique indeed.

The Sol Pops cart. Very unique indeed.

The famous cucumber-lime-jalapeño popsicle.

The famous cucumber-lime-jalapeño popsicle.

After spending about 45 minutes frolicking among the dozens of booths we headed back toward NW. I went my own way to play basketball with other guys who were for the most part taller, older and better than me. Morgen headed back home and laid out her bounty. We’ll be eating from our purchases for dinner tonight and probably tomorrow as well.

Just a taste of what we brought back from the farmers market.

Just a taste of what we brought back from the farmers market.

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2 responses to “The Farmers Market

  1. When I come for a visit, I will make sure I there on a Saturday so I can experience this treasure trove! UY

  2. That’s a beautiful shot of our Chelan cherries. We hope you and Morgen loved them! Be sure to come back in a week or two when we have Brooks cherries – the very best cherries of the season!!

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