The weather has turned autumn-like and the days are getting shorter. However there is so much good food at the market right now. Squash has transitioned from summer (zucchini) to fall (pumpkins and delicata) and even winter (acorn, butternut, kabocha). There are still berries to be had. And don’t forget that we have cheese, honey, Alaskan fish, pickles, and preserves!
In preparation for the final market day next week, here is the schedule of events for September 26. Let’s celebrate the great things of 2019 together!
- 3:00-6:30: For the kids: A scavenger hunt! With prizes!
- 3:30-4:30: Chef Lesa of Lesa Cooks! She’ll create something delicious from Farmers’ Market products
- 5:00-5:30: Gramma Berta will give a Canning Demonstration using seasonal produce
- 5:45-6:45: Jess Morse, Enumclaw local musician and singer will end our market with her talents
This is our thank you to our customers, our vendors, our sponsors and our board and market manager for being part of the village that made this market happen this year. Please join us!
This will be your last chance to stock up on produce and products for your dinner table and even purchase unique Christmas presents!
The 157th King County Fair kicks off on Thursday morning at 10:00 am over at the Enumclaw Expo Center. If you hit the fair early, be sure to stop by the market on your way home to pick up some fresh local produce. We will have a few vendors missing this week, but don’t let that keep you away!
This week, Farmer Steve from Cedar Spring Farm will have garlic and loads of other fresh produce. Farmer Will at Good and True Farm (in the same tent as Farmer Steve) has some awesome carrots (check out the fresh photo from last week)!
We have multiple vendors with blueberries just like last week. Small Blessings Farm, Polka Dot Farmer and Hayton Farms all sold out or nearly sold out of the big blue pearls.
Ode to Joy Farm and Hell or High Water Farm will a both have eggs and produce this week. Meadowwood will have meat, eggs and fresh, local raw milk (other markets don’t have this!).
Both local breweries (Cole Street Brewery and Headworks Brewing Co.) will be offering tastings and beer swag.
William at Wulff Cutlery and More can sharpen whatever you need! From lawnmower blades to chef knives to your finest fabric scissors, he does it all!
Neighborlady Cheese will have something great to pair with your veggies from the produce farmers.
And market-goer favorite and board member Kamielle with Kismet Pottery will be back with some newly-fired creations. If you don’t have the market mug yet, get to market early. They are a hot commodity with a portion of the sale being benefitting the market!
Of course, Blue Barn Kettlecorn will hook you up with your favorite flavors!
Good and True Farm carrots, morning of market day
Cedar Spring Farm garlic, harvest day
Hell or High Water Farm Red Russian Kale
Polka Dot Farmer blueberries
Berry Bowl from Kismet Pottery
Neighborlady Cheese varieties
Tom and Darlene Silliman never set out to be farmers, but like many of the vendors at Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market, they are deeply concerned about knowing where their food comes from. When they brought home their baby to their 13-acre farm in Enumclaw, they were determined to control what they were eating. So what began as an adventure to provide wholesome, pesticide-free, organically grown food and milk to their family became a lifestyle.
Fast forward 18 years where baby girl is at college and Meadowwood Farms is now a WSDA-licensed raw milk dairy with a farm store in Enumclaw. Meadowwood sells raw jersey milk and cream, eggs and meat from their pasture-raised livestock which have only been fed certified organic, non-GMO feed. The farm store has freezers and refrigerators stocked with product, as well as all the necessary elements for those customers venturing into cheese-making.
Because raw milk must meet or exceed State standards for pasteurized milk, Meadowwood does not offer farm tours. It’s important to maintain the biosecurity of their operation and their livelihood, so they can ensure safe products for customers. However, anyone is welcome to shop in their self-serve farm store located on the farm. It is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily. And this summer, stop by Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market on Thursdays to pick up Meadowwood’s freshest products.