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on one hand, the thought of four months of winter without the Portland farmers markets is depressing.  on the other hand, blah blah blah, it’s Portland, where there’s  year-round local produce available elsewhere, and the year-round People’s Coop farmers market.  so, no lack of vegetable-induced seasonal depression for me.

my favorite weekday market has closed for the year, which brought me out to greatest one of all  – the Saturday Farmers Market at PSU.  the cooler weather beckoned hundreds of Columbia sportswear jackets, walking room!, potatoes and chestnuts!  me and my as yet un-named new camera went out for vegetables and dried beans last weekend…

chestnuts!
roasting!

the end of days for peppers…

I picked up cayenne, jalapeno and bell peppers.

oh northwest, I love you and your fancy, wild mushrooms.

Firstly, Viridian Farms always has fantastic produce.

Secondly, I cooked these tolosana black beans (soaked and then cooked in chickn style vegetable broth with fresh herbs and shallots) and again, fantastic.  They’re a hearty, delicious black bean and super satisfying in a grain/greens/sauce bowl.  aka what I could live on.

Warm samples at a farm stand. vegan!

fresh potatoes blow my mind with flavor.

and this brings me back to my regret of not buying pounds of mushrooms.

till next time…

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3 COMMENTS
  • ASB / November 19, 2009

    Your new camera is doing a fabulous job so far; you really caught the essence of the Saturday PSU Market. And that chick makes the best celery root! Seriously, celery root lady: you rule.

  • Melisser / November 19, 2009

    Roasting chestnuts! neat.

  • Jessica / November 20, 2009

    Mmm…love chestnuts! I’ll be breaking some out for my Thanksgiving feast next week.

    Those beans look pretty interesting too, I’ve never seen them before.

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