You know spring has started the Portland Farmers Market at the Portland State University first day was Saturday. It was a perfect sunny day with the temperature at 70 degrees. I got there about 9:30 one hour after being opened and the crowd was unbelievable. They added another section of booths and moved the location of the food vendors and you still could not move through the crowds.
I left with Pippen and Johngold apples from Draper Girls that I plan on making my Blue Ribbon Apple with. But they had over 12 different apples from last falls crop to pick from and still as crisp as they could be. These are apples from a farm located in Hood River, Oregon.
I also got some fresh spring leeks to make potato leek soup and a loaf of Garlic bread to go with tonight’s Spaghetti and Meatballs. The booths were over flowing with fresh carrots, Swiss chard and all the different types of greens you could think of they had them. The flower vendors had fresh cut daffodils and tulips in many colors. Many more booths this year selling fresh baked bread and pastries…..
I would have bought some of the beautiful mushrooms or the great selection of greens if I were not leaving on a 3 day trip the next day.