Foodshed PDX Local Restaurant Rough List

Foodshed PDX developed this list of restaurants that are believed to provide local produce, meat, seafood, and dairy. We have not checked list to update it, but encourage you to send us updates andcomments.  List published with permission of Christopher Ashley.  Please email updates to
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1001: 1001 NW Couch St., Portland 503.226.3463

Aquariva: 0470 SW Hamilton, Portland 503.802.5850

Apizza Scholls: 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 503.233.1286

Around the Table Catering and More: 360.834.0171

Artemis Catering: 1235 SE Division St. #112, Portland 503.233.8539

Basta’s Trattoria: 410 NW 23rd Ave., Portland 503-274-1572

Biwa: 215 SE Ash, Portland 503.239-.8830

Blue Hour: 250 NW 13th Ave., Portland 503.226.3397

Blueplate: 308 SW Washington St., Portland 503.295.2583

Bon Appetite: 520 SW Fourth Ave., Portland 503.241.7970

Bridgeport Ale House: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 503.233.6540

Burgerville: Various Locations. 
A hero amongst fast food purveyors, Burgerville USA strives to use locally
sourced ingredients.

Cafe Castagna: 1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 503.231.9959

Caffe Mingo: 12600 SW Crescent St. #120, Beaverton 503. 646.6464

Carlyle: 1632 NW Thurman St., Portland 503.595.1782

Castagna: 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland 503.231.7373

Ciao Vito: 2203 NE Alberta, Portland 503.282.5522

Country Cat: 7937 SE Stark St., Portland 503.408.1414

Culinary Artistry Catering: 1406 SE Stark., Portland 503.232.4675

Cuvee: 214 W. Main St., Carlton, OR 866.421.1347

Daily Cafe: 902 NW 13th Ave., Portland 503.242.1916

The Farm: 10 SE 7th Ave., Portland 503.736.FARM

Fife: 4440 NE Fremont St., Portland 971.222.3433

Food in Bloom Catering: 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland 503.944.6820

Fratelli’s: 1207 NW Hoyt, Portland 503.241.8800

Genie’s: 1101 SE Division St., Portland 503.236.2454

Gino’s: 8051 SE 13th Ave., Portland 503.233.4613

Grand Central Baking Company: Various Locations

Heathman Hotel: 1001 SW Broadway, Portland 503.241.4100

Helser’s: 1538 NE Alberta St., Portland 503.281.1477

Higgins: 1239 SW Broadway, Portland 503.222.9070

Hot Lips Pizza: Various Locations

Hudson’s: 7805 NE Greenwood Dr., Vancouver 360.816.6100

Ken’s Artisan Bakery: 338 NW 21st Ave., Portland 503.248.2202

Ken’s Artisan Pizza: 304 SE 28th Ave., Portland 503.517.9951

Kettleman Bagels & Bakery: 2238 SE 11th, Portland 503.238.8883

Justa Pasta: 1326 NW 19th Ave., Portland 503.243.2249

Lauro Kitchen: 3377 SE Division St. #106, Portland 503.239.7000

Le Pigeon: 738 E. Burnside St., Portland 503.546.8796

Lovely Hula Hands: 4057 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland 503.445.9910

Navarre: 10 NE 28th Ave, Portland 503.232.3555

Noble Rot: 2724 SE Ankeny, Portland 503.233.1999

Nostrana: 1401 SE Morrison St., Portland 503.234.2427

Nuestra Cocina: 2135 SE Division St., Portland 503.232.2135

Nutshell: 3808 N. Williams, Portland 503.292.2627

Paley’s: 1204 NW 21st Ave., Portland 503.243.2403

Park Kitchen: 422 NW 8th Ave., Portland 503.223.7282

Pause: 5101 N. Interstate Ave., Portland 971.230.0705

Podnah’s Pit BBQ: 1469 NE Prescott St., Portland 503.281.3700

Por Que No: 3524 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland 503.467.4149

Rocket: 1111 E. Burnside, Portland 503.236.1110

Screen Door: 2337 E. Burnside St., Portland 503.542.0880

Serrato: 2112 NW Kearney St., Portland 503.221.1195

Simpatica Catering and Dining Hall: 828 SE Ash St., Portland 503.235.1600

Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar: 901 SW Salmon St., Portland 503.326.1300

Tabla: 200 NE 28th Ave., Portland 503.238.3777

Terrior: 3500 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland 503.288.3715

Three Square Grill: 6320 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, 503.244.4467

Tin Shed Garden Cafe: 1438 NE Alberta, Portland, 503.288.6966

Trebol: 4835 N. Albina Ave., Portland 503.517.9347

Toro Bravo: 120 NE Russell St., Portland 503.281.4464

Vindalho: 2038 SE Clinton St., Portland 503.467.

Vesta: 14387 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver 360.260.4388

Wildwood: 1221 NW 21st Ave., Portland 503.248.9663

Wine Down: 126 NE 28th Ave., Portland 503.236.9463

American Grassfed Beef

I was up way too early one morning and went online shopping. From LocalHarvest.org I searched for grassfed or pastured meat, hoping to find a supplier in my area. I can usually find grassfed or natural beef in some of the grocery stores, but often the variety is lacking and the supplier isn’t local anyway. I ended up ordering a variety cookout box from American Grassfed Beef in Doniphan, Missouri. The company definitely had a personal touch, as after ordering I got a personal email telling me that since the frozen shipment would have arrived on July 4, they were going to delay it so it didn’t take too long to arrive. I responded back that this was fine and got an email back again saying it was appreciated! And once it shipped, I got another email saying they had upgraded my burgers to 1/2 pounders as they were out of 1/3 pounders!

My variety pack included four 6 oz. tenderloin steaks, 6 burgers, and 3 packs of bratwurst. Unfortunately for my husband, the bratwurst listed onion as an ingredient. My first meal was the burgers. They grilled nicely and I served them about medium done. I was a bit leery about eating a half pound burger, as I prefer the bun and condiments and cheese to the burger usually. But my first bite was delicious. My husband, who I hadn’t told this was a special grassfed beef patty, also stopped about 3 bites in and said the burger tasted fantastic. Usually he likes fresh beef for burgers rather than the Costco frozen ground sirloin patties. The burgers were definitely a big winner, and I’d be inclined to order more and stock up.

Last night we had the tenderloin. I didn’t do any special preparation, just grilled it as I would any other. The website says that grassfed steaks benefit by being mechanically tenderized with a Jaccard meat tenderizer – basically a big comb you stab into the meat like you were aerating your lawn. Otherwise, they tend to overcook easily and get tough. While I like medium rare or even rare steaks, my husband prefers medium well. The meat was very soft in consistency out of the package, but the steaks ended up not being as tender as the Costco tenderloin we are used to. Frankly, they were still better than 90% of the steak I’ve had in top restaurants. But my husband gave them a flunking grade since he knows the Costco beef is so good.

I have had two of the sausages for breakfast the past couple of days and they are very nice. Being beef, they aren’t as tasty as the Sweet Briar Farms pork bratwurst, but still are very good. They are not greasy, have a good texture, and make a good breakfast.

I plan to try a local supplier of grassfed beef soon and will be able to compare. The local supplier ALSO ships the beef frozen, so there would be little difference in the transport. I would like to stock up on grassfed hamburger to use for meatballs and burgers. But it may end up that for our luxury steaks, we go for the best taste rather than for humanely raised beef.

Books to Inspire Locavores

My interest in becoming more of a locavore was inspired first by The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan.

Here is my bibliography of books to inspire and assist you in thinking more about what you eat and where it comes from:

Books for LocavOregon Readers



List of Portland-Area Farmers Markets


Beaverton

Beaverton Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am-1:30pm
May 9 – October
Hall Blvd, between 3rd & 5th Sts
Ginger Rapport • (503) 643-5345
market@beavertonfarmersmarket.com
www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 4 Beaverton, OR 97075
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market 
Wednesdays, 3-6pm
Mid June – August 
Hall Blvd, between 3rd& 5th Sts
Ginger Rapport • (503) 643-5345
market@beavertonfarmersmarket.com
www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 4 Beaverton, OR 97075
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Boring

Boring Farmer’s Market
Sundays, 10am-3pm
May 10th – September 13th
Special Mothers Day Market May 11th
Boring Station Trailhead Park
Hwy 212 and Wally Rd
Julie Webster • (503) 293-5016
boringfm@gmail.com
www.boringfarmersmarket.com 
313 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR  97030

Canby

Canby Saturday Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Mid May – Mid October
1st Ave at Holly Street
Lisa Allen• (503) 263-5151
canbysaturdaymarket@canby.com
www.canbysaturdaymarket.com
PO Box 386, Canby, OR 97013

Cedar Mill

Cedar Mill Sunset Farmers’ Market
Sponsored by 
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Saturdays, 8am-1pm
Saturday May 9 through October 24, 2009
NW Cornell, 1 block West of Murray
across from Sunset High School 
Dina Gross • (503) 913-7733 
dina@thegnar.org
www.cmfmarket.org
PO Box 91362, Portland, OR 97291-0362

Clackamas

Clackamas Farmers’ & Artists’ Market
Wednesdays, 4-8pm
May – October
12000 SE 82nd Ave, Clackamas Town Center
Peter Tuomala • (503) 407-3403
windance@pacifier.com
www.windancefarmsandart.com
4805 NE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR  97220

Sunnyside Grange Farmers’ & Artists’ Market
Sundays, 11:30am-3:30pm
April – October
13100 SE Sunnyside Rd
Peter Tuomala • (503) 407-3403
windance@pacifier.com
www.windancefarmsandart.com
4805 NE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR  97220

Estacada

Estacada Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
May 2nd through October 31st , 2009
3rd & Broadway St
downtown Estacada
Debra Bufton • (503) 630-4490
www.estacadafarmersmarket.4t.com
PO Box 1704, Estacada, OR 97023

Fairview

Fairview Farmers’ & Artists’ Market
Thursdays, 4-8pm
May – October
Fairview City Hall, 1300 Village St
Peter Tuomala • (503) 407-3403
windance@pacifier.com
www.windancefarmsandart.com
4805 NE 92nd Ave 
Portland, OR 97220

Forest Grove

Forest Grove Farmers Market
Wednesday, 4-8pm
Wednesday May 13 – Mid October
Main St between 21st & Pacific Ave, Downtown Forest Grove
Gina Bell • (503) 992-0078
farmersmarket@adelantemujeres.org
www.adelantemujeres.org/ 
2420 19th Avenue 
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Gresham

Gresham Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:30am-2pm
May 9 – October  
3rd and Miller St
Jeff Alderman • (503) 341-4153
gfmmanager@yahoo.com
www.greshamfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 2514 Gresham, OR 97030

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am-1:30pm
May – December
Main St between 1st and 3rd
Courthouse Square
Kimberly Culbertson • (503) 844-6685
manager@hillsboromarkets.org
www.hillsboromarkets.org
232 NE Lincoln Street, Ste J, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace
Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm
Mid June – August 
Courthouse Square
Main St, 1st to 3rd Ave.
Lesley Wise • (503) 601-0478
manager@tuesdaymarketplace.org
www.tuesdaymarketplace.org/
232 NE Lincoln Street, Ste J
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Hillsboro Farmers’ Market at Orenco Station
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Early May – September
61st & Cornell Road
Kimberly Culbertson • (503) 844-6685
manager@hillsboromarkets.org
www.hillsboromarkets.org
232 NE Lincoln Street, Ste J, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:30am-1:30pm
May 16 – October 10, 2009
Millennium Park, 1st St & Evergreen
Maddie Ovenell • (503) 697-6590
movenell@ci.oswego.or.us
www.ci.oswego.or.us/farmersmarket/default.htm
200 Evergreen St,  Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Milwaukie

Milwaukie Sunday Farmer’s Market
Sundays, 9:30am-2pm
May 10th through October 25th
99 E/ McLaughlin Blvd & SE Harrison
Brendan Eiswerth • (503) 407-0956
brendan@milwaukiefarmersmarket.com
www.milwaukiefarmersmarket.com
11009 SE 28th Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Oregon City;

Oregon City Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
May 2 – October, 2009
2051 Kaen Rd. at Beavercreek Rd
Clackamas County Public Service Bldg Lot
Jackie Hammond-Williams • (503) 734-0192
marketmanager@orcityfarmersmarket.com
www.orcityfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 2931, Oregon City, OR 97045
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland

Hillsdale Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 10am-2pm
May 3 – November 22, 2009
Twice monthly, December – April
1405 SW Vermont
Rieke Elem/Wilson HS Pkg lot
parking entrance: SW Sunset Blvd& SW Capitol Hwy
Eamon Molloy • (503) 475-6555
contact@hillsdalefarmersmarket.com
www.hillsdalefarmersmarket.com
1509 SW Sunset Blvd, Ste 2E
Portland, OR 97239
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8am-1pm
May 2 – October
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
November until Thanksgiving
NE Hancock between 44th & 45th,
One block South of Sandy
Sarah Broderick • (503) 709-7403
info@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org
www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org
PO Box 13233 Portland, OR 97213
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Interstate Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7pm
May 20 – Sept 30, 2009
Overlook Park, N Fremont & Interstate
(971) 344-0115
contact@interstatefarmersmarket.com www.interstatefarmersmarket.com
2209 N Schofield, Portland, OR  97217
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Lents International Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 9am-2pm
June 14 through October 25, 2009
SE 92nd and SE Foster Road
Eliza Davenport • (503) 282-4245
LentsFarmersMarket@gmail.com
www.zenger.eroi.com/lents-internation-farmers-market
11741 SE Foster Road Portland, Oregon 97266
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Lloyd Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 10am-2pm
June – September
NE Holladay St Between 7th and 9th
Eamon Molloy • (503) 730-8367
eamon.f.molloy@gmail.com
6327 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite C
Portland, OR 97239

Montavilla Farmers Market
Sundays, 10am-2pm
June 21 – October 25, 2009
plus November 8th & 22nd
7600 block of SE Stark St
Gretchan Jackson
gretchan@montavillamarket.org
www.montavillamarket.org
PO Box 16238, Portland, OR 97262

Moreland Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30pm
May 13 – September 30, 2009
SE Bybee and SE 14th St
Laura Wendel • (503) 341-9350
laura@morelandfarmersmarket.org
www.morelandfarmersmarket.org
PO Box 820122, Portland, OR, 97282-1122
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Multnomah Village Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3pm-7pm
June – September
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Eamon Molloy • (503) 475-6555
info@multnomahvillagefm.org
www.multnomahvillagefm.org
1509 SW Sunset Blvd, Ste 2E
Portland, OR 97239

OHSU Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 11:30am-3:30pm
May 19th – October 6th 2009
OHSU Auditorium Courtyard (near fountain)
Eecole Copen • (503) 494-8792
farmmkt@ohsu.edu
www.ohsu.edu/farmersmarket
OHSU Food and Nutrition Services, Mailcode: UHS 18
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Parkrose Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am-2pm
May 2 – October
NE 118th & NE Shaver St
Parkrose HS West Parking lot
Steve Voorhees • (503) 890-7152
steve_voorhees@q.com
www.parkrosefarmersmarket.org
PO Box 20007, Portland, OR 97294-7152
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

People’s Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2pm-7pm
Year-round market
3029 SE 21st Ave
One block North of Powell Blvd
Jane Erbez • (503) 674-2642
jane@peoples.coop
www.peoples.coop
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland Farmers Market
Eastbank
Thursdays, 3:30-7:30pm
May 7 – Sept. 24, 2009
SE 20th & SE Salmon St
Jamie Reckers • (503) 241-0032
jaret@portlandfarmersmarket.org
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
240 N Broadway, Ste 129, Portland, OR 97227
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland Farmers Market Portland State University
Saturdays: March 21 – Dec. 19, 2009
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Fall Hours (Nov. & Dec.)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
South Park Blocks between
SW Montgomery and SW Harrison
Jaret Foster • (503) 241-0032
jaret@portlandfarmersmarket.org
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
240 N Broadway, Ste 129, Portland, OR 97227
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland Farmers Market Downtown
Wednesdays, 10am-2pm
Wednesdays: April 29 – Oct. 28
SW Salmon & SW Park
Jaret Foster • (503) 241-0032
jaret@portlandfarmersmarket.org
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
240 N Broadway, Ste 129, Portland, OR 97227
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland Farmers Market EcoTrust
Thursdays, 3:30-7:30pm
June 4 – Sept. 24, 2009
NW 10th between Irving & Johnson
Amber Holland • (503) 241-0032
jaret@portlandfarmersmarket.org
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
240 N Broadway, Ste 129, Portland, OR 97227
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Portland Farmers Market King Neighborhood
Sundays, 10am-2pm
May 3 – Sept. 27
NE 7th & Wygant
between NE Alberta and Prescott St
Joe Rodriguez • (503) 241-0032
jaret@portlandfarmersmarket.org
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
240 N Broadway, Ste 129, Portland, OR 97227
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

St Johns Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
July 11 – September 26
St Johns Plaza
Jana LaFrenier • (503) 970-9526
stjohnsfarmersmarket@gmail.com
www.sjfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 40312, Portland, OR 97240
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Rainier
Rainier Marina Market
Saturdays, 9am-3pm, May – August
Saturdays, 10am-3pm, Sept – Dec
115 East "A" St, next to Bank of
America
Sue Drummond • (503) 556-1220
sdrummond@iinet.com
www.rainiermarinamarket.com
72182 Little Jack Falls Road
Rainer, OR, 97048

Scappoose
Scappoose Community Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
May 16 – Sept. 26, 2009
2nd & E Columbia Ave
behind City Hall, Heritage Park
Bill Blank • (503) 543-3469
scappoosefm@gmail.com
www.scappoosefarmermarket.com
33470 Chinook Plaza, Ste 182
Scappoose, OR 97056

Sherwood
Sherwood Saturday Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
May 2 – September
next to City Hall & Old Time Library
Jim Steele • (503) 649-7956
sherwood_saturday_market@yahoo.com
sherwoodmarket.blogspot.com
PO Box 384, Sherwood, OR 97140

Tigard

Tigard Area Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 9am-2pm
May 10 – October
11834 SW Pacific Hwy
Pacific Hwy and 217
(503) 639-2900
tafm@gmail.com
www.tigardfarmersmarket.com
PO Box 230421, Tigard, OR 97281-0421
Oregon Trail Food Stamp Market

Troutdale
Troutdale Farmers’ and Artists’ Market
Saturdays, 10am-2pm
April – October
551 E Historic Columbia River Highway
Peter Tuomala • (503) 407-3403
windance@pacifier.com
www.windancefarmsandart.com
4805 NE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

Wilsonville
Villebois Sunday Market
Sundays, 10am-2pm
May 3 through October 11
Villebois Village Center
Taraneh Foster • (503) 241-3834
villeboissundaymarket@gmail.com
http://www.villeboissundaymarket.com/
11422 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Battle Ground – Old Town Saturday Market
SE 2nd Ave. & East Main in Old Town
Saturday, 9am-3pm, April 18th-October 17th, 2009
Brenda Stanton, 360-576-9767
http://www.battlegroundfarmersmarket.org/
otbgsm@yahoo.com

Camas Farmers Market
5th Street between Birch and Cedar
Saturday, 9am-1pm, May 27th to September 30th, 2009
Carren Senn Walker
360-838-1032
www.camasfarmersmarket.org

Kelso Bridge Market
Allen St. & Pacific Ave. (under the Allen Street Bridge)
Sunday, 10am-3pm, May 3 – September, 2009
Betty Erickson (360) 957-2515
Betty.erickson@comcast.net

Longview Cowlitz County Fairgrounds at 7th & New York
Tuesday and Saturday, 9am-2pm, April 4-October
Terrence Miracle (360) 425-1297
www.cowlitzfarmersmarket.com
francesmiracle@msn.com

Longview Downtown on Broadway and Commerce
Wednesday, Noon-5pm, May 5 –September
Terrence Miracle (360) 425-1297
www.cowlitzfarmersmarket.com
francesmiracle@msn.com

Vancouver Farmers Market
Downtown Vancouver on Esther and 8th Streets ( 505 W. 8th St.) next to Ester Short Park
Saturdays 9 to 3 March 21 through October
Sundays 10 to 3 March 22 through October
http://www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com/

Washougal
Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
MAY 23 – SEPT 26, 2009
Corner of Main and Pendleton
Traveling West on Hwy 14, Turn Right at 15th Street Exit, Turn Right at Main Street
http://www.washougalmainstreetmarket.com/

Hollywood Farmers Market

My walking buddy Lana lives in NE Portland and we decided to meet for a walk from Providence Hospital. Our first destination was the Hollywood Farmers Market at 44th and Hancock. This wasn’t the best logistics for buying any amount of produce, but it was an excellent stop. The market opens at 8 am, and Lana says she often tries to get there even before that to score the best produce. We arrived around 9:30 and the place was hopping. It had an excellent variety of produce vendors, and I discovered the bread vendor who had been missing from the Vancouver market last weekend!

But I was enticed to the Sweet Briar Farms farm fresh pork booth first. The proprietor was very enthused to discuss his pork, even without asking any specific questions, as I gave an interested eye to the packages of sausage. They raise the pork on a small farm near Eugene, Oregon. The hogs have no antibiotics, chemicals or hormones. They mix their own feed.

I love pork loin chops, ham, sausage, bacon. We didn’t get that often when I was growing up, as we had beef from Grandpa as our staple. My husband and I are always searching for German delis that have fresh sausages. I bought a package of four German bratwurst from Sweet Briar Farms and he packaged it with ice for our mile-long trek back to the car. I also received a ticket for a drawing, which encourages a return next week. The winner gets some free product next week at the farmer’s market.

My next stop was the Deck Family Farm booth. They produce grass-fed meat and have a meat CSA. I picked up their literature and I am intrigued enough to join. For $300 you get credit towards your choice of meat, which you can order for delivery in the Eugene area or delivery to the farmers market. Online, you can order meet for UPS delivery as well. They have beef, pork, chicken, lamb, turkey and goats. Their pasturing methods look to be idyllic.

I didn’t arrive home till noon, but the ice kept the sausages chilled. The Sweet Briar Farms guy even provided me cooking instructions. These are not pre-cooked, but he said that they cook fast and are done when the casing splits. I popped them on the grill and they were indeed nicely done in just a few minutes. Now for the taste test. Fantastic! These bratwurst were mild yet tasty. They were meaty and not greasy. The texture was excellent, with no chunks of gristle. I would definitely buy them again and try his other varieties.