There are some new things going on at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market. Sterken Farm is back at the market. Besides growing fruits and vegetables, they have a certified kitchen and make their own salsa, jams, juices, frozen fruit and raw foods bars. They make goat milk soap, apple juice toner, and various other health and beauty products. The farm is located on Lower Garden Valley Road and they are already open for u-pick--lots of lettuce they tell me. 9 am to 7 pm daily, call 541-260-7755 for more information.
Other discoveries at the market last Saturday...
Smokin' Friday's BBQ makes great breakfast burritos with your choice of pulled pork or tri-tip with eggs, cheese, onions and peppers. A bit messy to eat out-of-hand, but well worth the drips.
Kathey Linn's Chocolate-Caramel-dipped Pretzel Rods at Umpqua Valley Chocolates are incredibly good; sweet, salty, chewy and gooey in every bite.
John Riggs from Riggs Family Farm was there for his first week of the season with bags and bags of beautiful, local lettuce. Salad is finally back on the menu.
Can't wait to see what's new at the market tomorrow.