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2016 Fresh Bucks are available at the

Proctor Farmers' Market!

Inquire at the Market Info Booth, and learn how a dollar for dollar match is provided up to

$10. per EBT card, per Market day!

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EBT, *WIC &

*Senior FMNP gladly accepted.

(*WIC & Senior FMNP Vouchers

accepted  Jun 1st - Oct. 31st)

 

 


Framable Art Prints available at the Market Info Booth:    "Asparagus," "Tulip," "Corn," and "Fish"

Only $10 each; 2 for $18

3 for $25; 4 for $30



 

 

 

Voted Tacoma's Super-Best Farmers' Market by readers of the Weekly Volcano

 


Saturday, August 28, 2016

What's Fresh!

As you browse the Market this Saturday, take a look around at the amazing array of 'fresh from the farm' foods and locally produced products.

In addition to meeting the friendly vendors who grow your food, you will find gorgeous produce, fresh fruit picked for peak taste, and a large variety of delicious foods you won't necessarily find in your local supermarket - like locally grown and roasted peanuts, both plain and salted! 9AM-2PM

 

Weekly Finds at the Market include:

   produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  
pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 
ready to eat foods | and so much more!
 

 

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Fresh Bucks are available every Saturday in the Market Info Booth

 

 

 

Subscribe to the Market's Weekly Newsletter

(click on the Blue Box above) and get:

-The Latest Information and Updates on Market Happenings and Events

-Delicious Seasonal Recipes

-Cooking Demonstration Schedules

-A list of Wine, Cider, & Craft Distillery Tasting Booth Guests

-Info on Live Music Entertainment

-Special Kids Booth Activities

-Community Booth Guests

-Vendor of the Week Articles with Exclusive Vendor Coupon

 

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

Summer Berries - Healthy Eats

 

Just-picked berries are still coming into the Market, and besides being one of our seasonal wonders, they are a naturally healthy and delicious food. 
Blueberries are full of antioxidants, which may help keep memory sharp, raspberries are packed with antioxidant-promoting vitamin C, blackberries are also full of vitamin C and are low- sodium, while strawberries are high in vitamin C and manganese, and are a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine and folate.
 
Snack, Can, Bake or Freeze
Stock up now!
 

 

 

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Food Demo, Sat., Aug. 20th

Maple-Vanilla-Peach Jam!

Presented by:
Center for Food Preservation Arts

 

 

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Market Recipe - Kale Egg Scramble

This recipe was featured during a recent Cooking Demo at the Market. 

Prepared using fresh market produce and eggs, Kale Egg Scramble was a big hit when sampled.

We've reprinted it here, courtesy of MultiCare Center for Healthy Living and Health Equity.

 

Kale Egg Scramble
Total Servings: 2

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 cup kale, stems removed and chopped
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
4 large eggs
Salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cheddar cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon basil or chives, thinly silced (optional)

To Prepare:
  1. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Swirl oil around to coat the pan.
  2. Add kale and cook for about 7-10 minutes or until cooked down.  Stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, crack eggs into a bowl and add a generous pinch of salt and pepper.  Beat eggs lightly with a fork.
  4. Once the kale has cooked down, turn heat to low.  Add green onions and tomatoes.  Mix together and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add eggs to pan.  Using a spatula, gently mix together eggs, kale, onions and tomatoes.  Carefully stir eggs into vegetable mixture.  Turn heat down to simmer, the slower eggs cook, the creamier they will be.
  6. Once the eggs are cooked, add cheese.  Turn off heat and add chopped herbs.  Serve over toast or a tortilla.
Note:  Instead of basil or chives, try other herbs like sage, oregano, green garlic, thyme or parsley.  This recipe works equally with other vegetables like bell peppers, red onions or mushrooms to add more color and texture in place of the kale.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 290, Carbs 7 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 18g, Fat 21.5 g, Sodium 250 mg 


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Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

Support your local producers during
National Farmers Market Week, and celebrate with us this Saturday!

 

We a have great day planned, including a special appearance by 

Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello, Free "I Heart Farmers Markets" Temporary Tattoos,
Free Recipes, and a Cooking Demo by Chef Alfredo Russo at
with free, delicious tasting samples!

 

 

Market Recipe  

Corn Soup 

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, the Washington State Farmers Market Association has issued three delicious recipes made from produce items at the peak of their season. 

These beautifully printed recipes, including this one shown below for Corn Soup, will be available for free at the Market this Saturday (supplies are limited!)

 


Vendor of the Week-

Hot Babe - Hot Sauce

"A Celebration of Taste"


Fiona Douglas-Hamilton (l) and Sandra Bocas greet customers at their Hot Babe-Hot Sauce Booth on a recent Saturday.

 

Born in Venezuela, raised in Trinidad and educated in England and Wales, Sandra Bocas is truly a woman of many cultures.  She also happens to be the founder and co-owner of one of our vendors - Hot Babe-Hot Sauce™.

 
The recipe for the original Hot Babe-Hot Sauce (its medium heat level) came from Sandra's family and was a key ingredient in the recipes of El Diamante Negro, a Spanish-Creole restaurant, which was started by the Bocas family over 50 years ago in Port of Spain, Trinidad. "I wanted to take something other than wine to dinner when visiting friends. So I started taking hot sauce. The taste of my grandmother's recipe had always stayed with me, and I'd been using it in my own cooking for years. People just went crazy for it. Everybody always asked me 'when are you coming back to dinner again?' Then one night my now business partner, Fiona Douglas-Hamilton said, 'Why don't you just bottle it and sell it?'" And the rest, as they say, is history. 

A self-admitted 'roll up her sleeves, get it done' kind of person, 3 years ago Sandra found a commercial kitchen, got a food handler's license and went to work. Fiona joins Sandra this year as co-owner bringing a strong business and marketing expertise in sustainability to the Hot Babe-Hot Sauces™. With a 70% you-taste-it-you-buy-it rate (dangerous!) the fresh lime-juice based hot sauce is quickly making its way onto the chill shelves of local co-ops and organic, local food-centric grocery stores in Washington State.

The Hot Babe-Hot Sauces are now at the Proctor Farmers' Market every Saturday. Stop by and ask Sandra, or Fiona, for a taste of one or all heat levels (Light, Medium, Hot and XHot) and experience why so many hot sauce lovers are choosing to buy again and again this vegan hand-crafted hot sauce. With Sandra and Fiona's commitment to an excellence for all their products that includes careful sourcing of non-GMO and organic ingredients, whichever heat level you choose (and many families buy more than one!), you will discover its uniqueness among hot sauces: great as a marinade for fish, shellfish and meats, in sauces, with vegetables, in casseroles, as a BBQ base, on eggs in the morning, in your favorite Bloody Mary... on or in just about anything! 

Click Hot Babe-Hot Sauce for more information. 

Don't forget to ask Hot Babe - Hot Sauce about their special offer

available this Saturday, August 13th only!

 

 

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

 

   
This Saturday the Proctor District Association
will present their annual Proctor Arts Fest
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We will celebrate with extended Market Hours: 9am - 4pm 

 

All Day Local Music Entertainment:

9am-11am: Cosmos Dream
12-2pm:  Kim Archer
2-4pm: Pete Reed and The Summer Wine

 

Shop the Market's Summer Bounty

and enjoy Tacoma's Biggest and Best Arts Festival!


 

proctorartsfest.com

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Summer Bounty - What's Fresh!

This time of year, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other locally produced foods are plentiful at the Market.  Convenient and easy to shop for, the Market offers a wealth of health, all in one friendly place.

 

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Cooking Demo, Saturday, August 6th - 11am-12noon

Learn how to make delicious and healthy Kale Egg Scramble.  Taste a free sample, get a free recipe, and then shop for all the ingredients at the Market.


 

 

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

 

Shop the Market, meet your friends, talk to the farmers,

and enjoy the fresh abundance of these "high summer" days!

 

 

 

Saturday's Cooking Demo will be presented by Erica Lewis from the

Multicare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity.

All the pears, apples, peaches, and blueberries for the

"Rainbow Fruit Salad" will be graciously provided by our Market Vendors.

Come watch, learn, taste, and then shop for all the ingredients to make your own healthly salad!

 

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Weekly Finds at the Market include:

   produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  
pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 

 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Please join us for this Saturday's Cooking Demo.

Presented by the Center for Food Preservation Arts, fresh apricots for the jam will be

provided by the Market's R.P. Guerrero Organic Farm.

 


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

 

Berry season is in full swing.

Don't miss the opportunity to shop the Market, and stock up on

just-picked berries for freezing, jam, or just enjoying as a dessert or snack.

 

 

 

New Arrival At The Market:

Lavender Caramel White Chocolate Biscotti 

 

 

The Art of Crunch is now featuring this seasonal biscotti, made with

handcrafted caramel and culinary lavender from Market Vendor Fox Island Lavender.

 

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

 

Please join us for the Market's Annual Vineyard & Orchard Day! 
This Saturday, July 9th, 9am - 2pm.

Come shop, and take advantage of very special event discounts posted at these participating

Proctor Farmers' Market Vendors: 

R.P. Guerrero Farm 

 

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

 

Best Wishes For A Safe & Happy Holiday From The Proctor Farmers' Market.

 

 

 

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Super Sponsors
City of Tacoma
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Better Properties - North Proctor
Booth Sponsors
University Puget Sound
Pierce County
Marlene's
Teaching Toys
Blue Mouse Theatre
Super Supporters
Pacific NW Shop
Compass Rose
State Farm Insurance
Garden Sphere
Megs & Mo
 
 
Friends of the Market
Advanced StreamNorth End Neighborhood Counsil
Amore Artsian Boutique
Blooming Kids
Chirp & Company
Culpepper Books
FoxFire Salon and Spa - Aveda
Walrath, formerly knows as H&B Top Soil
Julie's Hair Care for men and women
Tacoma Waldorf School

Umpqua Bank

Sara Sledge Graphic Design


 
Zestful Gardens