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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!

 

 


Framable Art Prints now avaible:
Asparagus, Tulip, Corn, & Fish $10. ea | 2 for $18 | 3 for $25. | 4 for $30


 

 

 

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

 


 

The Market is Hiring!

We are now accepting applications for Site Set-Up and Tear-down Positions

Please:

Click here for Site Set-Up and Tear-down Job Posting and Application Directions.

 

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What's Fresh...

Chard ...first tender pickings of the season now in...rich green leaves with  beautiful, varied-color stalks, are a valuable addition to a healthy diet.  Great in soups, stews, pasta dishes, stir-fries.

 

 

 

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th!

Start planning now for Mother's Day -

the Proctor Farmers' Market can help make Mom feel special.

 

We have:

  • fresh flowers
  • hanging plants
  • flowering potted and landscape plants
  • veggie starts (give a garden gift!)
  • healthy, locally produced, brunch, lunch, or dinner makings
  •  wine, chocolates, baked goods
  • Gift Certificates
  • Framable Market Art Prints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor of the Week -  
Upper Crust  
Signature Baked Goods, Pizza & Sandwiches  
Loren Robinson, Upper Crust  

 

Everyone at Upper Crust works all through the night on Friday to bring fresh pastries, baked goods, and ready to eat foods direct to you at the Market every Saturday.  Don't miss the opportunity to stop by this week, and take advantage of Upper Crust's exclusive coupon offer!

Loren will always welcome you with a friendly smile, and since Upper Crust is a family business, there is a good chance you might see his Mom or other relatives and friends, who sometimes help him out in the Booth. 

 

Wine Tasting Booth

Free Samples & Sales

Sat., May 2, 2015

 

GINKGO FOREST WINERY

 

Ginkgo Forest Winery grows several varieties of grapes, and they make and market a wide array of wines. Ginkgo Forest Winery grapes are carefully nurtured for best land and vineyard practices and fine wine characteristics. They strive for a high quality, good value balance, with pleasing sensory perceptions and good feelings, in hopes that their customers will buy another bottle or case.  Ginkgo Forest Winery is proud to offer this interesting mix at the Proctor Farmers' Market this Saturday.

 

 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

What's Fresh...

Colorful plants and flowers of generous variety are everywhereat the Market right now.

Shop Saturdays from 9am-2pm for Fresh Tender Spring Produce, and diverse

selections of these locally produced foods and hand-crafted products:
fruit  | pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
        artisan foods | honey | fresh & dried pasta | eggs 
fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses |  wine, ciders, herbal ales 
ready to eat foods | and so much more

 

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Vendor of the Week-  

Honey Bear Farm 

"Bees have become our passion"

Karen and Ivan Rogers, Honey Bear Farm 

Honey Bear Farm is a small farm located just outside of Olympia. Owned by Karen and Ivan Rogers, they like to say that "bees have become our passion." The Farm is currently registered for about 300 hives (plus or minus -- as you may or may not know bee keepers loose and gain bees yearly).

 

The Rogers got into the bee business quite by accident about 10 years ago during a birthday party for their grandchild. Looking up, they noticed a swarm of bugs. The surprise was that the "bugs" were a small swarm of late season bees, and they had found a box to live in. Ivan had always wanted bees, but Karen was terrified of them - so he began quietly trading for bee boxes and other equipment

without Karen's knowledge.

 

Neither Karen nor Ivan thought at the time that they would someday be in the bee business - after all, they planned on just one hive!. Karen's motherly instincts kicked in, however, and soon she too found herself involved - sewing a blanket to keep the "little struggling creatures alive".  They eventually got some expert advice from an older gentleman that had been raising bees for 30 years, and today find themselves full time bee keepers. Karen finally stood in a swarm on the farm and got over her fears as she started to understand their likes and dislikes. "Bees are amazing creatures," Karen says, "they communicate, they have an air conditioning system, they are loyal to their hives, and they have a dance called the waggle or round dance. The angle x between the vertical and the central movement is the same as the angle between the sun and the forage source."

 

Karen and Ivan say the recipe for honey is the following ingredients: "1 Busy Bee - 2 million flowers - 1 bee hive   Directions:  Take 1 busy bee and travel approximately 55,000 miles to gather nectar.  Return nectar to 1 bee hive , Repeat previous steps 2 million times, MAKES 1 POUND OF LIQUID GOLD."

 

In addition to being a sought after healthy food, "liquid gold" honey also has a long history of healing properties, and Karen and Ivan like to share their knowledge of bees while selling their honey every Saturday at their Market booth. "Everything bees do benefits mankind," say Ivan and Karen, "just don't kill them, because for every 3 bites of food you take it is because of a bee!" .

 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

 

What's Fresh...

Asparagus, Leeks, Radishes, and Spinach, just picked,

and ready for your favorite spring recipes!

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Vendor of the Week -  

Provisions Mushroom Farm   
Cultivating a Healthy Community with Mushrooms.  
Christian Kaelin, Provisions Mushroom Farm 
Owned and operated by the Kaelin family, Provisions Mushroom Farm is nestled in the woods near Capitol State Forest in Olympia, WA.

Christian Kaelin and his family have been growing fresh gourmet mushrooms for their CSA Members, Olympia Food Co-ops, and local restaurants since 2006, and now they are available through the Proctor Farmers' Market, and other area farmers markets. 
 
"Cultivating a healthy community with mushrooms" is what Provisions believes in as a basis for their successful business, carefully selecting the choicest mushroom species, which they then cultivate on clean, organic substrates. 

 

Provisions produces all of their mushroom mycelium in house, from Laboratory to Grow Room, use organic and indoor farming practices to ensure the quality and cleanliness of the food purchased from them, and never use chemical herbicides or pesticides in the growing process. 

 

In addition to a great selection of cultivated mushrooms, Provisions Mushroom Farm also has wild varieties available when the season permits, and DIY Mushroom Kits.

  

Be sure and stop by and check out the Provisions Mushroom Farm booth.  Christian is very knowledgeable about his mushrooms, and this Saturday, ask about his special discount!
 

 

 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

What's Fresh...

This Saturday, spring produce will be in ready supply, as vendors come to the Market with an ever-growing choice of farm fresh salad greens, and other
seasonal produce. Try something new!

Produce from Zestful Gardens

 

Lots of plants and veggie starts, and beautiful spring flowers to brighten your home or yard.

 

Color Bowl from Cottage Gardens

 

In addition to locally grown produce, plants and veggie starts, every week the Market offers diverse selections of these fresh foods and products:

fruit | pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
        artisan foods | honey | fresh & dried pasta | eggs 
fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
wine, ciders, herbal ales 
ready to eat foods | and so much more

 

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Vendor of the Week - Calendula Farm

Landscaping, Meats, and Plants

Scott Gruber, Calendula Farm 

Scott Gruber leads and directs all the farm and landscaping operations at Calendula Farm, and he likes to say that "Calendula Farm does many things, and all of them involve creating beautiful, flavorful, and healthful enhancements to life in the South Puget Sound."

 

Calendula Farm grows animals for food, grow plants for use in landscape projects and for sale to home gardeners, and also create beautiful and functional environments for artful outdoor living. 

  

Scott Gruber is at the Market, every Saturday, rain or shine, throughout the year, and invites you to stop by his booth, chat, and learn about all that Calendula Farm has to offer -- "We think life is a grand adventure. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. We like to engage all of our senses, as much and as often as possible. We invite you to join in the fun."

 

 

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

What's Fresh...


A Happy Opening Day Market Shopper
 (with flowering plants from Sunrise Flower Farm)

 

Last week's opening day Market was full of customers on shopping sprees

eager to check out everything that's local, current and fresh. Be sure to visit the Market this Saturday and find plant and veggie starts, beautiful fresh-cut flowers for your Easter or Passover celebrations, and Eggs!

Longer days, and warmer weather brings a surplus of delicious, locally farm raised eggs to the Market. With Easter (Sunday, April 5th), and Passover's Second Seder on Saturday night, April 4th, stock up this Saturday for Easter Egg hunts, Roasted Eggs, pickling, breakfasts, brunches and more!

 

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Vendor of the Week - Reciprocity Foods

Christie Qualey, owner, Reciprocity Foods 
Reciprocity Foods has been "blending strong" at the Proctor Farmers' Market for 5 years now, and every week Christie serves made to order smoothies that continue to grow in popularity. Christie maintains that "working the farmers markets, and selling my 'green goodness', allows me to connect to thousands of people from many walks of life," and she has a huge gratitude to all the loyal green drinkers that so consistently enjoy her nutritious blends of raw vegetables and fruits.

 

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Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Join us for Regular Market Season Opening Day this Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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