Yep, there was even a stall selling yak, elk, and buffalo meat. But most of the stalls – and there were dozens of them – at the Beaverton Farmers Market were selling plants, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, nut butters, honey, preserves, sausages, and all sorts of prepared foods. I especially liked the brick oven pizza cart!
It was our first visit and I’m sure it won’t be the last. We discovered quickly that you’ll do much better if you have a list. We were there to explore and see what it was like, so we wandered without a plan, but that worked out fine, too.
We didn’t buy that much but did discover that prices on some things – especially meat and fish – are pretty steep. I don’t doubt some of it is worth it, but for this time the only meat we bought was some German bratwurst. One surprise that I had to try was West Coast scrapple. Having grown up eating scrapple (and loving it) I was dubious, but it’s actually pretty good. I’ll continue to miss Rapa scrapple, but we bought a pound of West Coast Scrapple and it will be a breakfast treat from time to time. Besides the scrapple and brats we came home with some lovely fresh asparagus, large green onions, and en entire flat of fresh, ripe strawberries.
And now we have a strawberry pie and several containers of frozen strawberry jam plus some strawberry sauce (there’s a bit of vanilla ice cream in the freezer that needs eating tonight!) and still three pints of fresh strawberries.
Yummy days ahead.