By Wendy Culverwell
Shake off those Daylight Savings Time blues.
It’s farmers market season.
The Portland Farmers Market’s flagship market at PSU debuts Saturday and will run through Dec. 20.
The PSU Farmers Market will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday in the South Park Blocks at Portland State.
The 2014 edition launches with more than 100 farmers, producers and artisans including not one but two distilleries. The ranks will swell to 120 as the year progresses and local produce heads to market.
New vendors for 2014 are:
Fairlight Farm of Gaston, which specializes in 33 varieties of heirloom apples.
Greenleaf Juicing Co. of Portland serves fresh pressed juices made from organic fruits and vegetables.
House Spirits Distillery of Portland produces a variety of distilled spirits.
Merry Meat Pie Co. of Portland offers a variety of meat pies.
Minto Island Growers of Salem sells organic vegetables, blueberries and teas.
Mio’s Delectables of Portland makes pastries drawing on French and Japanese traditions.
New Deal Distillery of Portland makes vodkas, gins, ginger liqueurs and locally-inspired coffee liqueurs.
Ole World Oils of Ritzville, Wash., makes camelina oil, an ancient oilseed crop high in omega 3s and vitamin E.
Oregon Aqua of Portland raises GMO-free and hormone-free Oregon White Leg Prawns.
Starvation Alley of Long Beach, Wash., is an organic cranberry farm selling raw juice and later in the season, fresh cranberries.
Visit the Portland Farmers Market web site for a list of when its eight operate
View original source at the Portland Business Journal