Hey wasn’t that a hit song? If you missed Salmon Creek last week, you missed a very special surprise from Ute. She was handing out samples of her baked currant dessert. What a treat!!! I’m a little late telling you guys what’s going on at Legacy but at least I can catch you up on what we’ll be bringing to Salmon Creek. Itailia will have her fava beans and squash. Chris and Jean will be bringing Marketmore slicing cucumbers, Deloris has Napa cabbage, Kohlrabi, tomatoes, fresh Elephant Garlic, snow peas. I’ll be bringing eggs, lettuce, Dun peas, maybe more blueberries and Marion berries. Terri flew the coop and is taking a rested week off. I’m sure there are going to be more hidden surprises showing up at our booth, so hopefully you can make it down or over and see what we have. By the way, check out Deloris’s field that she put up on BBC Facebook page. What a hard working women.
Here are some samples of items that we are bringing to the Camas Farmers Market tomorrow June 18th. Rob and Laurie will have green collards, mustard, salad greens, herbs, lemon balm, mint pepperstarts. Ray will have his wonderfulradishes, Terri will have chocolate mint, pineapple mint starts, little lavender bundles, sedium and succulent starts. San Marzano tomato starts, one purple tomatillo starts. Mary will have eggs, beefy tomato, pumpkin and pepper starts. Not sure what Chris and Jean will have, but we know it will be wonderful. Nina needs to plant that day, so she’s taking the day off. Hope to see some of you tomorrow.
Since it’s founding in 1883, Camas has built and operated a massive papermaking mill, created a base for many high profile technology industries, established schools, libraries, etc., and has built an entire community that participates generates and creates a life for the city of Camas. Believe it or not, Camas was originally Oregonian. Henry Pittock, the owner of the Oregonian, needed a place that provided lots of waterpower for a area that would hold a paper making mill. And in 1883 Pittock selected the town site of what is now modern Camas, WA. Thus began a long an enticing history for the city of Camas.
Camas was not officially incorporated June 18th, 1906 with the name “Camas” coming from the prized Native American plant with an onion like bulb named Camas Lily. Camas relied heavily on the papermaking mill for a long period of time until the development of new technologies, such as Hewlett-Packard, created industries in Camas
Chris live in the Fruit Valley neighborhood and has been with BBC since 2011. She is a huge contributor with many different types lettuces, potatoes and beans. She has worked very hard on making our tables very beautiful at the market. We have new designs on laying out our products with a new BBC sign. She is also instrumental in making flyers and brochures for our customers.
Meet our newest member Itailia Laruffa. Itailia brings many beautiful vegetables and fruits to the market. She is a great asset to BBC with her vast knowledge of heirloom varieties, and history of the produce that she grows. She provides many recipes and preparation instructions to our customers who are experiencing a new vegetable for the first time.
Mary Siebert lives on Misty Meadows Farm in Ridgefield, Washington and has been growing fruits and vegetables for the last 20 years. She likes to specialize in heirloom variety vegetables. In addition to the vegetables, she has kiwi’s, cherry’s, apples, … Continue reading →
Although Kelly Baur grew up spending every August at her family’s farm for pear harvest, she planted her first garden just last year. She grew everything from potatoes to jalapeños and even had a few watermelons.
Robert (Rob) Bacon is a Master Gardener, long-time backyard grower, and full time volunteer. He loves to grow peppers, squash, tomatoes (ask him about starting tomatoes in January!), and herbs. He’s been gardening off and on his whole life, but … Continue reading →
Warren Neth began gardening at an early age, specializing in harvesting (i.e. gobbling up) fresh fruit from his family’s small orchard. Warren’s grandmother was a true believer in edible landscaping, cultivating a muriad of fruits, veggies, and herbs and regularly treating her family … Continue reading →
Janina Kerr-Bryant (Nina) began gardening at age four, when her mother gave her nasturtium seeds which–in the comfort of damp paper towels– miraculously put forth roots & even more miraculously became plants. She has been gardening ever since.