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Oh My, How Nice!

I’ve been putting some of my crafty things in Twelve Mile Market where I work and every once in a while something sells. It’s a nice little surprise, but it’s also (sort of) getting my things out there for people to enjoy. Anywho, I was perusing Twelve Mile’s local harvest page when I noticed a little comment button. “Oh?” I thought, “What’s this?”. Click click, and tadah! There were some glowing reviews and comments and, tucked away in one, a felted hen mention! WOW! That feels so great.henny_98 Here’s the comment, and I’ll bold the special part:

It was such a pleasure to make it over to 12 Mile Market with my family last Saturday. Farmer Dave is such a genuinely nice, engaging human being and proprietor! He told us the story of how he and his family came to operate Bumblebee Farm (and eventually the market) and answered all of our various questions.

He was so great with our 19 month old daughter — from the complimentary banana, to the craft play (a handmade felt hen complete with baby chick and egg), to the pasta demonstration…

We got to chat as we watched him make the fresh lemon and thyme pasta we had for dinner that night! Needless to say, it was quite delicious 🙂 We were sorry we didn’t get some ravioli too 🙁

We also got a dozen farm fresh eggs and a quart of raw wild flower honey (both from other Troutdale farms) that we enjoyed the next morning with some heart-shaped homemade herb biscuits!!! A rare and welcomed treat indeed!

Dave made sure that we knew the market is “for the people, by the people” so to speak and said he encouraged & welcomed any ‘n all suggestions and special requests. Not only that, he offered me some of his very own compost worms for my vermicomposting bin. Now how awesome is that!?!

I believe the market has the potential to be a 5 star co-op grocery store in no time, but that will in large part be up to the People! The more we go the more it will grow, so let’s help this fledgling market along… go support Farmer Dave and tell yer friends and family to visit too! We will definitely be back fro more!!!

Now THAT’S a lovely review! Thank you to everyone who have seen my shop, who have gone to Twelve Mile and who have supported their local crafters. Kudos to you!

I’m in Heaven and it’s called Bob’s Red Mill

I’ve been working at Twelve Mile Market since Christmas and I have yet to get myself down to Bob’s Red Mill in Clackamas. Sad, isn’t it? Yes, it is. For those of you who haven’t heard of Bob’s or have and just haven’t been to their store or purchased any of their products, listen up, I’m about to tell ya’ll about it. ‘Kay?

Bob’s Red Mill mainly produces grains but there are TONS of other products like beans and lentils and mixes to choose from. They have an impressive selection of gluten free and organic products in addition to their regular food stuffs. Mom and I walked in and my brain let out a little “Ooooohhhhh! Loook!” They have over 400 products and a very good bulk section, everything from muesli to chickpea flower. Mom and I had a very good breakfast there and spent about two hours wandering around collecting a mountain of stuff in the cart. We even got a pasta machine! Woot! I even found some unsweetened coconut (which I’ve had a really hard time finding).

bulk72Check out all the bulk grains we got! This cost about $20 and the pasta machine was only $30. Everything is really reasonably priced and it’s right down the road from our nearest Trader Joe’s, so anything we can’t get at Bob’s or Twelve Mile, we can get at Joe’s. Nice, huh? I would definitely recommend Bob’s 10 grain cereal and 5 grain rolled oats mixed together in hot cereal for breakfast the mornings.

Shop Update!

I’ve finally gotten around to listing most of the things that I didn’t sell last month and that aren’t over at Twelve Mile Market! Here they are, you can either see them directly in the etsy shop or you can go to the shop tab at the top of this blog and rest your lovely eyes on them there.

alvah_22Alvah
paolo_33Paolo
milo_gigi_45Milo and Gigi
charlie_horse16Chachi Horse
tina_yaya59Tina and Yaya

Bubbies and Ice Cream

prod_pure_kosher_dills_lgAmericans consume more than nine pounds of pickles per person annually.

I work at Twelve Mile Market about once a week and one of the perks of working at the natural food store is that I get paid in groceries. What do I get? Well my favorite things are Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Sandwiches and a close second are Bubbies. Bubbies are really REALLY tasty pickles soaked in brine. They’re crunchy with a spice whang at the end and something about the name “Bubbies” puts a little smile on my face when I head to the fridge to fish out that little green jar. Oh man… bubbies. Hey guys, you can get them at the Co-Op in Oly too….