Fall at the Beaverton Farmers Market — A Visual Feast

| October 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Gathering Together Farms

On Saturday, October 22, Tina Martin and I left Salem bright and early for a morning at the Beaverton Farmers Market. It was 7:00 AM and we braced ourselves with a couple of capable brews from Starbucks along with some decadent snacks.
Our goal in arriving early was to see all the displays before eager foragers picked them over. I’ll spare the words here and let the photos speak for themselves.

The Blue Little Patch's Peppers

Beautiful Quince and cute kids. Must have some to make Membrillo - quince of course!

Quinn's Crab Cakes - we had a spirited discussion about Dungeness vs. Blue Crab and decided that the best crab was determined by which coast you are on!

We caved in and took home a couple of bunches of these red beauties.

Very proud of his flowers and rightfully so. You can fill your home with flowers without breaking the bank at area farmers markets.

Love the look of Brussels Sprouts still clinging to their stalk.

Instant gratification for hunger lurks around every corner. An enterprising vendor brings his own wood-fired pizza oven.

Cascade Hazelnuts offering not only the nuts but Hazelnut Meal, Soap, Coffee Cake Mixes, Hazelnut Cornbread Mix, Trail Mix and much, much more.

Giant Cauliflower

Carving Pumpkins and Happy Scarecrow

Gathering Together Farms from Philomath has a big presence wherever they set up shop.

Gathering Together Farms

Gathering Together Farms

Pimento Peppers and Delicata Squash from Gathering Together Farms.

Terry and Laurie Carlson from Fairview Farm Goat Dairy selling their new product, Skyr, a Scandinavian cheese still made the old way in Iceland and Norway.

Tina Abrams of Zest Crepes wraps up some tasty snacks.

These giant spuds may very well be the largest russet potatoes I have ever seen. Some were at least 8 inches long.

Can't have autumn without some ornamental squash.

Stunningly gorgeous grapes

Hanging Lantern Flowers - most unusual.

Blushing Dahlias

Lingering Tomatoes

Fiery Red Peppers

Buy fresh — Buy local
Support your local Farmers Markets!

The Beaverton Farmers Market has a robust web site with much information, click HERE to go there.  Below is a copy of a map and directions from their site.

Bon appétit

— Charles



Category: Photo Essay

About the Author (Author Profile)

Music, food and photography are at the center of Charles’ life. He performed with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera and was assistant principal bassoonist with the Fort Worth Symphony for more than 20 years. When Charles and Victor moved to Baltimore, Charles created Lone Star Personal Chef and Catering Service and taught cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma. Now in Salem, Charles is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Mountain West Real Estate, taught cooking classes for children at the A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village, and owns and operates Charles Price Photography. Charles and Vic enjoy entertaining and frequently host dinners as fundraisers for local non-profits and charities

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  1. Tina says:

    The photos are breathtaking. Thanks again so much for taking me along to share in the beauty of that morning. Steve and I enjoyed everything I brought home, especially the crab cakes!

  2. Kris Laurance says:


    How wonderful!

    Thank you,


  3. Barbara Grove says:

    Thank you, Charles! Beautiful photography of such bounty! Makes me remember an early Saturday morning visit to the oldest Farmers Market in the US (?) in Baltimore 10 years ago with you and Vic - where does the time go?? Those delicious portabella mushrooms in pita and sticky rice!!

    Supporting local farmers by shopping at Farmers’ Markets is something we all can and must do! Even with the severe drought conditions in Texas, our dedicated farmers show up week after week with amazing produce picked the day before and not transported over thousand of miles from who knows where!

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