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Marilyn Goodman: Honoring a Beautiful Life
It is with great sadness that I need to let you know that our beloved Program Coordinator, Marilyn Goodman, passed away on Friday, August 15th. She did her best to hide that she has been battling with cancer over the last 10+ years and she continued to fight down to the last minute. She only wanted people to witness her joy and love for life. This is the 3rd season that Marilyn Goodman has been our Program Coordinator. Within her first year, it was immediately clear that she was exactly what our Market needed, as the Market and our mission of healthy living was near and dear to her heart. Since we hired her, she has eaten, slept and dreamt about the Market and her tireless efforts have paid off tremendously through the years. She has been able to take our Market to a level that we have been longing for since it was founded. Even though she has been one of two part-time paid staff for a portion of the year, she additionally spent countless volunteer hours during the off season working on her vision for the Market, because she loved the Camas Farmer’s Market. By her second year, she had the entire season planned out in detail months before the Market opened. Marilyn had training as a social worker and genuinely cared about the well being of all involved in the Market, from our sponsors, to our vendors, our volunteers, our customers, and our many special guests. We will remember her as the bright light she was in our world in general and specifically in our Market. We will forever be grateful for what she was able to do for our Market and how she touched our lives. Our hearts and prayers go out to her her husband, Bryan, her son Jhestin, her extended family, and her many friends.
The family has planned a memorial service (“Marilyn: Honoring a Beautiful Life”) at the Wood Village Baptist Church on Sunday, August 24th, at 2:00 PM, with a reception following. The address is: 23601 NE Arata Road, Troutdale, OR 97060. The family encourages everyone to dress casually & comfortably (no suits or ties). Feel free to wear bright and vibrant colors, rather than black, in order to honor Marilyn’s bright and vibrant spirit.
The Executive Board of the Market is planning a memorial within the Camas Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, August 27, at 5:45 PM. There will be a reception following at Journey Community Church, located at 304 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607. Please help us to honor Marilyn’s life and work by wearing University of Oregon gear, green, and/or yellow this Wednesday and especially the following Wednesday, August 27th, as she was very fond of the Oregon Ducks.
Here’s the schedule for August 27th:
-3pm: photo books will be available to sign for Marilyn’s family in the expanded Market area
-5:45pm: balloons will be available to sign in the expanded Market area (for a group balloon release in the middle of the Market)
-6:15pm: brief celebration of Marilyn and balloon release in the middle of the Market
-6:30pm: walk/drive to Journey Community Church (304 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607) for a reception
-6:45pm: reception begins at Journey Community Church, with some words from Pastor Frank Lednicky
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Marilyn requested donations be made to:
-Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington
-Children’s Home Society in Washougal, Washington
-Camas Farmer’s Market
Marilyn’s spirit will forever live on in our hearts and in the heart of our Market!
Take good care,
Shannon Van Horn
Camas Farmer’s Market Executive Board
Two fine CFM Vendors!
Get with Nature!
Have you ventured out onto one of the many hiking trails, green spaces and parks that Camas has an abundance of? Our little gem of a town has so much to offer right in your backyard. No need to drive hours away to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, a beautitful waterfall, or gorgeous wild flowers. Check out the city’s recreational link to download a parks and trails map.
Film Crew at the Camas Farmer’s Market
In the Market on June 2nd
Opening Week was such a success and despite the rain the community came out in droves to get fresh produce and deliciously prepared foods, listen to some live music, and learn about seeds with the family. Our new Healthy Living Booth, featured a presentation from a WSU Master Gardener on planting and caring for tomato plants (especially useful during this crazy spring weather!) and some healthy eating and cooking tips from the newly established Camas Food-Coop group. You can find featured recipes on our website at www.camasfarmersmarket.org.
It’s a Wrap!
The 2009 season of the Camas Farmer’s Market has come to a close. The season brought us many new wonderful vendors with heirloom tomatoes, exquisite eggplants, delicious homemade toffees, artisan breads, local honey, fabulous flowers, and so much more. Having a new location – in front of the public library and city hall – was a very welcome change. Then new day – Wednesday – brought more people and the new time – 3pm-7pm – allowed families to gather for shopping and dinner.
Our annual fundraiser, the Farm to Table Gala, at Farside Farms, was a great success. Beautiful weather, gorgeous setting, great community, and of course delicious food and wine made for a perfect evening. Music by Ruby Hill entertained all, and a raffle with lots of great items for local merchants rounded out the fun. Thank you to all who attended and donated to this event.
We look forward to the 2010 season beginning in May!
Urban Food Production
URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION
November 3, 2009 * 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM City Hall Council Chambers, 210 E. 13 th Street
Like air, water, and shelter, food is essential for life. Food plays a central role in our health, communities, customs, heritage, and culture. Come join local experts in sharing their knowledge, experience, ad success stories in an array of urban food production topics. Presenters will discuss urban gardening, harvesting and marketing, access to healthy food, and the need to plan for urban food systems. We’ll share how current programs work and discuss a vision for the future.
Event sponsored by the Vancouver Planning Commission. Intended only for informational purposes. No policy decisions will be made. Open to the Public.
September 16th Market Day
Tomatoes, beans, squash, eggplants and chard continue to be in abundance at the market. We are looking forward to nice mild temperatures this Wednesday – a perfect day to shop for your veggies, fruits, bread, honey, flowers and treats. Gumbo Goddess will be back this week. If you have been going through Jumbalaya withdrawls, as I have, come on down for dinner! Only three market days left…
Tickets are selling quickly for the Farm to Table Gala on the 26th of September, less than two weeks away. It will be a fabulous evening with fresh, local food and live music. To buy your tickets online use this link, to buy your tickets at the market, come see us at the information booth. We appreciate your support at our once a year fundraising event!
Next week we are looking forward to having Camas Roots – our local community and school garden – selling tomatoes, potatoes, squash, peppers, and basil at the market.
Market Events for September 16th
Music – 5pm-7pm, Alicia Fay http://www.myspace.com/aliciafaynewsom Kid’s Activity – 3pm-7pm, Sensory Table: Dirt & Worms and the Bug Scene Chef Connection – 4pm, Watch the chef demo and learn some new tips WSU Master Gardeners – will be at the market information booth with plenty of literature and knowledge to answer your gardening and composting questions
Farmers and Vendors For last minute changes to our vendor list, please visit our interactive map
Autumn Moon – Chiles, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, kale, herbs, peppers, corn, green beans Brun’s Bakery – French white loaf, French rye baguette, apple cake, chocolate cookies, gluten free chocolate cookies, hot lips soda Draper Girls’ Country Farm – peaches, apples, pears, lamb, pork, dried apples Forge Creek Farm – chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more! The Garlic Lady – hand stuffed olives, pickled vegetables and garlic, drink mixes and gourmet natural cooking and beverage sauces Gumbo Goddess – cajun cuisine with a southern twist – gumbo, jumbalaya, fried catfish, offering vegetarian and flourless options Half Moon Farm – comb honey, lavender honey, regular honey, plants and produce, fresh lavender Heather’s Toffees – will be back in 2010 Heavenly Bounty – beets, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, green beans Hill Tree Farms – flowers, Asian vegetables Kilauea Shave Ice – shaved ice with homemade syrups Mac’s Garden – peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, Swiss chard, spinach, berries, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, potted plants Nature’s Choice/Dee Creek Farm -huckleberries, mushrooms (fresh premium wild porcini & morels, organic shiitake & maitake), cheeses, wild huckleberry jam & syrup, raw unfiltered honey, spring peas, pure mushroom seasonings, pure, dried ground wild elderberry powder Nutz-R-Us – candied nuts, iced tea Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters – artisan roasted specialty coffee beans, iced and hot coffee “Pop-a-Bak” – variety of fruit filled baklava and Greek gyros Russell’s Breads – garlic parmesan, kalamata olive, challah, brioche, scones, cookies, sweet breads and biscuits Svitoch European Bakery – baked goods, bread, cookies, pastries Truly Scrumptious – tarts (sweet and savory), moon pies, cupcakes, cookies Xiong Farms – tulips, irises, wallflowers, and many more flowers Zabor Mexican Grill – tamales, quesadillas, tacos, burritos and strawberry water
August 5th: Veggie Derby
This Wednesday the market is having the first annual Veggie Derby to celebrate National Farmer’s Market week. Come register your vehicle made from veggies from 3pm-4pm in the Kid’s booth in front of City Hall. You can make it home or build one from the veggies provided. Races will begin at 4pm and continue throughout the market. Read more…
Also on August 5th, Bills Baines will be at the market to sharpen your kitchen knives, food processor blades, gardening tools and lawn mower blades (please remove from mower) at very reasonable prices.
Kid’s Activity – 3pm-7pm, Veggie Derby – build a car and race for prizes! Chef Connection – 4pm, Watch the chef demo and learn some new tips Music – 5pm-7pm, Richie Bean www.myspace.com/RichieBeanSolo WSU Master Gardeners – will be at the market information booth with plenty of literature and knowledge to answer your gardening and composting questions
Farmers and Vendors
Around the Table – turkey sandwiches, baked goods from Truly Scrumptious Berry Fresh – marionberries Boones Ferry Berry Farms – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries Brun’s Bakery – French white loaf, French rye baguette, apple cake, chocolate cookies, gluten free chocolate cookies, hot lips soda Draper Girls’ Country Farm – apricots, cherries, lamb, pork, dried apples, apples, pears, cider Duyck’s Peachy-Pig Farm – cherries, berries, hazelnuts, walnuts, prunes, berries, honey The Garlic Lady – hand stuffed olives, pickled vegetables and garlic, drink mixes and gourmet natural cooking and beverage sauces Gumbo Goddess – cajun cuisine with a southern twist – gumbo, jumbalaya, fried catfish, offering vegetarian and flourless options Heather’s Toffees – eight flavors of gourmet, hand-made toffee made with organic ingredients Hill Tree Farms – flowers, green beans Iko Farms – watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, potatoes, beets, carrots, zucchini, green beans Lacamas Lavender – lavender plants and items, eggs and honey Mac’s Garden – black caps, lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, berries, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, potted plants Meadowglenn Farms – blueberries Nature’s Choice/Dee Creek Farm – cheese, mushrooms (fresh premium wild porcini & morels, organic shiitake & maitake), wild huckleberry jam & syrup, raw unfiltered honey, spring peas, pure mushroom seasonings, pure, dried ground wild elderberry powder Nutz-R-Us – candied nuts, iced teas Orphan Press – gardening books and plants Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters – artisan roasted specialty coffee beans, iced and hot coffee “Pop-a-Bak” – variety of fruit filled baklava and Greek gyros Rosemattel’s – cucumbers, summer squash, kale, blueberries, onions, peppers, eggplant, broccoli shoots, fennel bulbs, fresh harvested herbs Russell’s Breads – garlic parmesan, kalamata olive, challah, brioche, scones, cookies, sweet breads and biscuits Svitoch European Bakery – baked goods, bread, cookies, pastries Xiong Farms – tulips, irises, wallflowers, and many more flowers Zabor Mexican Grill -tamales, quesadillas, tacos, burritos and strawberry water.
Market Closed July 29th Due to Heat
*** The Market is Closed, Wednesday, July 29th, Due to Excessive Heat ***
For the safety of our friends, farmers and volunteers, the Camas Farmer’s Market will be closed Wednesday, July 29th. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures into the 100s and recommends that people avoid the sun and stay cool.
Looking forward to next week, August 5th, we our celebrating National Farmer’s Market week with our first annual Veggie Derby!! — please see all the details on the website. Also on the 5th: Bill Baines, with Edge Master Mobile Sharpening, sharpens not only kitchen knives, but all types of blades. Bring your knives, gardening tools, food processor blades, kitchen shears, and lawn mower blades (remove them from the mower!) to be sharpened onsite at very reasonable prices.
And, last but not least, we are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Farm to Table Gala is going to be on September 26th at Farside Farms – the same fabulous location of last year’s Gala. Tickets will be on sale soon at the Camas Farmer’s Market Information Booth and on the website. We are looking for volunteers to help us with this fun filled evening. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a part of this spectacular evening of farm fresh food, live music, and wonderful community!