Hawthorne Urban Farmers Market

every Sunday

SE Hawthorne and 41st

Portland OR

Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri-urban), a village, town or city.[1]

Urban farming is generally practiced for income-earning or food-producing activities though in some communities the main impetus is recreation and relaxation[2]. Urban agriculture contributes to food security and food safety in two ways: first, it increases the amount of food available to people living in cities, and, second, it allows fresh vegetables and fruits and meat products to be made available to urban consumers. A common and efficient form of urban agriculture is the biointensive method. Because urban agriculture promotes energy-saving local food production, urban and peri-urban agriculture are generally seen as sustainable practices.

The recognition of environmental degradation within cities through the relocation of resources to serve urban populations[3] has inspired the implementation of different schemes of urban agriculture across the developed and developing world. From historic models such as Machu Picchu to designs for new productive urban farms, the idea of locating agriculture in the city takes on many characteristics.

Here’s what I’d do with all this bounty.. mind, I have been a professional chef for nigh on twenty years.

Spread a large table in the back yard. Mojoitos – definitely! There’s gotta be some fresh mint here…

Hmmm.. these baby scallions and fresh herbs would help make a phenomenal Dungeness Crab Salad Napolean – layers of fresh picked crab/herb/scallion salad with thick slices of heirloom tomato and a simple vinaigrette..

Chilled radishes with sea salt… keepin’ it simple..

Music too? ya’ betcha (oh sorry, that was so Palinesque) you bet!

These shrooms… wonder how they’d taste sliced thick, rubbed with olive oil and grilled..

Or, made into wild mushroom tea like at the market..


there’s that mint I need..

yea! bring ’em all to the backyard! I love the diversity of bicycling in Oregon.. 🙂

There is good traffic here for the second week.

The word must be spreading..

Bicycle trailers!

OMG – flowers! I almost forgot… yes, this one..

And this one too!

Oh – this one for special lady friends..

Or maybe this one..

Hey – I could even get a new table for the yard! And made from recycled pallets – how cool is that?

Is that a backgammon board?


Chilled Radishes with Sea Salt

Heirloom Tomato and Dungess Crab Napoleans

Conk Tea

Grilled Wild Mushroom Steaks


Unadulterated Sweet Cherries

see ya next week…