Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Megan

Fresh Sheet for Buyers | October 2 – 8, 2012

The FoodHub Fresh Sheet is a rundown of what’s popping in the community this week.

In this week’s Fresh Sheet: Fruit that’s vine ripened and bursting from the branch, and your marketplace for meat.How-To FoodHub: Want to give your profile or Marketplace post extra oomph? Advertise your product or service on FoodHub with a Member Spotlight. Here’s how.

Product Alerts

Vine ripened and bursting from the branch.

GRAPESPacific Coast Fruit Company has 14 cases of Merlot grapes (36 lbs, $42/crate) and 5 cases of Zinfandel grapes (36 lbs, $33.75/crate) grown in Lodi, CA, and available for pickup at their will call office in Portland.

TOMATOES – Certified organic slicing and canning tomatoes are available from Willamette Organics LLC in Silverton, OR. Number ones are being sold for $1.50/lb and number twos for $1/lb.

QUINCE and MEDLAR – Located in west Portland, Mardin Orchards is offering quince and medlar, both excellent fruits for jamming and preserving. They’re offering their quince for $.80/lb and the medlar for $1/lb. Orders can be reserved in advance and delivered with a surcharge. Respond to their Marketplace post for more information.

Marketplace Updates

Your meat market.

Katahdin SHEEP are available from Carol Gomes Dorper for $2/lb on the hoof. Delivery is available to the USDA processing plant in Dayton, OR. Their ranch harvests about 50 head per year with each lamb weighing in at 110 – 130lbs at around 5 to 6 months. Send them a message through FoodHub and reserve your lamb today.

Raven Feathers Farm in Oakland, OR, is selling young Pekin DUCK for $3.25/lb. Each duck’s average weight is approximately 3lbs and comes in a whole carcass with skin and neck in tact. Giblets are bagged separately. Delivery is available at several points from Roseburg, OR to Portland along the I-5 corridor.

Free-range, whey finished Berkshire and Duroc PIGS are available from Worden Hill Farm, LLC for $4/lb hanging weight. Hogs are slaughtered at Dayton Natural Meats – USDA  licensed facility – and delivered to a Portland butcher. Direct delivery is also available within 50 miles of their location in Dundee, OR. Half or whole animals are available for purchase. Respond to their Marketplace post to place your order today.

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Member Spotlights

Member Spotlights put your business in the limelight and put your products in front of an audience of professionals and peers. We’d like to introduce you to …

Oregon Quinces in Independence, OR, will begin their harvest in late
October and continue through it November for their fresh-picked,
organically grown Willamette Valley quince. Their minimum order,
delivered to the Portland area, is 20 lbs at $2/pound with reduced rates
available for larger orders. They ship throughout Oregon and the PNW,
are the largest grower in Oregon, and their fruit is a great product for
innovative cider makers, distillers and bakeries.

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