Mid Summer Produce is Here!
Aug 11th Lake Union Park Floating Market Fresh Sheet

If you are pondering what to make for dinner and need some inspiration, head on over to Farmboat Floating market at South Lake Union aboard the historic Virginia V.  This week at the Farmboat Floating market we have some wonderful treats at the dock for you.

Aboard will be some organic goods from Canyon Ridge Farm including potatoes, tomatillias, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, lettuce, peppers, cilantro, dill, oregano, radish, cucumbers, strawberries, dahlia, zinnias, sunflowers, beets, plums, squach. eggs, butter, and raspberries.

Also, Fresh Produce from Marshland Orchards: Baby Beets Greens, Chioggia Beets, Purple Bok Choy, Arrowhead Cabbage, Green Cabbage , Yukina Savoy, Cucumbers, Pickling Cucumbers, Flat Leaf Kale, Baby Leeks, Bibb Lettuce , Romaine Lettuce, Radishes, Rutabaga, Summer Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Lemon Cucumbers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cherry Tomatoes.

West Seattle Produce will have local fruit & veggies.

From Whidbey Island:

    We have a limited supply of the lavender infused jams (blueberry, and raspberry) from Lavender Wind Farm and Loganberry Syrup from Dugualla Bay Farms, so don’t walk – run on down to the Floating market to grab some while it lasts!

    We also are happy to be able to bring you some truly fresh gourmet garlic from Willowood Farm.  Fifth generation farmers who are proud to share their bounty with you, this is garlic that isn’t your store brand variety.  We have three varieties this time to enhance your culinary skills and impress your friends.  Belarus, Music and Xian.

    We’ll let local Farmer, Georgie explain the differences,

      “Xian:  A Turban type.  Good stir-fry cooking garlic.  Raw has a “one-note” flavor with astringent qualities and we don’t recommend it for roasting.  But fabulous for every day chop and cut cooking where it really excels.  Beautifully mottled purple bulbs.

      Music:  A lovely Porcelain variety.  Big cloves, easy to peel.  Rich, complex flavor raw that roasts up very buttery and garlicky.  Tends to “disappear” when used chopped and cooked, so save this one for raw dishes or roasting.

      Belarus: A fine example of a Marbled Purple Stripe with lovely bulbs.  Good size cloves that are easy to peel.  This one is a good all purpose – working well both roasted (nicely rich and spicy) and for chopping and cooking.  Also very pleasant flavor raw.”

What about Lunch?

Maria is back from vacation and will have some fabulous gluten-free Sandwich Bread, Chocolate Cake, Pistachio Cake, Milk Tarts and Apple Tart.

Try some FRESH hand-made Tamales, Tacos and more tasty south-of-the-border lunch items served by local chef, Adrianna Coello.

You will also want to sample some infused olive oil and balsamics by 11 Olives and enjoy some artisan crafted coffee & tea by Hart Coffee.  Back by popular demand, this week we  have Sourdough bread by Alaska Sourdough Bakery, this bread is made from 100 year old sourdough starter from a gold-rush bakery in Alaska!

Tour the Ship! Bring your own lunch or buy it here and relax on deck.–Learn more about the famous Virginia V. Rent a rowboat from the Center for Wooden Boats or take a quick Lake Union tour aboard the Fremont Avenue Ice Cream Ferry. Book a private picnic cruise aboard a classic yacht by Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea.

Always FREE Admission!
Every Thursday from 11:00 Am to 3:00 PM
Aboard the Historic Steamship Virginia V
at Lake Union Park Wharf
End of Terry Ave. (860 Terry Ave N.), Seattle

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