This week at Farmboat Floating Market we are looking forward to introducing you to Seattle Salads, a company with lots of passion and inspiration to help you get your greens on! They will be serving up salad shakers with fresh ingredients and dressings made from scratch. Just in time for a lunch time break!
If you missed last week’s market – you’ll get another chance to experience bagels cooked the old fashioned way – kettle boiled from Seattle Bagel Bakery. These are some of the best bagels in town and made from fresh local ingredients – no preservatives! Many varieties available – buy a dozen for your weekend and share with your family and friends! You won’t be disappointed.
If you are hungry for some fresh fish tacos to go along with your salad shaker lunch – Chef Adriana of Spanish Specialities will be back again with her delectable lunch choices! Cooked fresh and served hot! Yum, don’t miss out this week!
Hart Coffee never ceases to impress us with their daring and inventive freshly brewed teas and coffees — you can sample both and get the brew you need for your daily fix – caffeine and herbal varieties for sale! Have you ever tried barley tea? Delicious and very good for your digestion – ask the millions of Japanese, Chinese and Koreans who daily partake of this herbal tea. “Roasted barley tea is called mugicha in Japanese, dàmàichá or màichá in Mandarin Chinese, and boricha in Korean.”
Roasted barley tea has also been found to prevent bacterial proliferation specifically in regards to tooth decay and bacteria that have also been implicated in cardiovascular disease. – But heck we just like the taste of it!
We are also proud to have 11 Olives participating with us again this week sampling the finest olive oils and blends and balsamic vinegars to complement your meals and health. You probably know that olive oil contains healthy amounts of monosaturated fatty acids also known as MUFAs, which have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease by lowering your total cholesterol and bad or LDL cholesterol levels. Again, we just love the taste and are glad this is one fat that is actually good for us!
Our goal as organizers of Farmboat’s floating market is to introduce you to healthy choices for your meals and provide you with local, organic produce and companies who also share the same goal. We are in this together – searching for ways to satisfy our appetites while providing the best nourishment we can and sharing in the bounty that we are so very fortunate to have here in the Pacific Northwest.
As summer is drawing to a close (in spite of the few warmer days we experienced this week) we have again the end of the summer time fruits like sweet strawberries – for those of you who missed these last week – they were truly sweet and we can’t promise we’ll have them again next time, so enjoy them while you can!
We continue to bring you the freshest locally produced vegetables and this week is no exception — on the boat this week we have both Gravenstein and Honeycrisp apples, first of the season and the colorful array of veggies like pole beans, broccoli, purple bok choy, green and red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower both white and green, daikon, kale, kohrabi, onions, Easter egg radishes, Russian banana potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, acorn, zephyr, and kuri squash (just in time for the wonderful squash soups for fall)
As always we look forward to seeing you this week and every Thursday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm! We’ll share with you the days of long ago when communities were connected by farmers and travel by steamship was an everyday occurrence! Sure beats the hassle of snarling traffic jams!
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