Join us for the last Farmboat Floating Market for the Season! We will have festive holiday foods and highly nutritious local produce for your holiday feasts! If you haven’t been to the Farmboat Floating Market aboard the Virginia V, this will be your last chance until next spring. So stock up!
Maria’s Desserts – This week you will be able to take home English Fruit Cake for the holidays as well as old favorites: Panettone, an Italian Christmas fruit bread, Bolo Rei, a Portuguese Christmas fruit bread, and Placek Swiateczny, a Polish Holiday fruit cake. Small ones sell at $5.00, medium ones at $15.00.
Farmboat volunteers will be offering:
a variety of apples, pears, potatoes, Parsnips, celery root, carrots, beats and sugar pumpkins from Marshland Orchards. Baby bok choy, mustard greens, squash, cabbage, and turnips from Full Circle Farms. We also are bringing Fresh canned (bottled) organic apricots by Rama Farm. Traditional cedar and holly swags will be available to help you decorate for holiday festivities.
Handmade fresh gourmet pastas by Pasteria Lucchese – How pasta is supposed to be!
Fresh Baked Breads, Gourmet Granola (*perfect sized gift bags), and Cookies by Tall Grass Bakery in Ballard.
Butter toffee and fudge by Pete’s Perfect Toffee – it’s from a family recipes passed down through three generations. You can’t go wrong with these under the tree!
Lunch from Nollies! menu:
Spicy Raspberry Turkey Sandwich: Roasted turkey breast with Gorgonzola cheese and a spicy raspberry aioli, roma tomatoes, leaf lettuce on Ciabatta.
Beef Pomodoro Sandwich: Lean roast beef with Roma and sun dried tomatoes, Jarlsberg cheese and mayo on Ciabatta.
Herbivore Sandwich: Fresh roasted egg plant, mushrooms, cucumber, Roma tomatoes, leaf lettuce, zucchini with hummus on Ciabatta.
Quiche: Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and gorganzola – AND – Ham, bacon, and cheddar.
Pasties: Turkey, cream cheese, caramelized onions and cranberries in light pastry shell.
Beef Stroganoff: Made-from-scratch with tender egg noodles, sour cream, lean roast beef served in a single portion microwaveable to-go container.
Vegan/Soy-Free Lasagna: Rice Noodles, Daiya cheese and a a rice milk Bechamel give this dish a rich flavor you’d never guess was Vegan.
Italian Meat sauce Lasagna: Classic rich, satisfying dish made with DD Meats homemade Italian sausage and whole milk Bechamel.
Caesar Salad: Hearts of Romaine, parmesan, croutons and Nollie’s special Caesar dressing.
Wild Rice and Kale salad: Red chard, green kale, wild rice and fennel are the heart of this perennial favorite.
Broccoli Salad: Broccoli, DD Meats famous bacon and slivered almonds make this one of the most flavorful salads you will ever eat.
Tortellini Primavera: Three cheese tortellini in a 2-cheese pesto with kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes.
Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea will be offering private cruise certificates on their fleet of classic wooden yachts. Experiential gifts are really in this season!
Traditional Native American gifts from Haida First Nation tribal member Saaduuts. He will be carving and decorating ceremonial canoe paddles and sharing stories about the local culture that thrived in the Pacific Northwest.
Cascade Harvest Coalition has a new cook book featuring recipes for local foods. Help support local food growers and invest in your health!
While your at the market, Have a look around. The Virginia V is the last remaining steamship that was once part of a vast fleet of vessels which traveled all over Puget Sound to bring fresh farm goods to Seattle. The 125′ ship was fully restored a few years ago for a cost of $5 million. The Virginia V is registered as an Historic Maritime vessel which means that everything had to be restored to original – including the massive working steam engine.
Location: Lake Union Park Wharf – 860 Terry Ave N. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Water Taxi Running each hour between Lake Union Park and Eastlake! Meet the boat at: Terry Pettus Park ( Fairview and Newton). Get a great view of Seattle and a tour of the Lake for $6.00 per person.