One of the best parts of autumn is enjoying big, juicy apples grown right here in the Pacific Northwest. One of the best ways to celebrate apple season is by making a homemade apple pie. Which is the best type for pie? Classic Granny Smith, if you are craving something tart or Fuji if you’re seeking something sweet. Caith, produce clerk at our Willamette Market, suggests mixing different types of apples, like Granny Smith, Pink Lady and McIntosh. “The best apple pie is made with six different varieties of apples!” Caith says.
Making butternut squash is a fantastic way to celebrate fall! Matthew, from our Willakenzie Market, demonstrates how to cut it and offers tips on how to prepare it. For a sweet and easy side, drizzle it with maple syrup and melted butter then roast it. Or, cook it with other veggies, like celery, carrots, onions and fresh garlic, then puree to create a warm and comforting soup.
Perfectly pairing wine and cheese takes a little practice and know-how, but it can be both fun and easy if you know a few key things. Austin, one of our cheese stewards, is here to explain which cheeses go best with red wine. To learn more, stop by your Market Specialty Cheese Shop and ask us about perfect pairings!
Black or green? Firm or soft? Ripe avocados are rich, flavorful and creamy, but finding the perfect one can be tricky. Roy, our Cedar Mill produce clerk, shares his secrets for picking the best avocado. Stop by your Market Produce Department and we’ll help you grab some for your toast, sandwiches and rice bowls!
With a floral aroma and succulent taste, cantaloupes are nature’s dessert. Phil, our Franklin produce clerk, explains how to pick a cantaloupe that is ripe and full of flavor. For more tips on choosing the perfect produce, stop in and chat with your Market produce clerk. We’re here to help!
A professional bouquet with minimal effort! Beth, the Floral Manager at our Corvallis store, explains how to easily take a fresh, exquisitely designed bouquet from your Market, chop the ends of the stems off, then add it to your favorite vase. A great centerpiece for your next dinner party!
Using a variety of cheeses, olives, fruits, cured meats and garnish, Kris, our Franklin Cheese Steward, explains the best way to put together an appetizing platter that will impress your guests.
Phil, our Franklin Produce Clerk, explains the difference between white and yellow peaches and nectarines. No matter how you slice them, these juicy stone fruits are fantastic!
It’s watermelon season! Roy is here to help you pick and prep the perfect melon. Just follow these three simple steps.