Despite the rain and chilly weather Pure Simple Juice made it’s debut at Market Q this weekend. Market Q is a fabulous, yet small market located at the Q Center in NE Portland. As foot traffic is slower than Portland’s typical Saturday market, we got a chance to have a nice chat with each person that came by, such customer service. And although it was really cold, people were still really interested in Pure Simple Juice. I think it has something to with the fact they are so pretty looking and refreshing that they were one of the few reminders on a gray June day that summer may arrive eventually.
As a vendor we got to enjoy local strawberries, Hungry Heart’s cupcakes and warm coffee, all while dog watching. It seemed that dog owners were the only ones up before 12 and all of course had to visit Retrieve Bakery for their tasty dog treats.
And the good news, Pure Simple Juice will be there again. Come and visit next Saturday, June 25th 9-2, 4115 NE Mississippi and maybe just maybe it will be a warm and sunny Saturday.
Its sunny and warm in Portland and Pure Simple Juice is off to the Market. Veggie-Centered juices this week include Cucumber/Apple/Mint and Carrot Plus (you just have to stop by to see what the plus is all about).
Portland Farmer’s Market, NW 19th/Everett, 3-7pm
Tell our legislators to support HB 2800, A wonderful opportunity to support local farmers, create jobs, help out school lunch programs and bring healthier meals to children.
About HB 2800:
This bill will create jobs by feeding Oregon kids Oregon food. Because
of the current budget crisis, the bill has been scaled back from its
original version by implementing a competitive grant process. This
will help establish a Farm to School/School Gardens framework that can
be expanded upon in better economic times. The investment from the
Economic Development Fund of the lottery will reimburse schools $.15
per school lunch in order to purchase Oregon products. It also
provides funds for school gardens and nutrition education.
HB 2800 is up for discussion this week in the Oregon Ways & Means Committee. If you have a moment contact the following (and make sure to thank them for supporting this bill in throughout the session):
Sen. David Nelson, Co-Chair Rep. Bruce L Hanna, Co-Chair Rep. Arnie Roblan, Co-Chair Rep. Nancy Nathanson, Co-Vice Chair Rep. Greg Smith, Co-Vice Chair Sen. Peter Courtney Sen. Richard Devlin
What to say (if you want assistance):
“Dear Representative/Senator __________,
I am calling/writing to ask for your support for HB 2800, the Farm to
School and School Garden legislation.
[Give your name, profession and where you live].
[Then, in your own words, give reasons this bill is good for Oregon:
• In times of economic crisis, more than ever we need
to be supporting our State’s agriculture and food producers
• HB 2800 will create jobs across the State,
particularly in rural areas, while also making sure our kids have
access to healthy and nutritious food
• The money for the program will come from the economic
development fund, which means lottery dollars will go directly to
putting rural Oregonians back to work]
Please make sure this bill continues to get discussed in legislature
this session. HB 2800 is vital to creating good jobs and ensuring
healthy opportunities for Oregon’s kids.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Ta Da! Pure Simple Juice’s premier at the Thursday NW Portland Farmer’s Market.
Dear Friends, You can now enjoy your own glass of delicious Pure Simple Juice this Thursday. It’s an opening celebration special! Pre-order your juices for a one time only breakfast delivery (if you live in inner Portland….sorry friends from far away) or pick-up at Salt, Fire & Time Grocery, 1902 NW 24th Ave between 11-7pm for those of you that like your sleep.
This week’s juice is apple/strawberry/beet. Featuring the first of the season sweet organic strawberries and nutrition booster, the beet. Freshly made Almond milk is also available. Yum!
Celebrate the opening of Pure Simple Juice! Juices $5/16-ounce
Email me to pre-order for Thursday at firstname.lastname@example.org