The glorious scents of open roasting that circulated through the Portland Farmers Market on the Portland State University campus this morning more than equaled the sights.
Choice French and Italian marrones, grown using centuries-old technique and seldom available at retail in the United States.
Imagine the intensely earthy scent of peppers roasting over an open flame, skins charred, its roasted flesh fragrance wafting through the cool fall air.
The fall palette was on display, and one of the stars of the fall show is the chanterelle. Chanterelles of this size, perhaps twice the size of a fisted hand, flourish in the western US.
High flavonoid, cruciferous green kale varieties and darker hued leeks and scallions were the backdrop for fall squash.
Never more glorious fall artichokes.
Celebrations immediate and future. In each moment we have the extraordinary opportunity to see, hear, smell and taste the beneficent bounty of autumn.
Portland Farmers Market, SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201