Just Like He Thought, Uncle Steve Fills A Scrapple Void
He knew it would happen. If he took his father’s scrapple recipe, let people try it and made it available for purchase people would buy it. That’s just what happened on opening day at the Beaverton Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon, West Coast Scrapple Original sold out.
A number of buyers came seeking scrapple because the vendor list was published in advance. They were delighted because as east coast transplants they hadn’t been able to buy it out here, and they missed it. A lot!
“I was surprised by the number of people who announced proudly that their grandmother used to make scrapple, or that they were raised on it,” said Uncle Steve.”Their smiling faces made my day!”
Even people from the west coast who hadn’t heard of scrapple before got a pound or two. They tried a free sample, liked it and got some to take home. One couple bought two pounds to share with their friends on a camping trip.
All day long Uncle Steve cooked up samples for the crowd and Nephew Mikey and his kids helped Aunt Connie serve. It was a busy day.
West Coast Scrapple is definitely a family operation and as you may have noticed from the banner in the photos, West Coast Scrapple now has 4 varieties of scrapple to choose from: Original (offal free), Wheat Free (Original), Traditional (with organ meat), and Salmon Scrapple.
An upcoming post will describe them in detail, and all 4 varieties will soon be available online. In the meantime they can be sampled and purchased on Saturdays at the Beaverton Farmers Market ~a great way to avoid shipping costs, and a fun way to shop for food.