Portland residents turned out in droves at the Beaverton Farmers Market to support local food and produce vendors.
A favorite way to shop for increasing numbers of people, hot, cold or wet weather doesn’t keep the crowds at home in Portland. Not even when it’s 95°as it was on Saturday, August 4.
With the sun beating down on the West Coast Scrapple booth, Uncle Steve cooked up his beloved scrapple over a hot grill, gave free samples to visitors, and when they were open to it, shared his scrapple tales with them, too.
He also listened to a number of scrapple stories himself because a lot of people have them.
That’s why scrapple is a comfort food, eating it makes people feel good. And when people feel good they open up and share their stories with others–especially when asked to by a fellow scrapple enthusiast.
By noon it was really hot, but there were still a lot of people shopping for food and produce, and having fun with their friends and family.
Heat from the sun melted the hang tabs off the banner, so we improvised and taped it to the tables instead. Not sure what Uncle Steve is doing in this photograph but clearly he’s sizing something up. He is a ponderer, after all, and has the hands on his hips to prove it.
This might be our favorite scrapple picture ever. That boy, who couldn’t have been a day over 18 months, didn’t take his eyes off scrapple for a second. Not when his dad was trying the salmon scrapple, and not when Uncle Steve put a pork sample on the plate either. The little tyke must’ve been thinking . . .
I want to try it too, Dad.