Meet Me at the Market | Tandoozy

We are proud to continue introducing our readers to our community of amazingly-talented vendors and artisans that sell at the market every week. This week we are delighted to share one of long time food vendors, Craig Ackerman, co-founder of Tandoozy that serves an authentic Tandoori pop-up weekly at the Fremont Sunday Market and other local farmers markets around the city. Find out why his culinary talents are a must try when visiting our market!

WHAT IS TANDOOZY?

Tandoozy is Seattle’s only Tandoori Food Stand!  We use the finest ingredients to bring you one of the most unique street food experiences in the Pacific Northwest. You can find us here on the days indicated.

WHAT CAN WE FIND OUR YOUR MENU

Fresh Naan, Dhal, Chicken Tikka Masala and Mango Chutney.  Smokin’ hot tandoors, everything Vegan, aside from the chicken, which is halal

WHAT MAKES YOUR FOOD SO UNIQUE?

We marinate the chicken tikka in fruit juice and freshly ground, dry-roasted spices. At the markets, we cook the skewered chicken tikka in our tandoor ovens. The cooked chicken is then added to the tomato-based spiced sauce (yes, we make that also “from scratch”), so turning it into “Chicken Tikka Masala”.

Our food is ‘spiced’ using a variety of Indian spices, but it is not ‘hot’ at any rate. We have cayenne on site if you would like to add some heat :).

SO WHAT'S WITH THE SLOGAN "NAAN BELIEVERS? WE HEAR YOU MAKE THIS ONSITE FRESH.

The naan bread is baked on-site in our dedicated “for bread only“ tandoor oven. Naan is best fresh out of the tandoor, and we like to serve it up right from the fire onto your plate – with a brush of some olive oil, balsamic, garlic and cilantro if you like. We call that mix “The Green Stuff”.

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO EAT YOUR CUISINE?

The most popular way to eat our food is “on the naan”: The oven-hot naan is brushed with “The Green Stuff”, and the toppings you select are put on the naan. Our menu is small:  Chicken tikka masala, red lentil dhal, basmati rice and mango chutney. “On the naan” is a convenient way to eat while sitting on the sidewalk, standing or strolling, and the naan soaks up the lovely flavors of the food. Grab some napkins! If you prefer a plate or a box: No problem.

DO YOU DO VEGAN OPTIONS?

The wholesome and flavorful vegan red lentil dhal curry, served as a vegetable side to the chicken tikka masala, and as protein source for our non-meat-eating guests. Our naan is made from Washington flour from our friends at Shepherd’s Grain.

HOW DO WE FIND YOU?

You can reach us info@tandoozy.com . Click on the Twitter and Facebook badges to follow us on social media, though, you can’t taste the naan there, for that come find us at the Farmers Markets!

Meet Me At the Market | Isabelle Paris Maison

Our fifth vendor installment of Meet Me at the Market highlights Dawn Driscoll at Isabelle Paris Maison, a local parisian inspired home decor pop-up shop herts at the Fremont Sunday Market.

Tell us a bit more about your business and products.

French and Shabby Chic furniture, upcycled items and gifts for any age and lifestyle that compliments the casual natures of the Northwest crowd. We just offer playful, accents to decorate and room in your home at a great cost.

How has the Fremont Sunday Market helped your business? 

We started there, and have a following of people who look for us there and love the people watching  that changes every weekend.

Tell us something unique or interesting about your business.

It's named after my Basset Hound Isabelle and my horse Paris! It just seemed fitting, two things I love most.

Love this blog and want more information on her shop

Make sure to contact Dawn on email at IsabelleParisVintage@gmail.com or lime her Facebook page

Meet Me At the Market | All About Cookies

Our 4th installment of the Meet Me at the Market features Pamela Rose from one of our popular  specialty food vendors, All About Cookies. Pamela generally vends at our market during the peak summer months, due to teaching at the University of Washington. 

Tell Us About Your Business and Products

All About Cookies is a micro wholesale bakery located in the heart of Seattle.  We've been making delicious gourmet cookies in over 30 different flavors for 13 years!  We distribute to local coffee shops such as the Chocolati Cafes, and cater large events for clients such as Boeing and the University of Washington, as well as selling our cookies all summer at the Market.  We are very proud of the products we make, we strive to be locally sourced and organic when possible, and when it comes to flavor, we go all out!  Over the course of our time selling at the market, we've become known for our variety and creativity- with flavors like Peanut Butter Bacon, Ginger Lime, Triple Mint Fudge, Apricot Orange White Chocolate Macaroons, Chocolate Cherry, Habanero Fudge plus our S'Mores and Lemon Bars, we have folks come back again and again for our cookies!  It was our pleasure to take part in the Food Truck Rally and we're very excited for Dragon Fest 2014 and the Seattle Street Food Festival.  We love making cookies almost as much as we love people enjoying them!

How has the Fremont Sunday Market Helped your Business? 

We’ve really enjoyed our four years selling at the Fremont Sunday Market.  From a personal standpoint, t’s been wonderful to sell to customers directly, to share stories and be a part of the community.  We love meeting vendors, talking to other local artisans about their products, and seeing the endless parade of adorable dogs and kids, so it’s given the business a great new facet.  From a more practical standpoint, while the wholesale aspect of the business has been our bread and butter, the exposure of physically being there every week has made us much more accessible to our customers, and puts a face to our products.  Ideas for new products flood in from our regulars, and it’s led to some awesome creations!  It’s a win-win for everyone.

Tell Us Something Unique or Interesting About Your Business.

The owner and baker of All About Cookies, Pamela Rose, began baking gingerbread for her family on an antique wood stove in a remote cabin in Alaska.  Now she bakes in a commercial kitchen in the basement of a beautiful old Victorian house where she now lives in Fremont.  Sharing food, and baking for people has been more than a tradition– it’s a way of life.  Pam isn’t just an excellent baker, she is a brilliant and resourceful cook, and can be found any night of week whipping up a heck of a dinner.  She has even considered putting together a cook book from all of her culinary adventures (but those of us who get to enjoy the food she makes want to keep her secrets to ourselves!)

Meet Me at the Market | Cellar Door Mercantile

Welcome to the official blog of the Fremont Sunday Market. Our second featured vendor spotlight is Cellar Door Mercantile, owned by Justin and Adam Allan-Spencer based in Seattle, Washington.

Tell Us About Your Business

Cellar Door Mercantile specializes in eco-friendly screen-printed apparel items, posters, and greeting cards with a subtle good-natured and intelligent humor. We aim to have high-quality and fashionable goods that are fresh, unique, and spirited.  All designs are created by partners Justin and Adam. We screen-print using only eco-friendly water-based inks. For our apparel items, we select fashionable, well-constructed items, with an emphasis on eco-friendly and organic fabrics, items manufactured in the United States or from companies with proven commitments to social responsibility.  

For our paper goods, we use only FSC Certified papers from French Paper Company, a leader in high-quality, eco-friendly American-made papers.  Our design voice is fashionable and modern, with a subtle good-natured and intelligent humor. With fine fabrics and papers, customers are first taken with our great and clean design.

Upon closer inspection, they discover little jewels of humor that only add to their appreciation.   While we focus primarily on men's and unisex apparel, our designs appeal to all genders and a broad range of people.

How Has the Fremont Sunday Market helped Your Business

We consider the Fremont Sunday Market our home; the lively atmosphere, the bustling crowds, and the friendly venders have made every Sunday a pleasure. We’ve grown from a small tee-shirt vendor with one rack of clothes, to a full-fledged print shop with a wide range of items – thanks to the support of the enthusiastic Fremont Market customers.

Tell Us Something Unique About Our Business

We design and print all of our items and manage our business from our tiny home studio - a 600 square foot condo on First Hill.

Want more Information about our featured vendor, Cellar Door Mercantile? Visit them online at  www.cellardoormercantile.com or email them directly at email - human @ cellardoormercantile . You can also catch them weekly at the Fremont Sunday Market.

Meet Me At the Market | Seattle Pops

Seattle Pops | All Natural Frozen Pops

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

Seattle Pops makes Delicious & All-Natural frozen pops with fresh and local ingredients. Our Pops are Fruity or Creamy, the Fruity Pops are all fruit based and vegan, our Creamy Pops are dairy based and a lot like ice cream bars.

HOW HAS THE FREMONT MARKET HELPED YOUR BUSINESS

The FSM has helped put Seattle Pops on the map as the premier Frozen Pops in Seattle. We are able to meet all sorts of people from Seattle and other parts of the country. We really enjoy getting to know our customers at the FSM, they give us great feedback and suggestions.

TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT BUSINESS

Seattle Pops is run by two daughters and their dad, we all grew up in Colorado and now are all living in Seattle. Megan & Lindsey went to school in Tacoma, WA at the University of Puget Sound and have been in the Seattle area since. The three of us (Dave, Lindsey & Megan) do all of the pop making, selling, ordering, bagging, and so on!

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Want more information on Seattle Pops? Please go to their website at www.seattlepops.com or like their Facebook page. Interested in getting your hands on their delcious products? Email Megan and the team at info (at) seattlepops.com

Fremont Rules According to Huffington Post

Between the Super BowlMacklemore's Grammy, and the ever-increasing popularity of recreational marijuana use, Seattle is pretty much winning 2014 so far.

It's no wonder, when you realize what an incredible city all these incredible things are coming from. Seattle is, quite simply, the best. And as Richard Sherman would say, "don't you open your mouth about the best."

We were honored to be named #29 for the Fremont Sunday Market at the quintessential place to eat, shop and treasure hunt every weekend. Notable honors went to Fremont Brewing Company, Fremont Troll and getting naked in Fremont (Fremont Solstice Parade). 

what's even more impressive is the amount of people that have shared this article (well over 100,000 shares and likes)

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Named as America's Top Flea Market | Travel + Leisure 2012

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What an honor and we couldn't agree more with Travel and Leisure naming us one of the top 15 flea markets in the world.

Here's a snippet of what they had to say:

This Sunday afternoon spectacle lures folks with its waterfront location on the Salmon Bay Ship Canal, live-music stage, street food (fresh-baked naan bread, Oaxacan tacos), and 180 vendors of antiques, imported handicrafts, and fresh-cut flowers. Bargain hunters should beeline for the garage at the east end of 34th Street: that’s where the real digging happens—vintage T-shirts, jewelry, picture frames, cowboy boots, and records, many hauled here by locals in lieu of staging a garage sale (thanks to lax day-of vendor registration policy and low fees).

Tip: For prime people-watching, stake out a table on the patio of Red Door pub on the east side of the market, which overlooks the action."

Fremontmarket.com; Sundays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. year-round. Free admission.

Source: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/a...

Mallow Returns to the Market | Sunday, February 2nd

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Mallow's coming home!  We're rejoining the Fremont family this Sunday, February 2nd.  Stop by to say hello and pick up some mallows before the game!  We'll have sixteen flavors, including lots that you won't find in any stores!

Find them mid market just steps from the food court to try a sample and pick up a pack of these delicious marshmallows.

Shop at the market starting this Sunday, February 2nd or online at www.shopmallow.com

December Newsletter

Market is Open December 29th

In an effort to help our patrons spend that extra cash before the new year, we will be open on Sunday, December 29th from 10-4pm providing there is no snow.

Pose with Santa Claude

Miracle on Lot 34 | Dec. 22nd 10-4pm

Join us for our 1st Annual Miracle on Lot 34, Trailer Park Christmas is here! Come one, come all to the Fremont Sunday Market one day Trailer Park Christmas shoot with our white trash Santa Claus.  

Our favoritie photographer, Rick Carrol will be offering his amazing photography booth and skills to capture the magic of true trailer park Christmas in our garage (Hyper Market). 

From beer cans to flamingos in crocheted scarves this is a family photo you must have and don't want to miss!  Pets welcomed.


Trailer Park Santa Photos: $15 cash. Vendor Price $10

Annual Membership Increase to $65 March 1st, 2014

As of March 1, 2014, membership dues will be increasing to $65 per year   to offset  improved technology,staffing and service.

We appreciate your support. We always try to keep things as affordable for everyone as possible. As a grace period for current members, we will give you all until that time to renew your membership at the $45 rate.  So remember, renew early and save now!

2 for 1 Booth Deal is Back December 29th

That's right folks, starting December 29th buy one booth space and get the second free until Febraury 23rd, 2014. Expand your booth at no extra cost!

Some conditions apply; only available for 2014 members. Vendors can receive up to (1) one additional adjoining 10 x 10 booth space per week. 

New Design + Features

New Market Website in 2014

We are happy to share that we have a new website on the way for 2014! Our aim is to reflect a more vibrant market place showcasing our current members and products.

New Features 

  • Vendor Spotlight Page
  • New Market Blog
  • 2014 Event Calendar
  • Enhanced SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Integrated Social Media Features
  • Explore Fremont
  • How to Vend
     

Get Your Snowflake Today!

$25 Holiday Gift Guide

Snowflake BURRRRgade! Our Holiday Gift Guide offers vendors to highlight their $25 and under items from now until Christmas!

Look for the Snowflake! We want to encourage customers to keep their money local and support small businesses this holiday season. 

We will be launching our Snowflake Burrrrgade December 1st and will running it until Jan 1st.  Sandwich boards at each end of the market will encourage customers to look for vendors with the big Snowflake for holiday gifts that are under $25.  If you would like a giant snowflake on your booth please come and see the front desk.

Pay Your Booth by Credit Card

We are making things even easier to reserve your space at the market in 2014. Starting in January, reserve your space using your credit card with SQUARE secure processing.

Pay for your booth with ease and receive your receipts by email or text for your records! It's that easy! For details or questions, ask Oleana at the front desk.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thank you all for your support and we wish your and your family a warm and happy holiday season!

Sincerely Fun,

The Market Staff

 

Fremont Outdoor Movies 2014

Hollywood has already kicked off a summer season that will feature everything from apocalypse comedies (This Is the End, The World's End) to apocalyptic box-office grosses (After Earth). But we don't need cushy chairs and $6 popcorn to have a good time. Outdoor movie season unofficially opens July 2 in Bellevue and the following week in the greater Seattle area.

New this summer: Fremont Outdoor Movies' lineup includes a "Stay Classy" party centered around the absurd humor of Anchorman, and the Alamo Drafthouse's somehow even more absurd singalong presentation of R. Kelly's music soap opera—or "hip hopera"—Trapped in the Closet. As always, aBig Lebowski–themed Dude Fest closes out August.

From the high camp of Three Dollar Bill Cinema's "I Need A Hero!" series to the family-friendly fare in Bellevue (which for some reason features the Oklahoma City Thunder's official movie,Thunderstruck), here's our regularly updated list of summer outdoor movies.

Fremont Outdoor Movies

July 13 Dumb and Dumber
July 20 Superbad  
July 27 Forgetting Sarah Marshall  
Aug 2 Risky Business 
Aug 3 Alamo Drafthouse Presents Trapped in the Closet: Sing-A-Long (21+)   
Aug 10 The Avengers
Aug 17 Stay Classy: Anchorman Movie Party (21+, beer garden, live music)
Aug 24 The Dude Fest: Big Lebowski Party (21+, white Russian bar, costume contest, bowling)

Mobile Food Rodeo Returns May 3-4th in Fremont

A major street food gathering is coming to Cal Anderson Park this summer, courtesy of Ryan Reiter, the guy behind the Mobile Food Rodeo food truck gatherings.

But don’t call it a food truck event, he says. “The whole concept of street food has been around since the beginning of time.” And Reiter also wants to showcase all the carts, booths, and other up-and-coming enterprises whose version of street food doesn’t involve four wheels.

The Seattle Street Food Festival will happen Saturday, August 10, from 3 to 11 and include more than 50 food vendors. Reiter doesn’t want to name names just yet, but says about 10 or 15 of these will be food trucks. “It’s an idea for this big food court that’s really more of an authentic bite of Seattle,” says Reiter. “There’s going to be a lot of diverse food.”

He’s envisioning a picnic-style setup that takes on a night market feel after the sun goes down; he’s been working with the Capitol Hill Chamber and Cal Anderson Park Alliance to nail down the proposed location on the park’s east side, along 11th Avenue between Pine and Howell streets.

 

Trollaween is Tomorrow!

 Trolloween, the yearly event that celebrates the birth of the Fremont Troll, is expected to bring out hundreds of performers and people on Halloween night (tonight!).

Come dressed up and take part in our costume walk across the final stage, under the Fremont Bridge, for the appreciation of your community.

The “Haunt of Fremont” route: starts at N 36th St. and Troll Avenue N and end under the Fremont Bridge. Seattle Police will escort the procession. For those not participating, please note street closures from 4 – 8 p.m.: N 36th Street adjacent to the Troll between Linden Avenue N and Whitman Avenue N.

 

Fremont Winter Feast

Food truck event enterprise Mobile Food Rodeo is bringing back Winter Feast for its second year, joining forces with the Fremont Sunday Market on November 17 to gather up more than 20 food trucks and 10 breweries, even though summer is a thing of the past.

The list of food trucks is impressive and includes MarinationEzell's ExpressBarking Frog, and Where Ya at Matt

Each food truck chef will create a special $5 bite showcasing fall ingredients and hearty winter dishes. How Pickle Got Out of a Jam plans on a Thanksgiving-inspired croquette, with roast turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and yams, deep-fried and topped with gravy, as co-owner Venessa Goldberg says, “the best parts of Thanksgiving all smashed together.”

A red wine–braised rabbit pozole with winter vegetables will come from the Nosh food truck. The creamy butternut squash and sage soup with duck confit from Evolution Revolution will warm you up quite nice. On the sweeter side, Street Donuts is making a cinnamon-spiced donut with a pumpkin drizzle.

Ten local breweries will show off their seasonal winter beers. Look for Fremont Brewing with its Abominable Ale, Maritime Pacific with good ol' Jolly Roger, and Hale's Ales pouring the Wee Heavy. Hilliard’s, too, with its Extra Special Belgian, even though the Hilliard's guys had to delay the brewing to keep up with the demand for its Seahawks tribute pale ale, The 12th Can. Also, Fremont Mischief is mixing a winter cocktail called Smash No. 9 with its Workers No. 9 vodka, muddled cranberries, allspice, Rachel's Ginger Beer, and lime.  

 

Source: http://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-drink/no...