December 22, 2010 in Food

Fresh Sheet: Market finds new South Perry spot

By Correspondent
 

The South Perry Farmers Market is still in the neighborhood.

Plans to move inside for the winter were disrupted when the fire marshal wouldn’t issue a permit for its planned location at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

However, the market now has a new home across the street from The Shop in the gym adjacent to the Spokane Buddhist Temple, at Perry Street and 10th Avenue. A banner above the door points the way.

Market vendors will be selling wares from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, including this week and next.

Manager Brian Estes says the market has a special events permit that allows it to operate through the end of the year and is working on a change of occupancy permit that would give it a permanent winter home there.

“My hope is that we should be able to continue on without any further delay,” Estes says.

Vendors will be selling produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, specialty foods, cookbooks, handmade crafts and even some pastured turkey if you’re still looking for a centerpiece for a holiday meal.

Sally Jackson cheeses recalled

Northwest cheese lovers should know Sally Jackson cheeses, made in Oroville, Wash., have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall covers all Sally Jackson cheeses, including cow, goat and sheep cheese, because they may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the FDA.

The business voluntarily recalled its products after it was identified as one possible source of contamination that has sickened eight adults in Oregon and Washington. One person reported consuming the cheese. Four others said they may have eaten Sally Jackson cheeses.

E. coli can cause diarrhea; most healthy adults recover within a week. Some people can suffer kidney failure, which is most likely in children and the elderly.

The soft, raw milk cheeses were sold to restaurants, distributors and retailers. The cow and sheep products are wrapped in chestnut leaves and the goat cheese is wrapped in grape leaves. They may have an outer wrapping of wax paper, but none has labels or codes.

The cheeses were sold in 17 states, according to the FDA.

Anyone who bought Sally Jackson Cheese is urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call the company at (509) 429-3057 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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