Let’s Talk Treats!

Menu for Saturday, July 20

In the case this week there will be chocolate donuts, morning glory muffins (with fresh shredded apples & carrots), orange olive oil bread, and Sunbutter cookies. Come by space C15 to say hello, complain (or rejoice) about the weather, or try a free sample. I’ll be happy to see you!

Menu for Saturday, July 13

This week I will have anytime cookies (made with shredded coconut, dates, walnuts, and unsweetened dried cherries), biscuits, brownies, and lemon pound cake. *NEW: I have an approximate carb count for each item, it’s approximate because I round off to the nearest whole number and on some things, the count may vary depending on the brand. I’ve tried to get the counts off the labels of ingredients I use, but some items (spices, fresh fruit, and berries for example) don’t come with labels so I’ve used various online databases. I will be in space C15 from 9 am – 2 pm, but I’m usually ready by 8:3o.

Menu for Saturday, July 6

NOTICE: Due to the extreme heat warning, the Salem Saturday Market will close at noon on Saturday, July 6. Be sure and come by space C15 early for almond orange biscotti (which is vegan), bagels (both plain and everything), snickerdoodle cookies (also vegan), and tahini cookies (made with sesame). Please feel free to ask for a free sample of anything (or everything) in the case.

Menu for Saturday, June 29

First, where did June go? It started just a couple of days ago and yet here we are in the last week. The weather has been so strange for this time of year, cloudy and cold one day and a heat wave rolling through the next. It’s going to be warm this weekend, so slather on the sunscreen and don a hat but come by and try a sample (or 4) of the items on the menu this week: banana bread, blackberry thumbprint cookies, hot dog buns, and lime crackers (you get 12 2″ x 2″ crackers per bag). Any or all of these will be great for your July 4th celebrations! The market is open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Menu for Saturday, June 22

This week we are going from winter to high summer but don’t let the heat keep you away from this week’s offerings at the Salem Saturday Market. I will have blackberry hand pies, Irish soda bread, lemon poppyseed bread, and mini muffins (made with almond butter). Come by stall C15 and have a sample of any (or all) of the items on the menu from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Menu for Saturday, June 15

Don’t let the early rain showers keep you from the Salem Saturday Market this Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The menu this week will be almond butter cookies, english muffins, gingerbread scones (because you should eat gingerbread all year), and whoopie pies. Don’t be shy about asking for a (or 4) free sample(s)!

Menu for Saturday, June 8

This week the items on the menu are some tried and true recipes. I will have almond butter bread (sliced for toast or sandwiches), blueberry muffins, dinner rolls, and spice cookies made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. As always, I will have free samples of all the items in the case.

Menu for Saturday, June 1

Even though it will be overcast, it’s still a good day to bring your appetite and try everything on the menu this week. There will be banana-chocolate chip muffins, graham crackers (a NEW item with no almond flour or other nuts), pecan sandies cookies (no almond flour but they do have pecans), and vanilla pound cake. I always have a list of ingredients of each item, so please ask if you have any dietary concerns. Please note: I do use eggs in most items – no dairy means no animal milk or milk products.

Menu for Saturday, May 25

It looks like it might be another chilly, rainy Saturday this week. Hopefully, the items on the menu this week will help warm you up. I will have hamburger buns, lemon blueberry bundt cake (a NEW item), shortbread cookies, and sunflower seed nuggets (made from sunflower seeds for anyone with a nut allergy). Don’t be shy about asking for a free sample of anything (or everything) in the case! The Saturday market is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm every week, but I’m usually ready by 8:30 am.

Menu for Saturday, May 18

The new item of the week is *drum roll, please* Almond Flour Tortillas! They will be fully cooked but will need to be warmed up before eating them similar to most gluten-free breads. I will also have coffee cake muffins, doughnut holes which are vegan, and gingersnap cookies.

Menu for Saturday, May 11

This week I’ve got one new item on the menu: Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies! Along with them, I will have lemon pound cake, rosemary crackers (each bag will contain 25 crackers), and zucchini bread (which a young man told me the last time I made it, was better than his grandmothers).

Menu for Saturday, May 4

This week the exciting and fun surprise is that I will be making apple hand pies! Along with the hand pies, there will be anytime cookies (with unsweetened dried cherries, walnuts, dates, and coconut), chocolate donuts, and walnut biscuits (made from walnuts with a touch of honey). The Salem Saturday market is from 9 am – 2 pm but I’m usually ready for customers by 8:30 and don’t forget to try the free samples!

Menu for Saturday, Apr 27

So the blueberry breakfast cookies didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted them to so it’s back to the drawing board for that recipe. This Saturday, it’s back to tried and true recipes, I will have almond orange biscotti, garlicky breadsticks, chocolate chip cookies, and morning glory muffins made with fresh carrots and apples. Speaking of apples, be sure and check out the menu for Saturday, May 4 coming up next week. I think it will be a fun surprise!

Menu for Saturday, Apr 20

I am continually adding new items to the menu and this weekend the two new items are blueberry breakfast cookies and almond flour crackers. Along with the two new items, I will have cranberry lemon loaf and tahini cookies. If you like sesame seeds, you have to try the tahini cookies! Speaking of trying, as always, I will have free samples of everything I’m selling. Last week I sold out of the carrot cake before noon and the coconut cream snack bites shortly thereafter, so you may want to come by early to get your goodies!

Menu for Saturday, Apr 13

There will be some new items on the menu this weekend, they are biscuits, coconut cream snack bites and carrot cake. Along with the three new items, I will also have “sugar” cookies – vanilla cookies made with coconut sugar. As always I will have free samples of everything, so come by and try something new! The Salem Saturday Market is from 9 am – 2 pm and I will be in spot C15.

Menu for Saturday, Apr 6

It’s all about the coconut (flour)! I’ve got two items made with coconut flour this weekend, they are banana bread and bagels (both plain and everything). Other items are Sunbutter cookies (no almond flour or other nuts), and brownies that are dark chocolate and the only item with almond flour today. It’s going to be cooler and rainy so bundle up!

Menu for Saturday, Mar 30

I’m closing out March with two new items on the menu, almond butter cookies and a childhood favorite (made with better ingredients), whoopie pies. I will also have almond butter mini muffins, and pretzels. As always, I will have plenty of free samples of each item. Please just do me one favor and wish for warmer weather and better forecasts!

Menu for Saturday, Mar 23

So we are back to rain and chilly after several days of beautiful blue skies and 70ºF weather. But the treats this weekend will make you happy you made the trip to the Salem Saturday Market between the hours of 9 am – 2 pm. This week I have a new item on the menu, coconut macaroons along with blueberry hand pies, English muffins, and doughnut holes. Please ask to try any or all of them!

Menu for Saturday, Mar 16

Ok, who was the wise guy that ordered those wind gusts last Saturday? Due to high winds and vendors losing product (and whole tents), the market had to close early last week. But this week is forecast to be nice, so come by and try the free samples of all the goodies I will have. They are: Almond butter bread, coffee cake muffins, pound cake, and sunflower seed nuggets.

Menu for Saturday, Mar 9

A new season of the Salem Saturday Market has begun, let’s just wish for warmer weather and no snow! This week I will have: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, Irish Soda Bread, Lemon Poppy Seed Bread, and Spice Cookies. If you like your cookies with a spicy kick, be sure and ask for a free sample of the spice cookies, they are made with turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and cinnamon. And if you are not into spice, I will have free samples of the other items in the case also.

The Salem Saturday Market is from 9:00 – 2:00, but I’m usually set up by 8:30. Let’s make this our best season yet!

Note for Saturday, Mar 2

I will not be at the Salem Saturday Market on opening day. I’m going to my granddaughter’s wedding that is being held on the same day.

But I do have my booth space for the market season and will be in space C15 this year. I will be there starting on March 9, then every Saturday (except 2 weeks in August) until the end of the season. Please come by and say hello and try one (or more) free samples that I will have each week.

Menu for Saturday, Feb 24

It’s our last Saturday at the Salem Winter Market in the 45th Parallel Building! This winter has flown by and it’s been so fun meeting new people, seeing past customers, and making friends. Spring and Summer are coming up and I’m ready for warm weather, although I don’t look forward to setting up and taking down my booth every week. It’s been nice to be able to leave everything set up inside a locked room. Oh well, you have to take the good with the bad.

This week on the menu are: Almond Orange Biscotti – ever a popular choice that is also vegan, Dinner Rolls, Gingerbread Scones for a last taste of the holidays, and Snickerdoodle Cookies which are fun cinnamon and (coconut) sugar bombs.

Menu for Saturday, Feb. 17

Only 2 more weeks of the Salem Winter Market in the 45th Parallel Building on Hyacinth Street. We are there from 10 am – 2 pm, so come and support our vendors who show up every week.

This week on the menu, I will have Breadsticks, Brownies, Doughnut Holes, and Orange Cranberry Bread. I always have free samples of everything in the case.

Menu for Saturday, Feb. 10

Coming up this Saturday, I will have something new on the menu, Morning Glory Muffins. These muffins are perfect for anytime during the day, they have shredded carrots and apples as well as applesauce in the ingredients. Along with these muffins, I will have Pecan Sandies Cookies, Tahini Cookies (tahini is made from sesame seeds), and walnut biscuits with a hint of honey.

Menu for Saturday, Jan. 27

I can’t believe it’s already the last Saturday of January. Only one more month of the Winter Market to go! This Saturday I will have Anytime Cookies with shredded coconut, dried unsweetened cherries and walnuts, Carrot Cake Bars, Cranberry Hand Pies, and English Muffins. I always have free samples of everything in the case, so feel free to try one or all!

There will be some new vendors at the Winter Market this week also, so please come by and support our local small businesses. We will be in Suite #175 of the 45th Parallel Building from 10 am – 2 pm.

Winter Market Closed this Saturday, Jan. 13

Due to icy road conditions, the Salem Winter Market is going to be closed this Saturday (1/13). I will be back next Saturday (1/20) with Chocolate Donuts, Shortbread Cookies, Lime Crackers (20/bag), and Zucchini Bread.

Please be safe this week!

Thoughts of the Day

I’m not sure how it happens but time seems to slip away, one day it’s Monday and the next it’s Thursday. We get so busy in our lives, that it’s easy to miss days. I’m trying to slow down and appreciate each day this year, but it’s hard especially when you own a small business and have deadlines to meet. If you have any tips on how to appreciate each day, please let me know!

The news is getting out about the new Salem Winter Market, so please share with your friends, family, enemies, and/or strangers in the grocery store line. We are open every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm in suite #175 in the 45th Parallel Building on Hyacinth Street.

Menu for Saturday, Dec. 30

For the last Saturday of 2023, I will have Pound Cake, Rosemary Crackers (20/bag), Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, and Sunflower Seed Nuggets (the sunflower seeds are ground into “flour”).

Menu for Saturday, Dec. 23

For all you procrastinators, the Salem Winter Market will be open from 10 – 2 in Suite #175 in the 45th Parallel Building on Hyacinth St.

On the menu this week is Marionberry Hand Pies (with locally grown marionberries), Orange Cranberry Bread, Snickerdoodle Cookies, and Spice Cookies (made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper). Remember, I always have free samples of everything for sale.

Menu for Saturday, Dec. 16

The new Salem Winter Market is in full swing and picking up new vendors every week. Please come by and support these small, local businesses and this new market! We are open from 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday until the end of February.

This week I will have the ever popular Sunbutter Cookies, Almond Orange Biscotti, Lemon Poppyseed Bread, and Irish Soda Bread for the savory crowd.

Sorry for the Interruption

The website was down for several days but it is now fixed! Keeping up with all the new security stuff is daunting sometimes.

The new Salem Winter Market opened last week and all the vendors were pleased how the first day went. Let’s keep that happiness going. This Saturday we will stay open until 3:00 pm due to another event happening at the 45th Parallel Building.

This week I will have Brownies, Carrot Cake Bars, English Muffins, and Pecan Sandies on the menu and as samples.

Winter Market is Coming!

Great news! There is going to be a new Winter Market. Starting on Nov. 25th, it will be every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm inside the 45th Parallel Building at 2195 Hyacinth St. NE and it will run until the end of February. So please, tell everyone you know because we really want this market to be a success.

For the first week, I will have Anytime Cookies, Breadsticks, Cranberry Lemon Loaf, and “Sugar” Cookies as samples and to purchase.

Menu for October 28

For the last Saturday of the Salem Saturday Market, I will have Almond Orange Biscotti, Coffee Cake Muffins, Pretzels, and the ever popular Sunbutter Cookies. For the children who will trick-or-treat through the market, I will let them have a choice between Almond Butter Mini Muffins or Halloween candy (all gluten free but not Paleo). Come by booth B14 for free samples and plenty of treats.

I always have a list of ingredients for each item I sell. If you have any questions about the ingredients, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Menu for October 21

Yay, according to the forecast, we should have no rain for the last two market days! This Saturday, I will have blueberry muffins (made from locally grown blueberries), chocolate chip cookies, dinner rolls, and zucchini bread. As always, I will have free samples of each item. This week, thanks to an observant customer, I realized I forgot to put pricing on items for special order. I have since rectified that and all pricing is now there.

Menu for October 14

Saturday’s menu includes Chocolate Donuts, Hamburger Buns, Lemon Pound Cake, and Tahini Cookies. If you want something different, special orders are now open, use the order form or you can email me. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions regarding ingredients used or required minimums.

Menu for October 7

I can’t believe we are at October already, this year has been a whirlwind! The menu for this week includes Bagels (both plain and with seasoning), Banana Bread, Cranberry Hand Pies, and Gingersnap cookies. I’ll be in B14 again this week, so come by and say hello and try a (or some) free samples.

Menu for September 30

This Saturday I will have Almond Butter Bread, Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies, Doughnut Holes, and Sunflower Seed Nuggets as samples and for sale. The Saturday market is open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm although a lot of vendors, including me, are set up and ready by 8:30 am. I am scheduled to be in space B14 every Saturday until the end of the season, which is the last Saturday of October.

Special Orders Information

As of October 1, I will be open for special orders. If you would like a special order, please use the order form. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or text.

Fall Festival Market on Wednesday, September 27

The last Wednesday market is coming up and there will be a Fall Festival to cap off the season for this market. I will be participating, and will have Almond Orange Biscotti, pound cake, shortbread cookies, and Sunbutter cookies. Hours are 3:00 – 7:00 pm and it will be at the Agriculture Center of Chemeketa Community College, on the corner of 45th Avenue and Fire Protection Way.

Menu for September 23 and 25

This Saturday and Monday, I have gingerbread scones which are perfect to usher in Fall, lime crackers, vanilla pound cake, and the ever popular Sunbutter cookies. Sunbutter is made with sunflower seeds and is a great alternative to peanut or almond butter.

Menu for September 16 and 18

Unfortunately, the last Thursday market that was scheduled for tonight (Sept. 14) has been cancelled. I appreciate all my customers that came out to the Thursday market, especially those “regulars”.

This Saturday and Monday, I will be serving spice cookies (made with ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and cinnamon) which are also nut free, walnut biscuits with a hint of honey, Irish soda bread for the savory crowd, and zucchini bread. Come see me in booth B14 this Saturday or booth 17 on Monday.

Menu for September 7, 9, and 11

The summer is winding down as is the Farmers Markets. The last day for the Thursday market in West Salem is Sept. 14, and the last day for the Monday market behind Salem hospital is Sept. 25. The Saturday market will continue until Oct. 28. For a taste of Fall, I will have an orange cranberry bread. I will also offer English muffins, almond butter mini muffins, and the always popular, snickerdoodle cookies.

Menu for August 24, 26, and 28

This weekend is for the chocolate lovers with brownies and chocolate donuts. Along with those two items, I will have coffee cake muffins and my favorite, breadsticks. The breadsticks are chewy with just the right amount of garlic and salt sprinkled on top. I always have free samples of everything I’m selling, so come by booth 25 along Marion Street on Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Menu for August 17, 19, and 21

This weekend, for the savory crowd, I’ve got bagels (both plain and with “everything” topping). For treats, I’m making carrot cake bars, pecan sandies cookies, and shortbread cookies. Everything is gluten-, grain-, diary-, and soy-free and the shortbread cookies are vegan. I’ll be in booth G19 at the Saturday market from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. I will also have the same options on Thursday in West Salem along Edgewater Street from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and on Monday at the Salem Hospital between buildings A & C from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Menu for August 3, 5, and 7

I bought the best blackberries to turn into hand pies this week. They will be available along with Irish soda bread, sunflower seed nuggets, and spice cookies. The sunflower seed nuggets and the spice cookies don’t have any nuts for those with nut allergies. I’ve always got the ingredients for everything I’m selling, so please ask if you have any questions.

Menu for July 27, 29, and 31

First, I can’t believe July is behind us. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer so far, and I know August is going to be just as busy, if not busier. This weekend the menu is biscuits, chocolate donuts, mini muffins made with almond butter, and tahini cookies. Come see me at the market today at the Salem Hospital between buildings A & C. I’m kind of tucked in the corner under the tree.

Menu for July 20, 22, and 24

Sorry, got a little behind in posting the menus for the week. This week I’m offering Anytime cookies (made with unsweetened shredded coconut, unsweetened dried cherries, dates, and walnuts); English muffins (which are made with cassava flour for those with nut allergies); blueberry muffins with whole, local blueberries; and lemon pound cake.

Menu for July 6, 8, and 10

I’m kicking off this week with a new recipe for rosemary crackers. These crackers are for those who have a nut allergy and are made with cassava flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, water, rosemary, olive oil, and salt. Also this week, I have Snickerdoodle cookies, thumbprint cookies (with strawberry jam in the middle), and zucchini bread. For the Saturday market this week, I will be in space G33.

Menu for June 29, July 1, and 3

To help you celebrate the July 4th holiday, I will have hamburger buns, lime tortilla chips, sunbutter cookies, and strawberry hand pies (made with local strawberries). There are always free samples of everything we are selling, so don’t be shy in asking for a sample (or four). Saturday we will be in space D3. Looking for us or another vendor? Check out this interactive map of the Saturday market!

Menu for June 22, 24, and 26

This week I will have coffee cake muffins, dinner rolls, shortbread cookies, and sunflower seed nuggets. To see the ingredients in each of these, please check out my ingredients page. All items will be available as free samples as well at all three markets. I will be in space 36 (along Winter Street close to Marion Ave) at the Saturday market from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, booth 17 at the Monday market from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, and close to the information booth for the Thursday evening market from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Menu for Monday, June 19

I’ve been remiss on keeping up with posting my menu every week. I’ll try to do better going forward. This week, I’ve got almond orange biscotti (which also happens to be vegan), banana bread (with a cassava flour base if you have a nut allergy), chocolate chip cookies (the chocolate chips are a dark chocolate with no added sweeteners), and hot dog buns (which can also be used for sandwich rolls). The Monday market is open from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm but I’m usually up and running by 9:00 am if you want to come by early.

Menu for Thursday, May 11

The Thursday market opened last week despite the rain and chilly weather. This week I will have carrot cake bars, banana-chocolate chip muffins, sunflower seed nuggets (the “flour” is ground up sunflower seeds), and Irish soda bread for sale and I always have free samples so you can try before you buy! The Thursday market is along Edgewater Street in West Salem and is open from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Menu for Monday, May 1

This week means the opening of the Monday and Thursday farmers markets! The Monday market is behind the Salem Hospital along the breezeway between buildings A & C. I will be in space 17 serving Sunbutter cookies, spice cookies, blueberry muffins, and chocolate donuts. Along with being gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free, the Sunbutter cookies and spice cookies will also be nut free. The market will be open from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Menu for Saturday, April 22

This week we will be in booth B5 and have shortbread cookies, mini muffins (made with almond butter & applesauce), chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread for sale and as samples. Our breads and treats are always made with 0% gluten, 0% grains, 0% dairy, and 100% deliciousness.

Menu for Saturday, April 8

The items on the menu this weekend are: gingerbread scones, lemon poppy seed bread slices, pecan sandies cookies, and hot dog buns. As per usual, we will be at booth B5. Something new this week is that we will have free samples of thumbprint cookies, blueberry muffins, lemon pound cake, and anytime cookies.

Menu for Saturday, March 18

For this Saturday’s market, I will have blueberry muffins (made with Oregon blueberries), carrot cake bread, brownies, and Irish soda bread for sale at booth B5. Come by and say hello!

The Saturday Market is Open!

The downtown Salem Saturday Market opened on March 4 to rain, snow flurries, and 23 mph wind gusts. Even though traffic was light, there were some brave individuals that came out to support those of us who set up shop (aka our canopies and wares). We had cranberry hand pies, lemon pound cake, mini muffins (made with almond butter and applesauce), and bagels.

Gift Cards!

This has nothing to do with treats, unless you want to know how to gift them to a friend or family member. You can now purchase gift cards for To Go Paleo through Square. Redeem them at the To Go Paleo booth at the Salem Farmers Markets on Thursday in West Salem, Saturday in downtown Salem, or Monday at the hospital market in Salem.

Christmas Cookies

Cookie Cutter Cookies
Fun Christmas cookies

These are the perfect cookies to leave out for Santa, and they are better for him because they are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Next time, I’ll use bigger cookie cutters though. These almost fell through the cooling rack.

Paleo Marionberry Hand Pies

Images shows 6 hand pies with marionberry jam filling.
Paleo Marionberry Hand Pies

These hand pie treats are filled with a spiced marionberry jam, made from locally grown marionberries. To see all the ingredients used in these, go to this page. These are the perfect size to take and eat on the go!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Images shows Paleo chocolate chip hazelnut cookies.
Paleo hazelnut cookies

These cookies are treats that are delicious, nutritious and made with locally grown Oregon hazelnuts. Combine anything with hazelnuts, especially locally grown ones, and it will be delicious!


Sometimes things don’t go quite right and the finished product doesn’t look anything like the picture in the cookbook. That’s what happened to these Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies. Even though they didn’t look very nice, they still tasted delicious. I mean, how can you go wrong combining chocolate and hazelnuts? Am I right??

Image shows how a hazelnut chocolate cookie should look after baking.
How hazelnut chocolate cookies are supposed to look.
Ugly hazelnut chocolate cookies
These didn’t turn out pretty, but they tasted good.