Your guide to the dedicated and creative entrepreneurs who bring life to the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. Catch them from 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday on the lawn of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
If you get up early to be sure of the best selection at the Lincoln City Farmers Market, spare a thought for Bridget Kinne, who starts her day at 2 am to ensure her decadent treats are perfectly prepared.
Working will all-natural ingredients, Kinne creates tantalizing donuts using both brioche and buttermilk doughs and featuring fillings ranging from Bavarian cream and chocolate butter cream to Marionberry and mixed berry.
“The secret is definitely in the dough,” she said, adding that making a good brioche dough involves getting up at 2 am two nights in a row.
“During market season you don’t really have a life,” she said.
Jamie Riley remembers what caused her to transform into Nana J and start baking for a living.
“I was managing a store in Amity and all of the products were store bought” she said. “I saw a need for some nice homemade goods.”
The resulting creations include cookies, lemon bars and brownies alongside scones with flavors such as triple berry; raspberry and white chocolate; and apple and bacon.
“I’ve always been known for my scones,” she said. “The mixed berry has always been the favorite but the lemon bar is running a close second.”
Riley also serves up hot coffee, cold-brew coffee and homemade fruit syrups for Italian sodas.
Growing Wild Wood
With geometric designs set against a backdrop of organic wood grain or figuring, Andrew Jaillet’s striking woodwork is hard to miss.
Based in McMinnville, Jaillet crafts a selection of cutting boards, serving boards and cheese boards from predominantly Oregon hardwoods.
Jaillet’s wife, Sheila, said her husband seeks out wood from trees that have been allowed to grow at their own pace, rather than lumber from tree farms.
“He really focuses on getting his wood from small mills” she said “That’s where you get the most beautiful figured stuff.”
Jaillet discovered his talent for woodworking eight years ago, when a trio of Oregon white oaks fell on the couple’s farm and were promptly transformed into cutting boards and given as Christmas gifts.