Meet The Neighbors: The Warehouse & Camron Ridge Farmstead

Meet The Neighbors: The Warehouse & Camron Ridge Farmstead
January 15, 2019 Lise Grato

Two Albany Farmers’ Market favorites have teamed up to bring a Winter Farmers’ Market to Downtown Albany. The Warehouse and Camron Ridge Farmstead now hold a mini farmers’ market each Saturday from 9 am-12 pm at The Warehouse Commissary Kitchen & Catering at 315 Lyon Street SW.

The Warehouse section features their fresh baked pastries and breads.

Camron Ridge Farmstead tables are full of produce, microgreens, jams, relishes, salsa and pickled jalapeños.

On weekdays, The Warehouse is open 11 am-2 pm. You can stop in for select baked goods, grab-n-go sandwiches, soup of the day, Oregon Coffee & Tea, and Camron Ridge Farmstead produce.

The Warehouse opened in September and is owned by Chef Cody Utzman of Frankie’s Restaurant. With two kitchens and two event spaces, they offer full onsite and offsite catering for parties, meetings, etc. The commissary kitchen also provides opportunities for others.

“Our collaborative kitchen is available for commercial production and individual rentals,” said Emily Vasey, Managing Coordinator.  “Authentic Meals and Bodhi Juice are two of the producers that are currently utilizing our kitchen.”

Camron Ridge Farmstead is a small family farm in Jefferson. As can be seen at their farmers’ market booth, owners, Chad & Liz Shinn are passionate about growing the highest quality food using sustainable and organic practices.

Camron Ridge CSA subscriptions go on sale in February and are fulfilled during market season. Each weekly or biweekly box includes food staples like carrots, salad mix, green beans, and potatoes as well as seasonal items like berries, corn and snap peas. They also offer pastured eggs at Albany Farmers’ Market.

“Our hens are free to roam on pasture and are fed a diet of no soy, no corn and no GMO’s, while free to enjoy bugs, grass, and leftover produce,” said Liz.

Both businesses have websites and can be found on Facebook.