Hillsdale Winter Farmers' Market

Most of the time you can get away with a visit to Whole Foods or New Seasons to ease your produce-consuming conscience, but it's more fun to trek out to the market. This Saturday is your last chance to stock up on locally grown organic winter produce (no, the ice storm didn't quite destroy everything). There will be over 25 vendors and farmers ready to hawk winter root vegetables, greens, beans, mushrooms, crab, beef, lamb, chicken, salmon, honey, tomatoes, cheese, flowers, chocolate, and more. So load up the station wagon and stock up on goodies, plus maybe meet your friendly new CSA farmer. MS

Farmer's Market, 6300 block of SW Capitol Highway (across from Wild Oats), Saturday, 11 am-2 pm

Salad World

837 SW 2nd

Even though Salad World is not much other than a giant salad buffet, who can say no to a giant, delicious salad buffet? Homemade pasta salads, tons of fresh vegetables, tuna salad, dressings, garbanzo beans, peas, corn, shredded carrots, hard-boiled eggs, a hot food bar, grilled asparagus, sushi, and at $4.95 a pound, it's cheaper than Wild Oats. This is the kind of empowering, vitamin-filled lunch I crave but never seem to get a hold of. If you work downtown, don't ignore Salad World for another second. This place is the best. KS


3119 SE 12th Ave, 238-4411

Can you live on just meat? It's fun to try, and Edelweiss is the place to try it. This German deli delivers unparalleled brats, kraut, black forest turkey, and polishes at their lunch counter and deli. Any sausage (smoked brat, chili cheese, Hungarian, dinner frank... ) on a bun is a steal at $2.60. The Rueben is big enough to share ($4.99). And if you simply must eat veggies, try the yummy homemade split pea and ham soup; at least that has some meat in it ($2.50 for a big bowl). While you're there, try to get past the German beer case without buying. PA