Local Students Design "New"
Site for the Market
HFM volunteer Sara Sargent and her classmates this Saturday as they display their class architecture project. Sara's fourth grade class at Laurelhurst Elementary created a new design for the Hollywood Farmers' Market with the help of John Sargent and the Architecture in Schools
program. Their site and 3-D booth designs will be displayed by the information booth at the
west entrance of the market between 8am and noon.
For the complete story on this project, read our article in the June issue of the Hollywood Star News (page 4).
What's In Your Market Basket?
Chef John Taboada, Navarre
What did you
purchase? Carrots, beets, radishes, cucumbers and porcini mushrooms.
What will you be
doing with the vegetables? Making a variety of salads including carrots tossed with herbs,
roasted beets with greens and cheese, and cucumber and porcini with farro.
Featured Vendor: River Rock Nursery
Gretchen must have caught the growers bug from her
horticulturalist father because she started growing coleus for sale in junior
high. When she moved to Oregon with her husband and two small children in 1973,
she became one of the first vendors at the Portland Saturday Market, growing
and selling herbs, cactus, bonsai and other plants. As her children increased
to six, soccer games and school activities became much more frequent than
farmers' markets and plant sales. When her children moved away from home, she
had more time for plants again and began specializing in unusual trees and
Learning to graft opened up the world of conifers and
Japanese maples, which are one of her specialties. If there is any particular
variety of conifer or maple you are looking for, just ask. She also has a wide
variety of blueberry plants, which are easy to grow organically and are
ornamental as well as tasty. Gretchen has responded to customer requests over
the years and has expanded the plants she grows to include annuals and
You can find River Rock Nursery near the information booth
at the southwest corner of the market. Her signature Garden Nursery Cart is
well stocked weekly with healthy, vigorous plants to fill the empty nooks in
the corners of your garden or to complete a landscaping job. She would not be
able to be at the market without the help of Beth Heriza, Sarah Laughlin and
Hazel Laughlin, familiar faces to many of you at the market.
Check out the sale area at her booth this week. She will
have some specials to thank you for supporting her all these years.