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The type of honey is determined by the flower the bees gather their nectar from. Generally, darker honey is stronger tasting and lighter honey is sweeter and
more delicate in taste.
- Sue Johnson, Nature's Best Oregon Honey
|Check out our cooking demonstration this week! Students from the Oregon Culinary Institute will be cooking and sampling vegetable tempura at 10:00 am and 11:00 am this Saturday. Look for them under the community booth tent at the south entrance to the market.
Did you know volunteering can help you live longer?
A study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service shows that volunteering is beneficial to the individual, specifically older adults and those serving 100 hours annually. Some of the major findings about volunteers include that they live longer, have lower rates of depression, recover faster from physical illness, and benefit psychologically and physically.
Rollin and Lianne Bannow won Volunteers of the Month (and $10 in HFM tokens!) for June. Visit them at the information booth to find out how you too can get involved in this wonderful community and benefit your health!
Rollin and Lianne answered the following questions
about their experience at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.
1. How long have you been volunteering at
the market? Since 2005.
2. What is your favorite product at the market? All kinds of berries.
3. What do you do with this product? Once the season starts, it's a rare morning that berries are not in a bowl, unembellished, for nibbling at breakfast.
4. Why do you volunteer? It's enjoyable and doesn't feel like a chore. We like many aspects of what the market represents. Volunteering offers a comfortable way for us to be a part of the community.
To sign-up to volunteer, contact Caryn Servis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the information booth on market day.
|What's In Your Market Basket?
Market Shopper: Chef Owner Piper Dixon, Proper Eats
What did you purchase? Zucchini, carrots and an array of fresh herbs.
What will you be doing with the vegetables? Making what I call a "zu-canoe" - zucchini stuffed with almonds, carrots, celery and fresh herbs. It's a light and refreshing summer treat.
|Featured Vendor: Squirrel Heights Gardens
grew out of Betty's love of gardening and a patio always overflowing with
plants. The business officially began in 1995, evolving into the urban
specialty nursery it is today in the Woodstock
area of SE Portland.
The nursery's small size allows Betty and Dave to give
personal attention to their customers, helping them find just the right plants
for their gardens. Each of the unusual perennials and shrubs at Squirrel Heights Gardens
has its special attributes, such as interesting foliage that attracts
hummingbirds or butterflies and adds the perfect color to any garden.
When Betty and Dave built a greenhouse just for ferns,
Dave's obsession for them really took off. He is now growing over thirty
different varieties of ferns in the nursery and many more in the garden.
Heights has been a
regular feature of the Hollywood Farmers' Market since opening day of the first
year, when it poured down rain. Betty and Dave continue to participate because
they enjoy the sense of community that the market provides. They are also
regulars at the Moreland Farmers' Market on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30
Betty and Dave invite you to mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Mid-Summer Plant Sale and Garden Art Event at Squirrel Heights
Gardens on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, August 3, 4 and 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm!
|For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market