How well do you know your neighborhood?
Join the Northeast Community Center (NECC) at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday for the "Passport to Hollywood" scavenger hunt taking place from 9 to 11am. Children, chaperoned by their families, will be given clues and a map to find three well known locations in the Hollywood District. Receive a stamp from each location and drop your "passport" back at the NECC booth in the farmers' market. Three winners will be selected at 11am to receive a prize donated by participating businesses.
Volunteers are still needed to assist with this event from 9 to 11am. Please contact Caryn Servis to sign-up (email@example.com).
|What's In Your Market Basket?
Market Shopper: Chef Owner Julie Krohn, J-Spot Cafe (4502 NE Sandy Blvd.)
What did you purchase? Basil, lettuce, spinach and zucchini from Big "B" Farm and feta cheese from Alsea Acres.
What will you be doing with your purchases? Making our signature J-Spot Salad with fresh vegetables and a light vinegarette made from balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh basil.
Why do you shop at the Hollywood Farmers' Market? It's conveniently located and you can taste the difference. I wish you guys were here seven days a week!
|Featured Vendor: Nature's Best - Oregon Honey
Mark and Sue Johnson started
their bee business in 1974. Their farm is located in the west hills near Sauvie Island.
They keep about 600 colonies of bees with the help of their four children. Most
of their income is generated by renting bees to farmers that need them to
pollinate their crops.
The pollination business
begins in January when the bees are transported to California to pollinate almonds. Afterwards,
the bees will be moved north through Oregon
following the spring weather. During the course of the year their bees will pollinate
a variety of crops including almonds, berries, peaches, apples, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, pumpkins and holly.
In addition to their value as pollinators, the Johnson's bees produce delicious honey that comes in many different varieties.
On Saturday mornings from May
through October, Sue can be found at the Hollywood Farmers' Market along with
her daughter-in-law and granddaughter selling the family's honey and her
homemade pure bees wax candles.