In This Issue
Cooking Demonstration
Volunteer of the Month
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

John Twist

Boys and Girls Aid Society

Cooking Demo

Tip of the Week
Cherries for Dessert

Pit cherries and soak in vodka for three days. Drain and dip in melted chocolate of your choice. Arrange cherries on cookie sheet and freeze until chocolate is solid. Enjoy!

- Anne Burton, Feeley's Fruit
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The Hollywood Farmers' Market will host a table at a screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John at 4:00 pm this Sunday at the Hollywood Theatre.

Sign-up to volunteer at the market before or after the screening and receive a free ticket to a movie of your choice!

Cooking Demonstration


Join Courtney Sproule, Chef of din din, this Saturday when she prepares a Sorrel and Beet Salad with fresh ingredients from the market. The cooking demonstrations will take place at 10am and 11am in the south row of the market (closest to Value Village). Samples and copies of the featured recipe will be provided to market customers.

Not able to join us for the demo? Look for the recipe in next week's edition of The Local Dirt.

Volunteer of the Month     
Nicolette Purcell
Nicolette Purcell is Volunteer of

the Month for July. She received $10 in HFM tokens and answered the following questions about her experience at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.

1. How long have you been 
volunteering at the market?

Since May 2006.

2. What is your favorite product at the market?

This is an impossible question! Dave, from Wingnut Confections, makes the best chocolate around, Deep Roots Farm has amazing organic produce, and Gales Meadow Farm grows unique and delicious garlic and onions.

3. Do you have a cooking tip to share with customers?
Splurge on the Morel mushrooms when they are in season.
I like to saute them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pinch of
Sea Salt. Delicious!

4. Why do you volunteer?
I enjoy being an active member of my community and
supporting local farms. Every week I get to come to the
market and talk with people about some of the best things
life has to offer: good food, fresh peaches, and Portland,
Oregon. What could be better?
Featured Vendor: Russell's BreadRussell's Bread-Oven

Over four years ago, Russell chose to direct his passion, skills, and vision about bread into his own business. The result is Russell's Bread, a family business operated out of the commercial bakery Russell built in the garage of our house in Vancouver, Washington. We chose not to have a storefront so we have the flexibility to run the business adaptively. Our primary product outlets are farmers' markets, where our older son Andy is stall manager, and an e-mail-based order-and-delivery service in the off-season.

Russell's Bread products focus on hearty, classic breads that bake well in the unique conditions of a wood-fired brick oven. We also specialize in flavorful non-pastry sweet baked items. Earlier this year, Russell built a new brick oven more than twice as large as the previous one, which he had to demolish to free up space for the new oven. Russell uses locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, such as fruits from our fellow market vendors, and chooses organic materials as often as practical.

Thank you to Russell's Bread for supplying cookies to the wonderful volunteers of the Hollywood Farmers' Market. We appreciate your generosity and support!

The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 9am - 1pm.  We are located on NE Hancock St between 44th and 45th Ave (one block South of Sandy Blvd).

For more information, check us out online at

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers' Market