|This Week at
Chess for Success
HFM Board of Directors
Wiggles the Clown
|Tip of the Week
To extend the life of your bouquet, trim the ends of the stems every two days, change water often, and keep flowers in a cool place.
- Chow Her,
Herr Family Farm
|HFM Board of Directors Tables This Saturday
Do you love the Hollywood Farmers' Market?
Would you like to get more involved in your community?
Hollywood Farmers' Market is looking for
enthusiastic Board members that can help the market thrive! Needed
and expertise include legal, finance, marketing, food systems, staff
relations and general administration. Contact Jennifer Porter at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You are also invited to
attend our next board meeting on Wednesday September 19th
at 6:30PM at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church (1907 NE 45th and
Sandy Blvd). Please RSVP to Jennifer at the address above.
that is. It makes for healthy plant communities.
better to follow their example than farmers' market vendors? Cross
pollination-in this case, using each other's products-makes for healthy food
creations, not to mention great-tasting ones.
teeth into a Fleur de Lis Bakery filled croissant or crostata and you're tasting
peaches, berries, or other fruit from the market, the result of baker Greg
Mistell's making the rounds, tasting-and buying-from a variety of vendors. Russell's
Bread uses fruit from fellow vendors, too. Crepes from The Village Crepery
envelop not only the market's fruit, but also Winter Green Farm's basil, Gales
Meadow's tomatoes, and various produce from DeMartini Family Farms. Bread from
the market undergirds samples of Dante's Garden Pesto.
from Oregon Gourmet Cheeses sit atop apple slices from Kiyokawa Family Orchards.
"Some people said, 'This cheese is wonderful, but what do I do with it?'"
explains cheesemaker Brian Richter.
"Well, here's an example, and it's a delicious combination." Pairing the
apples with his cheese is also a way that he can support the market, he adds.
what goes around, comes around. Brian uses the market's apples to showcase his
cheese, and Greg Mistell uses Oregon Gourmet Cheeses fromage blanc in Fleur de
Lis' Bakery cheesecake, saying it provides wonderful flavor and texture.
our shoppers have their own ways of cross-pollinating. Something from this
farm, something from another, a special cheese, a certain bread-and, voila, a
meal that's hard to beat and that helps support our local farmers. It's the
- Lianne Bannow, HFM Volunteer
|Featured Vendor: Happy Harvest Farm
a berry farm, Jeff Rosenblad of Happy Harvest in Mt. Angel, Oregon
has been farming since college. He now
sells his produce at six farmers' markets, to upscale restaurants and catering
companies, and to area schools.
Harvest was one of the first farms to participate in a state-funded program that
brings together local farmers and schools to place fresh produce on school
lunch menus. Currently about 10 percent
of Happy Harvest's sales are through this successful program, which has
spring to mid-December, Jeff is busy growing and harvesting his crops, then
selling and delivering them to schools, restaurants, and markets. During the off season, he gets ready for the
next year, making necessary repairs and purchases.
help of a small seasonal staff and his two young sons, who are apparently
following in their father's footsteps, Jeff grows about twenty-five acres of
berries and other crops, some in greenhouses. He uses sustainable methods, like drip irrigation, to conserve water and
plastic mulch to curb weed growth. Jeff's plans for Happy Harvest include adding four acres of greenhouses
and increasing his participation in the school lunch program.
customers at the Hollywood Farmers' Market appreciate Happy Harvest for its
berries - blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries,
and blackberries - and other produce including tomatoes, cantaloupe,
watermelon, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, lettuce, peas, and green beans.
- Lee Smith, HFM Volunteer
|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 www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market