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Tip of the Week
Grilled Oysters

Scrub shells under running water. Place on hot grill, cup side down to hold in juices. When done, oysters will steam around the edges and open (they practically shuck themselves). Add your favorite sauce and enjoy!

- Dawn Gilson, Gilson Marine Farms
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Photography ContestBerries

This Saturday, August 25th will be the last market in August to snap pictures to enter in the HFM Photography Contest. We will be selecting first place photos to receive prizes in three categories: Products, People and Pets.

The winning photos will appear in
the October issue of the Hollywood Star News.

Contest Rules

  • ·Photos must be taken at the Hollywood Farmers' Market during the month of August only.
  • ·All ages are welcome to enter but amateur photographers only.
  • Submit prints of 3-by-5 or 4-by-6 sizes only. No digital modifications are allowed.
  • ·Photos become property of the Hollywood Farmers' Market and cannot be returned. HFM will be featuring photos online and at the market without payment to contestants.
  • ·Staff and board members of HFM are not eligible to enter.
Mail your photo (one photo per person please) and entry form to: Hollywood Farmers' Market, P.O. Box 13233, Portland, OR 97213. Submissions must be post marked by September 1st.
New Staff Member at the HFM

Sarah Broderick

The Hollywood Farmers' Market welcomes new staff member Sarah Broderick as the Community Volunteer Coordinator. Originally from Eugene, Sarah has lived in Portland for the past ten months after spending time in Olympia, Washington and Japan. It was in Japan that she became "obsessed with local foods" although she has always loved farmers' markets and visited them frequently as a child. Sarah has been a regular volunteer Greeter this season and is excited to become more involved and meet new people in the market community. In addition to working for the market, she works part-time at the Children's Imaginative Garden in Rockwood. In her free time, Sarah volunteers at the Hollywood Theatre, enjoys cooking, and long walks in the neighborhood.

To sign-up to volunteer at the HFM, email or call Sarah at 503-803-7279.
Featured Vendor: Baird Family OrchardsPeach

At Baird Family Orchards, we've been growing peaches for 25 years and have learned how to pick to perfection.We work hard to pick our peaches and nectarines at the perfect ripeness, with a beautiful tangerine-orange peel, not bruised and mealy or green and bitter, but delicious and ready to eat within a few days of picking.

Our peaches are big and juicy from thinning (picking off about half of our peaches and letting them drop early on, when they are the size of a grape) so all of the nutrients go to only a few peaches. This produces a larger, more flavorful peach.

This also means we don't need to over-water our fruit to get large peaches, because we know you want peaches to taste like a peach should, not flavorless and watered down. We have about 25 different varieties and are always looking for new better ones. That's why many times you won't recognize the name, but love the flavor.

We hope you will stop by the market and see what variety we've picked this week. We will continue to grow and sell various peaches through the end of September, each with it's own unique flavor. Find out which variety is your favorite. We've learned that each person has different taste buds and Marci and Micki would love to help you figure out which peach will suit your pallette. We must warn you though ... our peaches are addicting, just ask all of our faithful customers!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for being so faithful, honest, and generous for all of these years. We appreciate the chance to serve you.  

Thank you,
Baird Family Orchards

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