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Volunteer of the Month
Photo Contest Winner
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Delight Jazz

NE Community Center

Cooking Demonstration
Tip of the Week

When it comes to cooking or baking with apples, don't be afraid to be adventurous. The blending of different apples can create a nice dish with a balanced taste profile. And remember, when using a sweeter apple such as a gala, less sugar is required.

- Gary and Lori Middleton, Middleton Organic Orchard
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Join us next Saturday, October 13th for a cooking demo that is sure to inspire you to make the most of the fall harvest. Chef-Owner Piper Dixon of Proper Eats Market and Cafe in St. Johns will be making a veggie-centric dish showcasing Oregon's beautiful bounty. 


Volunteer of the Month

Each month, we select a dedicated volunteer (or team of volunteers) to receive Volunteer of the Month and $10 in market tokens. This month, we recognize Andy Nuttbrock and his daughter Addison for their dedication to the market set-up crew.

Andy and Addison answered the following questions about their experience at the Hollywood Farmers' Market:

1. How long have you been volunteering?
Andy: Off and on since 2000, and a regular for the last five years.
Addison: Two and a half years. She started at 4-1/2 and is usually up and ready to go before her dad.

2. What is your favorite product?
Andy: Buns on the Run sausages and mushrooms from Peak Forest Fruit or what ever catches my eye.
Addison: Tomatoes from Sylvan Valley Acres and anything from Fleur De Lis Bakery.

3. What do you do with those products?
Andy: A sausage on a bun with the works (no ketchup) is a great way to start the morning. I use mushrooms to make a wild mushroom cream sauce to serve over hand made pasta. When berries are in season we make fresh fruit sorbet.
Addison: Eats the baked goods or tomatoes before they can make it home.

4. Why do you volunteer?
Andy: The farmers' market is something our whole family enjoys and I want to support it any way I can so we can continue to enjoy it. It is a great way to start the morning and when you help set up, you get first pick of all the wonderful produce. We also enjoy the end of the year potluck for vendors, volunteers and Board members. The food and company is always excellent.
Addison: "To help the community."

Photo Contest Winner: People

The Hollywood Farmers' Market held its' first photo contest during the month of August. Four winners were chosen in three categories; Product, People (tie), and Pets.
A special thanks to the
Hollywood Star News  for publishing the winning photos on page 19 in their October edition!

Photo Contest Winner - People

Colleen Buggs ties for first-place prize in the People category for her photo of two young veggie lovers enjoying a tomato from Sweet Leaf Farm.
Dante's Garden Pesto
Featured Vendor: Dante's Garden Pesto

Dante's Garden is the product name of a small family farm located on the Henry Wilhelm Estate known as 5 Oaks Farm. The Farm was built in 1865 and is a historic landmark.  We knew that the wonderful historic Victorian house with the homestead apple orchard, original barns and the Five towering Oak Trees was where we wanted to live, grow our business and raise our four young boys. Dante's Garden was named after our beautiful malamute-husky-wolf dog Dante. His wild spirit and family-first attitude represents our own independent and community minded values. Dante's Garden is about respecting the Earth and promoting independent spirits and communities in the Portland area.

My wife, Carole and I believe in growing and encouraging others to "Grow Your Own" and purchase fresh and local produce to support sustainable methods of farming. We have supported our community by promoting the community farmers' market, using the local community center kitchen to make our pesto, and donating pesto to local events.
Dante's Garden Pesto is simply the best tasting, freshest and earth-friendly pesto product on the planet. There are several practices that make our pesto better than the rest. We grow our own Genovese Basil using only organic farming methods (non-certified) and produce the Sicilian oregano and some of the garlic. We use only quality ingredients such as Creative Growers garlic, organic olive oil from Spain and Parmesan cheese from Parma.  We mix everything ourselves in small batches to assure a quality product. We currently produce three varieties of pesto: Traditional, Vegan and Chevre.
You can find our Traditional Pesto at Portland area Whole Foods Markets, New Seasons Markets, Peoples Co-op, Alberta Co-op, Estacada Thriftway, Market of Choice and The Daily Grind. You will also see us at several area farmers markets including Hollywood, Milwaukie, Interstate, and People's Co-op. We have done several events of note, including The Italian Festival and Tamale Festival, and will be at the upcoming Christmas Bazaar in the Portland Expo Center.

There are many exciting future projects being planned for the upcoming season at 5 Oaks Farm! Please keep in touch for all the latest information.  

We are currently sponsoring an Art Contest to find a new label for our Pesto products and promote local adult and junior artists.  The first prize is $250.00.    Visit our website for contest details.

See you at the market!    

Dante's Garden Pesto
Always healthy, always delicious.
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