In This Issue
Volunteers of the Month
Unusual Produce
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Art from the Heart

Free Geek

Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers

Tip of the Week
Frozen Tamales

Hacienda's Micro Mercantes sell frozen tamales "para llevar" so you can enjoy them all week long. Heat 2-3 tamales at a time in the microwave until warm (about 10 minutes).

Try them with your own homemade salsa. Mix together chopped tomatoes, onion, hot pepper, olive oil and salt for a quick and delicious addition to your meal.

- Zoila Gonzalez, Hacienda Micro Mercantes

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Thank you for helping to make our first November market a success. Over 2,700 customers enjoyed the bounty of the fall harvest at the market last Saturday!

Tim and Jewel Lehman

Volunteers of the Month

Tim and Jewel Lehman received Volunteers of the Month for October and $10 in market tokens. Read on to learn more about these dedicated volunteers.

1. How long have you been volunteering at the market?
We have been volunteering on the morning set-up crew since the market first started.

2. What is your favorite product at the market?
Tim: Radicchio from Persephone. I purchase it every week it's available.
Jewel: Totally unfair question! I love it all! I love seeing the vendors setting up and looking at the fresh, seasonal produce they are bringing in. I like anticipating the different fruits and vegetables as they make their appearances.

3. What do you do with this product?
Tim: Most often Jewel makes a recipe from Mario Batali of Babbo Ristorante in NYC called "Tagliatelle with Radicchio Castel Franco, Pancetta & Caprino".
Jewel: I cook with fresh ingredients for all of our meals, so I'm always thinking of different ways to combine and use our weekly haul. I love to do roasted veggies, braises, sauteed greens (kale, beet greens, treviso radicchio). Then there are the onion tarts, the leek and mushroom tarts, the tomato tarts (with oven-roasted tomatoes), the fresh radishes with sweet butter on bread. The food tells me what to do with it!

4. Why do you volunteer?
Tim: I simply love the community that a farmers' market attracts. That community includes the other volunteers and staff, vendors, and customers who happen to be friends and neighbors. As an early riser and former farm kid, set-up is the perfect job for me.
Jewel: We are fortunate to have such incredible bounty available to us. I want to do whatever I can to support the wonderful people who bring these marvelous foods and plants to us. I feel a connectedness to what I consider the bigger things in life -- caring for each other and for our planet.

Unusual Produce

Hubbard SquashAre you drawn to unusual produce but don't know what you'd do with it if you brought it home? Our vendors have stepped up to uncover the mystery and share some of their favorites with you!

Komatsuna is a cold weather crop that may be substituted for any leafy green in your favorite recipe. It takes about the same time to cook as kale but has a sweeter flavor. Also called Japanese Mustard Spinach, Komatsuna tastes great in stir-fries. (Winter Green Farm)

Pea Shoots have a faint pea flavor and are deliciously crunchy. They may be eaten raw in salads or added to a stir-fry in the last 30 seconds. Try them slightly wilted for an effortless addition to your meal. Place the Pea Shoots in a colander and drain pasta over them for a twist to your regular pasta dish. (Gales Meadow Farm)

Blue Hubbard Squash (pictured) has a light yellow flesh, an even consistency and a sweet pumpkinish taste. You can substitute Hubbard Squash for pumpkin in any pie recipe. It also makes a great creamy soup base with vegetables such as carrots, onions and celery. To cook, cut into manageable pieces and bake at 350 degrees with a little water for 45-60 minutes or until soft. Remove skin before adding to pie or soup. (Sweet Leaf Farm)

Mountain Mist FiberworksFeatured Vendor: Mountain Mist Fiberworks

Mountain Mist Fiberworks is the creative outlet for Larry and Becky Harmon of Portland, Oregon. Using a wide variety of fibers, yarns and techniques, Becky creates beautiful and functional products that she sells at local festivals and farms, and of course, at the last few weekends of Hollywood Farmers' Market! This will be our ninth year at the market. 

Becky, who has been exploring the fiber arts for over 30 years, enjoys developing her own techniques and designing her own patterns. All of our Mountain Mist Fiberworks products are of our own design and are handmade by Becky or a member of our family. Some of our products end up being "one of a kind" items, but we also have staple items, such as the Scood, which we create over and over again. We use various techniques such as knitting, crocheting, weaving, braiding, felting, beading, tatting and embroidery.

Customers often stop to watch Larry spinning on his wheel at our booth. He will be doing a spinning demonstration each Saturday at the HFM, weather permitting. He enjoys demonstrating and explaining the craft of spinning, so feel free to stop by and ask him some questions!

We have enjoyed visiting with our regular customers over the years, and always look forward to seeing new faces at the market as well. Thank you to all who have stopped by to check out our products.
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