In This Issue
Volunteers Donate $10,000
Thanksgiving Dishes
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Grupo Condor

Art from the Heart


Knit-In with volunteer Anne Meixner
Tip of the Week
Storing Bread

When storing bread, never refrigerate.
Instead, place loaf cut side down on a cutting board to insure its' freshness.

- Andy Pfandler, Russell's Bread

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Join us this Saturday for our last market of the 2007 season! We will reopen on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

Hacienda's Micro Mercantes are offering a special this week to thank customers for all of their support. Enjoy one free tamale for every two that you purchase!

Join market volunteer Anne Meixner this Saturday for a knit-in. Bring needles and yarn to work on your current project or contribute to a blanket for the Afghans for Afghans community effort. If you can't stay to knit, you can still contribute by bringing a skein of colorful wool yarn (no light colors).

Market Crowds

Volunteers donate over $10,000 to the Hollywood Farmers' Market!

$10,000 of their time, that is.* And that's just from market day volunteering!

The end of the season welcomes reflection and celebration of the wonderful gifts of time, talent, and energy from volunteers that made the 11th season of the Hollywood Farmers' Market one of the most successful in its' history. The HFM could not function without the countless hours of work donated by volunteers throughout the year. Whether you see them each week greeting you at the information booth or they are behind the scenes supporting staff, their work is invaluable. HFM volunteers are your neighbors, small business owners, and market vendors that all support our mission to bring fresh, local foods to the Hollywood district. It is truly a community effort to bring this special event to fruition each week and HFM wants to thank everyone that was involved this season from the bottom of our collective hearts.

Thank you to the Volunteer Board of Directors for your service this season with special recognition to Jack Alvord, Roberta Anderson, Kirsten Jewel, Steven McGrath, Susan Price, and Doug Robertson. HFM will miss you!

Volunteering at the market is a year-round event! If you are interested in donating your time to plan for the 2008 season, contact the Community Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Broderick, at
503-803-7279 or

The Independent Sector, a non-profit research group, found that the estimated dollar value of volunteer time is $18.77 per hour for 2006.

Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

PotatoesWith the last market of the season also being the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the vendors of the Hollywood Farmers' Market "dished" to The Local Dirt about their favorite holiday treats. Whether you're cooking for 12 or invited as a guest, include a stop at the Hollywood Farmers' Market for your holiday shopping and create a favorite dish of your own this Thanksgiving!

Stuffing was a favorite among our vendors. Each stuffing-lover had their own special ingredients but all agreed that it had to be homemade and there had to be plenty of leftovers. Anne from Gales Meadow Farm makes her turkey stuffing with sausage, anchovies, capers, onions, mushrooms, and bread cubes. Kelly from The Crabapple Company likes hers with apples, sweet carrots, toasted pecans, and cornbread.

There was also strong support for other starches such as mashed potatoes, hot potato salad, sweet potato gnocchi, and even a hearty rice bake. Toby from Gales Meadow Farm mixes his mashed potatoes with garlic and wasabi.

You might have wondered by now, "Where are the fruits and veggies?" James from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks will happily share his recipe for baked acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, chanterelle mushrooms, cranberries, thyme, and sage. Mark from Deep Roots Farm makes his Thanksgiving meal exclusively vegetarian with a Tofurky dinner and everyone's favorite dessert, apple pie!

Dot Bottom FleeceFeatured Vendor: Dot Bottom Fleece

Our small home business expanded out of a hobby in our northeast Portland home. The name "Dot-Bottom Fleece" was created by our daughter, Lisa, who chose it for the non-skid rubber "dot bottom" of our handmade slipper socks and baby booties.

We have expanded our product line over the last eight years to include fleece hats, scarves, pillowcases, blankets, pet pads, waterproof fleece and nylon blankets. This year, we added hot water bottles with cozy fleece covers. Fleece is a great fabric to work with, does not shrink, and is lasting and durable.

Come see us this Saturday for the last market of the season. You'll be sure to find something to warm the hearts and feet of those you love.
Carol & Dan Larson
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