|Tip of the Week
These roasting onions have a lighter flavor than their
larger counterparts. Peel and put whole cippolini in the oven with a chicken or
pork roast for a delicious meal.
- Gino Accuardi, Peak Forest Fruit
Part of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Albion Strawberries (Happy Harvest Farm)
Asian Cucumbers (Deep Roots Farm)
French Breakfast Radishes (Sweet Leaf Farm)
Shallot Buds (Gales Meadow Farm)
Sugar Snap Peas (Winter Green Farm)
|Join us this Saturday for a festive market with over 40 vendors, live music by Chata Addy the Music Man and a new cookbook for sale at the information booth by local author Ivy Manning.
Market Returns to Full Layout
The Hollywood Farmers' Market opened our 2008 season with
the same number of vendors as last year, but used a smaller section of the
Grocery Outlet parking lot while our new host and neighbor celebrated their
grand opening. This week, the market is back to its traditional larger layout
and will continue to grow with your favorite
old and (soon-to-be-favorite) new
vendors as the weather warms up and the
Joining us this week are Big "B" Farm, Boones Ferry Berry Farm, Persephone Farm and
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. In addition, a number of vendors will be in
a different space this week, with many moving back to their 2007
location: Blooming Goodies, Classic Foods, Crabapple Company, Dancing
Light Ranch, Dante's Garden Pesto, Deep Roots Farm, Fuller's Flowers, Glass
Jade Nursery, Happy Harvest Farm, KCK Farms, Nature's Best - Oregon Honey, River
Rock Nursery, Russell's Breads, Sweet Leaf Farm and Winter Green Farm.
Can't find your favorite vendor? Stop by the information booth
where we will be happy to point you in the right direction!
The Hollywood Farmers' Market is grateful to Jill
and Dave Reilly, Grocery Outlet's owner/operators, for their steadfast support
and generous logistical assistance. Jill and Dave are committed to the
Hollywood neighborhood and a strong
partnership with the market. Be sure to check out Grocery Outlet when you visit the market on Saturday!
Community Booth SpotlightLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
ANDEO International Homestays is a local nonprofit
organization dedicated to exploring cross-cultural friendship and
understanding through homestays. We coordinate free cultural presentations in
middle and high school classes, provide a resource center of materials for
language teachers, and facilitate hosting opportunities and travel programs
abroad. We are currently looking for hosts for students from Asia and Europe
who will stay with Portland
area families for 1-5 weeks this summer while attending weekday classes
downtown. Please come talk to us at our booth, give us a call at
503-274-1776 or visit our website for more information about our
The Movement Center is the hatha yoga studio of Nityananda Institute, a
non-profit organization dedicated to the study of meditation and yoga.
Together we offer classes, workshops, and retreats that enhance the
health and vitality of your body, mind and spirit. Students of all
levels of experience and fitness are welcome to attend our beginning,
continuing, and prenatal yoga classes. The Movement Center is conveniently located on NE 33rd Avenue near the Hollywood Farmers' Market. For more information, stop by our booth this Saturday.
Featured Vendor: Ken & June's Hazelnuts
Dennis and Sylvia Melcher of Melcher Family Farm and Ken & June's Hazelnuts are second generation filbert farmers.
Dennis' parents, Ken and June, started farming filberts (hazelnuts) in 1957 in St. Paul,
Oregon, a small community in Marion County. Today, the Melchers cultivate 400
acres of filberts and grow, clean, and dry the nuts on their farm. They sell
their hazelnuts to packers throughout the world and started selling their
products at farmers' markets because they wanted to get their hazelnuts out
The Melchers sell packages of dry roasted, raw, and roasted
and salted hazelnuts at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. They also offer candies
including white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate coated hazelnuts at
their booth. They maintain a list of hazelnut recipes on their website.
Although there are many ways hazelnuts can be used, Dennis Melcher prefers them
fresh from the oven.
The Melcher Family Farm is different from other hazelnut
farms because they limit the amount of pesticides and fungicides they use. The
Melchers only use one type of pesticide which is a spray for the filbert worm.
They do not use any other pesticides or fungicides. In addition to reducing
their use of chemicals, they use foliar nutrients to feed the trees and keep
them as healthy as possible.
The Melchers are proud to be able to continue what their
parents started in 1957 and to have introduced a product line named after their
parents, Ken and June. Be sure to visit Ken and June's booth to discover the
wonderful hazelnuts on display at the market!
|The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9am - 1pm. We are located on NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd).
For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market