|Tip of the Week
There are so many tasty ways to eat spring turnips.
They are best eaten raw. Try them dipped in hummus, shaved on a salad, or sliced on a sandwich.
Spring turnips are also delicious roasted or baked with fresh herbs.
- Michelle Cushing, Winter Green Farm
Part of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Red Potatoes (Big "B" Farm)
Red Russian Kale (Deep Roots Farm)
Hood Strawberries (Unger Farms)
Yellow Crookneck Squash (Happy Harvest Farm)
Comet Radishes (DeMartini Family Farms)
|Don't miss our first cooking demonstration of the season at 10 and 11am this Saturday. Look for new vendors joining us each week as the weather gets warmer and enjoy great music by Greg Clarke.
Cooking Demonstration with
Chef David Siegel will be performing a cooking demonstration at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday. Filling the air with tantalizing aromas of chorizo and toasted hazelnuts, you won't want to miss samples of Sweet Briar Chorizo and New Potato Salad. David Siegel is the executive chef of the new restaurant Belly Timber, which just opened this week on Southeast Hawthorne.
Creating a buzz in the local food scene isn't new to David Siegel. He created the popular East Side Dining Club
and is known for his careful attention to locally grown and raised products. David is no stranger to the Hollywood Farmers' Market, either. This will be his second cooking demonstration at the popular Northeast Portland market; he wowed market-goers last September
by introducing the delicate flavors of pumpkin leaves and blossoms to many delighted palates.
Be sure to come to the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday, June 14th, and find out for yourself what the buzz is all about. Cooking demonstrations take place at 10:00 and 11:00am at the musician's tent on Hancock Street. Look for the recipe in next week's edition of The Local Dirt.
Community Booth Spotlight
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
Free Geek is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.
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 programs.
Featured Vendor: Glass Jade Nursery
Nicolette Purcell, HFM Volunteer
If you have ever found yourself lost within the beautiful
produce, plants, and artisan treats of the Hollywood Farmers' Market, you're
not alone. Every week thousands of people from all over the Portland area flock
to our little market for the best of local Northwest fare. One of the most
popular vendors at the market, Glass Jade Nursery, is proving that you don't
have to sell out to stay in business. This pesticide-free, native plant and
herb peddler is the place to go for advice, ideas, and simply gorgeous
Jackie Collins, the owner and propagator of Glass Jade
Nursery began her business in a small North Portland yard. Jackie got her
degree in Ornamental Horticulture and, tired of commercial pesticide use,
proved to classmates and professors that sustainable and responsible
cultivation practices are an affordable way to propagate plants without harming
the globe. Jackie still holds true to this philosophy and has a thriving
business that doesn't compromise on conscience.
Jackie has been at the Hollywood Farmers' Market for four
years and loves helping customers solve plant problems with simple, green
solutions. She educates people using straightforward methods, most of which
include ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. When asked what advice she
would give amateur gardeners of the Northwest, she responded simply with "ask
questions". It seems that "asking questions" is exactly what Jackie did when
she began her business seven years ago and she hasn't stopped since.
Jackie sells a variety of native plants and chemical-free
herbs at Glass Jade and is happy to talk with you about the best fit for your
garden. See you Saturday!
|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