In This Issue
Cooking Demonstration with The Brothers Allen
Community Booth Spotlight
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

James Clem

Metropolitan Family Service

Cooking Demonstration
Tip of the Week
Vegetable Flavor

Often when new produce arrives at market, we prepare it simply so we can taste it for just what it is.

Salting your vegetables as soon as you put them in the pan brings out their liquid, allowing you to cut down on fats and develop simple, concentrated flavor by slowly stewing them in their own juices.

- Courtney Sproule, din din and Matchbox Lounge brunch chef

Featured Produce

Part of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!

Amaranth (Blooming Goodies)

Golden Detroit Beets (Gales Meadow Farm)

Loganberries (Happy Harvest Farm)

Romanesco Broccoli (Sweet Leaf Farm)

Treviso Radicchio (Persephone Farm)
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The Local Dirt
Don't miss our second cooking demonstration of the season this Saturday at 10 andd 11am. It's going to be another warm one, so please wear plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated. See you at the market!

Cooking Demonstration with The Brothers Allen 

strawberries and rhubarb This Saturday, prepare to be blown away as The Brothers Allen show us how to make the perfect strawberry-rhubarb tart. Using fresh ingredients from the Hollywood Farmers Market, brothers Mike and Matt will turn tart rhubarb and plump strawberries into a mouth watering treat, perfect for a summer dessert.
The Brothers Allen are two scrappy, bickering line cooks from the north side of Cincinnati. They have 24 years collective experience in upscale dining, butchery and baking. They have a long standing devotion to seasonal local food which is born largely of their devotion to doing the very best that can be done. They are available for small or large dinner parties or what have you. Their food (strawberry-rhubarb tart included) can be sampled at Vinideus Wine Bar at 47th and Fremont.
Be sure to come to the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday, July 12th, and sample this sweet-tart delight from The Brothers Allen. Cooking Demonstrations take place at 10:00 and 11:00am at the musician's tent on Hancock Street. Look for the recipe in next weeks edition of The Local Dirt.
Community Booth Spotlight

met family serviceLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

ONABEN, a Native American Business Network, enables Native Americans to realize their dreams for a better quality of life through owning and operating a successful business. ONABEN accomplishes this mission by providing accessible business programs, services, assisted access to financing, and positive business-to-business relationships.  ONABEN also runs the Women's Business Center in Portland, OR, which provides services and programs to all women entrepreneurs looking to grow their business.

Metropolitan Family Service
Metropolitan Family Service invests in individuals and families that struggle with the many barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including - inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.

We are dedicated to building stronger communities by providing services, connecting people with resources, and offering volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland, Oregon region.

Featured Vendor: Deck Family Farm 

Deck Family
John and Christine Deck have been involved together in agriculture for most of their married life. The Deck family has spent the past five years on this Junction City farm, intently focused on raising pastured beef, pork, lamb, goat, and poultry. Along with a raw milk dairy, the Decks have taken sustainability to a whole new level.
"Everything we do is focused around growing grass" says Christine as she describes the management intensive grazing practices of their family farm. With 250 acres of pasture, the Decks have a lot of ground to cover. They rotate different animals through every paddock, depending on the need. Horses, sheep, cows, goats, pigs, and ducks all get a chance to graze on the different varieties of grasses they grow. Paving the way to safe grazing, ducks are especially important in late summer as they are rotated through the lowlands eating grasses, insects, and liver flukes, a deadly parasite to cattle, goats, and sheep, but harmless to the web-footed birds.
The Decks have a unique way of raising pork as well. The lucky pigs are fed raw milk as piglets and forage on organic vegetables as they get older. The Decks lease land to Groundwork Organics and the pigs renovate the soil after harvest as they feed on everything from tomatoes to squash. They make fantastic tillers, scaling back the need for machinery.
Restoring the creeks and other habitat on the farm is especially important to John, who holds a degree in Environmental Design. The creeks have been fenced off from cattle, over 1000 trees have been planted in riparian zones, and selective cutting has taken place to allow larger, older trees to survive un-crowded.
The Decks run a true family farm, where everyone works hard. Their oldest, Alex, is in charge of chicken operations while the next two girls run the dairy. The two little ones feed the ducks and collect eggs. John and Christine manage everything else from the infrastructure to marketing.
Deck Family Farm offers two types of CSAs and poultry by pre-order. They are raising heritage turkey breeds for Thanksgiving, and pasture their chicken, turkeys, and ducks along with all the other animals on the farm. You can find their grass-fed and finished beef, along with lamb, pork, and eggs every Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Folks are welcome to stop by and check out the farm any day except Sundays. Calling ahead is nice, but not necessary. For more information on Deck Family Farm, visit their website or stop by their booth this 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

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers' Market