In This Issue
Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing with Ivy Manning
Community Booth Spotlight
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Caroline Oakley
Northeast Community Center

Schoolhouse Supplies

Tip of the Week
Chard is Delicious

Did you know that chard is one of the most delicious greens available?

It is high in Vitamin A, and will add a vibrant color to perk up any dish. The stems are edible as well, just start cooking them a few minutes before the leaves.

Try chard steamed and drizzled with tamari and balsamic vinegar or sauteed with onions, a dash of lemon juice, and ground black pepper.

Chard is delicious in stir frys, frittatas, soups, stews, and quiche- try some today!

-Persephone Farm
Featured Produce

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

black bell eggplant

Athena Cantaloupe (Deep Roots Farm)

Batavian Lettuce a.k.a. French Summer Crisp (Sweet Leaf Farm)

Black Bell Eggplant
(Winter Green Farm)

Globe Artichokes (DeNoble)

Pie Cherries
(Peak Forest Fruit)
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The Local Dirt
Don't miss this weekend's cooking demonstration and book signing with local author Ivy Manning.

Help support local school kids by bringing school supplies to the Schoolhouse Supplies community booth this Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. See the Community Booth Spotlight below for more information.

Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing with Ivy ManningFarm to Table Cookbook

Ivy Manning, author of The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally, will be at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday, August 9th. She will amaze market customers with the simple elegance of panzanella, an Italian bread salad featuring tomatoes and basil. Following the cooking demonstration, Ivy will be doing a book signing of The Farm to Table Cookbook, available for purchase at the market!

Cooking demonstrations take place at 10:00 and 11:00am at the musician's tent on Hancock Street on the second Saturday of each month. Look for the recipe in next week's edition of The Local Dirt.
Community Booth Spotlight

schoolhouse supplies backpackLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

Schoolhouse Supplies
Schoolhouse Supplies connects members of the community with students in over 130 schools throughout the Portland Public School district. We take private and corporate donations of all kinds - from basics like pencils and paper to books, backpacks, and folders - and put them in the hands of students.

Schoolhouse Supplies will be accepting donations of school supplies at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday, August 9th. Please bring what you can to help Portland school children start off the school-year right!

Northeast Community Center
The Northeast Community Center provides a safe and clean environment where Portland residents of all ages and backgrounds participate in recreational, educational and physical activities in a climate of mutual respect and care. 

The Northeast Community Center welcomes everyone. There is no joining fee and no long-term contracts. Stop by any day of the week, take a tour, meet the staff and find out how you fit in at NECC!

Featured Vendor: Fleur de Lis Bakery

Fleur de Lis Pastries
by Leora Troper, HFM Volunteer

Fleur de Lis has been our local bakery for about two and a half years, and it's been a wonderful relationship from the start. We were wary at first, because we'd liked the folks at the old place, but Greg and Lisa Mistell easily won our customer loyalty with their amazing baked goods, and won our hearts with their acceptance of our then nine-year-old son as a volunteer worker. He would show up periodically, help bus tables a little, but mostly (so I've been told) would schmooze the customers. For this he would be very handsomely rewarded with a variety of baked goods.

In the ensuing years, our son's interest in volunteering at the bakery has fallen off a bit, but not so our interest in their offerings. Greg produces a variety of French pastries that are never too sweet, never too heavy, and always creative. These include one of the best croissants I've ever had, as light and flaky as any you can buy in France. He also makes wonderful lemon tarts, crisp and crunchy palmieres, apple mazurkas, donuts (not so French, but still delectable), cinnamon rolls (see donuts), and scones that live up to their name. These are not the heavy, doughy, taste-free hunks that plod under the banner of scone, that one often finds elsewhere. They have an unexpected lightness to them and a delicious flavor. My favorite is the orange-currant ... unless it's the fennel scone. It's hard to choose.

Pastries are fine, but what we really need to talk about is the bread. Personally, I am most fond of Greg's boulo, my husband loves the multi-grain loaf, and my children can easily devour one of their generous baguettes in one sitting. Sometimes, just to mix things up, we buy the levain, which is also always good. A recent addition is their challah, which we buy and enjoy every Friday. 

All of these delicious products are available at the Hollywood Farmers' Market and I urge you to meditate peacefully in the long lines at their booth. It's worth the wait.

For more offerings of the soup and sandwich variety, as well as coffee and tea, one can go to their location at 3930 NE Hancock Street where the service is unfailingly friendly. 

So here I am, at the end of this article and all I really want is a piece of bread from Fleur de Lis. The saddest part? It's 10:30 at night and I'll have to settle for what's in the house -- something from Trader Joe's. Eh. Maybe I'll just go to bed.
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