|Tip of the Week |
If you're not familiar with these leafy greens, it's time to get acquainted! Some of the most nutritious vegetables, they are loaded with vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and antioxidants.
These greens are great in soups and stir frys and go well with beets, potatoes, pasta, and beans. Kale can be substituted for broccoli in many recipes.
Chop the stems small and start them cooking a few minutes before the leaves, or simply remove the stems if you prefer.
Quick, easy, and satisfying!
--The vegexperts at Persephone Farm
Part of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Speckled Romano Beans (Persephone Farm)
Calypso Pickling Cucumbers (Big 'B' Farm)
(Think Unique Gardens)
Purslane (Gales Meadow Farm)
|This weekend, be sure to say hello to our new face painter, Crista, and give a warm welcome to La Terra Vita, a new vendor featuring eggs and produce.|
|Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Recipe
Last Saturday, Ivy Manning, author of The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally, showed us how to make Panzanella, an Italian bread salad featuring heirloom tomatoes at the Hollywood Farmers' Market's third cooking demonstration of the season. She used wild amaranth and shallots from Gales Meadow Farm, delicious focaccia from Fleur de Lis Bakery, tomatoes from Winter Green Farm and Sweet Leaf Farm, and feta from Alsea Acre Alpines. Thank you to all the vendors who donated products and to Ivy for such a great demonstration! Ivy's book is available for purchase at the Information Booth at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella
From The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally
, by Ivy Manning
1 small loaf of rustic bread (about 10 ounces)
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes
2 cups baby arugula
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice the tough bottom crust off the bread and discard. Rub the loaf with the garlic to subtly flavor it. Cut the bread into 2-inch pieces (you should have about 6 cups) and place on a rimmed baking sheet with the olives. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil, salt, and pepper. Bake until the cubes are crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once.
2. Cut the core from each tomato with a paring knife and discard. With a sharp serrated knife, slice the tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Place 4 or 5 slices in a concentric circle on 4 salad plates. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
3. Chop enough of the remaining tomato slices to measure 1 cup and put in a large bowl with the bread cubes, olives, and arugula. Divide any remaining slices among the plates.
4. Combine the shallot, vinegar, and mustard in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of oil.
5. Toss the bread cube mixture with enough shallot dressing to coat the arugula; season with the salt and pepper to taste. Pile on top of the sliced tomatoes and serve.
Community Booth Spotlight
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
The Hollywood Boosters
is a non-profit business and service association formed in April 1934. The Boosters is one of Portland's oldest active merchant groups. Membership in the Hollywood Boosters is open to owners and managers of businesses located in the Hollywood district, property owners, or other individuals or organizations having an interest in Hollywood. Currently, there are over one hundred active members.
The Hollywood Boosters hold monthly general membership meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, at noon in the Hollywood area. The Boosters general membership meetings include announcements, committee reports, keynote speakers, and luncheon. Speakers discuss timely business and community issues of interest to Boosters members. Hollywood Boosters also are active in providing a community voice in government decision-making that affects Hollywood, and Boosters leaders are well known at Portland City Hall and among elected officials.
Please stop by the Hollywood Boosters community booth this Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market!
(RNW) is a nonprofit organization providing mediation and education that helps Oregon's kids, families, and communities resolve conflict. RNW is the largest nonprofit mediation center in the state of Oregon. Our services include:
ˇ Free mediation for conflicts between neighbors or landlords/tenants in the City of Portland
ˇ Low-cost mediation for family related issues
ˇ Conflict resolution and facilitation services for businesses or organizations
ˇ Conflict resolution and peer mediation trainings for businesses and schools
ˇ Restorative justice mediation and prevention for youth offenders
For more information about how we can help you or your organization resolve conflict, call 503-595-4890 or visit www.ResolutionsNorthwest.org
Featured Vendor: Nourishment
Ramona White began her journey on the road to locally-grown and nourishing food years ago while working at a small café. There she was introduced to local farmers' produce and blown away by the flavor and quality of food grown close by. She had always been interested in sourcing ingredients locally, but that experience planted a seed for using 100% local products in her meals.
Working in the restaurant industry since the late 70s, it comes as no surprise that Ramona broke out on her own eight years ago with Nourishment. Her business has taken the shape of food truck, restaurant, and food booth at many different markets and Nourishment is currently one of the most popular food stands at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Look for Nourishment to hit the streets some time this winter as a food cart. Ramona is still looking for a space, but hopes to be located somewhere in southeast Portland.
Nourishment is in its fourth year at the Hollywood Farmers' Market and sells breakfast burritos, quiche, and hand-made chocolates from her business partner Dave Beer's company, Wingnut Confections. Aside from Ramona and Dave, if you visit the Nourishment booth at the Hollywood market, you will see Quinn, busy making burritos for your Saturday morning gustatory pleasure.
Ramona's goal is to source 100% of her ingredients from Oregon and is close; only a small portion of the tomatillos she uses come from out-of-state (California). Everything else is local, and many ingredients come from vendors at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. She loves to barter with other vendors and receives beautiful and bountiful produce in return for feeding farmers burritos. She says that she likes making burritos because they are an appealing item, and are relatively easy to source local ingredients for. Her favorite foods, aside from Nourishment's breakfast burritos, are caprese salad and duck confit.
When asked why she likes being at the Hollywood Farmer' Market, Ramona answered, "Because it is absolutely the best farmers' market in Portland. Period. It is the most accessible, has the best of the best in vendors, and the customers are totally loyal." With work that is sometimes emotionally demanding, Ramona looks forward to seeing the customers at the Hollywood Farmers' Market every Saturday. "I just want to thank the customers for their loyalty, it is one of the most beautiful gifts in my life, it is a wonderful community."
|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