In This Issue
HFM Board of Directors
Community Booth Spotlight
Featured Vendor: Wingnut Confections
This Week at
the Market

Chata Addy The Music Man
 
Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers
Tip of the Week
Make Stale Bread Fresh

Ever wonder how to keep your market bread fresh a little longer?

To refresh stale bread, sprinkle it with water, wrap in foil and heat it in the oven on 350 F for about five to ten minutes.

Your bread will become cushiony and fresh and deliciously warm.

Featured Produce

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

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Sunshine Tomatoes (Thompson Farms)

Hannah's Choice Cantaloupe (Happy Harvest Farm)
 
Gravenstein Apples
(Market Fruit/Packer Orchards)

Delectable Bi-Color Sweet Corn 
(Deep Roots Farm)

Northern Pickle Cucumbers (Persephone Farm)
 
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River Rock Nursery Sale!

River Rock Nursery will not be at the market this Saturday, August 23rd, because they are having a GARAGE SALE at the nursery!

Heavily discounted plants & supplies: pots, trellises, garden art, and greenhouse  inventory reduction!!


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am to 8pm.

2 miles east of Carver on Hwy 224 (19350 SE Hwy 224, Damascus, OR 97089)

Print out this coupon to receive $10 off your purchase at the nursery this weekend!

A special for Hollywood Farmers' Market customers!
Offer Good This Weekend Only!
The Local Dirt
What a week of wild weather! From brain-melting heat last weekend to lighting storms and cool wind and rain, we've seen it all the last few days. Welcome back the summer weather this Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market!

Hollywood Farmers' Market
Board of Directors Recruitment
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Do you love the Hollywood Farmers' Market?

Would you like to get more involved in your community?

The Hollywood Farmers' Market is looking for enthusiastic Board members that can help the market thrive! Needed skills and expertise include leadership, finance, marketing, food systems, staff management, public relations and general administration.

You are invited attend our September Board meeting on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30PM at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church (1907 NE 45th and Sandy Blvd) adjacent to the market.

If you wish to attend the September Board meeting please send an RSVP to Carollyn Farrar at carollynf@comcast.net. For more information about the Hollywood Farmers' Market visit our website or contact Carollyn at the above address.

Thank you for your interest and see you at the market!
Community Booth Spotlight

friends of seasonal and service workersLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

Parents for Paid Leave
Parents for Paid Leave is a grassroots group of parents (and non-parents!) who are working to bring paid family leave to Oregon's working families. This group started as a small endeavor but has grown into a state-wide movement of Oregonians who want to see legislation that will provide paid time off after the birth/adoption of a child or to care for a sick loved one (or oneself). For more information about our work, please visit our website. If you like what we're doing, we hope you will support our efforts by joining our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you at the Hollywood Farmers' Market on August 23rd!
 
Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers
Since 1982, Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers (FSSW) has assisted independent organizations of seasonal, farm and service workers in pursuing their goals of eliminating unjust and substandard living and working conditions. FSSW is a free and voluntary association joining together students, professionals, clergy, business owners and other concerned community residents to bring material support to organizing drives of the working poor.

Featured Vendor: Wingnut Confections

truffles David Beer of Wingnut Confections is no stranger to sweets. He has been playing with chocolate for close to 20 years, for many of them as a pastry chef where he began to uncover the secrets of combining chocolate with sugar. A lover of food and fascinated with the world of spices, David began Wingnut Confections about 4 years ago when he found himself at a crossroads between an unexciting life of web design and the overwhelming urge to generate his own income while doing something he loved. "I love making candy", he said as he explained why he chose chocolate as a profession. "Truffle equipment wasn't too huge of an investment and I saw a need for delicious dairy-free truffles."
 
As a Portlander, David has his fair share of vegan friends. He explains that time after time he would hear a friend rave about a vegan chocolate treat and would try it, inevitably ending up horrified at the state of chocolate in the dairy-free world. He began by making truffles for friends and relatives and quickly realized he was on to something.
 
David purchases large amounts of organic bittersweet chocolate and blends them himself, ending up with chocolate containing roughly 72-74% cacao. Using his love of food as inspiration he began playing with flavor combinations that appealed to him, resulting in truffles such as Thai Chili, Earl Grey, Habanero Mole, and the seasonal Oregon Hazelnut Spiced Rum -- the pirate truffle featuring Rogue Spirits' Hazelnut Spiced Rum.
 
In many ways, the chocolate-making part of Wingnut Confections has been the easiest. Challenges arise from his slightly reserved personality; marketing and sales require David to put himself out there more than he's used to. And running a business for the first time has been a huge learning experience. But what David may be short of in terms of gregarious behavior, he makes up for in incomparable flavor and quality of product.
 
David's dedication to quality is why he uses everything organic that he can, and sources many ingredients locally as well. His Marion berries, hazelnuts, habaneros, and Thai chilies are local, and he dries the peppers himself. The rum in his current seasonal truffle is local, he purchases vanilla beans from a high quality local importer, and is looking into using local peppermint oil. He currently sells his chocolates at two farmers' markets in Portland -- People's Food Co-op and the Hollywood Farmers' Market, proudly transporting 100% of his product by bicycle to these and other locations that carry his chocolates. He says he enjoys being at the Hollywood Farmers' Market because he gets to watch people smile and that it's just a great place to be.
 
Looking to the future, David hopes to branch out from chocolate while remaining true to the Wingnut Confections motto, "Candy With a Conscience."
 
You can find David and his Wingnut Confections chocolates at the Nourishment booth, just west of the music, every Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Drool over Wingnut Confections on the web and then rush on over this Saturday for a satiating experience.
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