In This Issue
November Markets Begin this Saturday!
Community Booth Spotlight
Featured Vendor: Bead-Dazzled Dream Designs
This Week at
the Market

Nicole Sangsuree
Tip of the Week
Super Simple
Squash Soup

Select your squash. Hubbard, kobucha, or buttercup are all delicious varieties to use.

Slice squash in half and bake, hollow side down, for 30 minutes or so. The flesh should be somewhat firm -- be sure not to overcook!

Peel off skin, and cut flesh into cubes. Saute onions or shallots, celery and carrots with a small amount of oil in a soup pan. Add garlic at the last minute. 

Add squash, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and the broth of your choice to the pan. Let the ingredients simmer on low for 20 minutes or more. 

Using a potato masher or an electric hand mixer, puree the soup to your desired consistency. You may need to add water if it gets too thick. 

At this point the options are limitless on what you can add! Roasted peppers? Lamb sausage? Yummm. 

-- Brandon Meek, Sweet Leaf 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!

-pictured above
(Gales Meadow Farm)

Comice Pears

(Kiyokawa Family Orchards)

Pimento Peppers
(Sweet Leaf Farm)

Fall Raspberries
(Happy Harvest Farm)

Sweet Potatoes
(Sun Gold Farm)
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The Local Dirt

This Saturday marks the first day of our November Markets! November markets will begin one hour later, open from 9am to 1pm. Please see the article below for more information.

On November 15th, we will be holding a Pumpkin Pie Contest, rules will be posted on our website soon. You can pick up an entry form at the Information Booth this Saturday.

November Markets Begin this Saturday!

Hours Change to 9am - 1pm

This Saturday marks the second season the Hollywood Farmers' Market has extended into November. The Hollywood Farmers' Market will continue through November 22nd, the Saturday just before Thanksgivin
g.pumpkins november market November market hours are 9am to 1pm, opening one hour later much to the sleepy delight of market staff and vendors.

With many vendors now experimenting with season extension techniques, customers can expect more produce than one might think is usually available in November. In addition to fresh produce, the November markets will feature craft vendors selling an assortment of non-edible goods such as jewelry, pottery, artwork, and body-care products.

On November 8th, local author and chef, Ivy Manning, will be at the market to sign copies of The Farm to Table Cookbook, a perfect gift for early holiday shopping.

"November is a time of bounty for many Oregon farmers," said Greg Mistell, a member of the Hollywood Farmers' Market Board. "The extended season allows the community to savor a few additional Saturday mornings to buy fresh produce and meet their friends and neighbors."
Community Booth Spotlight

AIFCLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

American Iranian Friendship Council
The American Iranian Friendship Council (AIFC) was founded in April 2006 in Portland, Oregon. Several members of the Council come from a rich tradition of American/Iranian friendship from serving as Peace Corps volunteers, medical workers, or English teachers in Iran. AIFC believes they have an important story to tell, which can offer a different view than the current negative portrayal of people from the Middle East that dominates the media.

As a non-partisan organization, the AIFC seeks to establish human connections and to educate the public about Iran's complex history and contemporary realities to help avoid a military confrontation.

In the past two to three years, nine American members of the AIFC Board of Directors have traveled to Iran with citizen ambassador tours. Another group of four Americans are traveling to Iran next month. For more information please stop by the American Iranian Friendship Council's booth at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday!

Featured Vendor:  Bead-Dazzled Dream Designshfm crowd

Cynthia Eubanks is not your average businesswoman. A trained nurse since 1977, Cynthia got into jewelry making about ten years ago when she became ill as a way to keep her dexterity and spirits up.

With Bead-Dazzled Dream Designs, Cynthia makes everything from bracelets and necklaces to animal collars and wind chimes, each piece carefully designed and constructed. She creates pieces that range from the inexpensive to the very expensive, depending on the stones she uses, which include jasper, onyx, and many different crystals. Because a lot of stones have healing or prosperity properties, she enjoys making custom pieces to address the specific desires of her customers. She frequently visits antique stores and estate sales for old jewelry, which she takes apart and reconstructs into something new.

One of her proudest accomplishments is her survival. When she first became ill, she wasn't sure she'd ever be able to do anything again. This winter marks three years since she was handed a life sentence of three to six months from her doctors. She found a new area in life that tapped into her creative side, and put her heart and soul into it. Although it doesn't help people the way her previous career as a nurse did, she believes her jewelry can touch people in a different way that goes to the core of who we are.

Cynthia loves the Hollywood Farmers' Market and served on the Board early on. "Some weeks I'm so sick I just can't go anywhere. But come Saturday, I will find my way to the market." Cynthia loves the uniqueness of the Hollywood Farmers' Market where many of the farmers and business owners staff their stands themselves. "It's a place full of joy, laughter, and community."

Cynthia and Bead-Dazzled Dream Designs will be at the market this Saturday, November 1st, so make sure you stop by and see what she has to offer.
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