In This Issue
Pumpkin Pie Contest Winners
Community Booth Spotlight
Season Finale Vendors
This Week at
the Market

Season Finale

What Is That Noise?

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation

Western States Chiropractic College

Tip of the Week
Storing Vegetables for Winter

The best storage solution for winter vegetables is a root cellar, but for those of us who don't have such amenities available, there are still options for stocking up for the winter. If you have a basement, a cool and dry location will work for produce such as potatoes and onions.

Unwashed potatoes are better for storability, and they don't require refrigeration but do need to be kept absolutely dark to prevent greening. Wrapping potatoes in a blanket kept in a box in your basement will work. If you don't have a basement, you can try a dry location on an outside porch, as long as it doesn't freeze.

Onions must be kept dry. They aren't as sensitive to light as potatoes, but it is essential that they be kept away from damp areas.

Carrots, beets, and most root vegetables will last a long time if they are kept cold and dry. Cool will not suffice.

Squashes can be out in the light as long as they are cleaned of all dirt and kept dry. Any place there is dirt, they could begin to rot. A variety of squashes make very pretty décor for the winter months. They don't need to be kept cold, but shouldn't be placed in a heated place.

Chest freezers are a good option for food preserving if you're not excited about the mess of canning or the risk of rotting vegetables. Many products can be frozen, including cheese, broccoli, cauliflower, and most vegetables- some are better if blanched first.

-- Eliza Whiteman, HFM Volunteer
Featured Produce

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

pretty cabbage
There will be so  much available at the final market this weekend, we just cannot resist listing it all: apples, arugula, bakery treats, beets, bread, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, buffalo meat, burdock, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, cheese, cider (hard), coffee, crabapples, crepes, eggs, elk meat, fennel, filberts (hazelnuts), fresh pasta, garlic, goat cheese, goat meat, grass-fed beef, greens, honey, jams, jellies, kale, lamb, mushrooms, onions, pears, pesto, plants, pastured pork, potatoes, pastured poultry, quince, salmon, sausage, shallots, smoked tuna, tamales, truffles- white, black, and chocolate, turnips, winter squash, and more!
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The Local Dirt
This Saturday is our final market for the 2008 Season, don't miss out! From 9am - 1pm, over forty vendors will return to the Hollywood district one last time in 2008 to provide customers with fresh, local produce and high quality artisan food and drink from Oregon and Washington.

What Is That Noise? will entertain us with their rockin' tunes while you stock up on winter storage vegetables and gather with friends and neighbors one last time in 2008.

We have tote bags! Professionally screen-printed, one-of-a-kind, Hollywood Farmers' Market tote bags will be available just in time for the holidays. Stop by the Info Booth, pick up a tote bag, and fill it with goodies from our craft vendors as you prepare for the holiday season.

We've heard direct from farmers that there will be many specials this weekend- cut-rate deals on pre-boxed onions, special discounts on squash and other storage crops, it's time to prepare for the winter months without your weekly farmers' market, so make sure you head on over while you still can.

Remember the Dot Survey that was held on September 20th? Well, the results are in! Stop by the Information Booth where draft copies of the 2008 Dot Survey Report will be available for viewing.

See you at 9am this Saturday at Northeast Portland's favorite community gathering spot! 

Pumpkin Pie Contest Winners

pumpkin pie winnerLast Saturday, the Hollywood Farmers' Market held its first ever Pumpkin Pie Contest, much to the delight of everyone at the market.

It was a hard decision for the judges, but prizes were awarded to the top entrants and we are pleased to announce the results:

1st Place- Greg Huntington
2nd Place- Lisa Jacobs
3rd Place- Elizabeth Guest
Runners Up- Anne Meixner and Amie Edelstein

Special thanks goes to Mirador Community Store for providing the First Place winner with a brand new rolling pin and to David Beer of Wingnut Confections for his donation of a habanero lollipop, which you can try out for yourself at the Nourishment booth this Saturday. Special thanks also to Anne Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm for her generous donations of adorable gourds and delicious squash to the Third Place winner and Runners Up.

For the brave souls out there who would like to try the winning pie's recipe, good luck!

1st Place Pie Recipe:

Kabocha Squash from Happy Harvest (4 cups)
sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
2 eggs, egg whites whipped
allspice (follow heart)
cinnamon (same)
nutmeg (same)
salt (wow!)

Flour, cut together with one stick of butter and one teaspoon of salt. Add 3 tablespoons of ice water a little bit at a time until it's ready to go.

After pie is assembled, clarify 1/2 stick of butter, add a prig of rosemary, allow to simmer for a while. Brush rosemary-infused clarified butter over the top of the pie.

Awesome Part: broulé the top! (propane torch)
Community Booth Spotlight

crowd rocking outLearn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation
Founded in 1982, the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops public education campaigns for Oregonians on key reproductive rights issues. The Foundation provides training on grassroots organizing, leadership development, and lobbying skills. Community Outreach includes campus organizers on five college campuses in Oregon and the back bone of our volunteer program, the Choice Action Team (CAT) and teen Choice Action Team (t-CAT). The NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation oversees the Emergency Birth Control Access Project, which works to provide seamless access to contraceptive services and supplies to women all across Oregon. Stop by the booth to find out how you can get involved with an advocacy organization that advocates for ALL women regardless of where they go for reproductive health.

Western States Chiropractic College
Western States Chiropractic College, located in Portland, Oregon has been a leader in evidence-based chiropractic education since 1904. The WSCC philosophy of chiropractic is based on the concept that the human body has recuperative, self-healing capabilities, and that there is a correlation between skeletal structure and optimum bodily function. The interdependence of structure and function, and the relationship between the nervous system--particularly the spine--and the rest of the body is the core element of WSCC's approach to healing and wellness. This indicates that the first line of intervention for conservative care is to assure biomechanical integrity, with pharmaceutical and/or more invasive care (e.g. surgery) being utilized only after conservative options have been employed.

Season Finale VendorsHFM Vendor Map 2006

Alsea Acre Alpines
Briney Sea Delicaseas
Buns on the Run
Classic Foods
Dancing Light Ranch
Dante's Garden Pesto
Deck Family Farm
Deep Roots Farm
Delphina's Bakery
Fleur de Lis Bakery and Café
Freddy Guys Filberts
Fuller's Flowers
Gabriel's Bakery
Gales Meadow Farm
Gilson Marine Farms
Hacienda CDC
Happy Harvest
Jacobs Creamery
Kiyokawa Family Orchards
Market Fruit Inc./Packer Orchards
Mocha Romas Coffee Company
Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey
Nossa Familia Coffee
Oregon Gourmet Cheeses
Peak Forest Fruit
Persephone Farm
Pine Mountain Ranch
River Rock Nursery
Russell's Bread
Sweet Briar Farms
Sweet Leaf Farm
Village Crepery
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Wingnut Confections
Winter Green Farm

Amygdule Jewelry
Apotek Soap Company
Bead-Dazzled Dream Designs
Darris Dietz Pottery
Fiber For Your Fashion Diet
Lauri Arrington Jewelry
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