|This Season at
|You can expect to find:|
Farm fresh produce, meat, fish, eggs, pasta, nuts, baked goods, cheese, flowers, plants, and delicious prepared foods.
Music from different artists every week.
Non-profit community booths providing information and resources.
Cooking demos on the second Saturday of each month
|Tip of the Week |
|Each week, we ask our vendors for a tip to pass along to our customers. |
We will continue that tradition this year, but thought you might also have some wisdom to share!
Do you have a favorite recipe? Cooking method? Storage technique?
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The Hollywood Farmers' Market is heading into its thirteenth market
season! We have been working hard to get ready for opening day and hope you can
join us on Saturday, May 2, 2009.|
The market will be open every Saturday from May until Thanksgiving. Our
regular season hours are 8am to 1pm, with the November markets beginning
one hour later.
|Hollywood Farmers' Market
Opens May 2nd!
by Jody Anderson,
Community Volunteer Coordinator
It was a rainy, windy walk to the bus this morning, but I couldn't help but
notice the amazing colors of the tulips and daffodils blooming brightly in so
many yards. The flowers remind me that the rain and wind are true signs of a Portland spring. Along
with the budding of so many growing things around town comes the reopening of
the Hollywood Farmers' Market.
At 8:00 in the morning on Saturday, May 2nd the market will return to offering
captivating fresh, local produce, meat, cheese, fish, baked goods, and plants.
This is the time of year to look for a variety of greens and lettuces,
asparagus, radishes, carrots, scallions, beans, and peas at the market. It's
also a great time to pick up plants! As always, the market offers live music,
community booths for local organizations and monthly cooking demonstrations.
What better place is there to connect with friends and neighbors?
I was recently hired as the new Community Volunteer Coordinator for the
Hollywood Farmers' Market. I'm so excited to be part of the market staff! I've
been coming to the market since its early days, and have always appreciated the
feeling of community that the HFM has. I'll look forward to meeting all of you
over the next seven months!
Don't forget to join me and your neighbors on May 2nd from 8am to 1pm for the
season opening of the Hollywood Farmers' Market!
and Artisan Cheeses
by Lianne Bannow, HFM Board Member
Now let me be perfectly clear: Not a single cheese from
Willapa Hills Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses has yet passed my lips. But you
will still have to fight me for first-in-line when they debut at the Hollywood
Farmers' Market on May 2. That's because my research for this article tells me
that after one taste of the Fresh with Ewe cheese, a mild 100 percent sheep
milk cheese, I will be a fan.
On the people side of the Willapa Hills cheese production are Amy Turnbull and
Steve Hueffed and their family. Four years ago, they bought their farm, located
about 20 miles west of Chehalis, near Pe Ell, Washington, with the goal of
starting a sheep dairy. The historic gambrel barn and beautiful natural setting
drew them to the spot, and it has proven to be a perfect location for creating
their farmstead and artisan cheeses.
On the non-people side of the operation are 200-or-so Lacaune-East Friesian
cross ewes, who are raised on pasture year-round without exposure to
pesticides, commercial fertilizers, or growth hormones. Their feed is free of
animal byproducts and their grass hay is locally grown. Twice each day the
sheep make their way to the barn to provide some of the freshest, creamiest
milk there is. The cows that contribute milk to the cheese-making enterprise
are from a local family cow dairy that shares the Amy's and Steve's commitment
to fresh and natural milk.
Think hues of blue when you think about Willapa Hills products. Hand-crafted
blue cheeses constitute the bulk of its family of sheep milk, cow milk, and
sheep-cow milk cheeses. Amy and Steve work with the natural rhythms of the
year, orienting themselves to the seasonal nature of sheep milk, so when the
farmers market opens in the spring, varieties of fresh cheeses will be
featured. Later in the season, aged cheeses will be added to the mix.
Sheep produce smaller quantities of milk than cows or goats, but with a higher
fat content and richer flavor. This makes a noticeable difference. The quality
of Willapa Hills' cheeses is such that they have already earned a place at New
Seasons Markets and several other local purveyors of fine food. Steve says that
he and Amy love what they are doing and are grateful that their cheeses have
been so well received.
I'm sure you will join me in welcoming them to the Hollywood Farmers' Market.
Just don't take my place in line.
Volunteer Orientation & Work Party
Have you ever thought about what it takes to make the market
happen? The Hollywood Farmers' Market depends on volunteers like you! From
market-day responsibilities to behind-the-scenes operations, we have volunteer
opportunities for people of all types.
To learn more about the Volunteer Program and changes for the upcoming season,
please come to the 2009 Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, April 25th from
10am-2pm. The orientation will take place at the Rose City Park Presbyterian
Church, located on the corner of NE 44th and Sandy, adjacent to the market
The Hollywood Farmers' Market opens May 2nd and we're excited for the return of
our awesome volunteers! We can't do it without you. See you next Saturday!
Please RSVP to Jody Anderson, Community Volunteer Coordinator, at 503-803-7279
or email email@example.com.
Letter From Briney Sea Delicaseas
We are sorry to inform you that BRINEY SEA DELICASEAS will no longer be at the
Hollywood Farmers' Market. Due to the economy we were forced to close our
Thank you for the many years of loyal customers.
We will greatly miss the market staff, vendors, and customers whom we've
considered family. Again we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to
any of you.
Thanks again for the many years of business you have provided us.
Jay and Marshanna Garrison
BRINEY SEA DELICASEAS
New Rules for Dogs at
The Hollywood Farmers' Market board has adopted a new policy
regarding dogs at the market for the 2009 season. We now offer customers both
dog-free and dog-friendly hours.
a.m. to 10 a.m. on Market days, dogs will not be allowed. This will allow customers who prefer
to do their shopping without dogs to enjoy the Market without the presence of
a.m. to 1 p.m., dogs will be welcomed in the Market in accordance our other
dog-related rules. This accommodates our customers with dogs
and those who like the Market atmosphere with four-legged friends.
While other farmers markets in our area have banned dogs, the Market has
opted instead to accommodate all community members, including those who support
dogs at the Market and those who do not.
dog policy will begin on June 6th, our first Market in June.
This will give us a month to inform customers of the change before it takes
effect. We will have signs with the dog policy posted, and our Market
volunteers will inform customers of the policy.
Customers who bring dogs to the market need to follow these other rules:
Labeled service dogs will, of course, be allowed at all times in the Market, as required
- Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable
leash. No exceptions.
- Keep your dog under control
and by your side at all times.
- Keep dogs away from produce,
plants and other food products. This means head and tail ends!
- Your dog must be sociable to
people and other dogs to earn the right to shop at the market.
- Not everyone is a dog lover:
- Come prepared to clean up
after your dog!
|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