Tip of the Week
Cut up kale into small strips- take out as much of the middle stem as
Cut up and massage (yes massage) into the kale 1/2 to one whole avocado, a little
olive oil and a bit of lemon juice.
Toss in one or two chopped tomatoes, add salt and pepper to taste.
This is one of the most delicious kale salads ever! And simple to make, as well.
-- Jeannie LaFrance, HFM Customer
of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the
seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
(Peak Forest Fruit)
Costata Romanesco Zucchini
(Gales Meadow Farm)
|The Fourth of July Kids' Parade was a lot of fun for kids and grownups alike - Thanks to everyone who participated!|
This week at the Hollywood Farmers' Market we will have a cooking demonstration by Lisa Schroeder of Mothers Bistro and Bar and Mama Mia Trattoria.
Musician James Clem will be entertaining with his Mississippi Delta Blues.
Peaches, apricots, and blueberries are all now available at the market along with cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. There have even been whispers of marionberries making their first appearance of the season this weekend - so don't forget to get your dose of fruit this Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market!
See you at the market!
Cooking Demonstration with Lisa Schroeder
Chef Lisa Schroeder will be performing a cooking demonstration at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday. Lisa opened Mothers Bistro and Bar because she believed that "what the world really needed was a place which served 'Mother Food' - slow-cooked dishes, such as braises and stews, made with love." Following her success with Mothers, Lisa went on to open Mama Mia Trattoria to great acclaim.
Utilizing "classic cooking techniques combined with years of experience", Lisa's menu combines the old with the new. Familiar yet unique versions of traditional home-cooked dishes can be found alongside her "Mother of the Month (M.O.M.) menu - original recipes from a different mother each month. More than comfort food, Lisa utilizes the best available ingredients in each of her dishes which are made from scratch often using slow-cooking recipes.
In addition to running her two restaurants, Lisa is about to publish a cookbook. The book, titled Mother's Best will be released in November.
Be sure to come to the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday, July 11th, and check out Lisa Schroeder's demo. Cooking demonstrations take place at 9:45 and 10:45 am at the musician's tent on Hancock Street. Look for the recipe in next week's edition of The Local Dirt.
|Featured Vendor: Delphina's Bakery
Delphina's Bakery, a Hollywood Farmers' Market customer favorite, has been selling at the market since 2002. Carolyn Mistell, owner, has been baking all her life. "Cooking and baking was my childhood pleasure - starting when my mother moved the chair to the kitchen counter so I could reach it, and then with my father who appreciated and ate everything I made, even when it failed", she says. Upon arriving in Portland in 1985, Carolyn worked at Meier & Frank's restaurant for the holidays, but was quickly drawn into work at Delphina's Bakery where she did whatever was needed.
After taking a couple of years off to study cultural anthropology and archeology at PSU, Carolyn was quickly drawn back to Delphina's Bakery in 2004. Now the sole remaining owner, she has been busy learning to run a company; they now have a staff of over 50 employees, and Carolyn credits those employees as well as her son, friends, and family, with the success of her business.
"I've learned a lot from trial by fire. I've made my share of mistakes and wondered on some days if I had what it takes to do this job, but I have a great team of employees, a supportive and loyal customer base, and I love this business. It's our goal every day to make the highest quality of breads and pastries, and I don't let my employees forget this. So that's what we do every day - one day at a time."
Portlanders have been buying breads and pastries from Delphina's Bakery for over 25 years, and the bread is still made by hand as it was in 1983 when the first loaves were made for dinner guests in the kitchen of what once was Delphina's Restaurant. As Portland's oldest artisan bakery, Delphina's is committed to making everything from scratch without the use of artificial or chemical preservatives.
Delphina's is located near the Hollywood district, just eight blocks north of Fremont on NE 42nd and Wygant. Carolyn enjoys the HFM shoppers and vendors, and loves "to put a baguette or croissant, freshly baked that morning, into someone's hands - knowing it will be on their table that very same day - if it makes it all the way home."
As for changes at Delphina's, they are working on creating more vegan pastries. Most of their breads are already vegan, and they presently offer a Banana Walnut Tea Cake that is a favorite for vegans and non-vegans alike. Their café also serves a scrumptious vegan roasted vegetable and hummus sandwich.
What is Carolyn most proud of? Besides her six children, Carolyn is most proud of the smile on an employee's face when he or she first learns to perfect the cuts on a French baguette or the flaky layers in a buttery croissant.
"I love the thought that every day all over Portland someone has taken home something we made, and put it on the table to be a part of their next meal experience."
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers
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.
|The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 7, 14, and 21 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