Tip of the Week
Shopping Tips from Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Stroll around the market to get a sense of everything available before you
begin your purchasing. Each vendor has different products, and it is nice
to take in the "big picture" before you begin shopping.
Bring reusable plastic bags and containers to hold veggies and to
protect berries, and canvas totes to hold your
market waste and buying locally produced
goods go hand in hand!
Bring a cooler with you, for perishable items such as eggs, meat, and
Take your time! This is your opportunity to ask a vendor their
favourite way to cook buffalo, or learn how much water that beautiful
new plant may need.
Experiment! What better place to try a funny-looking pepper, or a
new flavor of jam.
|-- discovered by Carollyn Farrar, HFM Board Chair|
of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the
seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
|Red Rubins Basil
(Winter Green Farm)
Sweet Sue Peaches
(Baird Family Orchards)
(THINK Unique Gardens)
|It is already the last weekend in July! |
Summer is going by quickly, but the market season is not even half over yet!Have you had a chance to spend time at the market?
Don't forget your resolution to do all that canning, freezing, and preserving this year. Freeze a few flats of berries to enjoy in smoothies over the winter. And now is the time for peach cobbler.
For a sneak preview of our next guest chef be sure to stop by the Gales Meadow Farm booth from 11am - 12pm at the market this Saturday. Longtime Hollywood Farmers' Market volunteer, Sophie Rahman, will be sampling Kootu - a typical South Indian dish of zucchini cooked with ginger, cumin, and creamy lentils served with yogurt rice. Sophie teaches Indian Cooking Classes covering regional variations, Indian spices, and cooking techniques of both North and South Indian food. See her at the market Saturday for more information or send her an email. She will also give a cooking demonstration at the market on August 8th, mark your calendars!
Along with the summer sunshine, you can expect the danceable beats of HFM favoriteChata Addy, and the ever-growing bounty of the season.
See you at the market!
|Featured Vendor: Hassing Farms
by Sasha Kaplan, HFM Board Member
Just south of the Portland Metro area, in Aurora, Oregon,
sits Hassing Farms - Hollywood Farmers' Market's newest vendor. Derek and Nicole Hassing farm a total of 13
acres in this longtime farming region. This includes their own property and leased fields from Derek's parents
In talking with Derek one gets a definite sense of his
enthusiasm for and love of farming. He has farmed all his life, including working
at a grass seed farm in order to pay his way through college. Using only organic
fertilizers and cover crops, the Hassings raise 200 pastured hens and grow
strawberries, gooseberries, currants, figs, sweet potatoes, and that southern
favorite, okra. In addition they grow and sell 27 varieties of peppers, 22
kinds of tomatoes, 11 types of eggplant and 9 types of garlic.
With 5 farmers' markets and 35 CSA members,
it is a wonder that this family sleeps! Please visit Derek at his booth this
Saturday and welcome him to the Hollywood Farmers' Markat the market!
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
on down and talk with some of your favorite library staff at the
Hollywood Library table at the Market this Saturday, July 25. Pick
super sweet new booklists put together with the Market in mind. There
will be a good selection of bring-em-back books for your summer reading
enjoyment--if you have a fear of due dates these are the ones for you,
people--return them whenever you're done. They're gonna go fast so come
certified organicLoaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes vision is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation. Loaves & Fishes works to enrich the lives of seniors and
assist them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food,
social contacts, and other resources accessible. To the extent possible
we will also serve disabled and institutionalized individuals. We accomplish this through an organization that is community-based, emphasizes volunteer involvement, and is financially sound.
The Fook Lok-Hollywood Meal Center
(at Rose City Park United Presbyterian Church)
is open Monday through Friday. Asian entrées are available daily.
Enhance Fitness on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., Board
Games, Bingo. Languages spoken: Mandarin & Cantonese, Japanese,
Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Hmong.
|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