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a new fresh cow cheese, an aged sheep cheese and a goat cheese and pair
it with a variety of pears and apples for a delicious local cheese course.
-- Lisa Jacobs, Jacobs Creamery
of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the
seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
(Peak Forest Fruit)
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
(Gales Meadow Farm)
Passport, Fastbreak, and Earlydew Melons
(Deep Roots Farm)
|Many of you have probably heard about the senseless vandalism that took
recently at the Earl Boyles Community Garden. This garden is located in a low-income area
of Southeast Portland where most of the participants garden out of
economic necessity. As a result of the vandalism, their harvests were
Saturday the Hollywood Farmers' Market is accepting donations that will
be used to purchase tokens from the Lents International Farmers' Market, the closest farmers' market to the damaged garden. The Portland
Parks Bureau will distribute the tokens to the people affected
by the recent vandalism and the gardeners can use these tokens to help replace their lost harvests or for winter vegetable starts.
If you are interested in supporting these gardeners with a donation, look for the human pea pod or carrot, or stop by the Info Booth at 44th & Hancock.
The Joel Salatin lecture last week was quite a success. Thanks to everyone who attended! Check out pictures of the event taken by photographer extraordinaire and HFM volunteer, Tim Gunther, on our Facebook page - just search for "Hollywood Farmers' Market".
Schoolhouse Supplies is accepting donations of school supplies at the market again this weekend to help make sure every child in Portland has fresh tools for the new school year.
And please do not forget to replenish yourself with the amazing bounty the end of August has to
offer - tomatoes, melons, eggplants, peppers, corn, cucumbers, peaches, and nectarines are all in abundance at the market. We are nearing the height of the season!
See you at the market!
Featured Vendor: Sol Pops
by Cara O'Neil, HFM Volunteer
Rolling into the market each week on a big vintage
tricycle, Noah Cable and his daughter Hannah enjoy a minimal setup for their
Sol Pops popsicle cart. The Sol Pops carts are each pedal-powered, with a large
freezer container that holds all the popsicles. At the Hollywood Farmers' Market, the
Sol Pops cart is easy to spot near the main entrance - except for when it is
surrounded by eager children... and adults too. Which it is - often.
Sol Pops look like traditional popsicles, each on a wooden
stick. They are no ordinary, sugar-laden popsicles, though. Sol Pops are made
with real fruits and vegetables, many of which are sourced locally. The
only fruits utilized that are not local are mangoes, coconut, and citrus, but
Noah and his business partners ensure that these products are organic. The
citrus is also processed locally.
Some of the most popular Sol Pops flavors are
strawberry lemonade, basil lemonade, mango-lime, and cucumber-lime-jalapeno.
The flavors are another source of Sol Pops' uniqueness - fruit and vegetable
flavors are blended together beautifully in many of these delicious treats. The
flavors of the fruits and vegetables really speak for themselves, requiring no
artificial sweeteners. Some popsicles contain no sweeteners at all, while
others contain agave nectar or other natural sweeteners. Just ask Noah or
Hannah which is which - they have a popsicle for every glycemic index, Noah says.
All of the popsicles are also gluten free and contain no
dairy or other animal products. Each bar averages 30 calories. Whether the
weather is sweltering in the summer or drizzly in the fall, these treats are a great way for
kids and adults to enjoy a sweet helping
of fruits and veggies.
Noah and his business partners Aaron and Danielle
conceived the idea for Sol Pops just about a year ago, while discussing a
popsicle store they had seen in North Carolina. They wanted to bring great
popsicles to people at places like farmers' markets, using local ingredients.
So far, Sol Pops have been a great success here in Portland.
In addition to the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Sol Pops also
make the rounds at many other area farmers' markets. The family-friendly nature of the Hollywood and Eastbank
markets make these Noah's favorites. After all, kids are usually the first to
spot a frozen treat cart, and the most enthusiastic about it. Until they get
their parents to try one of the Sol Pops concoctions - then the enthusiasm
Sol Pops can also be found in several Portland groceries
and shops, including Peoples' Co-op, Food Front, Westmoreland Co-op, Por Que
No, Bunk, Whole Foods on East Burnside, and most New Seasons locations. Hannah,
Noah's daughter, was the one who met with the Whole Foods outreach team and
secured them a spot on Whole Foods' freezer shelves. She is a great help to
Noah and all of their dedicated customers at the markets; knowledgeable,
friendly, and efficient.
You might also see Sol Pops out and about town. Look for
their vintage blue tricycles at bike events such as the Sunday Parkways and
more. Noah has even been chased down by a car while riding his trike down the
street - the driver had heard about Sol Pops and was so eager to try one at last,
she took time out of her commute to a wedding to follow Noah and grab some popsicles
straight from him and his trike.
The hot weather we have been experiencing is an excellent time to
try a Sol Pop if you haven't done so already. You can return your wooden Sol
Pop sticks to Noah as you finish your treat - he's building a soap box derby
car from them. Look for the blue tricycle of Sol Pops in the center of the
crowd of eager kids and adults at this week's market.
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
We educate and empower people to make vegetarian choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
More and more people are choosing vegetarian foods for a variety of
reasons. Going veg is not about deprivation, it's about celebration.
It's a very powerful choice to respect your body, the earth and other
beings. Every veg meal is a vote for compassion, for healthy,
nutritious food, for clean air and water, biodiverse habitats and
sustainable farming practices. There are lots of reasons to choose to
eat veg! Everybody has a different one!
Schoolhouse Supplies connects members of the community with students in over 130 schools throughout the Portland
Public School district. We take private and corporate donations of all kinds - from basics like pencils and
paper to books, backpacks, and folders - and put them in the hands of students.
will be accepting donations of school supplies at the
Hollywood Farmers' Market on August 15th and August 22nd. Please bring
what you can to help Portland school children start off the school-year
|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