In This Issue
Featured Vendor: Sol Pops
Community Booths
This Week at
the Market

Beets and Beats Music Series

NW Veg

Schoolhouse Supplies

Tip of the Week

Cheese Plate

Buy 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

Featured Produce

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

Lobster Mushrooms
(Peak Forest Fruit)

Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
(Gales Meadow Farm)

Passport, Fastbreak, and Earlydew Melons
(Hassing Farm)

Yardlong Beans
(Blooming Goodies)

Greca Cantaloupe
(Deep Roots Farm)
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The Local Dirt
Many of you have probably heard about the senseless vandalism that took place 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 destroyed.

This 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
sarah_peapod 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.

joel_salatin_volunteerThe 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 ar
Sol Popse 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 inevitably spreads.

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.

Community Booths
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

NW Veg

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

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.

Schoolhouse Supplies 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 right!

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

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers' Market