|Tip of the Week|
To revive wilting greens such as lettuce, collards, kale, chard, or broccoli, cut a quarter inch off the stem(s), and place the stem(s) in a glass of cool water. Store in a cool place like the fridge. Your greens should be revived in a day or so.
of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the
seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Heirloom Spicy Peppers
(Gales Meadow Farm)
(Kiyokawa Family Orchards)
(Dancing Light Ranch)
Alberta Canning Peaches
|The end of August signifies the beginning of the most abundant time of year. As hot weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant begin to wane, fall crops start to arrive and we see apples and pears at the market for the first time this season! With other tree fruit such as peaches, nectarines, and plums are still plentiful, there is hardly anything that you cannot find at the Hollywood Farmers' Market.|
Kiyokawa Family Orchards begins their season this Saturday and Old House Dahlias will be here with blooming potted dahlias. Next weekend will be the final market of the season for Carl and Linda Kroll of Sylvan Valley Acres and Tanya Kern of Dancing Light Ranch. Make sure to stop by if you have not had a chance to try Sylvan Valley's tomatoes or Tanya's lavender yet this season.
Last weekend, two Hollywood Farmers' Market staffers took on new roles. Stop by the Information Booth to meet Molly Finnegan, the new Token Program Coordinator and keep an eye out for Lorraine Ferron, the new Community Volunteer Coordinator. Molly will be happy to sell you market tokens each Saturday using your Oregon Trail or debit card. Debit tokens are usable like cash at market and they make great gifts anytime of year. Lorraine would love to talk with you about volunteering at the market. There is lots of fun work to be done, so get in touch and get involved!
Also last Saturday, HFM customers donated over $300 to help the gardeners from Earl Boyles Community Garden whose work was vandalized earlier this month. Thank you so much for your generosity!
See you at the market!
|Oasis Project: the Hollywood Farmers' Market to Serve Cully Residents|
By Bob New, HFM Oasis Project Coordinator
The Oasis Project is an effort of the Hollywood Farmers' Market
to create food oases in neighborhoods where access
to healthy foods is limited by price or distance. This pilot project will increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables
for residents of the Cully neighborhood during September
through a mobile farmers' market.
Oasis Project will sell fresh, local and sustainable fruits and
vegetables from farming vendors of the existing Hollywood Farmers'
Market. The mobile market will be open from 10:00 am to noon each
Saturday in September, starting on September 5th at Hacienda Community
Development Corporation's Villa de Sueños apartments. The mobile
farmers' market is conveniently located on TriMet bus routes #7 and #72
at the corner of NE Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street.
first 75 SNAP (formerly known as food stamp) customers each week will
receive dollar to dollar matching funds of up to five dollars to supplement SNAP purchases. Everyone is welcome to make shop at the Oasis Project
farmers' market. Volunteers from Hacienda CDC will help interpret for
Spanish speaking and Somali residents.
The Oasis Project is hosted by Hacienda CDC and made possible through a generous Pacific Village Grant from New Seasons Market.
mission of the Hollywood Farmers' Market is to celebrate the bounty of
Oregon agriculture through the operation of a community-based farmers'
market and other ventures that support small farmers and healthy urban
For more information or to get involved please send an email to the Oasis Project.
Featured Vendor: Baird Family Orchards
Baird Family Orchards, we've been growing peaches for 25 years and have
learned how to pick to perfection. We
work hard to pick our peaches and nectarines at the perfect ripeness, with a
beautiful tangerine-orange peel, not bruised and mealy or green and bitter, but
delicious and ready to eat within a few days of picking.
peaches are big and juicy from thinning (picking off about half of our peaches
and letting them drop early on, when they are the size of a grape) so all
of the nutrients go to only a few peaches. This produces a larger, more
also means we don't need to over-water our fruit to get large
peaches, because we know you want peaches to taste like a peach should, not
flavorless and watered down. We have about 25 different varieties and are
always looking for new better ones. That's why many times you won't
recognize the name, but love the flavor.
you will stop by the market and see what variety we've picked this
week. We will continue to grow and sell various peaches through the end
of September, each with it's own unique flavor. Find out which variety
is your favorite.
We've learned that each person has different taste buds and Marci, Mickel and Mary
would love to help you figure out which peach will suit your palate.
We must warn you though ... our peaches are
addicting, just ask all of our faithful customers!
want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for being so
faithful, honest, and generous for all of these years. We appreciate the chance to serve you.
Reprinted article, originally published August 25, 2007.
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
Metropolitan Family Services
We help families realize their amazing strength.
invests in individuals and families that struggle with the many
barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including
inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and
We are dedicated to building stronger communities by
providing services, connecting people with resources, and offering
volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland, Oregon region.
Northwest Down Syndrome Association
The NWDSA mission is to create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with Down syndrome.
The NWDSA will accomplish this mission by empowering and supporting
families and individuals who have been touched by Down syndrome. We
will work to increase education, promote public understanding and
acceptance, work toward full inclusion, and defend the civil rights of
individuals with Down syndrome. Our vision also embraces professionals
and the cross disability community. Our statement of values is the core
of our organization and the basis for how we make decisions to support
We believe that relationships are the cornerstones of our organization and that they should be both honored and nurtured.
|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