In This Issue
Cooking Demo: Chef David McIntyre and Amber Nelson
Hollywood Farmers' Market Seeks Treasurer
Oktoberfest Flair in Hollywood
Community Booths
This Week at
the Market

Cooking Demo with Chef David McIntyre and Amber Nelson

Swingin' Amiss

Northeast Community Center

Hollywood Senior Center

Tip of the Week


Did you know that Chanterelles are Oregon's official state mushroom? They are a great introduction to mushrooms for the novice cook looking to experiment with something new. They make an excellent accompaniment with eggs. Sauté thinly sliced Chanterelles in butter or olive oil. Throw in some garlic or shallots, a little salt and pepper. Add this to your omelet for a delectable breakfast.

-- Lars Norgren, Peak Forest Fruit

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

Tall Utah Celery
(Persephone Farm)

Cinderella Pumpkins

 (Winter Green Farm)

Hidden Rose Apple
(Kiyokawa Family Orchards)

Acorn Squash
(Thomspon Farms)

Asian Squash
(Blooming Goodies)
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The Local Dirt
Be sure to bring your camera to the market this month, because during October the Hollywood Farmers' Market is holding its 3rd Annual Photo Contest. Visit the Information Booth at the corner of 44th and Hancock for details and entry forms.

Cutest Dog in the WorldAs a reminder to our beloved dog-owning customers and their best friends, dogs are welcome at the market after 10:00am in an effort to provide a market experience that appeals to a range of preferences. Please honor the wishes of your fellow shoppers and refrain from bringing dogs into the market before 10:00am. After ten, stop by the Information Booth for dog treats.

This is likely the last week for peaches and strawberries will soon succumb to the colder weather as well. Be sure to get your fill while you still can at the market this Saturday.

Mark your calendars, this season is the third year the Hollywood Farmers' Market will be open in November. Our November hours are from 9am - 1pm and our last market of the season will be November 21st.

See you at the market!

Cooking Demonstration: 
Chef David McIntyre and Amber Nelson

From The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland, Chef David McIntyre, an instructor at the school, will join Amber Nelson, a student, in demonstrating Gayatri Greens. Learn their CookingDemosecrets and try a sample of their dish at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this weekend! Cooking demonstrations begin at 9:45am and 10:45am.

Chef McIntyre's professional biography is excerpted below from The International Culinary School's website.

Chef David McIntyre draws upon 25 years of experience in the hospitality and culinary fields.  In addition to a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Texas, Chef McIntyre attended Graduate school at New York University, studying under Professor Marion Nestle in the Food Studies Department where he focused on food systems and food policy.

Chef McIntyre was an academic researcher on the recently released book Raising Steaks by Betty Fussell and has contributed to other texts. He also brings extensive experience in the world of food retailing having opened and managed Trader Joe's locations in Manhattan and Queens, New York.  He continues his work on food systems, sustainability, and food policy and is actively involved with the Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council
Hollywood Farmers' Market Seeks Treasurer
By Carollyn Farrar, Chair, HFM Board of Directors

"Where one door closes, another opens." -Don Quixote

For Katrina Cleburn, Board Treasurer for the Hollywood Farmers' Market, a door will be closing soon and another one will open.  Katrina will be moving to Singapore in January and she will be missed. Her accounting ingenuity, enthusiasm, and attention to detail keep the Board and our budget on track so we can continue to enhance our community-based farmers' market, supporting small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods.

Katrina's departure and other circumstances create up to four open seats on the Hollywood Farmers' Market Board of Directors. In joining the Board, you'll meetHappyBoardMembersgreat people committed to leadership, building community, enhancing education, creating partnerships, and focusing on the importance of fresh local foods.
If you have accounting experience, and can volunteer a couple of hours a week, we'd like to talk with you specifically about the Treasurer seat. Other skill sets we currently seek in new Board Members include an interest in Board leadership, marketing, and strategic planning. All skills are welcome!
Applications for 2010 Board positions can be downloaded on our website at Click on Opportunities to download the file. Please email your completed application by noon on Monday, October 12, 2009.
Oktoberfest Flair in Hollywood

Nothing marks theHaldemansOomPahBoys beginning of fall quite like a good Oktoberfest celebration, and thanks to some great community partners, the Hollywood Farmers' Market had a distinctive Oktoberfest flavor last Saturday. 

Laurelwood Brewing Co. served up tastings of their Laurelfest Lager as Haldeman's Oom-Pah Boys played German classics and even some covers of a few American favorites. Alfred Novacek, a long-time Hollywood Farmers' Market customer, shared his sauerkraut recipe and demonstrated how easy it is to make. Try it at home!

Alfred Novacek's Sauerkraut Recipe
(double recipe as needed)

Mix together 5 lbs. shredded cabbage and 3 Tbs. pickling salt.

Put mixture into a stone jar and tamp until juiced.  Cover with cabbage leaves. Put a plate and a weight on top. Store at 60-70 degrees for three weeks. Periodically check top for film or scum and remove if found.
Community Booths
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

Northeast Community Center
Run, swim, play, stretch, lift, kick, dance, learn, laugh.

The Northeast Community Center (NECC) is a neighborhood nonprofit that serves people of all ages in a building with a long history of active use. Way more than a fitness center, the NECC is a place where people of all ages exercise, swim, play, dance, paint, learn and share good times. Check them out this week and see what they have to offer!

Hollywood Senior Center

The Hollywood Senior Center is an independent non-profit community organization serving older adults, their caregivers and the neighboring community through the provision of education, information, health and wellness, recreation, nutrition and social services. The Center is committed to assisting seniors in leading independent, secure, healthy and fulfilled lives within their own community.

Their Multipurpose Senior Center was founded in 1973 and is open six days a week to promote health, independence and well being for adults 55 and older.
  Swing by their booth this Saturday to find out how to get involved.
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