In This Issue
Photo Contest
Cooking Demonstration
Community Booths
This Week at
the Market

Catch and Release

Face Painting with Crista

Oregon Mentors

Heifer International Portland

Tip of the Week

Roasted Beets

My favorite way of preparing beets for a salad is roasting. Trim your beets of their greens and any large roots and wrap very tightly in foil (to avoid steaming which blurs striped beets like chioggia). Place on your oven rack and roast at 400 until the beets give easily when pressed, usually at least one hour depending on the size of the beets. When the beets are cool enough to handle, remove the foil and the skins, which will rub right off. The beets will have developed a lovely sweetness and can now be shredded or sliced.

-- Courtney Sproule, Din Din

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

Habanero Peppers
(Gales Meadow Farm)


 (Persephone Farm)

Diamont Celeriac
(Winter Green Farm)

Chardonnay Grapes
(Peak Forest Fruit)

Brussels Sprouts
(DeNoble Inc)
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The Local Dirt
Good news! Maryhill Orchards and Unger Farms both anticipate being at the market through the end of October. That means you still have a couple weeks to stock up on peaches, plums, and strawberries!

This Saturday is the last day you will be seeing Linda Brand Crab at the market for a while. Our other seafood vendor already ended their season so be sure to get to the market this Saturday to stock up on crab meat, salmon, tuna, black cod, and all the other goodies Linda Brand Crab brings to market. Don't fret, they plan to return for our November Markets when they get to sleep in for an extra hour.

Pie WinnerMark your calendars and get out your rolling pin because on November 7th the Hollywood Farmers' Market hosts its 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest. Its as simple as bringing a pumpkin pie (or any kind of squash pie) to the market for a chance to win renown and fabulous prizes! Visit the information booth for details.

Also on November 7th join us for a book signing with Tami Parr, author of Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet Tami and get a jump on your holiday shopping; signed books make great gifts for your favorite locavore!

November is the perfect time of year to sleep in a little on Saturdays and then head to the Hollywood Farmers' Market for late harvest hauls and locally made crafts. Our November markets run from 9am to 1pm and our last market of the season will be November 21st.

See you at the market!

Hollywood Farmers' Market Photo Contest

Strawberry WinnerDuring the month of October, the Hollywood Farmers' Market will be holding its 3rd Annual Photo Contest!
First-place prizes will be awarded in three categories:
People: All kinds of people, young and old, come to the Hollywood Farmers' Market each Saturday to shop, sell, eat, and people-watch. Capture the spirit of the diverse group of people who make up our market community.
Pets: The Hollywood Farmers' Market is known among pet lovers as the place to be on Saturday mornings. From dogs to cats, birds to iguanas, which pet will you capture on film?
Product: The real reason we come together each week is the high quality products brought fresh to market. Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, plants, baked goods, fish, cheese, and meat- what's your favorite product at the Hollywood Farmers' Market?
Winners will be announced on October 31st at 11:00 AM in front of the music tent. Good luck and happy snapping!

Contest Rules
· Photos must be taken at the Hollywood Farmers' Market (between NE 44th and 45th Avenues on Hancock Street, from 8am to 1pm) during the month of October 2009.
· Photos must be submitted as 3x5 or 4x6 inch prints only.
· Photos must be postmarked by October 27th, 2009.
· No digital modifications allowed.
· Submitted photos become the property of the Hollywood Farmers' Market (HFM) and will not be returned. The HFM may feature the photos online and at the Info Booth without compensation to contestants.
· Staff and board members of the Hollywood Farmers' Market are not eligible to enter.
· One photo per category, per person.
· Amateur photographers only, please!
Cooking Demo: Gayatri Greens

McIntyre, Nelson and RainesFrom The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland, Chef David McIntyre, an instructor at the school, joined Amber Nelson and Felicity Raines, students, in demonstrating Gayatri Greens last Saturday at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Their simple, "approachable" recipe came alive for those lucky enough to sample the dish. Try it yourself!

Gayatri Greens
Amber Nelson, Felicity Raines and Chef David McIntyre
of The International Culinary School
at The Art Institute of Portland
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
2 whole green cardamom pods
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 lbs. winter greens (such as kale or chard), roughly chopped (Persephone Farm)
2 or 3 sweet/hot Italian peppers, sliced into rounds (Gales Meadow Farm)
1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut
- Heat the coconut oil in a large sauté pan. Add mustard seeds and cardamom. Heat until they start popping and become fragrant.
- Add the peppers and cumin and sauté for one minute.
- Add the greens and sauté until soft, but still bright green.
- Add the yogurt, stir, and turn off the heat.
- Move the greens to a serving bowl and garnish with the toasted coconut.
- Serve with rice.
Community Booths
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

Oregon Mentors
To expand positive life opportunities for all young Oregonians by connecting them with caring mentors

Oregon Mentors works with youth mentoring organizations around the state with a vision of providing a mentor for every child who needs one. Oregon Mentors also serves as a resource for those involved in youth mentoring: volunteers, mentoring programs, youth advocates and funders seeking more information about mentoring. Stop by their booth to see how you can get involved.

Heifer International Portland
Ending hunger and caring for the earth.

Heifer International Portland is a grassroots volunteer group in the Portland Oregon and Southwest Washington area, with a common goal of fulfilling Heifer International's basic mission - "To end hunger and save the earth by passing on the gift to others." We are an extension of Heifer International and together we are improving our world and the lives of resource-poor families while building the foundation for a peaceful world in practical, down-to-earth ways.

Check out their booth at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday to learn more!

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