In This Issue
Faces of the Market
Community Booths
This Week at
the Market

Hollyween Pet and Family Costume Parade

Lee Blake

Hollywood Neighborhood Association

Pancreatic and Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Crista the Face Painter

Photo Contest Winners Announced

Tip of the Week

Tender Pie Crust

Looking for a winning combination of pumpkin custard and flaky crust to bring to the Hollywood Farmers' Market Pie Contest the Saturday after next?  Here's a trick: for tender, flaky pie crust, use as little water in the dough as possible, and work the dough as little as possible after you have added the water. For easier handling during the rolling process, refrigerate the dough for a few hours beforehand and use plenty of flour on your rolling surface.

--Lorraine Ferron, HFM Community Volunteer Coordinator

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

Not-So-Colossal Chestnuts
(Big 'B' Farm)

Savoy Cabbage

 (Winter Green Farm)

Mountain Rose Apples
(Mt. Hood Organic Farms)

(Deep Roots Farm)

Baby Carrots
(Sweet Leaf Farm)

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Pet Parade WinnersThis Saturday, help us celebrate the Hollyween Pet and Family Costume Parade! Bring your costumed family, four-legged or otherwise, to the market on Saturday, October 31st and be ready to show off your stuff. Prizes provided by Green Dog Pet Supply will be awarded for exceptional costumes and enthusiasm. The parade begins at 11am on the corner of 44th and Hancock Street.

November 7th marks an extra fun day at Hollywood Farmers' Market with two special events: a book signing with Tami Parr, Author of Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest and
the Pumpkin Pie Contest. Visit the information booth for details on both events.

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!

Faces of the Market: James Gilson
By Keri Rose, HFM Volunteer

JamesGilsonGilson Marine Farms is a family business raising oysters in Netarts Bay. The family are native Oregonians. James, who is the signature face at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, graduated from Benson High School in 2002. His specialty was computer programming. In his own time he likes to work on outboard motors, and attributes this to his always being around boats.

The Gilson business was started by James' father, John, 10 years ago. Before starting the farm, John was a boat builder. James and his brother Peter run the market booths, and James and his father harvest the oysters. The form of oyster cultivation they use is known as Bottom Culture. One thing about the oysters that are different from other goods at the market is that they can be returned to the bay.

Gilson has been participating in the Hollywood Farmers' Market for five or six years. James says what he enjoys most about being at the HFM is getting to know the other vendors and regular clientele. In his time at the market he feels that his communication skills have improved through these relationships.  
Community Booths
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.

Hollywood Neighborhood Association

Participation in the Hollywood Neighborhood Association (HNA) is a great way to be connected and involved at a very local level. The HNA stays up-to-date on topics such as news, events, neighborhood and community projects, and of course, opportunities to get involved. Quarterly HNA General Meetings are open to the public and meet at the Hollywood Senior Center. Check out the Hollywood Neighborhood Association's booth this Saturday for more information!

November Awareness Month for Pancreatic and Lung Cancer

Long time Hollywood Farmers' Market volunteer, Anne Meixner, has organized a booth to honor the memory of Mike Navarra, her husband, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in June 2008. 

In the Fall of 2006 the Hollywood Farmers' Market recognized Mike and Anne as Volunteers of the Year and Mike truly appreciated the recognition, remarking on it several times. Anne credits the many friends they made at the market for supporting them both during Mike's illness.

November is an awareness month for both Lung and Pancreatic Cancer. Information on Pancreatic and Lung cancer will be available, as well as particular information on what you can personally do to raise awareness on both of these illnesses. Stop by to see Anne and learn what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
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