In This Issue
Special Event: Book Signing with Tami Parr
Community Booths
This Week at
the Market

Book Signing
with Tami Parr

Pumpkin Pie Contest

Sons of Soil

Northeast Community Center

Tip of the Week

Winter Squash Storage

Winter squash will last well into the new year if it is stored properly.
Check the squash before storing it to make sure the skin is sound. Check
carefully around the stem. If there is any dirt, wash it off and dry the squash. The ideal storage spot will be just warmer than 50º F, with good air circulation and low humidity. Check the squash from time to time, and if it develops a soft spot or mold, cut out the bad part and cook the rest right away. Baked or steamed squash can be puréed or cut into chunks and stored in the freezer.

Another hint: Pureed squash makes a great sauce for pizza. Try a squash pizza with cranberries, apple slices, and Gruyere cheese.

--Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm

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

golden frills mustard greens
Golden Frills Mustard Greens
(Persephone Farm)

White Chanterelles

 (Peak Forest Fruit)

(Mt. Hood Organic Farms)

Giant Red Celery
(Gales Meadow Farm)

Blue Hubbard Squash
(Sweet Leaf Farm)

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November Markets are here! Starting at 9am, we will have locally made crafts in addition to farm fresh goods all the way until Thanksgiving. fun in the rainLinda Brand Crab will be back this Saturday along with Blossom Vinegars, Freddy Guys Hazelnuts,and Sun Gold Farm. Be sure to check out Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheeses' new location as they are now sharing a booth with Jacobs Creamery. Other vendors sticking around until the season end include: Alsea Acre Alpines (goat cheese), Buns on the Run (sausage), Classic Foods (pasta and pesto), Deck Family Farm (pastured meats), Deep Roots Farm, Delphina's Bakery, DeMartini Family Farms, Fleur de Lis Bakery and Café, Gabriel's Bakery, Gales Meadow Farm (certified organic), Gilson Marine Farms (oysters from Netarts Bay), Happy Harvest, Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Laurel Ridge Winery, Packer Orchards, Micro Mercantes (tamales), Mocha Romas Coffee Company, Mt. Hood Organic Farms (certified organic and biodynamic fruit), Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey, Nossa Familia Coffee, Nourishment (breakfast burritos and quiche), Peak Forest Fruit (mushrooms and more), Persephone Farm (certified organic), Pine Mountain Ranch (buffalo, elk, and yak meat), Russell's Bread, Sun Gold Farm, Sweet Briar Farms, Sweet Leaf Farm, Village Crepery, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Wingnut Confections (candy with a conscience), and Winter Green Farm.

This Saturday, 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.

On November 14th, join us for a cooking demonstration by Morgan Jacobson, a fixture at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, who also happens to be a cook at Nourishment.

See you at the market!

Special Event: Book Signing with Tami Parr

This Saturday, Tami Parr, Author of Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest will join the Hollywood Farmers' Market for a book signing. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with this great gift for your favorite cheese lover or northwest locavore!

From the Countryman Press website:
[Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest] is the first book to take a comprehensive look
at artisan cheese--the cheese itself, the cheesemakers, and the trends surrounding its current renaissance--in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest is an in-depth guide to this region's artisan cheeses. The author, a judge at the 2006 American Cheese Society competition, examines each region's cheesemakers who are breaking new ground and winning awards with their handcrafted cheeses.

Profiles of individual cheesemakers give information about their operation and their cheeses as well as chronicle their passion and commitment to what they do. In addition, appendices cover background information about cheesemaking, including a glossary and a "cheese basics" section that lists various types of cheeses and how to pair them with wine and beer. Selected recipes from local chefs and cheesemakers offer even more ways to appreciate Northwest artisan cheese.

Tami Parr is the author of the Pacific Northwest Cheese Project website, the online authority for news and information about artisan cheese in the Pacific Northwest. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Oregonian, Edible Portland, Mix, and Northwest Palate Magazine. Parr is currently president of the Oregon Cheese Guild and a member of the American Cheese Society. She lives in Portland, OR.
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!
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