April 29, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 2
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Market Updates
The Hollywood Farmers Market starts in just two days and everyone has been busy getting ready for Opening Day!

This way to the market!
market sign
Anne Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm said that all week everyone at her farm has been preparing and getting excited about the start of the Hollywood Farmers Market. And with good reason, as there will be something for everyone at the market on Saturday.

New products to look for include artisan charcuterie from Olympic Provisions, savory refried beans from the Better Bean Company, and delicious microbrews from Captured by Porches Brewing. Of course there will also be old favorites such as Alsea Acre Alpines' goat cheese, Linda Brand Crab's fresh seafood, and all the baked goods you could desire including cupcakes from Confectionery.

We look forward to seeing you on Opening Day!

Opening Day vendors: Alsea Acre Alpines,Better Bean Company
Blooming Goodies, Buns on the Run, Captured by Porches, Classic Foods, Columbia River Fish Co. Treaty 1855, Confectionery, Deck Family Farm, Deep Roots Farm, Delphina's Bakery, Fleur de Lis Bakery, Gabriel's Bakery, Gales Meadow Farm, Gilson Marine Farms, Glass Jade Nursery, Happy Harvest, Herr's Family Farm, Hotlips Soda, Jacobs Creamery, KCK Farms, Ken and June's Hazelnuts, Lady Lane Farm, Linda Brand Crab, Market Fruit/Packer Orchards, Mocha Romas Coffee Company, Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey, Nossa Familia Coffee, Nourishment, Olympic Provisions, Peak Forest Fruit, Persephone Farm, Pine Mountain Ranch, River Rock Nursery, Sol Pops, Sweet Briar Farms, Sweet Leaf Farm, Think Unique Gardens, Village Crepery, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheese, Winter Green Farm
Opening Day at the Market
Featured Produce
May 1, 2010


Seascape Strawberries
Happy Harvest Farm

Mixed Brassica Rapini
Persephone Farm

Sweet Spring Onions
Deep Roots Farm

Mustard Greens
Blooming Goodies

40 varieties of tomato starts at
Gales Meadow Farm
Get Your Questions Answered by Master Gardeners
Get your garden starts at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
garden starts
The Master Gardener Program is back for Multnomah County as part of the OSU Home Horticulture Extension.

You can get answers to all your gardening questions from highly trained and experienced volunteers.

Check out the Metro Master Gardener Program for more information or call the Multnomah Master Gardener hotline at (503) 445-4608, 10AM - 2PM, Weekdays.

Remember to pick up your garden starts this month and next from the expert growers at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Gales Meadow Farm, Glass Jade Nursery, River Rock Nursery, and Think Unique Gardens will all have a wide variety of starts to choose from. From heirloom tomatoes to unique and unusual varieties of asian vegetables, you'll be sure to find all you need at the market.
Basil Hint
basilBasil should not be planted outside until the nights are staying above 60F. In NE Portland, that means the middle of June at the earliest. If it is planted out sooner, it will not grow vigorously and will be extremely vulnerable to slugs.

If you do buy a basil plant at the market earlier, leave it in its pot or transplant it to a bigger pot, leave it in a sunny spot outside during the day, and take it inside at night. If you have a greenhouse or a south-facing window, you can keep it inside until the nights are warm enough.

-- Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm

hfm_mapThe Hollywood Farmers Market is open Saturdays, May through Thanksgiving from 8am - 1pm. (November Markets begin at 9am).

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
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