May 27, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 6
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Market Updates                      
The market starts filling out this Saturday with the start of Big 'B' Farm, De Martini Family Farm, and new vendor Masala. Big 'B' Farm and De Martini Family Farm both bring fresh produce to the market. Masala will be serving masala dosa, a traditional South Indian breakfast complete with fresh coconut chutney. Be sure to welcome them to the market!

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The 4th Annual Hollywood Farmers Market Photo Contest: It's on.
It's Photo Contest season at the Hollywood Farmers Market from now until July 14th! Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit photos of their favorite market delights; 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 July 17th at 11:00 AM in front of the music tent.Good luck, happy snapping, and start sending us your submissions!

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 2010 season before July 14th.
 Photos must be submitted as a .jpg, .pdf or .tiff file, with maximum size of 10MB, via email to volunteers@hollywoodfarmersmarket.orgby Wednesday, July 14, 2010, with the words "Photo Contest Entry" in the subject line.  Include the photographer's name, photo category, and contact information in the body of the email.

 No digital modifications allowed.

 Submitted photos become the property of the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM). 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 will be considered.    
 Amateur photographers only, please!
This Week at the Market
Featured Products
May 29th, 2010

purple lupin

Purple Lupin
Fuller's Flowers

Dover Sole
Linda Brand Crab

Lavender & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Spring Garlic
Sweet Leaf Farm

Honey Greek Yogurt
Jacobs Creamery
Market Pics
Green garlic roots from Sweet Leaf Farm.

green garlic bottoms and laura's green shoes
Matt from Linda Brand Crab has six arms and lots of product.
matt with six arms holding all sorts of linda brand crab products
Recipe of the Week
Morel & Black Trumpet Risotto
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
1/2 oz dried black trumpet mushrooms (Peak Forest Fruit)
1/2 cup dry white wine (Laurel Ridge Winery)
2 shallots, chopped - about 1/2 cup (Persephone Farm)
1 cup sliced morels (Peak Forest Fruit)
4 Tbsp butter - 1/2 stick
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp chopped parsley or basil
olive oil
salt to taste

Steep dried black trumpet mushrooms in 6 cups of just boiled water for about twenty minutes. Strain the stock, set aside and keep warm. Chop the soaked mushrooms and set aside.

Melt 1 Tbsp of the butter in a pan and saute the sliced morels until soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil and 1 Tbsp of the butter over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the chopped shallots. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until shallots are slightly translucent.

Add the rice to the pot and stir with a wooden spoon so that the grains are coated with the oil and melted butter. Saute for another minute or so until a nutty aroma develops, but don't brown the rice. Add the chopped black trumpet mushrooms (but not the morels).

Add the wine and cook while stirring, until the liquid is fully absorbed.

Add a ladle of hot mushroom stock to the rice and stir until the liquid is fully absorbed. As soon as the rice has absorbed the stock add another ladle and repeat the process.

Note: While it can be a bit of a pain, it's important to continue stirring while the stock gets absorbed by the rice and add the next ladle as soon as the rice is almost dry. This prevents scorching.

Continue adding ladles of hot stock and stirring the rice while the liquid is absorbed. As it cooks, you'll see that the rice will take on a creamy consistency as it begins to release its natural starches. Continue this process for 20-30 minutes or until the grains are tender but still firm to the bite, without being crunchy.

When you're down to your last few ladles of stock, add the cooked morels. If you run out of stock and the risotto still isn't done, you can finish the cooking using hot water. Just add the water as you did with the stock, a ladle at a time, stirring while it's absorbed.

Stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp butter, the parmesan cheese and the parsley, and season to taste with salt.

Risotto turns gummy if held for too long so it is best served right away. A properly cooked risotto will form a soft, creamy mound on a dinner plate. It shouldn't run across the plate, nor should it be stiff or gluey. Serve with Raw Kale Salad (recipe in last week's enewsletter). Makes 6-8 servings.

Variations: If you like the taste of morels but aren't interested in a "mushroomy" flavor for your risotto, you can omit the black trumpet mushrooms, increase the amount of morels, and use chicken stock instead. You can also use sweet spring onions instead of the shallots.

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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

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