June 10, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 8
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Market Updates                      
It should be another sunny Saturday in Hollywood this weekend and there is a lot going on at the market.

Liepold Farm starts their season with strawberries and raspberries this Saturday. Maryhill Orchards also begins with the season's first cherries and Thompson Farm starts their season with berries and veggies.

This year's first Cooking Demonstration is this Saturday with chef Blake Van Roekel at 9:45 am & 10:45 am with music by John Twist. See the article below for more information about Blake and what's cooking at the market Saturday.

Also this Saturday is a Blood Drive with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Oregon Red Cross - please consider donating. The Blood Mobile will be located on 44th Avenue near the west entrance to the market.
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Cooking Demo Chef: Blake Van Roekel                  

At age 14, Blake Van Roekel wrote her first cookbook. Though it never quite reached the public eye, her passion for food and feeding people stayed true. Subsequent journals that traversed careers in horticulture, arts & event management, and jewelry design always had recipes scribbled in the margins.

In 2007, Blake's recipes moved from the margins to the center of the page. She graduated from an intensive course in "Culinary Heaven" with chef Robert Reynolds, whereupon she co-founded the successful and popular Art+Palate Supper Club. In November of 2008, Blake launched her company, Keuken, in order to officially cook up a storm. Many of her menus are inspired by art and design, literature and music resulting in meals that are thematic and unique to the time and place of the event. Her goal is to introduce greater levels of meaning to the food on our plates by not only stimulating our taste buds, but our emotions and intellect as well.

When Blake is not in the kitchen, or taking a break to eat chocolate, she can be found digging in the dirt. She serves on the board of the Portland chapter of Slow Food, teaches classes and is the consulting chef for Gales Meadow Farm, developing recipes while helping the vegetables grow. She is committed to the earth, her food, and the people she feeds.

This week, Blake will be demoing Garlic Scape and Ham Risotto. Cooking Demonstrations at the Hollywood Farmers Market in 2010 are coordinated in conjunction with Slow Food Portland, OR and are focused on affordable market shopping and simple meals. Demonstrations are held at 9:45 am and 10:45 am on the second Saturday of every month from June through October.

Portions of this article were excerpted from Blake's website, Keuken.
Blood Drive this Saturday                
Donate Blood at the Hollywood Farmers Market

This coming Saturday, June 12th, at the Hollywood Farmers Market, customers can find great local produce and save a life. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a nationwide goal of collecting two thousand bags of blood in 2010. In pursuit of this goal they are hosting a blood drive at the market in partnership with the Oregon Red Cross. The charismatic Blood Mobile, the blood collection site, will be parked adjacent to the market on 44th Avenue. Customers interested in donating blood should be sure to bring a photo ID and feel healthy and nourished. Don't miss this convenient opportunity to make a big difference in someone's life.
This Week at the Market
John Twist

Community Booths:

Blood Drive
NW Veg

Cooking Demonstraion:
Blake Van Roekel
Featured Products
June 12th, 2010

rainbow chard

Rainbow Chard
Sweet Leaf Farm

Tulameen Raspberries
Happy Harvest Farm

Daikon Radish
Blooming Goodies

Whole Jersey Cream
Lady Lane Farm

Dry Roasted Hazelnuts
Ken & June's Hazelnuts
Market Pics
HFM customers Susannah and Brian bought flowers from Herr's Family Farm after eating a delicious dosa from Masala.
brian and susannah holding flowers
HFM shopper Jonetta is looking forward to drinking Jersey chocolate milk from Lady Lane Farm.
jonetta and chocolate milk

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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