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.
See you Saturday!
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.
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
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.