July 1st, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 11
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Market Updates                      
onions for the grillIt is 4th of July weekend and no matter where you go (or what the weather is like) grilling is in style.

All our vegetable growers will have something for your grill this Saturday. Summer squash, fennel bulbs, sweet onions--do we hear stomachs are growling? And don't forget about the salads! Potato salad, spinach-strawberry salad, asparagus salad, green salad - you name it, we've got the ingredients.

squash for the grillIf you are a meat eater, there's no place like the Hollywood Farmers Market to find what you're looking for. You will find the highest quality pastured meats from Deck Family Farm--they have steaks that are out of this world and so much more. You can't beat the pork from Sweet Briar Farm--did you know you can order a whole pig to roast?! Yes, a whole pig. And Pine Mountain Ranch can provide you with buffalo burgers that say 4th of July like nothing else.

This weekend is also the great Recipe Give-Away! Stop by the Information Booth on the corner of 44th & Hancock and pick up free recipes featuring seasonal ingredients such as breakfast radishes, mint leaves, green garlic, chorizo and more!

See you at the Market!
Friendly WIC Know-It-Alls Help Clarify Programs                  
Did you know that WIC Program participants can now use both Farm Direct coupons and Fruit and Vegetable Vouchecherries and berriesrs at Farmers Markets? The nice folks from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (better known as the WIC Program) will be roaming the Hollywood Farmers Market this month to raise awareness about WIC and related programs, and to act as a resource for program participants. Just look for the people in the blue WIC aprons--they are friendly and they have answers.

WIC is a federally funded program administered by the State of Oregon, that focuses on promoting access of nutritious foods to low-income and nutritionally at-risk pregnant women and children.
Preserving Class Reminder
preservesSign up now to ensure you or your loved one has a spot in the Hollywood Farmers Market preserving classes with Tressa Yellig of Salt, Fire & Time. They also make a great gift!

Participants will learn how to make sweet berry conserves, easy vinegar pickles, canned crushed tomatoes, and fermented vegetables. Each class is only $50 or take the whole series for $175.

July 24th, 9:30-11:30am - Sweet Berry Conserves
August 21st, 9:30-11:30am - Easy Vinegar Pickles
September 18th, 9:30-11:30am -  Canned Crushed Tomatoes
October 16th, 9:30-11:30am - Fermented Veggies & Sauerruben

Participants will be sent home with the canned goods that they preserved and armed with the knowledge and ability to do it all again. All ingredients will be sourced from Hollywood Farmers Market vendors and all equipment will be provided!

To sign up for one class or the series, please stop by the HFM Information Booth on the corner of NE 44th & Hancock on market day. You can also email or call the market to register.
Only Two Weeks Left for the Photo Contest!
There are only two more Saturdays to shoot photos for this year's Photo Contest. Submissions are due 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 (max size of 10MB) to volunteers@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org by 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
Music:
Jesse Mead

Community Booths:

Metro Paint
School House Supplies


Kids Entertainment:
Crista the Face Painter
Featured Products
July 3rd, 2010

sunstripe apricots

Sunstripe Apricots
Peak Forest Fruit

Red Skillet Beans

The Better Bean Company

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Sol Pops

Goldbar Zucchini
Sweet Leaf Farm

Meekers Raspberries
Liepold Farms
Market Pics
Xavi from Sweet Leaf Farm shows off heirloom tomatoes that are just coming on.
xavier with tomatoes

Breakfast!

berries and cherries
Seth from Persephone Farm is glad to be back at the Hollywood Farmers Market!

Seth and farmstand
The lovely ladies of Liepold Farm.

lovely ladies of liepold farm
Noah from Sol Pops moonlights as a lounge singer.
sol pops
Persephone grows beautiful garlic.

garlic
The giggly gals from Deep Roots Farm celebrated Kaia's 10th birthday last Saturday - Happy Birthday Kaia!
deep roots ladies with ilarious eyewear


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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