July 22nd, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 14
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Market Updates                      
oregon trail token pileAs many of you know, every Saturday, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) customers can use their EBT card at the market to withdraw tokens to spend on fresh local food. The Fresh Funds Program of the Hollywood Farmers Market matches up to $5 in EBT purchases to help increase the purchasing power of SNAP recipients and reward healthy eating. This program was made possible through a generous grant from New Seasons Market. However, we have only $300 dollars left in matching funds for SNAP customers. Nobody guessed how wildly successful this program would be with EBT token sales up nearly 200% from two years ago. So far this season we've matched over $2700 and sold over $9000 in EBT tokens.

We need your help to keep the match going! Please consider making a donation next time you're at the market. Stop by the Information Booth on NE 44th & Hancock. Our crowd counts are over 4,000 every week. If every customer donated just $1, we could make the match last through the end of the season. You may also consider attending one of our preserving classes this season - all proceeds will go to the Fresh Funds Program. Whatever you can afford, we thank you!!!
Do you like pie? Consider yourself a pretty decent baker? Well consider entering Berry Pie Contest to be held on August 7th. See the details below.

There is a rumor that there will be corn at the market this Saturday!While it cannot be confirmed, we do know that  Sweet Leaf Farm will have plenty of Early Girl and other slicerslicer tomatoes tomatoes at the market this week as well as a lot of basil. Pair it with Jacobs Creamery mozzarella for a Caprese Salad that can't be beat. Persephone has delicious kohlrabi and last week sold a delectable head of lettuce that weighed nearly three lbs! With the hot weather approaching, it sounds like salad season at the Hollywood Farmers Market!

Don't forget about the design charrette tonight at 7pm at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.

See you at the Market!
cookingdemoBerry Pie Contest!!!              
four types of berriesAs you've no doubt noticed, we're into the heart of berry season at the market, and for the next few weeks will be enjoying the rich harvest of local berries at the market. And one of the best things about berry season is berry pie, which is why we're happy to announce our 1st Annual Berry Pie Contest!

The pie contest will be held at the market on Saturday, August 7, but why not pick out some berries this week at the market to get some practice? Remember, the pie contest needs you to make it happen. Whether you have the recipe that won your Aunt Ethel the blue ribbon in the state fair, or you've never baked a pie before, your pie will be welcomed and adored at the Berry Pie Contest. Points will be awarded for deliciousness, creativity and visual appeal. Happy baking!

-- Contest Rules --
  • Pies entered for judging must be made with berries purchased fresh. Berries do not need to come from the Hollywood Farmers Market, but there will be extra points for buying local berries. Ask at the information booth for more details on mid-week farmers markets.
  • Pie crust and filling must be prepared and baked by person submitting the pie for judging.
  • Entries must include entry form and original recipe listing all ingredients and method in order to be considered for judging.
  • Pie plates will not be returned to contestants, so we encourage contestants to submit pies in a recyclable pie plate.
  • All pies submitted for judging become the property of the Hollywood Farmers Market and may not be returned to you in time for dessert.
  • Entries will be accepted from 8am until 10am. Judging will begin promptly at 10:30am, with winners announced at 12:00 noon.

This Week at the Market
Sneakin' Out

Community Booths:

Northeast Community Center
Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers

Kid's Entertainment:
Crista the Face Painter

Upcoming Events:
Locally Grown Poetry - 7/31
Caprial + John - 7/31
Berry Pie Contest - 8/7
Featured Products
July 24th, 2010

pie cherries

Pie Cherries
Peak Forest Fruit

Sweet Sue Peaches

Baird Family Orchards

Royal Velvet Lavender Bundles
Dancing Light Ranch

Early Girl Tomatoes
Sweet Leaf Farm

Orion Fennel
Persephone Farm
Market Pics
Lavender from Dancing Light Ranch.
beautiful lavender

HFM Volunteer Jewel chooses Orion Fennel and Treviso Radicchio from Persephone Farm.
jewel smiling and holding veggies
Golden beets!
golden beets and regular beets
Sweet Sue peaches.
sweet sue peaches

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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