Market Updates |
|As 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 slicer 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!
Berry Pie Contest!!! |
|As 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
- 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.