September 2, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 19
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Market Updates                      
The Hollywood Farmers Market's first Market Lunch last Saturday was a delightful success. Market patrons ate delectable dishes from din din Chef Courtney Sproule and helped support the Fresh Funds Program at the same time. Thanks to everyone who showed their support!

Our next Market Lunch on September 25th will feature Chefs Robert Reynolds and Kristen Murray and is sure to be a success. Save yourself a seat at the table by signing up at the HFM Information Booth on 44th & Hancock this Saturday. Tickets are a sliding scale from $30 - $50 and include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink choices.

This Saturday, join in as Hollywood architect John Perkins gives a historical walking tour of Hollywood. See below for details.

Everyone is happy that Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey is back from vacation!
kids looking at bees
Nature's Best -- Oregon Honey returned from vacation last week, much to everyone's delight. Mocha Roma's Coffee is back at the market this Saturday as well. Glass Jade Nursery ended her season last Saturday, but we have plenty of plant vendors for your needs this time of year. It's getting to be the season for putting woody plants in the ground so visit Dancing Light Ranch, River Rock Nursery (9/11 only), and THINK Unique Gardens over the next couple weeks to see what they have for your yarden!

hotlips soda bottlesWe just received word that this will be the last Saturday at the market for HOTLIPS Soda. The good news is their soda has really taken off but the bad news is they don't have enough product to make it to the farmers markets. Make sure to stock up at the market this Saturday!

Just a reminder that the Canned Crushed Tomatoes class is coming up this month. See below for details.

Thanks for all your support and see you at the Market!
walkingtourFree Tours of Hollywood this Saturday
Where was the first theater in Hollywood?

Was there a giant milk bottle somewhere on Sandy and is it still there? 

Why is Hollywood's only public open space named Harold Kelley? 

milk bottle on sandy from the 20sThis Saturday, September 4th, free walking tours of Hollywood will answer these questions and more. Leaving at 9am, 10am, 11am and noon from the Hollywood Farmers Market, tours will be conducted by local architect, John Perkins.

Each tour will last approximately 40 minutes and will be fun, informative, and lively. John Perkins invites long term and new residents to join him.

Meet at the Information Booth on the corner of NE 44th & Hancock to go on the tour.
tomatoclassTomato Time!
tomato signSeptember is the month of the nightshade family here in the Pacific Northwest. Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are at their peak as the summer draws close to an end.

One simple way to make summer last all winter is by preserving
tomatoes. Dry, can, or freeze tomatoes in order to savor the flavor during the winter rains.

Canned crushed tomatoes are particularly easy to use. You can make pasta sauce, add it to soups and stews, simmer meats in crushed tomatoes with herbs, make delicious chicken curry, add to rice dishes - it's such a versatile commodity to have in the pantry!

Would you like to learn how to make your own canned tomatoes? The Hollywood Farmers Market would love to teach you. On Saturday, September 18th, from 9:30am - 11:30am, the
crushed tomatoesHollywood Farmers Market will be holding a preserving class on how to make canned crushed tomatoes. 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!
The class costs just $50 and all proceeds will go to the Fresh Funds Program, HFM's SNAP match program at the market. Sign up for the October fermented veggies class too and save money! Take both classes for only $80. A savings of $20, wow!

Sign up at the Information Booth on the corner of 44th & Hancock on Saturday or call 503-709-7403 to make other arrangements.

Happy Preserving!

This Week at the Market

Community Booths:

NW Veg

Upcoming Events:
Hollywood Walking Tour - 9/4
Cooking Demo - 9/11
Dot Survey - 9/18
Preserving Class: Canned Crushed Tomatoes - 9/18
Market Lunch with Chef Robert Reynolds - 9/25
Crazy Eggplant Fest - 9/25
Featured Products

September 4th, 2010

heirloom tomatoes from winter green farm

Heirloom Tomatoes
Winter Green Farm has a number of heirloom tomato varieties available at their farm stand this Saturday. Big, heavy, and juicy, nothing tastes quite as delicious as an heirloom tomato!
Winter Green Farm

Musica & Gold Marie Romano Beans
Customers have been asking since June when we would have Romano Beans. At last they are ready, almost a month later than usual. Musica (green) and Goldmarie (yellow) Romanos are old varieties which used to be widely available in seed catalogs and then suddenly disappeared. Seed savers like ourselves have kept them going, and now they seem to be coming back in the commercial seed trade.

The traditional way to prepare Romanos is to drop them in a big pot of  boiling water; let them simmer for about 4 minutes, then drain. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, and saute' them for about 5 more minutes, possibly with onions or garlic. They can be served hot or at room temperature with a drizzle of white wine vinegar.
Gales Meadow Farm

Roma Tomatoes
With few seeds, dense, meaty flesh, and low moisture content, Roma tomatoes are perfect for making sauces and canning for the winter months. Look for a Labor Day special price on Roma's this Saturday!
Deep Roots Farm

Party in a Jar
Luscious, creamy chevre marinating in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Roasted Red Peppers, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Basil, Garlic, Pine Nuts, Rosemary and Black Pepper. Yum!
Alsea Acre Alpines

Fresh Fruit Soda
Soda made with fresh fruit from Northwest farms. Flavors include apple, blackberry, pear, raspberry, boysenberry, black raspberry and more. Stock up this weekend!
freshfundsupdateFresh Funds

Fresh Funds Goal: $7,000
Amount Raised to Date: $4,081
Total Dollars Matched to SNAP Customers to Date: $4,189
Amount left in Fresh Funds: -$108
Amount needed to Reach Goal: $2,919

Every Saturday, SNAP customers can use their EBT card to withdraw SNAP dollars to be used on market fresh produce and goods. The Hollywood Farmers Market will match up to $5 in tokens to increase SNAP customer spending power at the market and reward healthy eating.

This match only lasts as long as we have funds for it. Please consider donating today! Call 503-709-7403 for more information.
Market Pics

Market volunteer Freeland is stoked to give Captured By Porches a break.
freeland gives a vendor break

Aaaaw, how sweet!
couple dancing at market

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

See you Saturday!

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