Market Updates |
|Greetings Market Lovers!|
The changing of the seasons is in the air and it is becoming a very busy time of year - in general and specifically at the Hollywood Farmers Market. We have a cooking demonstration with Courtney Sproule this Saturday. It is time for preserving and celebrating the harvest and we are hard at work with our final two preserving classes and market lunches. The annual dot survey (9/18) is coming up in which we ask you to tell us what we're doing right and how we can change. The Crazy Eggplant Festival (9/25) and Oktoberfest (10/2) are right around the corner and are great excuses to celebrate the last vestiges of summer and the coming fall.
Now.But it's not time to relax yet, now is a great opportunity to get in the yard and garden to plant veggies for fall harvest, woody plants such as trees, blueberries and natives, and spring flowering bulbs.
Soon.THINK Unique Gardens will have a wide spread of native plants, shrubs, and other items perfect for fall planting. Gales Meadow Farm will have vegetable starts for fall and winter harvest
and for overwintering this Saturday. Several kinds of kale, chard,
broccoli, and winter cabbages will be available.
It is with sincere disappointment that I must announce the suspension of the Fresh Funds Program at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Until
more funds are secured, September 11th will be the last day SNAP
customers can receive matching dollars through the Fresh Funds Program.
This program has been very successful in increasing the capacity for
low-income families to make healthy choices through the purchase of locally grown, fresh products at the market.
Unfortunately, our fund raising efforts have not been able to keep up
If you are interested in donating to the Fresh Funds Program, please
visit the Information Booth on market day. With our crowd counts averaging around 4,000 adults every Saturday, if every customer donated just $2 we would have more than enough funds for the entire season.
The Lost & Found is getting fairly full and will be purged of its contents soon. If you've been wondering what happened to your water bottle, coffee mug, sunglasses, or one of many other items, stop by the Information Booth this weekend to see if it has been turned in.
See you at the Market!
Cooking Demonstration with Courtney Sproule|
|This week at the Hollywood Farmers Market Chef Courtney Sproule will
treat us to a cooking demonstration honoring the end of tomato season
with a dish featuring Clams with Sorrel Salsa Verde. (You'll have to
come to the demo to find out where the tomatoes are in the dish!)
Courtney is the brains and the brawn behind din din, a supper club that
is open to the public, and emphasizes fresh local ingredients, clever
pairings of food and drinks and a jovial dinner atmosphere. Courtney's
dedication to local ingredients is clear, as she is constantly
developing relationships with local farmers and artisans, and serves on
the board of the Hollywood Farmers Market.|
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. Special thanks to Gales
Meadow Farm, Laurel Ridge Winery, Linda Brand Crab and Sweet Leaf Farmfor their donations of ingredients to this cooking demonstration.
Demonstrations are held at 10 am and 11 am on the second Saturday of every month from June through October.
|This Week at the Market|
September 11th, 2010
Jimmy Nardello Peppers
Italian sweet frying pepper, super delicious!
Gales Meadow Farm
Orange Honeydew Melon
Honey yellow sweet flesh, dessert today!
Winter Green Farm
Tokyo Rose Apples
Fresh early eating apple.
Garry's Meadow Fresh Chocolate Whole Milk
Grass fed - try a sample, it speaks for itself!
Lady Lane Farm
Peach Basil Cupcakes
Made with Oregon and Washington peaches and organic basil, these are the September special cupcakes at the market!
|Fresh Funds Program Suspended|
|The Fresh Funds Program will be suspended after the September 11th market.|
Fresh Funds Goal: $7,000
Amount Raised to Date: $4,105
Total Dollars Matched to SNAP Customers to Date: $4,471
Amount left in Fresh Funds: -$366
Amount needed to Reach Goal: $2,895
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.