September 23, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 22
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Market Updates                      
Greetings Market Lovers!

This week sees the return of Nossa Familia Coffee, The Village Crepery, Laurel Ridge Winery, and The Better Bean Company. Mt Hood Organic Farms will start next week on October 2nd. Plant vendor Tide Creek Nursery is trying the market out this weekend. She'll have plenty of plants perfect for fall planting, please stop by to say hello!

This Saturday is the Crazy Eggplant Festival and as you can see, we are pretty excited about it and going a bit crazy with preparations. Join local eggplant lovers and chefs as they prepare delicious eggplant dishes for you to sample. As part of the festivities, Masala will be introducing an Eggplant Sambhar to their menu this Saturday! See below for the schedule.

We have big reasons to give thanks again this week. Providence Health & Services donated $1000 to help the market keep the Fresh Funds Program going. Thank You Providence! That leaves us with just $882 to raise by the end of the season. Can you help? Consider joining the market for lunch this Saturday as a fundraiser for the program. You could also join of final Preserving Class of the season - Fermented Veggies and Sauerreuben on October 16th. See the Information Booth for more info or to sign up!

Were you at the market last Saturday? Did you forget to take the Customer Dot Survey? If you haven't taken the survey yet, please consider taking it online now. It will only take a few moments and will help shape the market as it continues to grow.

See you at the Market!
eggplantfestAubergine, Brinjal, Melongene, Garden Egg, Guinea Squash
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How do you say eggplant?!

The Crazy Eggplant Festival is here! Help us celebrate the elusive and enigmatic fruit of this member of the nightshade family. Free demonstrations, recipes, and instructions on how to prepare the fruit of the Solanum melongena plant.

Crazy Eggplant Schedule:

All Day Long: Free recipes, printouts, and conversations about eggplant at the Information Booth on the corner of 44th & Hancock. Map of vendor activities available!

9:00 AM - Mediterranean Eggplant Sandwiches by Kathy Aikens at THINK Unique Gardens

9:30 AM - Aloo Baingan by Madhu Nair at Sweet Leaf Farm

10:00 AM - Secret Eggplant Surprise at Gales Meadow Farm

10:45- Eggplant & Goat Cheese Spread by Michelle Girard at Deep Roots Farm

11:15 AM - Eggplant Fries with Fresh Basil Mayonnaise by Amie Edelstein at Winter Green Farm
robertlunchSupport Your Neighbors, Support Your Farmers
Please join with us this Saturday to delight in the bounty the Hollywood Farmers Market has to offer. Chefs Robert Reynolds and Kristen Murray will prepare delightful epicurean fare with market fresh ingredients this Saturday after the market. Call to reserve a seat now!

All funds raised will go to our Fresh Funds Program, increasing the capacity to spend SNAP dollars on healthy choices and supporting small farms at the same time. Click here for more information on the lunch.

When: Saturday, September 25th, 1pm

Where: Moon and Sixpence, 2014 NE 42nd Ave (near the corner of NE Tillamook & 42nd)

Cost: $30 - $50, sliding scale, + gratuity. Includes both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage choices.

How: Call 503-709-7403 or send an email to reserve your seat today!

Mark Your Calendar: Saturday, October 23rd, 1pm - Market Lunch with Chef Anthony Cafiero of Tabla.

Big thanks to Albina Community Bank for sponsoring the Market
Lunches this season!

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surveyLots o' Dots
the dot surveyThanks to all eight hundred plus customers who participated in the Hollywood Farmers Markets' Customer Dot Survey last Saturday. Your answers and comments will help guide the direction of the market this year and in the future.

If you didn't get a chance to take the survey, we'd love for you to take our online survey.

This one is designed for those
carollyn smiling and offering a dot of you who missed the fun of all the neon dots. You can also find the survey on our website. Either way, please take it soon; it will only be available for one week.

With your help, we can make this market even better. Thanks!

This Week at the Market
Sneakin' Out

Community Booths:

Northeast Community Center
Free Geek

Upcoming Events:
Market Lunch - 9/25
Crazy Eggplant Fest - 9/25
Oktoberfest - 10/2
Fermenting Veggies Class - 10/16
Featured Products

September 25th, 2010

eggplants from winter green farm

Eggplant - Epic, Little Fingers, Dancer
Three varieties to please your palate. Eat your eggplant!
Winter Green Farm

Tomatillos - Purple and Plaza Latina Giant
Purple tomatillos have a sweet and complex flavor while the Plaza Latina Giant is great for salsa - the flesh is less juicy allowing for a thick, luscious texture.
Gales Meadow Farm

Italian Sausage
Have you had sausage from Deck Family Farm lately? Their succulent meat comes in both Hot and Sweet flavors - and their farm is amazing, in case you're wondering.
Deck Family Farm

Squash Leaves
Squash leaves are delicious sauteed or in soup andthe curly qs make a decorative garnish!

Blooming Goodies

Wild Huckleberry Danish
Oh, Yum.
Fleur de Lis Bakery
freshfundsupdateFresh Funds Program

Fresh Funds Goal: $7,000
Amount Raised to Date: $6,118
Amount left in Fresh Funds: $1200
Amount needed to Reach Goal: $882

Every Saturday, customers can 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, reward healthy eating, and support our farmers.

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Market Pics

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the cuties at sol pops


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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!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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