|Market Updates |
|Thanks to everyone who came out for the Fest O' Pesto last Saturday! Through a variety of blending technologies including bicycle, mortar & pestle, and good old electricity, Hollywood Farmers Market customers enjoyed a tasty selection of pesto recipes. Using veggies and herbs from Sweet Leaf Farm, Winter Green Farm and Big B Farm, hazelnuts from Ken & June's, and walnuts from Deck Family Farm, guest chefs demonstrated how to make pesto from such diverse ingredients as snap peas and beet greens along with the traditional Genovese style with basil. Check out our website for recipes and make your own pesto at home!|
If you're not up for making your own basil, you can stop by the Classic Foods booth at the market and pick up one of a number of prepared pestos and fresh pasta to take home with you. They sample their pesto every Saturday.
BIG thanks goes to Hollywood Grocery Outlet for their consistent support of the Hollywood Farmers Market. They generously donated certified organic extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, and sea salt for last Saturday's Fest O' Pesto. And don't forget that they let us set up in their parking lot every Saturday! Those folks deserve a huge round of applause. Speaking of Hollywood Grocery Outlet, they will be having a beer tasting at their store this Saturday right after the market from 1pm - 3pm. A few of the breweries whose beer they will be sampling include Fish Brewing, Kona, and Full Sail Brewery. Be sure to stop by and if you can't make it this Saturday, they are having a wine tasting next Saturday, same time.
Peaches are here this weekend at Maryhill Orchards booth and just in time for Fourth of July festivities. Peach pie, anyone? This Saturday, Gales Meadow Farm and Glass Jade Nursery will be absent. But you can still pick up basil starts grown by Glass Jade Nursery at THINK Unique Garden's booth at the west entrance to the market! Sage & Sea returns with drinking vinegars this Saturday and Abby's Tablereturns with her AMAZING breakfast parfaits, veggie packs, dips, and other food your body loves.
This Saturday also kicks of the annual HFM Photo Contest at the market! See below for rules, bring your camera to the market this Saturday, and happy snapping!
See you at the market!
|It is Photo Contest season at the Hollywood Farmers Market from now through the end of July! Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit photos of their favorite market delights. First-place prizes will be awarded in three categories:|
People: All kinds of people, young and old, come to the Hollywood Farmers Market each Saturday to shop, sell, eat, and people-watch. Capture the spirit of the diverse group of people who make up our market community.
Pets: The Hollywood Farmers Market is known among pet lovers as the place to be on Saturday mornings. From dogs to cats, birds to iguanas, which pet will you capture on film?
Product: The real reason we come together each week is the high quality products brought fresh to market. Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, plants, baked goods, fish, cheese, and meat- what's your favorite product at the Hollywood Farmers Market?
Winners will be announced (and published) in the August 4th issue of the market's email newsletter, The Local Dirt. Good luck, happy snapping, and start sending us your submissions!
- Photos must be taken at the Hollywood Farmers Market (between NE 44th and 45th Avenues on Hancock Street, from 8am to 1pm) during the 2011 season before July 31st.
- Photos must be submitted as a .jpg, .pdf or .tiff file, with maximum size of 10MB, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Sunday, July 31, with the words "Photo Contest Entry" in the subject line. Include the photographer's name, photo category, and contact information in the body of the email.
- No digital modifications allowed.
- Submitted photos become the property of the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) and will not be returned. The HFM may feature the photos online and at the Info Booth without compensation to contestants.
- Staff and board members of the Hollywood Farmers Market are not eligible to enter.
- One photo per category, per person.
- Amateur photographers only, please!
Every Saturday, two community organizations provide customers with information about unique projects around the city and add to the community feel of the market. Organizations represent many different interests, from local food initiatives and healthy living advocates to conservation groups and youth empowerment agencies.
Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) will have brochures on emergency preparedness available and will answer questions about the NET training offered by the City. Great ideas about water storage will be shared as well.
The Northeast Community Center (NECC) is a neighborhood nonprofit that serves people of all ages in a building with a long history of active use. Way more than a fitness center, the NECC is a place where people of all ages exercise, swim, play, dance, paint, learn and share good times.
They offer many different programs for all ages. Their Youth Programs include swimming lessons, basketball training and leagues, beginning ballet and tap dance, after-school games, plus exercises in imagination (circus camps, arts & crafts, and more). They also offer a variety of Preschool activities and Pre-teen and Teen Programs. Their wide range of Adult Programs and Classes continues to expand; they offer everything from basketball, lap swim and yoga to book discussions, tap dance lessons and watercolor classes.
The views expressed by the organizations in the Community Booths are those of the organization and its representatives and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Hollywood Farmers Market.
|At the Market|
Music & Entertainment:
Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Emergency Team
Northeast Community Center
Photo Contest - all of July!
| Featured Products|
July 2, 2011
Bagged Salad Greens
Winter Green Farm
Do you love the convenience of bagged salad greens, but hate that they are sprayed with chemicals like bleach? Wintergreen Farm has got your back with tasty & spray-free bags of mixes including but not limited to; green and red oak leaves, mizuna, and arugala.
Sylvan Valley Acres
How about slicing up some Vine-ripened Cobra tomatoes from Sylvan Valley Farms to throw on those greens? They are sweet in flavor because of their low acid and good slicers because they are nice and firm. No need for pesticides on this farm, instead they use parasitic wasps to keep the bad critters away.
Coconut Agave Popsicles
Coconut Agave popsicles from Sol Pops are made with pure coconut milk and sweetened with agave. They are creamy (without the lactose), refreshing, and while there may not be any local ingredients in this flavor, it is handmade right here in Portland!
Dark Seedy Loaf
Happy Campers Gluten Free Bakery
Happy Campers Gluten Free Bakery has a dark seedy loaf that you will not believe is gluten free! Ingredients include cayenne, cocoa, molasses, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds along with a range of flours. The entire bakery is gluten free, so you need not worry about any of that pesky cross-contamination. Stop by the tent and try a sample!
Sweet Briar Farms
If you've never had bacon from Sweet Briar Farm, you are missing out. They have both country and side bacon, each in regular and pepper varieties. They use minimal amounts of nitrates and are 100% natural.
| Tip of the Week |
brought to you by Robert Reynolds' Chefs Studio
|Herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme) - Keep your beautiful fresh market herbs in a glass of water on the counter. This serves two purposes - delighting your eyes and keeping the herbs fresh. Change the water daily to help them last longer. Another option is to use just what you need for a recipe, and simply let the herbs dry on their stems, in a bowl. Then they will last indefinitely and you can use the dried herbs as needed! |