|Market Updates |
|Wow! It was a hot and sunny market last Saturday and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We had near-record crowd counts and hundreds of popsicles were consumed by market-goers.|
This Saturday, join Chef Blake Van Roekel at 9:45 & 10:45 at the music tent for a demonstration on how to make Garlic Scape & Bacon Risotto. This mouth-watering savory dish will feature wine from Laurel Ridge Winery, pastured pork bacon from Deck Family Farm, and garlic scapes which are in abundance all over the market.
Starting this Saturday and running through July, you will have the opportunity to support the Hollywood Farmers Market and enter a chance to win big prizes by entering the RAFFLE! Tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5! There will be many prizes, large and small, including a market gift basket, goods from Columbia Sportswear, $50 in market tokens, and a $50 gift card to Hollywood Babylon - the newest vintage store in Hollywood right around the corner from the market! It's never been easier to support the operations of the Hollywood Farmers Market. Stop by the Info Booth at the corner of 44th & Hancock and buy your raffle ticket this Saturday! The drawing will take place on Saturday, August 6th at 10am at the Info Booth. Thanks for your support!
Gales Meadow Farm, Glass Jade Nursery, and Fatdog Mustard are all back at the market this Saturday! Unfortunately, Feeley's Fruit had to postpone their start of the market until next week, but they'll bring their sweet cherries to the market soon. Also scheduled to start next week is new vendor, Kimberly Farm, a participant of La Esperanza Educational Farm! La Esperanza is part of the Adelante Agricultura sustainable farming program of Adelante Mujeres. More information on that in next week's issue of The Local Dirt.
See you at the market!
Happy Campers Gluten Free Baking
by Sarah Sharp
|The Hollywood Farmers Market is excited to welcome Lacy and Jan from Happy Campers Gluten Free Baking. |
As proudly posted on their website, Happy Campers is "a local family company working hard to bring the chewy texture, flavor and long shelf life to the world of gluten free breads."
Why gluten free?
Gluten is a binding protein prevalent in many of our foods in the United States. It serves to make foods stick together--from its processed form in salad dressings and cheese spreads, to its most natural form, providing the firm, chewy texture and structure of wholesome homemade bread.
It is widely believed that approximately 10-30% of the population suffers from some degree of gluten sensitivity. People who must avoid gluten, people with celiac disease, and anyone who falls on the gluten-sensitive to gluten-intolerant spectrum are limited in the foods that are readily available to them. Is there no hope for those with gluten intolerance to ever enjoy fresh, warm, chewy delicious home baked bread again?
Yes there is!
Lacy and Jan recently graduated from Willamette Business School, where they started Happy Campers baking as a project. More than a mere venture, Lacy and Jan have a passion for making delicious and healthful breads for people limited by a gluten-free diet. Their mission is to provide tasty & delicious breads --that look, smell, and feel like real bread-- and are gluten free! Happy Campers has proved that "gluten free" and "tasty and delicious" are not mutually exclusive! Additionally, their breads are vegan and have no soy, nuts or refined sugar. As their label states, there is "no hanky-panky whatsoever!"
Using tapioca flour, potato starch, buckwheat, sorghum and brown rice flours, and other organic and natural ingredients, Happy Campers has perfected three mouth-watering and satisfying breads: Classy Grains Loaf, Dark Seedy Loaf, and Kiss Me Garlic Rosemary. The Classy Grains is light and fluffy; the Dark Seedy has layers of flavor and a dense moist texture; and the Kiss Me Garlic Rosemary has just the right amount of garlic, and is the perfect backdrop for a fruity jam.
Lacy and Jan not only have a passion for making their breads delicious and palate-pleasing, but they are committed to producing 100% gluten-free products with no cross-contamination. Since gluten can stay in a person's system for up to 8 months,* these happy campers don't mess around! Being gluten intolerant themselves, they have a first-hand appreciation of the importance of keeping gluten out of the kitchen. Happy Campers uses a dedicated facility to bake and package their breads, and are opening a new kitchen in the Tigard area.
Also protecting the planet, Lacy and Jan have gone a step further to provide better-than-eco-friendly packaging. As their name implies, they are frequent campers and avid enjoyers of the outdoors-- and they are doing all they can to protect the environment. They searched to find compostable bread bags and twist ties, which can be added to compost or simply buried, which support plant life by decomposing safely. They use recycled paper and simply insert their labels, which are free of the toxins found in sticky adhesives.
Be sure to look for the Happy Campers tent at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Saturdays. The rest of the week, Happy Campers Gluten Free Baking products can be found at Food Front (both NW and Hillsdale locations), People's Co-Op, Dave's Killer Bread's Healthy Bread Store, Lifesource Natural Foods, Bistro and Bon Appetit at Willamette University campus. Lacy and Jan can also be contacted via their website, which is complete with a list of ingredients and tips for storing your newly acquired yummy loaves.
*Walsh, Bryan, (2009). The At-Home Test for Gluten Sensitivity
|At the Market|
Music & Entertainment:
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Hollywood Senior Center
Cooking Demonstration with Blake Van Roekel - 7/9, 9:45 and 10:45 am
Raffle - all of July!
Photo Contest - all of July!
| Featured Products|
July 9, 2011
Romaine & Butter Lettuce
Certified organic, large and luscious lettuce from one of Hollywood Farmers Market patrons' favorite farms.
Ken and June's Hazelnuts
Choose from Raw, Dry Roasted, Roasted and Salted, In-shell, or Hazelnut candy. The Hazelnut candy is drenched in either milk, white, or dark chocolate and is processed locally. The freshest hazelnuts you'll find!
This new vegan burrito, which can also be ordered over corn chips as chilaquiles, include seasoned organic tofu, local black beans, local organic collards, local organic potatoes, and tomatillo salsa.
Dragon Wing Begonia
THINK Unique Gardens
Add some red to your basket arrangement! This baby will bloom all summer long, and look lovely indoors through the winter. Only five bucks!
2009 Barrel Select Pinot Noir
Laurel Ridge Winery
One-day-only sale at $20/bottle, which is a steal for this specialty Oregon wine!
Tip of the Week
brought to you by Robert Reynolds' Chefs Studio
Plastic Wrap - When using plastic wrap for covering dishes of food, press the plastic so it is touching the surface of the food. It is important to reduce the amount of air that the food is exposed to in order to keep it fresh for longer.