November 17, 2011
Vol 5, Issue 31
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Market Updates                       
This Saturday marks the end of the 2011 regular season, but the Hollywood Farmers Market continues on December 3rd with our first ever Winter Market! We will continue to be open on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, December through April from 9am - 1pm. We hope to see you this weekend as you stock up for Thanksgiving and then again in a couple weeks on December 3rd!

Our Fresh Funds Program, the SNAP match program at the Hollywood Farmers Market, will end this Saturday, November 19th. We were very pleased to be able to offer this program for the duration of the 2011 season and owe big thanks to New Seasons Market for getting the fund started. Thanks to all our other contributors as well - we couldn't have made it through the season without your generosity.

2011 was a big year for Oregon farmers at the state legislature in Salem. See below for an article by Friends of Family Farmers on a few of this year's big legislative victories for small farms!

See you at the market!
Small Farmer Victories in 2011 Legislative Session!
by Friends of Family Farmers
On August 24th, Governor John Kitzhaber was joined by Friends of Family Farmers president Kendra Kimbirauskas, Rebecca Landis of the Oregon Farmers Market Association, Anne Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm and Anthony Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm for the ceremonial signing the Farm Direct Bill into law.

This bill signing represented a huge victory for family scale farmers in Oregon. The Farm Direct Bill, HB 2336, clarifies and codifies many definitions which relate to product sales that are made directly from farmer to consumer. In addition, the bill allows for some minimally-hazardous products to be processed in home kitchens and sold to consumers at farmers markets or directly from the farm.

HB 2336 was just one of three bills which were signed into law with the goal of helping family farmers and ranchers remain economically viable in Oregon. In addition to HB 2336, bills that made it to the Governor's desk included the Honey Bill and a Poultry Processing Bill.

The Honey Bill directed the Oregon Department of Agriculture to establish rules for the honey sold in in state and the Poultry Processing Bill recognized the 1000 limit federal exemption and allows farmers to raise, slaughter and sell up to 1000 of their own birds.

The 2011 Legislative Session was a great one for Oregon's family farmers and ranchers.  Many of the issues that went before Oregon's public officials came directly from the Agricultural Reclamation Act (ARA) - A roadmap for agricultural policy in Oregon. You can read more about the ARA here.

Friends of Family Farmers would like to thank everyone who called their public officials and asked for their support of these bills, and everyone who came to Salem to speak directly to their Legislators. Without your efforts, we would never have seen such progress for family scale agriculture this past Legislative Session.

Market Pics

big sweet leaf squash display
At the Market

Music & Entertainment:

Ruby Feathers 


Community Booth:

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Andeo International Homestays 


Upcoming Events:

Vendor and Volunteer Talent Show - Saturday, November 19, 11:00 am 

Featured Product

November 19, 2011  



Gales Meadow Farm  

Quince, the pleasantly fragrant relative to apples and pears, is available at Gales Meadow Farm. Use them to make quince butter, jelly, or chutney for a unique flavor that is a wonderful accompaniment to a holiday cheese plate! Unlike apples and pears, you don't want to try to eat this raw.

Juniper Wreaths 
Sun Gold Farm
Juniper Wreaths from Sun Gold Farm are a beautifully festive holiday decoration, adorned with rose hips and peppers. No two are alike! If you hang one outside on your front door in this cool weather, it will last through the holidays. Any wreath you buy from Sun Gold at the market will be made with materials picked less than a week ago.  
Wild Chestnuts 

Nature's Wild Harvest

Nature's Wild Harvest has hand-picked, wild chestnuts. The vendor, Wild Bill, bravely battles hoards of angry bluebirds in order to bring you the best nuts in Skamania County! You even have the option to buy them already shelled & dried. He recommends simmering them in chicken soup, but of course, you can also roast them over an open fire.  


Nature's Best - Oregon Honey 

 Nature's Best Oregon Honey has an impressive variety of handmade pure beeswax candles. Add them to your holiday table decor, give them as gifts, or use them to warm up your home this winter. Overheard from a customer: "So pretty you almost don't want to burn them!"   


Pastry Flour

Camas Country Mill 

Pastry flour from Camas Country Mill is wonderful for baking your holiday pies! It is made from a whole grain with a little of the bran filtered out to keep it light and fluffy. While you're there, check out all of the other baking flours available!

Every Saturday, May - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - April

May - October, 8am - 1pm
November - April, 9am - 1pm

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