August 2, 2012
Vol 6, Issue 22
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Market Update

pie that hearts pdxThe long-anticipated Summer Pie Contest is finally here this Saturday! For those of you entering the contest, you can turn in your entries at the information booth between 8am and 10am. Maybe sure to bring the complete ingredients list and recipe to submit with your entry. You can find the contest guidelines here on our website (points are awarded for deliciousnesscreativity, visual appeal, and use of local ingredients). For those of you who just want to observe the contest and marvel at our judges' acumen and selectivity, the judging will begin at 10:30 at the judges booth on Hancock Street, right between Nature's Wild Harvest and Deck Family Farm.  


Also this Saturday, we have The Better Bean Company, Masala Pop and Pieku in the market and Mocha Roma is back from vacation.  This is the last week for Feeley's Fruit, stop by to wish them a great winter and get one last bag of their cherries!  Camas Country Mills is taking a brief hiatus, starting this week, and will back in the market this fall.  Hello, Salsa and Confectionery are also taking this week off.


And lastly, if you love the Hollywood Farmers Market and want to help us bring our community the best markets possible, you might be a perfect candidate to join our Board of Directors.  We are recruiting now for 2013! Continue reading below to find our more details about how to get involved.   


See you at the Market!

Interested in Joining the Board?
Do you love the Hollywood Farmers Market? Have you recently discovered the excellent weekday Lloyd Farmers Market? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? Well, we have a great opportunity for you!

The Hollywood Farmers Market is looking for fellow market lovers to join its Board of Directors. We operate two year-round farmers markets in the Hollywood and Lloyd districts and we are looking for enthusiastic board members to help our markets thrive. The board is typically made up of customers, farmers and other vendors, health advocates, neighborhood leaders and community members who are looking for a way to get more involved.

While you can often find board members greeting customers and helping set up events on market day, the board's chief responsibility is the governance of the markets. This includes routine jobs like setting policy, managing the budget, and staff oversight, but can also include mission-related tasks like developing health and nutrition standards for hot food vendors or organizing market-wide event days. Board members are expected to attend regular meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church (NE 44th & Sandy Blvd) and typically serve on one or more additional committees. From time to time board members also join forces with staff and community members to work on specific issues and bring policy recommendations and requests to the full board. Board member terms are three years, with the option to be voted in for additional years.

Needed skills and expertise include leadership, legal, finance, marketing, food policy, nutrition, public health, diversity, human resources, marketing and graphic design, and small business or non-profit background.

More information about the market can be found at our website, Applications are due by September 15 and can be downloaded from our website, here. Specific questions can be emailed to Gabbi Haber at
Really Fantastic Zucchini Blossom Soup
Robert Reynolds Chef Studio
4 oz soft goat cheese

2-3 Tbsp heavy cream

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

18 -20 zucchini blossoms


Mix the cheeses and cream together and use to stuff blossoms.


Arrange the blossoms carefully in an oiled non-reactive pan. Heat very gently with a lid on until they start to collapse and give up some water (2-3 minutes).

In a separate pan, heat 2 cups Your Famous Chicken Broth.  When the broth is hot, add 1 cup chopped herbs (2 parts parsley, 1 part chives,  and 1 part tarragon).


Place 4 or 5 blossoms in the bottom of each of 4 bowls  Carefully ladle some of the herbed chicken broth over the blossoms and serve immediately.

At the Market

Music & Entertainment:

Underscore Orkestra


Community Booths:

Redirect Guide


Upcoming Events:

Berry Pie Contest - Saturday, August 4th, winners announced at noon

Cool Cucumber Day - Saturday, August 18th, cooking demos all day

Featured Product

August 4, 2012


Lavender Bundles

Dancing Light Ranch

Not only are lavender bundles fragrant and gorgeous, but there are many culinary uses for this flower as well! Tanya recommends steeping it to make a tea, and then using that to make lavender lemonade! She also likes to make lemon lavender viniagrette to toss with fresh beets from the garden. Her white lavender has more camphor, so is not as good for culinary use, but provides a lovely visual contrast in fragrant bundles.


Polish Garlic

Gales Meadow Farm

Described as "mild but flavorful," this garlic is good for cooking but can also be eaten raw. The larger bulbs are suitable for planting. Purchase them now, and plant them around October.


Heirloom Tomatoes

Winter Green Farm

Their five varieties include Purple Cherokee, Carbon, Copia, Ginny's purple, and Dr. Weisch. Wintergreen also has fresh basil to pair with their tomatoes for all kinds of summer kitchen adventures!



Micro Mercantes

Choose from pork, chicken, jalapeno (with cheese), or vegetables (potato, carrot, squash, zucchini, tomato). This cooperative of Latina women is sponsored by Hacienda CDC, a local non-profit organization. Sales help vendors afford rent, utilities, healthcare and education.

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

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

NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

For more information, check us out online at

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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