August 16, 2012
Vol 6, Issue 24
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Market Update

We have quite a few changes this Saturday, just to keep you on your toes during this hot week!   

On call vendors Hammer & Tuffy Granola, Pieku, The Better Bean Company and Wild Wines will be in the market.  Hello, Salsa is also back this week.  2 Fruits and Nature's Best - Oregon Honey will be absent, returning next week.  THINK Unique is also out this week (and next), returning in September with lots of heirloom produce!  Sadly, Confectionery had to end their season early and won't be in the market from this week on.  Check out their website to find out where you can find their deliciously gluten free goods.   
Special Event this week:  

This Saturday is Cool Cucumber Day, our second in a series of themed chef demo events! We will have three amazing chefs performing cooking (or "cuking") demos throughout the day. First, at 9:00 am, Jane Hashimiwari will be showing us how to make Hot and Cold Quick Pickles at Sweet Leaf Farm. Then at 10:00 am, Amie Edelstein will prepare Cucumber Bites stuffed with Persphone Farm's herbs and Alsea Acre's chevre at Big B Farm. Finally at 11:00 am, Sophie Rahman will make Spicy Cucumber and Coconut Salad at Deep Roots Farm. Check the Local Dirt next week for all three recipes. Until then, see below for some other choice cucumber recipes!  In addition to these dynamic demos, be on the look out for other cucumber themed goodies in the market, including lacto-fermented pickles at Gales Meadow Farm, cucumber drinks from some hot food vendors and more!   


See you at the market!

Three Great Cucumber Recipes!
compiled by Gabbi Haber
Thai Cucumber Salad

2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced
1 T fresh basil, chopped
1 T fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 C rice vinegar
1/2 C water
4 T sugar
1/2 t salt

Mix dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved.  Combine salad ingredients and marinate in dressing at least 30 minutes before serving. 
Poached Cucumber with Celery Seed

2 lb. cucumbers, peeled and cut widthwise into 1" slices
chicken stock or water
1-2 T butter
2 t celery seed, finely ground
2-3 T heavy cream (opt.)

In a saucepan, combine the cucumber slices with enough stock or water to cover.  Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 5 min.  Drain thoroughly and return to the saucepan.  Melt the butter in a separate small pan and stir in the ground celery seed; add cream if using.  Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and toss gently.  Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve hot.  Serves 6 as a side dish. 
Cucumber Syrup or Jelly

2 medium-sized cucumbers
3" piece of fresh ginger root
4 T lemon juice
4 T white vinegar
3 C sugar
1 packet liquid pectin (if making jelly)

In a blender, puree the cucumber, ginger, lemon juice, and vinegar until smooth.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp.  In a saucepan, combine 2 C cucumber juice with the sugar over high heat.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  For syrup, remove from heat when thick and syrupy.  For jelly, add pectin when mixture reaches a rolling boil.  Stir constantly until jelly returns to a boil.  Remove from heat, skimming off any foam.  Ladle into prepared 1/2-pint jars and process in a boiling water-bath, or store in the fridge.  Add cucumber syrup to soda water, gin and tonics, fruit salad, etc. 
At the Market

Music & Entertainment:

John Twist 

Face Painting with Crista 


Community Booths:


Northeast Community Center 


Upcoming Events:

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

Ima Blueberry - Saturday, August 25th

Featured Product

August 18, 2012



Sweet Leaf Farm

Sweet Leaf will have watermelons - come early as they will go fast (last week they sold out before we could snap a picture)!  In addition, they will have two varieties of delicious sweet cantaloupes (pictured), the Charentais, which is the true French cantaloupe and the ever popular "musk" melon, which is the variety that we are most familiar with.  


Fresh-Caught Salmon

Columbia River Fish Company Treaty 1855

Columbia River Fish Company's salmon is native-caught the day before the market just below the John Day Dam.  It is, of course, wild caught and can be purchased in fillets, steaks or smoked.  The booth is located near the HFM info booth at the west entrance of the market.


Mixed Fruit Flats

Liepold Farms

The ever popular "pick your six" originated here!  Liepold Farm has been a vendor since the beginning of HFM and they started encouraging shoppers to pick their six shortly after.  It is so popular that many other vendors now offer the same.  They will have a few raspberries next week, so come early if you are looking for those.  They will continue to have blackberries, blueberries, and peaches for mixing and matching. Look for Chesters and Obsidians in early September (maybe earlier!)  


Italian Plums

Maryhill Orchards

Look for Italian Plums this week!  They will also continue to have the Sweet Giant Plums and other stone fruit.  Ever wonder why we no longer call them prunes?  Apparently a few years ago, the Prune Council asked farmers to stop calling them prunes and to start calling them plums. They decided that plum was more appealing to the younger generations! So look for dried plums in the fall, not prunes! 


Fresh Salsa

Hello, Salsa

She offers two flavors; Kinda Spicy and Really Quite Spicy (by customer request). Both salsas are sweet in flavor and made locally. It is this vendor's first year at Hollywood Farmers Market and we are honored to be the only market that offers her salsas! Stop by and try a sample!

Market Pics







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