October 18, 2012
Vol 6, Issue 33
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Market Updates

There are only two Saturdays left in October and as the month

Fall strawberries will be in the market for two more weeks!

changes, so does the variety of foods available at the market.  These will be the final weeks for Unger Farms, Big B Farm, Fleur de Lis Bakery and Happy Campers Gluten Free Breads.  Be sure to stock up on all they have to offer!  Maryhill Orchards ended their season last week, but Thompson Farms may have one more week with peaches.  Pieku and River Rock Nursery both return to the market this Saturday and will be with us for the rest of the regular season.  And Dragonfly Forge will be on hand to sharpen your knives.   


Also this week, Gales Meadow Farm will roast peppers, right at the market.  Check out the article below to learn about their perfect roasting pepper, the beaver dam pepper!    


Remember, bakers: the Fifth Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest is coming up in just a few weeks! The contest will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, making this Saturday a perfect time to pick up a pumpkin or squash for practice. Remember: The pie contest needs you to make it happen! Points are

awarded for deliciousness, creativity and visual appeal. See below for the contest guidelines, or stop by the Information Booth on the corner of 44th & Hancock for an entry form. Happy baking!  


More autumn revelry is coming next Saturday, October 29th, for our annual Hollyween Parade! It's a chance to bring yourcostumed family or four-legged friend and show your stuff. The parade will begin at 11am.


Don't forget we are here every Saturday until November 17th and then twice a month from December to April.  And this year, our winter season will have even more vendors and lots of produce! 

See you at the market!
Pumpkin Pie Contest - November 3rd!
pie contest entries 2009 It's that season again, when damp guests are greeted with the warm smells of toasted nutmeg, allspice and baked pastry dough. Pumpkin pie has a cozy-factor that is nearly unbeatable, which is why the Fifth Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest is gracing the Hollywood Farmers Market on Saturday, November 3rd

But the pie contest needs you to make it happen. Whether you have the recipe that won your Aunt Ethel the blue ribbon in the state fair, or you've never baked a pie before, your pie will be welcomed and adored at the Pumpkin Pie Contest. Points will be awarded for deliciousness, creativity and visual appeal. Happy baking!

Contest Rules
Pies entered for judging must be made with fresh pumpkin (or other squash) purchased at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Please list the farm's name and type of squash used.
Pie crust and filling must be prepared and baked by the person submitting the pie for judging.
Entries must include entry form and original recipe listing all ingredients and method in order to be considered for judging.
Pie plates will not be returned to contestants, so we encourage you to submit pies in a recyclable pie plate.
All pies submitted for judging become the property of the Hollywood Farmers Market and may not be returned to you in time for dessert.
Entries will be accepted from 9am until 10am. Judging will begin promptly at 10:30am, with winners announced at 12:00 noon. 


Gales Meadow Farm: Pepper Roasting this Saturday!
Gales Meadow Farm will be roasting their Beaver Dam Peppers at the market this Saturday. The Beaver Dam Pepper is a Hungarian heirloom pepper that was brought to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1912 by the Joe Hussli family. Beaver Dam peppers are included in the Ark of Taste, the Slow Food listing of delicious traditional foods which are in danger of being lost in our fast food world. It's shaped like a hefty bull's horn pepper, with rich flavor, and a mild spice. 

Beaver Dam is a perfect pepper for roasting, since its flesh is substantial enough, yet not so thick that it roasts unevenly. They will offer the peppers in quart and gallon ziplock bags, ready to take home and use in sandwiches, soups, sauces, and of course, goulash.

They will also have fresh Beaver Dam Peppers at the market. It's farmer Anne's favorite pepper to saute and add to spaghetti sauce. Traditionally (in Beaver Dam) it is eaten on sausage sandwiches, or sliced raw and mixed with sour cream. If you have been enjoying the mild heat in 2 Fruits' wonderful tomato juice at the Market for the last month or so, that comes from their Beaver Dam pepper.

Click on this link to read a lovely story about Beaver Dam Peppers.
At the Market

Music & Entertainment:

Rose City Banjoliers


Community Booths:

Veterans Stress Project 

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine


Upcoming Events:


Hollyween Family and Pet Parade Saturday, October 27th, 11:00 am


Pumpkin Pie Contest - Saturday, November 3rd, winners announced at 12 noon

Featured Product 

October 20th, 2012

Carnival Squash

Deep Roots Farm

It is Carnival Squash time!  These squash are shaped like an acorn, but have a flavor more like a delicata.  They have slightly thinner skin than an acorn, with thicker flesh.  Try cutting them open, stuffing and baking - yum! Some ideas I heard - corn pudding, spicy black beans and cheese, or chicken - the squash makes for a nice serving bowl! 


Hot Sauce


In addition to featuring local product - including the duck and lamb - check out the new hot sauces!  Ramona partnered with various HFM farmers to produce 4 hot sauces, Cherry Bomb, Oaxaca, Killer Joe, and Spicy Jimmy Nardello.  The Cherry Bomb and Killer Joe feature peppers from Kimberly Farm, the Oaxaca contains Oaxaca peppers from Sweet Leaf Farm, and the Spicy Jimmy Nardello contains peppers from Deep Roots Farm.


Gluten-Free Breads

Happy Campers Gluten Free Baking

Gluten-free bread at its best!  Jan and Lacy worked on recipes with their family members, who have celiac disease, to make the best GF bread, and they seem to have succeeded!  They offer 3 varieties, Classic Grains, Party Hearty, and Kiss Me Garlic Rosemary, along with hamburger buns.  The Party Hearty is the most nutrient dense, best described as a seeded buckwheat sweetened with molasses and cocoa. The other two breads are sweetened with organic agave.  In addition to being GF, all are vegan as well!


Pumpkin Spice Latte

Camas Country Mill

This is the place to find your espresso drinks at the Market!  The folks at Mocha Roma use fair trade, organic beans and do their own roasting. The fall special is a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  The pumpkin spice is a little more spicy than the more traditional "pie-style" latte, but you can either opt for foam or whipped cream on top - depending on how sweet you like your coffee drink.  This fall special is currently the best seller, so get one while it lasts! 


Locally-Produced Wines

Laurel Ridge Winery

Stop by this family owned winery for a taste!  They are located outside Yamhill/Carlton area and use grapes from from the Walla Walla region in Washington all the way to the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon.  This variety of grapes allows their winemaker, Chris Berg, to make a nice selection of wines.  Their goal is to make quality wines at an affordable price!  Check out the new boxed wine, which is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, for $30.00.  Also look for the Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Gewurztraminer along with their delicious reds! 

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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 www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

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