October 25, 2012
Vol 6, Issue 34
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  Market Updates

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain last week!  Despite some down pours, we still had a lot of fun and got some really amazing produce!  Don't forget that we'll be here, year-round now so there's lots more time to play in the puddles and more importantly, to keep up your local grocery shopping!   

 

This Saturday is our annual Hollyween Family and Pet Parade! Bring your costumed family or

cute little monkey

four-legged friend and strut your stuff. The parade will assemble at 11:00 am across from the music tent.  

 

To celebrate Hollyween, Scoop Handmade Ice Cream will be in the market this week!  You can find them and their packed pints and ice cream bars right behind the parade staging area.  Hammer & Tuffy Granola is also in the market this Saturday. 

 

Many of our vendors will end their season this week so be sure to stop by and wish them a great winter.  This includes Big B Farm, Fleur de Lis, Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread, 'Hello, Salsa', Herr Family Farm, Kimberly Farm, laurel ridge winery (returning for the 11/17 market), Thompson Farms and Unger Farms. This is also the last Saturday that the market begins at 8am.  Starting November 3rd, the market hours change to 9am - 1pm.    

 

Also starting next week, we welcome some local artisans and crafters to join the market.  This year, we are excited to see the creations of La Fountain Herbal, Mickelberry Gardens and The Boxer and to welcome back Dancing Light Ranch with even more lavender products.     

 

Remember, bakers: the Fifth Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest is coming up in just a few weeks! The the winning piecontest will be held next Saturday, November 3rd, so make sure to pick up a pumpkin or squash this Saturday for your delicious pie. Remember: The pie contest needs you to make it happen! Points are awarded for deliciousness, creativity and visual appeal. The contest guidelines can be found here, or if you have any questions, just drop by the Information Booth on the corner of 44th & Hancock. Happy baking!   


Did you know that there is a small revolution going on in the Willamette Valley food system, with grass-seed and other farmers converting land over to edible grains and beans? HFM vendor Camas Country Mill is a member of this project; see Gabbi Haber's vendor profile below to learn more. If you want more information about the Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project, you can find it here.

See you at the market!
Vendor Profile: Camas Country Mill
by Gabbi Haber 
The camas is a small, blue flower that grows in wetland meadows across the Pacific Northwest. The plant's root was a highly prized food source for indigenous tribes, and even sustained Lewis and Clark on their expedition up the Columbia River. It is this plant, so intertwined with the history of the land and the people of the Northwest, that the Huntons chose to symbolize the latest expansion in 2010 of their Eugene-area family farm: Camas Country Mill.

The Hunton family, now led by Tom, his wife Sue, and son Jason, have been growing grains and seeds in the Willamette Valley for over 60 years. Most of the 2700-acre farm is cultivated with grass and other seeds for commercial use, but 140 of those acres are devoted to wheat, legumes and other grains for the retail market. Transitioning a portion of their land to these food crops, the Huntons say, reflects their desire to contribute knowledge and resources to the food security needs of the Willamette Valley. In a patient, but measurable, revolution, Willamette Valley growers are seeking to prove that crop diversity leads to a more self-sufficient food system, in turn supporting farmers and other agricultural occupations and benefiting the whole local economy.  

With years of expertise in growing seed for a variety of uses, grains and legumes seemed an obvious choice to diversify at Camas Country Mill. The 140 acres on which the milling crops are grown is in the process of receiving an organic certification. On the conventional land, the Huntons utilize sustainable practices such as crop rotation, minimal tillage, manure instead of chemical fertilizers, and cover-cropping. In addition to working with non-GMO varieties, the Huntons constantly experiment with finding grain varieties that will mill well and withstand the unique climate and disease pressures of the Northwest.

In speaking with the Huntons and their staff, the pride that they feel in their growing practices and their contribution to the local food economy is palpable. Another source of pride is the Danish-built stone gristmill, where all of Camas Country Mill's products are fresh-milled to order. From hard red and hard white wheats, which will work best for your homemade whole wheat bread, to soft white wheat for the perfect holiday pies, cookies, and cakes, and even heirloom wheats that will lend a rich, nutty flavor to your breads and crackers, the range of Camas Country Mill's products will find a use in any kitchen. For the baking-challenged, dried lentils, soup mixes, and cooking grains will add flavor and nutrition to many a home-cooked meal.

Nat Kerr, regular HFM shopper and deacon at our neighboring Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, likes to use Camas Country Mill's flour in his favorite bread recipe, adapted from The Tassajara Bread Book:

Ingredients
3 C lukewarm water or 1 C lukewarm milk + 2 C lukewarm water for softer bread
1 T dry yeast (2 packages)
C sweetener (brown sugar, honey, or molasses)
4 C Camas Country Mill whole wheat flour
4 t salt
⅓ C vegetable oil or butter
3 C additional whole wheat flour
1 C whole wheat flour, as needed (for kneading)
1 egg (for egg wash)

Steps
1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water. Stir in the sweetener.  Let sit several minutes to hydrate.  Stir in the 4 cups of whole-wheat flour to form a thick batter. Beat well with a spoon (100 strokes) or combine with the paddle attachment of your stand mixer.
2. Let the dough rise for 45 minutes.
3. Fold in the salt and the oil, then fold in the additional 3 cups of flour until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl. Knead on a floured board for about 10 minutes or mix with the hook attachment of your stand mixer for about 5 minutes, using the additional 1 cup flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking. Stop when the dough is smooth.
4. Lightly oil a clean, dry bowl.  Form the dough into a smooth round and let rise for 50 to 60 minutes, or until doubled in size. Punch it down.
5. Let the dough rise for another 40 to 50 minutes, or until doubled in size. Shape the dough into loaves and place in 2 loaf pans or a single heavy baking dish. Let rise for 20 to 25 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
7. Beat the egg with a couple tablespoons of water or milk and brush the tops of the loaves with this egg wash.  Bake for 40 minutes to an hour, or until golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove from the pans and let cool before slicing.

For more recipes, visit the Camas Country Mill booth at the Hollywood Farmers Market, or visit their website!

At the Market

Music & Entertainment:

Ruby Feathers

 

Community Booths:

Kitchen Commons 

Friends of the Multnomah County Library

 

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 27th, 2012

Sweet Potatoes 

Winter Green Farm 

Did you know that sweet potatoes are full of vitamins A, C & the B's?  Or that you can fill your daily requirement of manganese with just one serving of these orange tubers?  The high nutritional value is one reason that Winter Green Farm grows sweet potatoes, rich, delicious flavor is another.  Try these potatoes baked, in soup or in your favorite curry.  And like everything at Winter Green Farm, they are grown using organic and biodynamic farming practices.        

 

Mushroom Powders  

Nature's Wild Harvest 

Looking to add some flavor to your fall soups or make your tomato sauce more exciting?  Well look no farther, Nature's Wild Harvest has just the thing for you, powdered mushrooms.  The small jars are packed full with flavor and each is filled with mushrooms that are foraged and then dried fresh to lock in their flavor.  Now you can enjoy chanterelles year round!    

 

Pork Shoulder Roast   

Deck Family Farm  

Deck is running a special this week on Pork Shoulder Roast, on sale for $8.99/lb!  
 Deck Family Farm's pasture raised pigs forage freely and eat healthy, with a diet rich in whole milk, whey, corn & soy free locally sourced grains, peas, and are finished on hazelnuts and (this time of year) apples and pears. A farm favorite way to enjoy pork shoulder is to slow cook it with a little apple cider vinager (or wine) and a hint of salt in either a crock pot or oven set to 350F. Allow at least three hours for the oven for optimal tenderness, and feel free to let that slab of meat sit in the crock pot all day!  

   

One Per Pie Apple

Kiyokawa Orchards 

Yup, you guessed it, these red apples are big, big enough that you could make a whole pie out of just one!  (well, a small pie anyway).  These apples are also crisp, a bit tart and a bit sweet so they really are great for any pie.  But the folks at Kiyokawa recommend using 2-3 different types of apples in each pie.  That's how you can be sure to get the most balanced and complex flavors.  

  

  Pumpkin Patch Blend   

Hammer & Tuffy Granola

  Hammer & Tuffy's "Pumpkin Patch Blend" is packed with toasty thick rolled gluten free oats, flax seed, natural coconut, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cranberries and pumpkin pie spices.  It's not your typical overly sweet pumpkin flavored treat. This crunchy snack is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet and aroma alone will get you thinking about Fall and the Holidays.  Check out this Today Show feature about this great fall treat!
  

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1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - April

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

Location:
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.

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