November 8, 2012
Vol 6, Issue 36
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  Market Updates
Don't forget, this is the time of year that the Hollywood  Farmers Market schedule gets a little wacky.  So we just want to remind you that we are open every Saturday until November 17th and we that we don't open until 9am.  Vendors are not able to sell to you before the opening bell, even if they are all set up, so be sure to wait until 9am to come down.   


After November 17th, we switch over to our winter schedule.  You can find apples and pears, meats and cheeses, lots of winter produce,  preserves, mushrooms, coffee, breakfast and more, every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from December through April.    


This week, we start getting ready for Thanksgiving!  Eagle Organic Cranberries will be in the market for the next two weeks, along with Dragonfly Forge for all your holiday knife sharpening needs.  Mickelberry Gardens starts the market this week with honey based therapies and tinctures. And we welcome back Dancing Light Ranch who will bring lots of amora filled lavender goodies. 


Thanks to all of you who participated in our Fifth Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest last Saturday! Our crack team of judges tasted all entries, and after much deliberation and despite tough competition, selected three winners. Congratulations to Gabbi Haber (1st place) with a Pumpkin Butter Linzertorte, Amie Edelstein (2nd place) with Pumpkin Pie with Chai Whipped Cream, and Violet Cleary (3rd place) with Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust. See below for the winning recipe!  


See you at the market!
Pumpkin Butter Linzertorte
Gabbi Haber
Pumpkin butter:
1 C pumpkin puree
C apple juice
C brown sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
t ground cloves
t ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, about 30 minutes, until mixture thickens. Let cool.

1 C flour
1 C toasted walnuts
C sugar
1 t baking powder
t salt
C unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1 egg
1 egg yolk (reserve egg white)

Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 9" spring-form pan. In a food processor, combine flour, walnuts, sugar, baking powder, and salt until crumbly. Add the butter cubes and pulse until it resembles a coarse meal. Add the egg and yolk and pulse until dough comes together.

Press two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan and 1 " up the sides. Lightly wet hands if dough sticks to them. Spread pumpkin butter evenly over the bottom crust. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remaining dough and cut circles with a 3" biscuit cutter. Arrange circles overlapping on top of the pumpkin butter. Alternatively, roll dough into long ropes and arrange in a lattice.

Add about a tablespoon of water to the reserved egg white and brush the top crust with this egg wash. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes.
At the Market

November Hours: 9am-1pm


Music & Entertainment


Marisa Anderson 


Community Booths


Women of a Certain Age 


Hollywood Neighborhood Association  


Winter Markets 

December through April

1st & 3rd Saturdays

9 am - 1 pm 

Featured Product 

November 10th, 2012


Mt. Hood Organic Farm 

 Pears!  Come by and taste the various varieties of pears.  Be sure to taste the Cascade, which is a delicious combination of the flavor of the summer pear, Bartlet, with the winter pear, Comice. If you are missing the flavors of summer, this is the pear for you!  If you are planning on doing some fall baking or poaching, be sure to stock up on the chef's favorite baking pear, Bosc.  


Natural Soaps  

La Fountain Herbal 

Looking for natural, herbal soaps?  Stop by and check out these soaps made with 100% essential oils, hand made in small batches using ingredients from local farms.  I was intrigued by the Tea Tree Lava Soap, which contains charcoal and lava salt, which acts as a natural exfoliant.  Their most popular is the Lavendar Honey Oatmeal, but they also have a Patchouli Poppy Scrub and a Detoxifying Rosemary Mint.  the soaps are $5.00 each or 3 for $12.00. 


Brussels Sprouts 

Persephone Farm

The season for brussels sprouts has finally arrived!  These tiny cabbages are delicious steamed, sauteed, and marinated - but beware of overcooking them!  They are best slightly undercooked and are great for hearty fall sauces - use them to scoop up saucy goodness.  Ever wonder how brussels sprouts are harvested?  Well, it is a 2 person job - the brussels sprout is nestled in the leaf nodes of the stalk, so the first person has a large knife and goes down the row using a vertical cutting/slashing motion, cuts the leaves off the stalk, exposing the sprouts, then the second person follows with loppers and cuts the stalk of at ground level.  All that work for about 1/2 lb of sprouts!


Art Clocks

The Boxer

Stop by and check out the clocks and other hang-able art.  Steven is a long time veteran of the Portland Saturday Market, but after 15 years, is no longer selling there.  He uses scrap metal, reclaimed wood - including old pear crates - to make cool modern art clocks.  In addition to the one of a kind clocks, he also has colorful flower prints of his original artwork, as well as other clocks which are also prints.  Steven will be at the market through November and December.


Gluten Free Pastries


You've been nibbling on the Poppers all summer long...or maybe not if gluten an issue. Good News! In addition to the delicious pies and mini pie Poppers that are always featured at Pieku, they are now offering Gluten Free cookies and Gluten Free brownies at the market. (Note: these items are not baked in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen.) Using a mixture of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flours, Pieku creates great flavors including Brown Butter Chocolate Chip, Classic Peanut Butter, Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies and Chocolate Brownies.  Look for them starting this weekend! And don't forget, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Pieku is now taking special orders for your pie.  
Market Pics







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!

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