May 16, 2013
Vol 7, Issue 12
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Market Updates
It's an exciting weekend to be in Hollywood with lots of opportunity to come together with your neighbors!

To start, this Saturday is Bike to the Market Day!  First, bike to the market.  Then pick up your
 Bike-to-the-Market punch card at the information booth and get your first punch. Get it punched six times and get discounts at neighborhood bike shops Hollywood Cycling, Velo Cult, and CyclePath! Meals on Wheels People will be one of our community booths this week, giving out information about their new "Meals on Two Wheels" bike-delivery program. And finally, visit Velo Cult, our neighborhood bike shop, will be at their market booth that day to have them check your bikes over and offer a repair diagnostic. 

ippai is back in the market this week.  Welcome back from Japan! KCK Farms and Sylvan Valley both start their market seasons this Saturday.  Old House Dahlias started the market last week and returns for the next 5 weeks.  Columbia River Fish Company, Treaty of 1855 will be absent this week, but will be back next week. And on call vendors, Better Bean Company, Captured By Porches, Hot Mama Salsa, Pacific Northwest Kale Chips, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider & Sterling Cookies are all in the market this week.  

You have two more chances to join your neighbors to support Hollywood this weekend.  On Saturday, the Hollywood Neighborhood Association is hosting a neighborhood yard sale and household and debris drop from 9am to 3pm at the Archbishop Howard School.  And on Sunday, you can join the Hollywood Boosters to beautify the neighborhood.  Meet at 9:00am at the 42nd Street Station (2000 NE 42nd). Wear your gloves and bring your trowel!
And then on June 1st, you have the chance to check out a new film, support the spread of important information and meet farmer Vicki Hertel of Sun Gold Farm. Come to the screening of Gaining Ground, a film documentary-in-progress about food justice. This is a benefit to raise finishing funds for the film and the event takes place at the Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St in downtown Portland. 

See you at the market!  
Featured Products
May 18, 2013
Camelina Cooking Oil

Ole World Oils 

Are you looking for locally grown and pressed oil? Well be sure to check out this new vendor! Camelina is a member of the brassica family (think cauliflower) and its seeds can be pressed into oil - one that is not only high in Omega 3's, but also has a high smoke point (475*), which makes it good for sautéing, frying, or for use in stir frys. Ole World Oils grows their camelina in Eastern Washington and use it as a rotation crop with wheat. They use dry land farming techniques, and harvest using a combine fitted with a special head because the seeds are so small. In fact it takes 35 lbs of seed to make 1 gallon of oil! The oil has a very mild flavor and can be used in place of other vegetable oils - so in addition to cooking, use it in salad dressings, vinaigrettes or marinades.


Sweet Onions

Deep Roots Farm
Come by and grab a bunch of sweet onions! These onions are more mild and are sweeter than the "regular" storage onion. In fact, these are a great 2-fer - not only is the bulb delicious, but you can use the tops in salads, stir frys, or as a garnish. Or you can simply cut them in half, and grill them with the tops intact. These are also wonderful roasted with asparagus or potatoes - either the bulb, tops or both!
Fresh Asparagus

ProFarm Produce 

Nothing says spring in the Northwest quite like fresh asparagus and ProFarm has plenty! Who can resist grilled asparagus tossed in olive oil and salt? Or lightly steamed with lemon and butter? Yum! Did you know that asparagus is a perennial? The first crop is harvested 1 year after planting and then it grows for years after that. Another little known fact - as the asparagus plant gets older, the stalks are thicker - so thinner stalks simply mean a younger plant - not harvested "sooner," as commonly thought. ProFarm only harvests their plants for 5 years and then they replant. Also look for pickled asparagus - both in "hot" and "regular" varieties.

Handmade Tortilla Chips and Salsas
Hot Mama Salsa 

Be sure and stop by to sample these hand crafted salsas. This whole idea was inspired by a family recipe called Grandma's Chilie - which is available for sampling or purchase, along with many others. Nikki Guerrero works with a farmer on Sauvie's Island, who grows chilies, tomatillos, and tomatoes specifically for Hot Mama Salsa. Nikki goes out to the farm weekly to harvest the produce and makes the various salsas fresh every week. In addition to great salsa, Nikki makes hand made corn chips from GMO-free white corn! Check them out online at and check Facebook for recipes!

New Potatos
Sweet Leaf Farm 

Who can resist the new potato? These potatoes are harvested before the skin is hard and the tops of the plant die off. They can be harvested at anytime during the year, but are most often seen in the spring. They are delicious roasted or steamed, but would also make a wonderful potato salad. In fact, combine them with some spring onions and asparagus, either in a salad or stir fry, for a wonderful farmers market dish bursting with spring favors!  


At the Market


John Twist


Community Booths:

Meals on Wheels People  

OSU Master Gardeners 


Upcoming Events:


Face Painting with Crista
9am - 12:30pm, May 25th


Bike to the Market Day
all day May 18th
Tip of the Week

Biking to the Market

Whether you shop by the backpack or bike trailer-full, biking home from the farmers market is a great way to go! Here's a few tips:

1. Bring along empty yogurt containers or tupperware to pour your berries into before you ride.

2. If you buy plant starts at the market, they will ride home nicely sitting upright in a bike basket or a milk crate strapped to a rear rack. Just pack your other produce around them so they don't shift around too much.

3. Biking to the market is an added reason to enjoy a tasty treat while you're there. You'll need fuel for the ride home!

- Stephanie Noll, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Market Photos

Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to buy your midweek groceries? for more information and to sign up for weekly updates.
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!

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