July 25, 2013
Vol 7, Issue 22
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Market Updates
We are happy to welcome back Columbia River Fish Company, Treaty of 1855 with fresh and smoked Columbia River salmon!  They were on hiatus in the early season, but are back for the season and will be set up in their usual space at the 44th Avenue entrance of the market.  We are also excited to welcome back Ole World Oils after a brief absence.  You can stock up on your camolina oil this Saturday!

Kimberly Farm starts their season this week at the Hollywood Farmers Market.  Come check out their selection of Mexican herbs, hot peppers and tomatoes! Dragonfly Forge (our resident knife sharpener), Boondockers Farm, Captured By Porches and Hot Mama Salsa are all back in the market this week, along with Dancing Light Ranch and their beautiful lavender products.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate seniors last week!  We have lots more planned this summer! Check out our events page and calendar for more information and get ready for fun in the late summer sun!    
And don't forget to keep up with your Sprouting Stories journal! Finish 12 activities and earn a $5 token to the market!  Did you miss Kid's Day?  Don't worry, you can still sign up for Sprouting Stories at the HFM Information Booth through July.  

See you at the market!  
Vendor Profile: It Takes a Village to Build a Crepe
by Shelley Stearns, HFM volunteer

I'm on the grass across from the Hollywood Market, a plate from Rhonda Bergemann's Village Crepery atop of my thighs. I let myself feel the heat on my skin and admire the careful splashes of maple syrup. A woman walks by, looks down, and smiles. I cut off a piece of this All-American and bite into medium cheddar with flecks of pepper bacon. The contrast is beautifully salty and lightly sweet. I think of my Norman friends. They might gasp at the blatant disregard of tradition, but not at the crepe itself, which is both delicate and strong in a truly French way-a chewy, subtle, slightly sweet pancake that holds the dream together. You notice it because you don't notice it.


Fresh eggs, fruit, goat cheese, and vegetables from local vendors can be found in her art. "It's fun to use the different things that are in season around here," she tells me.


Each week that salmon is at the market, she creates a new crepe for customers to experience that showcases it; her Jammers are made with her own jam made from market berries. When there is asparagus, she roasts it with maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of olive oil. It then gets put in a crepe with goat cheese and prosciutto. She also has a vegan, gluten-free batter, which constitutes a third of her business.


Her crepes are a cumulative and communal creation. Rhonda's daughter and her friends help with the stand. Her husband pitches in as well. As a teenager, she worked for a woman on a canal boat in the French Midi that catered food and wine. This inspired her tremendously. "In the back of my head," she muses, "I wanted to do something like that. I always wanted to have some kind of restaurant that had something Frenchy related."


She manifested her dream and, in so doing, we get the experience as well. For Rhonda, regulars are the core of what she does, "We love our customers that come back each week. Love to be able to call them by name."


One of the many relationships she has is with Jules, a boy she's been serving since he was two-years-old who is going into the first grade in the fall, "He gets the same crepe every time-a crepe with two eggs...or he used to get two eggs, now he only gets one," she smiles, "with cheese, mixed cheese, well-done."


"His sister was born a couple years ago so she's now eating the same crepe as him and it's really cute to watch it all."


Rhonda loves meeting new people as well. You will find her in the hot food section of the Hollywood Market, Saturdays in May through October. Stop by and try a crepe. At peak hours, there can be a half-hour wait, so be advised to plan ahead. Village Crepery will take your name and prepare your order while you shop. They can also be found at the Woodstock Market on Sundays and at some Concerts in the Park in late July and early August.

Market Photos
At the Market


Marisa Anderson 


Community Booths:

Camp Fire Columbia  

Providence Health & Services 


Upcoming Events:


KNRK- 94.7 FM at HFM
9am-11am, August 3rd
Cooking Demo with "Good Keuken" & special giveaways!

Face Painting with Crista
9am - 12:30pm, July 27th and August 10th


Cooking Demo with Keith Bidwell - Saturday, August 17th
Featured Products
July 27, 2013
Cherry Tomatoes
Deep Roots Farm

Get to the market early this weekend and find purple cherry tomatoes - they are near perfection! Try slicing them in half and tossing them with sliced pickling cucumbers, shaved red onion and a simple vinaigrette. This is an easy hit for your afternoon BBQ spread.  

Chorizo Rioja Salami
Olympic Provisions
Olympic Provisions is making quite a name for themselves these days. Even Oprah loves them. One of Oprah's "favorite things" is the Chorizo Rioja, a Spanish style salami with both sweet and smoked paprika, garlic, oregano, and inspired by the region of Rioja, Spain. Of course, as the name implies, it pairs wonderfully with a glass of Rioja wine. It is rich, spicy and almost buttery on the tongue and would also go wonderfully with a Spanish Manchego cheese.

Thompson Farms
An exciting week for the market brings us huge juicy yellow peaches from Thompson Farms. Eat them fresh in a cobbler or grilled sprinkled with a little Chinese five spice. Don't miss these this weekend!

Oatmeal and Brown Sugar
Ice Cream
Scoop Handmade Ice Cream

HFM shoppers are soooo lucky! Ice cream comes to you in the summertime! Scoop Handmade Ice Cream has revamped your favorite oatmeal cookie and turned it into an ice cream flavor. Their ice cream is fresh and made in small batches (again, lucky you).  Made with local Bob's Red Mill oatmeal (which is a gluten free facility that is extremely careful about allergens in their products). Oatmeal doesn't make sense to my brain in an ice cream, but I tried it and then everything made sense. Next time you're at the market, treat yourself to a fresh scoop or better yet, a whole pint to take home (excellent on pies and cobblers!).

'All American' Crepe
Village Crepery
Offering a unique eating experience at the market, Village Crepery utilizes fresh fruits and veggies from the market. For a hands down perfect balance of sweet and savory, try the "All American" with bacon and maple syrup. Also check them out at Fern Hill and NW Wallace parks for the Portland summer concerts in the park this Thursday and Friday.
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to buy your midweek groceries?

Tuesday, 10am - 2pm
New vendors and events all summer!

www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or 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 www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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