November 7, 2013
Vol 7, Issue 37
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Market Updates 

It may be November, but that won't stop us from having fun at the Hollywood Farmers Market!   


In addition to all the great  foods and crafts you'll find this week, Gales Meadow Farm is hosting a little competition.  A guessing game, actually. Stop by their booth to guess the weight of the farm's largest pumpkin.  All proceeds from the contest will go to the Fresh Funds program, increasing access to fresh foods in our community.   


This week, we also welcome a new vendor.  Art by Jim starts the market with stained glass window panels and rustic wooden art.  Mickelberry Gardens is back in the market this week along with all the on-call and new vendors you have come to love this fall.     

We're excited to announce that our food stamp matching program, Fresh Funds, is a featured charity in this year's Willamette Week GiveGuide! This is part of a cooperative effort among nine local farmers markets and the Farmers Market Fund to raise funds for money-matching programs at farmers markets throughout the Portland area. We believe that all Oregonians deserve access to fresh, local produce, and these programs make it possible for families on food stamps to shop at their neighborhood farmers market. Give here! 
Continuing in the spirit of giving, the Neighborhood Gleaners will be hosting a Supply Drive at the farmers market on November 23rd! (The Gleaners is an all-volunteer program that collects food at the end of the market that would otherwise go to waste, and distributes it to low income seniors.) They're looking for donations of supplies, from gas cards to cloth bags to plastic wrap. Click here for the full wish list! 

Thanks to all the bakers who entered pies in our 6th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest last Saturday! Congratulations to Angie Boysen, whose pie, made with a mixture of Sun Gold Farm's sugar pie pumpkin and sweet meat squash, took home first place! See below for the recipe.

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Pumpkin Pie Contest - Winning Recipe
by Angie Boysen
Pie Crust
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 C butter - cut up and cold
6-8 T water (cold!)

1. Mix butter, flour, and salt.
2. Add shortening. Cut together so it resembles coarse cornmeal.
3. Add water 1 T at a time until dough holds together.
4. Refrigerate, roll out, trim and lift into 9" pie pan.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 C heavy cream
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C baked & pureed sugar pie pumpkin
1 C baked and pureed sweet meat squash

Pour filling into crust.
Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then turn down oven to 350 degrees, and bake until knife poked in the center comes out clean (about 1 hour). 
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November 9, 2013


Winter Green Farm

 Another favorite fall ingredient among many shoppers is the beautiful and bold leek. Try using them in a super savory potato soup or as a great seasonal replacement for onions. Try caramelizing them slowly and serving them with crispy brussels sprouts. Save the green tops and incorporate them into a hearty fall veggie stock.  


Honey Tonics
Mickelberry Gardens

Harnessing the numerous powers of honey, Mickelberry handcrafts small batch raw tonics. Using their own and other locally sourced organic hives, they create a line of products that is definitely worth checking out. Recommended this time of year is the elderberry honey tonic. While all Mickelberry's tonics are made with specific health goals in mind, this one is made to boost the immune system. This can be used a healthy herbal preventative for the flu and, it is delicious. Stop by and try them for yourself, from relaxation honey to throat and lung you will not be disappointed. 


"Party in a Jar"
Alsea Acres Alpine

While our market has no shortage of accoutrements that would pair well with Alsea's hand crafted goat cheese, they offer an interesting option for one stop shopping. Party in a Jar! The concept is simple yet genius - a mason jar with their plain fromage blanc marinated in a wonderful mix of ingredients. Suspended in extra virgin olive oil the jar also has fresh garlic, basil, rosemary, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes. All the best parts of a great cheese plate, in a jar. Try it with warm crusty bread.      


Heirloom Potatoes

High Standard/The Potato Guy

New to the Hollywood Farmers Market from Bend OR, first time farmers Herman brings us a true labor of love, sourcing regional heirloom potato seeds and lovingly planting and harvesting each one by hand. Growing potatoes might not sound all that exciting but to learn the process of cultivating rare varietals is incredible. Try the Purple Majesty. Not only are they a beautiful addition to a meal, they are four times higher in antioxidants than regular potatoes. 


Chipotle Peanut Brittle


Aptly named. There is really no bad time to enjoy a hand made caramel or brittle. Especially when seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and apple cider are options. Using 70% organic ingredients, many from local sources, we have here another unique treat. A must try in their arsenal is the chipotle peanut brittle. This will really take you by surprise. The development and layering of flavors is truly incredible. Starting out sweet, then nutty and rounded out perfectly at the end by a nice balanced heat. A must try!

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