November 14, 2013
Vol 7, Issue 38
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Market Updates 
Thanks to all who entered Gales Meadow Farm's "Guess the Weight of the Squash" contest this past Saturday. At the end of the day, their beautiful heirloom Boston Marrow squash weighed in at 42 pounds, 2 ounces! Congratulations to the two winners, Kathy Pickle and Lynn Morgan, who each guessed 42 pounds even. They'll receive $10 of products from Gales Meadow Farm, and the proceeds from the contest will go to our Fresh Funds matching program.


Speaking of our matching program, we announced last week that it's a featured charity, partnering with eight other farmers markets and the Farmers Market Fund, in this year's Willamette Week GiveGuide! This program matches money spent by SNAP (formerly food stamps) customers to increase their purchasing power at the market. This Saturday,  we'll be offering a special incentive for everybody who donates to this campaign - they'll be entered in a drawing for a free HFM t-shirt, bag, or coffee mug! If you've already donated, just bring your receipt to the info booth to be entered in the drawing.(And you might want to donate today because there is another special incentive from the folks at G!G)Give here! We'll also have a laptop set up for you to make a donation at the market. See the article below for more info on the Fresh Funds program.
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! 

See you at the market!
Support Fresh Funds in the Willamette Week GiveGuide!
The Hollywood Farmers Market's matching program, Fresh Funds, began in 2010 with a simple idea - that all Oregon residents deserve access to fresh, local produce from their  neighborhood farmers market. With this in mind, we created a program that would increase the spending power of customers receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).

Every market day, SNAP customers can use their EBT card and withdraw SNAP dollars to be used at the farmers market. The Hollywood Farmers Market provides an additional $5 in matching funds, increasing the customer's spending power at the market and encouraging healthy eating. For many families, this extra $5 a week is what makes it possible for them to shop at the farmers market, rather than at a grocery store. Since 2010, this program has matched over $36,000 to thousands of SNAP customers at the Hollywood Farmers Market, and many other farmers markets have started similar programs.

This year, our matching program is a featured charity in the Willamette Week Give!Guide! This is part of a cooperative effort between nine farmers markets throughout the Portland metro area, called the Farmers Market Fund. Funds raised in the Give!Guide will be shared among SNAP matching programs at all the participating farmers markets, another step toward making these programs institutional and permanent.

Why support the Farmers Market Fund? (Quotes from SNAP match recipients)

"This is an amazing program. It helps me help the farmer, and it helps me eat more fresh produce."

"The matching program allows me to eat healthy even when I am almost broke. Getting the extra money helps me and my family every week. Thank you for this service!"

"The matching program means that I can feed my family local, healthy foods I can also feel good about supporting my local farmers and economy."

Processed food does not have to be the only option for families on food stamps. Support the Farmers Market Fund to ensure all Oregonians have access to healthy, fresh, local produce!

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Featured Products

November 16, 2013

Dried Peas

Deep Roots Farm

Ever wonder what happens if a farm ends up with a surplus of a certain kind over the season? Sometimes utilizing produce that has not sold can be time consuming and expensive. At Deep Roots they found a way to get most out of their pea harvest by drying them. Dried peas will last over the winter and are quite versatile. They can be soaked overnight and used to make pea soup, or try pressure cooking them for 10 minutes and using them like garbanzo beans in salad or a pea hummus. 


Quince Paste
Gales Meadow Farm

 If you didn't have the chance to make your own, stop by and pick up a jar of Gales Meadow' Farms quince paste. Supplies are limited, so stop by this weekend. Quince paste makes a really wonderful pairing with hard cheese, especially ones that are aged and nutty. 


Restructured Art
Art by James

Architectural restructuring, a term used by James to describe his passion for breathing life back into discarded items. Using re-purposed materials, he creates truly unique and interesting pieces of art that are not only aesthetically appealing in a rustic way, but completely functional. I found one piece that used original wood from a 100 year old barn. My description falls very short of how interesting these work are. Please stop and have a look for yourself.



Ken's & June's Hazelnuts

A true Oregon staple. We saw hazelnuts used in a pie crust for our recent pie contest, which was quite creative. Another fun use this time of year would be to try using them in your Thanksgiving stuffing for an added nuttiness. Stop by and try dry roasted with and without salt.


Fresh Wild Salmon

Columbia River Fish Company Treaty 1855

 Friendly service, fresh fish! If you've been to the Hollywood Farmers Market before, chances are you've heard Marty shouting about fresh fish. Not much needs to be said about their wild caught salmon. Get there early because they do run out of choice cuts. Also ask what they have smoked at the time. A very popular item. 

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