May 29, 2014Vol 8, Issue 13
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Market Updates

Berry season is picking up at the market, and we couldn't be more excited!  Unger Farms and Liepold Farms will be returning to market this Saturday, with lots and lots of strawberries!  Winter Green Farm, Deep Roots Farm, and Happy Harvest Farm will be back this week, with strawberries in addition to all of their other great offerings.

 

Kelly's Jelly, Mariam's, Mocha Roma, and New Deal Distillery will all be returning to market this Saturday.  Dragonfly Forge will also be on hand, ready to sharpen your knives and tools--don't forget to bring them to market with you!  Old House Dahlias will only be at market for two more weeks, so now is the time to stock up on dahlia tubers!

  

This Saturday Heather Friedman from National College of Natural Medicine will be doing a "Market Medicinals" demonstration, showing how to make simple poultices with fresh produce. The demo will start at 9:30am and run til noon.

  

Hollywood Farmers Market is now on Instagram! Follow us there to see beautiful pics from market day, and post your own pictures with the hashtag #hollywoodfarmersmarketpdx .

 

See you at the market!
Market Time
by Miriam Garcia

asparagus Your farmers market is a kind of clock. It marks big cycles like the turns of seasons, as well as passages within each season. Here come the garlic ramps, there they go. Asparagus-time comes. Cherry-time.

Peach-time. Tomato-time. Pumpkin-time. They all come. They all stay a while. They all go. They carry us like Cinderella's pumpkin-coach in a grand round from one season's gala to the next. The flow is fairly predictable, but not entirely so. Blueberries are done? Corn already? We just have to go with the flow of market-time and leave precision to mechanical clocks.

The first mechanical clocks appeared in India and China as early as 4,000 BC and measured time with slow drips of water. Over time, the technology became better/smarter/smaller, like it always does. Fast forward from falling water to falling weights to spring-driven gearing to digital clocks to the atomic clock. Time became a thing anybody could put into their pockets or strap to their wrists to nag them with precision, all day long. With mechanized measurement, time could be counted and accounted for, invested and squandered, divided and subdivided into smaller and smaller units.  Unfortunately, it is not known precisely when all the tick-tock-ticking choked the flow of cyclical time and killed off the present moment. All we can say for sure is that by helping us stay on schedule, our timekeeping devices tend to take us out of the now. The Farmers Market offers a way back in. 

kid shopping for apples on his tip toes The next time you visit your farmers market, imagine it as a watch store and the farmers' wares as timepieces on display. If you like, select a piece of fruit to carry with you, say an apple. Let it be both snack and clock. Its crisp and juicy prime is brief. Better eat it today. The nearby orchard where your apple grew bears fruit for only a few weeks of the year. Feast with abandon while ye may. Better yet, buy enough to dry, freeze or can, connecting the juiciness of now to a future you take on faith. I'm not suggesting you duct-tape your apple to your wrist indefinitely. By all means, devour it - make it part of your body -- and enjoy the fact that you are eating time alive instead of the other way around.
 
Miriam Garcia is a folklorist-foodie, freelance writer and guardian of a super-secret chicken soup recipe. You can contact her at Miriam_G@me.com. 
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At the Market

Music:

AnnaPaul & the Bearded Lady

 

Community Booths:

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Broadway Rose Theatre 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Market Medicinals with Heather Friedman
Saturday, May 31st, 9:30 am - 12:00

 

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday, June 7th and 21st, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Kids' Cooking Demo with Joanna Sooper
Saturday, June 21st, 9:30 am - 12:00pm
Featured Products
Morels
Nature's Wild Harvest
All of Nature's Wild Harvest's food items are either wild foraged or grown in a sustainable manner without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides. Check out their foraged wild morel mushrooms while still in season!
 
Fresh Herbs
Big B Farm
Stop by and say hello to Frank and the crew at Big B, while picking up some of the beautiful herbs they have on hand. Their baby dill, cilantro and parsley will add color and flavor to your next dish.
 
Chili Oil
Hot Mama Salsa
Nikki Guerrero makes a wonderful Guajillo Chili Oil that is shelf stable, and tastes wonderful sauteed with shrimp, or simply on your favorite tortilla chip (she makes and sells her own!).
 
Dahlia Bulbs
Old House Dahlias
These hand-divided bulbs will grow into a beautiful, full size plant and last until the first frost. Over 200 new and heirloom varieties to choose from - add some beautiful color to your garden!
 
Ginger Kombucha
Lion Heart Kombucha
Lion Heart makes more "kid friendly" flavors that are less vinegary, and contain no extra sugar than what is needed for the fermentation process. Kombucha is a great way to get healthy amino acids and probiotics in your diet. Try their best selling Ginger Fixx!
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Every Saturday, May - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - April

Hours:
May - October, 8am - 1pm
November - April, 9am - 1pm

Location:
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.

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