September 16, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 31 

Market Updates
Dot Survey this Saturday
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greeter with dots This Saturday at the market, we are holding our annual Customer Dot Survey! This is our chance to learn a little more about you and for you to tell us what you think about the market. And it all happens with stickers! Please make sure to fill out the survey when you come to the market this Saturday; it only takes a couple minutes and your feedback is so valuable to us. We will be set up with a tent in the middle of Hancock Street, near the seating area.
    
HFM's 1st Annual Preserves Contest!
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It's the time of year when our local food focus is on preserving: saving what we can of the summer abundance in the form of delicious treats and pantry staples to last us through the fall and winter. To celebrate this timeless activity, we're running our first ever Hollywood Farmers Market Preserves Contest! See below for contest rules and guidelines. We will be accepting entries at the information booth for the next four Saturdays, through October 8th. Good luck to all contest entrants, and happy preserving!

Hollywood Farmers Market seeks board members
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The Hollywood Farmers Market is now accepting applications to join its Board of Directors in January 2017! Board membership is a terrific opportunity for volunteers, vendors and market lovers to become involved with this successful nonprofit farmers market. The Board welcomes applications from individuals enthusiastic about the Market, and especially those with backgrounds in the areas of community outreach, agriculture, communications, account/financial planning, human resources and marketing. Applications are due by September 25th. See our website for more information.
 
See you Saturday at the market!
HFM's 1st Annual Preserves Contest!
Rules and Guidelines
Come one, come all! Preservers of all ages are invited to enter Hollywood Farmers Market's first annual Preserves Contest! Entries will be accepted at the farmers market Information Booth (corner of 44th and Hancock) on the following dates: September 17th and 24th, and October 1st and 8th. Winning preserves will be judged by a panel of experts from the local food community, and announced at the farmers market on Saturday, October 15th.

How to Enter

The categories are:
Sweet Preserves: Jams, chutneys, fruit butters, canned fruits, pie fillings. If it satisfies the sweet tooth, it belongs in this category.

Savory Preserves: Everything else! Pickles, salsas, sauces, and much more!

Professional Preserves: A category for farmers market vendors and other professional preservers. Submit your best water-bath-style preserve (no meats or low-acid preparations, please) to this category. Your submission may be a product you sell at the market or elsewhere, or something from your home kitchen. Note: market vendors and professional preservers may enter a preserve in this category only.
 
Please include a registration form with your entry. You can print it from here and fill it out in advance, or pick up a copy at the information booth.  
Requirements:
- Water-bath preserves only. We are not able to store or display products that require refrigeration or freezing, so all entries must be shelf-stable and unopened. Entries must conform to USDA home-canning recommendations.
- Each entry must include two identical, standard-shaped glass jars of the preserve, half-pint sized or larger. One of these jars will be opened and sampled by the judges. The other jar will be left unopened, and displayed at the market on October 15th; entrants are welcome to come by and retrieve this second jar at the end of the market day (between 12 noon and 1pm).
- All entries must be labeled on the side of the jar (not the lid) with the name of the preserve. Please do not put your name on the jar; we will identify your jars with a number when you submit them.
- All entries must include a copy of the recipe (including processing method) and an entry form. You can pick up the entry form at the farmers market information booth.
- Limit of two entries per person, per category.
- Anyone is eligible to enter the Preserves Contest, with the exception of Hollywood Farmers Market staff, and Contest judges. Farmers market vendors and other professional preservers must enter in the Professional Preserves category.

A panel of judges selected by the Hollywood Farmers Market will evaluate preserves entered into the showcase and award winners. All entries will be evaluated at the judges' discretion with special attention to:

Appearance: The unopened jar has a pleasing appearance, including but not limited to: bright colors, visually interesting shapes and textures, clarity of brine, and artistic placement of the ingredients in the jar.

Flavor and Texture: The entry exhibits balanced flavors that highlight and complement the preserve's main fruit or vegetable ingredient(s). It is not overly cooked or excessively spiced, salted, or sweetened.

Texture: The entry exhibits a pleasing and appropriate texture that is consistent throughout the product (all the pickled vegetables in the jar are crunchy) or skillfully combines contrasting textures (a berry jam with some whole fruit and some mashed fruit).

Overall Quality: The entry and accompanying recipe exhibit a clean physical appearance (no suspended bubbles, scum, cloudiness, or off colors) and displays knowledge of good canning technique (outside of 
jar and rim are clean, proper headspace observed, appropriate use of acidic and non-acidic ingredients).
Entertainment & Events
Music
Ken West

Community Booths

Upcoming Events

Customer Dot Survey
Saturday, September 17th, all day

Preserves Contest
Entries accepted through Saturday, October 8th
Vendors at Market this Saturday
  • Big B Farm
  • Blooming Goodies
  • Buns on the Run
  • Cardamon Hills Trading Company
  • Columbia River Fish Company
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fleur de Lis Bakery
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gabriel's Bakery
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Gluten Free Gem
  • Happy Harvest Farm
  • Herr's Family Farm
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • House Spirits Distillery
  • Ken & June's Hazelnuts
  • Kimberly Farm
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards
  • Laurel Ridge Winery
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Maryhill Fruit Company
  • Mocha Roma's Coffee
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best Oregon Honey
  • Nature's Wild Harvest
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Bicycle Outfitters
  • Portland Bitters Project
  • Portland Juice Company
  • ProFarm Produce
  • Regular Portland Bread
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Sage and Sea Farms
  • Scratch Meats
  • Sterling Cookies
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Swarm Portland
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • SweetHeart Bake Shop
  • Sweet Leaf Farm
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • Umi Organic
  • Unger Farms
  • Winter Green Farm
Lloyd Farmers Market
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Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!


 
www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or to sign up for weekly updates

Hours
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APR-SEP: Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV: Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC-MAR: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9AM - 1PM

Location
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NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot.

For more information call (503) 709-7403, 
or  check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org .

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See you Saturday at the market!
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