May 26, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 15

Market Updates
Vendor News
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Memorial Day Weekend is shaping up to be beautiful, and we've got everything you need for your long holiday weekend at the farmers market. Rejoice and indulge in early season Juan Flame peaches and Chelan cherries from Maryhill Fruit Company. Strawberries will again be bountiful, especially with Liepold Farms starting their season off this week.  

There are plenty of options for cooking out this weekend, including chicken from Naked Acres Farm, buffalo, yak, and pork cuts and grinds from Pine Mountain Ranch, grass-fed beef and pastured pork and more from Deck Family Farm. Of course some freshly harvested asparagus, zucchini, fava beans, potatoes and spring onions are great over the fire too. 

Umi Organic is back with their addictive fresh ramen noodles;  get a beautiful and delicious bowl ready to eat at 
market, or a package of noodles to take home for creating your  own masterpiece. 

Dragonfly Forge will also be on deck, so don't forget your knives and other household blades, otherwise it's another two weeks before Gabriel will be back.   
 
Vote for us!
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This is the last week to vote for us in Willamette Week's Best of Portland , in the "Best Farmers Market" category! Last year we came in second place - this feels like our year to take the gold! Voting closes May 30th.

HFM T-shirt and tote bags
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Looks like warm weather will be returning next week, and what better way to enjoy it than by wearing a brand new Hollywood Farmers Market t-shirt to the market? High-quality, locally-printed tote bags are also available. You can find both at the farmers market's information booth (corner of 44th and Hancock) this Saturday!

Help us paint a mural on Hancock Street!
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The Hollywood Street Painting Project has a final design! See below. Mark your calendars for Sunday July 10th, when we will paint this beautiful 80-foot-long mural on our beloved block of Hancock Street. You can sign up for project updates by emailing Sarah at hollywoodstreetpainting@gmail.com, or join our Facebook event here.
 
 
 
See you Saturday at the market!
Late Spring Cooking Tips
Early Fruit
All fruits develop in an arc of sweetness from the beginning of the season to the end. You can think of the earliest fruit as a vegetable because it's less sweet and use it in different ways. For example, use early strawberries in risotto like you would use tomato or prepare an Alsatian onion tart with raspberries.

Asparagus    
First test the asparagus, figure out where it wants to naturally snap and break it there. This separates the tender stalk from the tougher end. Repeat with all of the spears. Keep the fibrous ends for another use (see below).

Fill a wide pan with water 2 inches deep and bring to a boil. Drop the asparagus in the boiling water. When the water comes back to a boil, add a 1/2 cup of cold water. Repeat 2-3 times. This evens out the cooking between the tip and the stalk end of the asparagus.

The end bits of asparagus make a great base for risotto. Cut the fibrous ends of the asparagus in finger thick slices. Boil in water for half an hour. Liquefy, strain, and use that liquid to make your risotto! 

Rhubarb Spritzer  
For a refreshing spring drink: Simmer 4 stalks of rhubarb (cut in 2-inch pieces) in a syrup (2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, lemon zest) until soft. Place everything in a blender and liquefy until as smooth as possible. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve. Use the rhubarb syrup to flavor sparkling water. 
Entertainment & Events

Community Booths

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Demohack

 

Upcoming Events

 

Kids Activity with Joanna Sooper

Activity: Market Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, June 11th, 9am to 12 noon 

Vendors at Market this Saturday
  • Big B Farm
  • Blooming Goodies
  • Buns on the Run
  • 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
  • Ken & June's Hazelnuts
  • Laurel Ridge Winery
  • Liepold Farms
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Little Handfuls Organic
  • Maryhill Fruit Company
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best-Oregon Honey
  • Natures Wild Harvest
  • Nossa Familia Coffee
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Juice Company
  • Portland Seedhouse
  • ProFarm Produce
  • Rossi Farms
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Sage and Sea Farms
  • Sterling Cookies
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • Sweet Leaf Farm
  • SweetHeart Bake Shop
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • THINK Unique Gardens
  • Umi Organic
  • Unger Farms
  • Village Crepery
  • Winter Green Farm
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?



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 .

See you Saturday at the market!
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