September 30, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 33

Market Updates
Vendor News
The rain has arrived, but that doesn't stop this farmers market fun in the rain from going strong all fall long. A BIG reminder that this Saturday is our last 8am opening of the season, and starting next Saturday, October 7th, we market will open at 9am through the fall and winter seasons. 

This may very well be the last week for berries from Unger Farms, so show up early and take home those last juicy droplets of summer. 

Even though the rain may be falling, we have so much to warm  you up and welcome the cooler season. Try a warm fresh  made  matcha soy milk from Touhu Organic , or you favorite  espresso drink from Moon Coffee. Pair those with a giant tamale from Montiel's Cocina and you have yourself a great day in the making. 

And let's not forget that with rain returns some of our favorite fall crops, such as brussels sprouts, celeriac, turnips and winter squash. 

Also joining us for market are Ken & June's Hazelnuts, Pozole to the People,  and Portland Bitters Project. 

See you Saturday at the market!

Ecofilm Festival/HFM Fundraiser - Tonight! September 29th
Mark your calendars: the Portland Ecofilm Festival is returning to the Hollywood Theatre this weekend! Hollywood Farmers Market is proud to be the community partner for the Portland premiere of Island Earth. This documentary follows young indigenous scientist's complex journey through the GMO industry and ancient Hawaiian traditions to uncover a way of life that could save our future. The showing is tonight, Friday, September 29th at 9pm, and will be a fundraiser for our Double Up Food Bucks program. See here for more details on the film and to buy tickets.

Hollywood Farmers Market seeks board members: Deadline extended
HappyBoardMembers We've extended the deadline to get your application in to join the Hollywood Farmers Market Board of Directors in January 2018! Board membership is a terrific opportunity for farmers 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. See our website for more information, and to apply. Applications are due by Monday, October 9th.
Planting Garlic
Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm
It's time to plant garlic for a harvest next July. Garlic does best in the Portland area when it is planted in October or November.

Preparation of the bed
The soil should be loose and weed free. Garlic should not be planted in an area where only grass has been grown in the past. If that's all you have, use a container that is at least 8 inches deep this year, and prepare a spot for next year with a summer cover crop. If you have good garden soil, spreading about an inch of compost on the soil and digging it in will provide all the nutrients that garlic will need to establish good roots and send up a few healthy leaves. Over-feeding in the fall will result in a plant that grows too fast and is vulnerable to frost.

Break the head of garlic into individual cloves just before planting. Make sure you don't have double cloves, All the cloves in a hardneck head can be planted. Don't bother with the tiny inner cloves of softnecks, unless you want "garlic scallions" in the spring.
Push the cloves into the ground so that the top is about an inch below the surface. Four inch spacing is ideal for full size garlic and two inch spacing for garlic scallions. Make sure that the cloves are planted right side up with the pointed end at the top and the root plate at the bottom.

Care of the garlic patch
The garlic will emerge from late November into February. If there is a deep frost, the tops may freeze, but don't worry, the roots will be fine. Keep the patch free of weeds.
At the end of February, when we start to have more daylight, feed each plant with a pinch of blood meal. Do that again in mid-April.
As long as it continues to rain (which it will) through the end of May, the garlic does not need to be irrigated.

Harvest and Drying
Harvest the garlic when most of the leaves have dried and turned brown. Dig it, don't try to pull it. Leave the tops on until the garlic is thoroughly dry, at least three weeks after harvest. Tie it in bundles and hang it in a dry airy spot out of direct sunlight. Save the biggest and best heads for your next garlic planting.
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