May 8, 2014Vol 8, Issue 10
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Market Updates
Thanks to all of you who braved the gray skies to come out to market for Opening Day last Saturday! It was a great way to kick off another exciting summer season.

 

This week, you can expect lots of dazzling spring produce at market. Get here early for strawberries and asparagus! We'll be joined by on-call vendors Homegrown, with handmade krauts and kimchi, & Reverend Nat's Cider, with heirloom-apple based ciders. Don't forget that this Sunday is Mother's Day! Dancing Light Ranch will be bringing fresh and dried lavender creations that would make a lovely treat for Mom.

 

Last Saturday, chefs Skylor Powell of Sprout Health and Ahn Luu of Tapalaya put on some great cooking demonstrations using produce from our farmers! Skylor made a number of healthy snacks, including a Massaged Kale Salad, Sweet Berry Crisp, and several quick dips for raw veggies. Ahn Luu prepared a Vietnamese-Style Pork Noodle Salad, with veggies from the market. See below for recipes.
 
See you at the market!
Vietnamese style Chargrilled Pork Noodle Salad
Chef Ahn Luu of Tapalaya
Ground pork and/or pork butt/belly sliced thin (Deck Family Farm)
 
For the Noodle Salad: 
1 pack Vermicelli Noodles 
-bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles for 8 minutes, then toss in an ice bath and drain. 
Fresh herbs, lettuce, and veggies..whatever is available at the market... 
- Cilantro, parsley, mint, basil, oregano, green onion, green garlic, green or red leaf lettuce, jalape´┐Żo or any kind of peppers, kale, arugula, bok choy, sorrel, asparagus, etc.. You could even incorporate different fresh fruits when they come into season such as peaches/nectarines, any citrus, strawberries and so on! The contrast between the flavors and textures...savory, sweet, spicy, tart, vinegary, crispy, meaty, fishy, noodley... This dish encompasses the essence of vietnamese cuisine.

For the chargrilled pork marinade: 
1/4 C fish sauce 
1/4 C oyster sauce 
2 T rice wine vinegar 
2 T chili paste (sambal) 
1/4 C brown sugar 
2 T minced garlic 
1 T fresh grated ginger 
1/4 C sliced green onions 
1 stalk of minced lemongrass 
1 lime or lemon, zest and juice 
-marinate the meats for about 45 minutes prior to grilling.

For dressing ( Nuoc Cham): 
2 limes, juice only 
1 C Fish Sauce 
1/4 C rice wine vinegar 
1/4 C granulated sugar 
1 t minced ginger 
1-2 T chili paste or garlic chili paste 
1 C water

Assembling this dish is super easy, after grilling the meat just toss the cooked noodles and whatever fresh herbs and lettuces you've chosen in a bowl with the Nuoc Cham ( how ever much suits your taste) and the grilled pork and you've got yourself a fresh, healthy, delicious meal all in one bowl!
Quick Sweet Cream Berry Crisp
Chef Skylor Powell
* 2 tblsp goat cheese (Fraga Farmstead Creamery)
* 2 tblsp coconut cream
* 1 tblsp honey (Nature's Best Oregon Honey)
* 1 tblsp maple syrup (optional)
* 1-2 pinches sea salt
* 1 cup strawberries (Deep Roots Farm)
* 1 cup granola (Hammer & Tuffy's Handmade Granola)

Combine goat cheese, honey, coconut cream, and salt in a bowl and stir well. In a small bowl, lay down berries, then cream, then granola. Enjoy!!
Lloyd Farmers Market

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Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm

Year-round!

 

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At the Market

Music:

Buzz Holland Trio

 

Community Booths:

Portland Montessori School

Portland Food Project 

Master Gardeners 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday, May 3rd and 17th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Kids' Cooking Demo with Joanna Sooper
Saturday, May 17th, 9:30 am - 12:30pm
Featured Products
  
Spring Onions
Sweet Leaf Farm
Spring onions, also known as salad onions, are the more mature green onions. The bulb is white and sweet to the taste. Why not try grilling them and dipping them in a romesco sauce? 
 
Habanero Pepper Jelly
Kelly's Jelly
Made with a blend of fresh habanero and bell peppers, this jelly has the perfect balance of sweetness and spice. Great as an appetizer with cream cheese and crackers or incorporated into any recipe!
 
Farmhouse Goat Cheese
Fraga Farmstead Creamery
Fraga is an organic farmstead goat dairy in Washington County. Their farmhouse goat cheese is a pressed-curd cheese that is slightly crumbly, mild but with flavor that stands up to pairing with fruit. Try it crumbled over roasted veggies or add it to your egg dish. 
 
Kohlrabi
Deep Roots Farm
Kohlrabi, also known as a German turnip, is a delicious vegetable that can be used in salads or slaws. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves are also edible - try using them instead of collards or kale in your salad!
 
Plant Starts
Glass Jade Nursery
This pesticide-free native plant and herb purveyor is a great go-to for advice, ideas, and gorgeous plant starts. Once you plant a small herb garden in your yard or window planter, you'll see the possibilities are endless for using fresh herbs in your cooking. They add a wonderful color to finished dishes, salads, and cocktails! 
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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.

See you Saturday!

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