June 15, 2018 | Volume 13, Issue 17
Market News
Celebrate Fathers Day this weekend at HFM by stocking up on all of Dad's favorite farmers market treats. From grilling essentials like summer squash and brats to happy hour refreshments, our vendors have everything you need for your Fathers Day festivities. 
Raspberries are here! Deep Roots, Happy Harvest, and Unger Farms will all have raspberries this Saturday for you to freeze, jam, bake, and snack on. 
Dancing Light Ranch will be bringing lavender plants this weekend. Choose between Grosso, Provence, and Royal Velvet varieties to have a bundle of that amazing aroma in your own yard. 
Tomorrow at HFM, Plum Tree Jam, SMALL Baking Co, Hot Mama Salsa PDX, Umi Organic, Stone Barn Brandyworks and Bliss Nut Butters will all be donating a percentage of their sales to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights! Stop by their booths to support their cause while buying delicious local treats. 
This Saturday, take advantage of bunched greens while they're at their best! Stop by Big B, Deep Roots, Stoneboat, Sweet Leaf Organic, and Wintergreen Farms to grab all the leafy and tender chard, kale, and collards your heart desires. Also, be sure to snag the last of the season's snap peas before they're gone.
Donation Day at Laughing Planet -next Tuesday June 19th!
On Tuesday, June 19th, 15% of sales all day at the Hollywood Laughing Planet Cafe will be donated to Hollywood Farmers Market's SNAP Match program! This program supports low-income shoppers with a $10 match, to enable them to shop at the farmers market.

So dine out at the Laughing Planet Cafe (on NE 42nd in the Hollywood District) on Tuesday, June 19th to support food security in our NE Portland neighborhoods!

See our Facebook event for more info, and please invite your friends!
Power of Produce kids program continues this Saturday!
We had a great time this past Saturday with the launch of POP Club (Power of Produce) , our new kids club at the Hollywood Farmers Market! Don't worry if you missed out - we'll be offering free, fun and educational kids activities (for ages 5 to 12) EVERY SATURDAY at the farmers market through September 1st. And kids who participate get $2 in farmers market tokens to spend on fruits and veggies. Stop by the POP Club booth this Saturday and join in!

This week's POP Club activity will be: Beet juice painting and beet tasting!
See you Saturday at the market!
Pesto! Pesto! Pesto!
There is nothing quite like the amazing aroma of basil. Whether you're fortunate enough to have it planted in your garden or you pick up a bunch at the farmers market, basil inspires delicious food. And when many of us think basil, we think pesto. However, not all pesto features basil - in fact, pesto can be made with almost any herb or green .
The word pesto derives its name from the way it is traditionally prepared - with a mortar and pestle ( mortaio e pestello ). In Liguria, a ceramic mortar and wooden pestle are used with a gentle turn of the wrist, which allows the taste from the basil to be squeezed out as opposed to crushed. If you aren't a traditionalist, feel free to use a food processor. While pesto is best when made fresh and added to fresh pasta, it also freezes well so you can enjoy homemade pesto during the middle of a rainy Portland winter.

If you're feeling adventurous, try experimenting with your pesto by swapping out an ingredient or two each time you make it. Substitute hazelnuts or walnuts (available year-round at HFM) instead of pine nuts or try using cilantro, arugula, or even snap peas instead of basil. Some people even add tomatoes or roasted red peppers. Give in to your wild side because with pesto it's hard to go wrong!
Basic Pesto recipe (substitutions encouraged)

  • About 2 cups packed basil leaves or other herbs/greens (generally this is 1 big bunch of basil or a small bunch of greens)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, or walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • 3/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan (optional)

In a food processor, blend together ingredients (with pepper and salt to taste) until smooth. Pesto keeps, its surface covered with plastic wrap, chilled 1 week or frozen 1 month or longer.
Entertainment and Events
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Community Booths

POP Club Activity
Beet Juice painting and beet tasting!
Featured Products
June 16, 2018
Sweet Leaf Organic Farm
You know it's barbecue season when the intoxicating scent of fresh basil wafts through the market! Pick up some this week for pesto or panzanella, to toss with your grilling veggies or layer on a grilled sandwich. See the section to the left for some pesto tips.

Balsamic Pistachio Hummus
Roundhouse Foods
This is one of Roundhouse's most popular hummuses. The overall flavor is well-balanced, with the fruitiness of the balsamic vinegar balancing the sweetness of the pistachios and mellow roasted garlic. Stop by their booth and try it, along with four other regular flavors, and a rotating weekly flavor.

Community Supported Brewing Membership
Leikam Brewing
This "CSB" is a great way to support a local brewery! A membership gets you weekly or monthly growler or "crowler" (a 32-oz growler-sized can) fills, of Leikam's flagship brews as well as special seasonals. Stop by their booth for more information - they also sell their crowlers singly and in 3-packs.

Looking for a farmers market to pick up some midweek groceries?
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!

lloydfarmersmarket.com  for more information or to sign up for weekly updates
APR - SEP:  Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV:  Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC - MAR:  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9AM - 1PM
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!