October 6, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 34 

Market Updates
It's the Last Week to Enter
HFM's 1st Annual Preserves Contest!
This Saturday is your last chance to enter Hollywood Farmers Market's first ever  Preserves Contest! See our website for contest rules and guidelines. We will be accepting entries at the information booth (corner of 44th and Hancock St). Good luck to all contest entrants, and happy preserving!

Vendor News
Cozy up to fall with the arrival of winter squash, brussels sprouts and apple cider at the Hollywood Farmers
 Market.  Gone are the days of peaches and berries, but now
you can bust out the crock pot, turn on the oven and warm up your cooling and darkening days with the bounty of October. 

Grab a shoulder or shank from our ranching friends at Pine Mountain Ranch and Sweet Briar Farms and mix with some juicy late season tomatoes from Sweet Leaf Organics or sweet and savory winter squash from Deep Roots Farm in the slow cooker, add a loaf seeded red wheat from Tabor Bread and you won't need to leave the house until after Columbus day. 
Fall is a great time for projects, like putting the garden to bed for winter. While your at it get your pollinator habitat up to speed with a honeycomb garden box and buzzing mix of native pollinator friendly seeds from Swarm Portland.  After a day in the yard relax inside  with a herbal infused candle, soap or salve from  La Fountain Herbal , it's their first market for the fall. 
golden chanterelles from peak forest fruit
Fall mushroom season is in full force. Get your yellow and white chanterelles , chicken of the woods, and so many more from Lars at Peak Forest Fruit and Bill at Nature's Wild Harvest. 

See you Saturday at the market!
Planting Garlic
by 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.
Entertainment & Events

Community Booths
Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers
Northwest Veg

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market opens at 9am starting October 1st!

Preserves Contest!
Entries accepted through Saturday, October 8th

Hollyween Family and Pet Parade
Saturday, October 29th

  • Big B Farm
  • Buns on the Run
  • Columbia River Fish Company
  • Dancing Light Ranch
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Fleur de Lis Bakery
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Happy Harvest Farm
  • Herr's Family Farm
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • Ken & June's Hazelnuts
  • Kimberly Farm
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards
  • La Fountain Herbal
  • Laurel Ridge Winery
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Mocha Roma's Coffee
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Mt. Hood Organic Farms
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best Oregon Honey
  • Nature's Wild Harvest
  • Nossa Familia Coffee
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Juice Company
  • ProFarm Produce
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Sage & Sea Farms
  • Scratch Meats
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Swarm Portland
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • SweetHeart Bake Shop
  • Sweet Leaf Farm
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • Umi Organic
  • 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

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 .

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