October 22, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 36
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Market Updates
Come join us for a crisp October day at HFM Saturday. Heat up with some sweet and smokey peppers, as Gales Meadow Farm  will have the pepper roaster in-tow.

All our regular vendors that are still here for the season will be at market, so come get all your favorites. On call vendors Oregon Brineworks, Harvest Nursery and House Spirits Distillery will be here.  

Just one more week till Halloween, and our annual 
Hollyween Family and Pet Parade ! This year Halloween falls on a Saturday, so it should be an extra Halloweeny market! It's a chance to bring your costumed family or four-legged friend and show your stuff. The parade will begin at 11am. Our face painter Crista will also be at the market that day, so make sure and get your face painted to match your costume!
Attention bakers! HFM's 7th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest is coming up in just a couple weeks! The contest will be held on Saturday, November 7th, making this Saturday a perfect time to pick up a pumpkin or squash for practice. See our website for contest rules, or grab an entry form this week at the information booth. Happy baking! 
See you at the market!
Fall Cooking Tips
Swiss Chard - Chard is actually two vegetables: the leaf and the stalk. Separate the leaf from the stalk by holding the stalk with one hand and ripping the leaf away with the other, moving from bottom to top. At a certain point, the stalk will come off with the leaf.
Cut the stalk in ½-inch slices. Blanch the greens in salted water and remove, but keep the water. When the greens come out, add the stalks to the same water. Blanch until there's no crunch. Dress the greens with olive oil, garlic and parsley. Dress the stalks with a vinaigrette.
--Robert Reynolds Chef Studio

Winter Squash Storage - Winter squash will last well into the new year if it is stored properly.
Check the squash before storing it to make sure the skin is sound. Check carefully around the stem. If there is any  dirt, wash it off and dry the squash. The ideal storage spot will be just warmer than 50º F, with good air circulation and low humidity. Check the squash from time to time, and if it develops a soft spot or mold, cut out the bad part and cook the rest right away. Baked or steamed squash can be puréed or cut into chunks and stored in the freezer.
Another hint: Pureed squash makes a great sauce for pizza. Try a squash pizza with cranberries, apple slices, and Gruyere cheese.
--Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm 

Your Famous Chicken Stock - Grandma's chicken soup is built on good stock. To make stock, all you need is one onion (or the greens from the tops of leeks), one carrot, one celery stalk, 3 stems parsley, 2 stems thyme, one bay leaf, a sprinkle of salt, and of course one chicken.
Chop the vegetables coarsely and toss them together with the herbs in a pot big enough for the chicken, but not too much bigger. Break down the chicken into leg, wing and body pieces. Remove the breast meat, but save it for another use (you can also freeze it for later). Layer the pieces as flat as you can in the pot on top of the vegetables. Cover with water by only 2 inches and add a sprinkle of salt. Heat over a medium-high flame until boiling, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Periodically skim off the brown foam that comes to the surface. Simmer the stock for about an hour or an hour and a half. Strain the stock through a colander and let it cool, then place it in the refrigerator uncovered. When the stock cools completely, the fat will be a solid layer on top and will be easy to remove. 
Use the meat from the stock to make chicken salad. 
--Robert Reynolds Chef Studio

golden chanterelles from peak forest fruit Chanterelles - Did you know that Chanterelles are Oregon's official state mushroom? They are a great introduction to mushrooms for the novice cook looking to experiment with something new. They make an excellent accompaniment with eggs. Sauté thinly sliced Chanterelles in butter or olive oil. Throw in some garlic or shallots, a little salt and pepper. Add this to your omelet for a delectable breakfast.
-- Lars Norgren, Peak Forest Fruit 

Turnips - How to make one turnip (the size of a softball) feed 4 people: Peel the turnip and cut it in 3/4 inch dice. 'Stew' or sweat the turnips by heating a pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon or so of butter, add the turnip, sprinkle with salt, cover with a lid, and turn the heat way down. The turnip will stew in its own juices and turn soft and sweet. When it's relatively soft, add 4 cups of Your Now Famous Chicken Broth and simmer. Liquefy in a blender, in two batches if you need to, and season to taste. Voila. 
--Robert Reynolds Chef Studio

At the Market

Community Booths:

Upcoming Events:

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday, October 31st, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hollyween Family and Pet Parade
Saturday, October 31st
11:00 am

Pumpkin Pie Contest!
Saturday, November 7th

Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?

Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm

www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or to sign up for weekly updates

hfm_map Days:
Every Saturday, April - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - March

April - September, 8am - 1pm
October - March, 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, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

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