October 11, 2019 | Volume 15, Issue 33
Market Updates
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The air is crisp and trees are ablaze in yellows, oranges and reds. It is a beautiful time to get out and enjoy the colors and smells of autumn. This weekend Gales Meadow will be bringing their roaster, and cooking peppers over an open flame. It's time to stock up on roasted peppers for the winter! There will be chocolate, fresh bread, chanterelles, veggies and so much more. And don't forget, we now open at 9am.

  • Joining us this week: Mic's Mix, No Mess Chef, Ken & June's Hazelnuts, Rise up Remedies, Stone Barn Brandyworks, and Wet Wizard.

  • Off this week: 2 Towns Cider, 503 Distilling, Bull Run Distillery, Cranberry Kitchen, Dragonfly Forge, Dancing Light Ranch, Fire Brew, Freeland Spirits, Herr Family Farms More Bees, NOBULL, Townshend's Distillery, and Westward Whiskey.

  • Off for the winter: Leikam Brewery. Fortunately, you can continue enjoying these beers at their new Taproom.
Celeriac anyone? Don't worry, what it lacks in appearance, it makes up for in flavor. It can make an excellent addition to a soup base, be eaten mashed and buttered like potatoes, or roasted with generous amounts of oil and herbs until it is oh so tender.
White acorn squash is a fun one! Mild and sweet like its green cousin, these squash are great served as a single portion or as a stuffed squash.
Grab a warm drink, eat a delicious meal and enjoy Art Viloria playing live. We look forward to seeing you!
Pie Contest a Success!
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Thanks to the bakers, judges and eaters who made our annual Pie Contest fundraiser this past Saturday a success!

We raised $220 that will go to our Double Up Food Bucks program, helping low income neighbors shop at the farmers market. And congratulations to Mary Lou Soscia, who won first place with a pear-apple crisp!
Planting Garlic
by Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm
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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.

Planting
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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Entertainment and Events
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Music

Art Viloria

Community Booths


Special Events

Saturday, October 19th: Cooking Demo with Sara Calderon
10am to 12pm

Saturday, October 26th:
Hollyween Family and Pet Parade

11am
Featured Products
October 12th, 2019
Bell Peppers
Deep Roots Farm
As we move into mid-fall, pepper season is slowly ending, but Deep Roots will still have Bells this Saturday! To extend your pepper season even further, buy some extra peppers and throw them on the grill or under the broiler. Once they're charred all over, take them out, peel them and store in the freezer to enjoy out-of-season roasted red pepper - great in pasta dishes, sauces, dips, pizzas and more!

Thanksgiving Turkey Pre-orders
Deck Family Farm & Stoneboat Farm
Thanksgiving is just six weeks away, and it's time to start planning your dinner! Stoneboat Farm and Deck Family Farm are offering pre-orders on pasture-raised turkey. Both have broad-breasted turkeys, and Deck also has heritage bronze turkeys. You may be wondering, what is the difference? Broad-breasted are modern breeds, with a higher proportion of white meat. Heritage turkeys are the turkeys your great-grandmother might have eaten - leaner, with more dark meat. Stop by these farms' booths at the market this Saturday for more info!  

Grains & Roses
Mic's Mix
Mic's Mix makes a variety of nutritious and delicious gluten-free flour blends! Grains and Roses is their hearty buckwheat blend, which can be used in any recipe that works well with a stronger, more earthy grain flavor - try it in banana bread, pancakes or crackers!
HOURS
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APR - SEP:  Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV:  Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC - MAR:  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9AM - 1PM
LOCATION
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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!
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