September 2, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 29

Market Updates
V endor News        
It's September and that means you can get anything and everything under the sun at the Hollywood Farmers Market. If there is a summer vegetable, fruit, berry or herb creation you've been waiting to make, now is the month to do it because they are here in abundance, but only for a few more weeks. That means pickle-rs, jam-ers, sauce-rs, pesto-ers, pie bakers and kraut makers, you need to make your way to market and stock-up so you can put-up the best of the season. And it's even a better time to get your preserves going, because we'll be launching HFM's 1st Annual Preserves contest later in the month.

You may have noticed a little bit of fall in air this week, and it's also making it's way in to the food at market. Check out new apple and pear varieties at Kiyokawa Family Orchards, great for back to school lunch boxes or a Labor Day Weekend apple pie.

Things are so bountiful its time for Persephone Farm to expand their stall for the late summer into fall season, so be sure to stop in and check out the expanded offering of certified organic crops grown only using the energy provided by the sun!

Have you come to market with a dull knife or blade, but missed the week Gabe was there? Take note, Dragonfly Forge and all their sharpening glory will be at market tomorrow and next on September 17th. Also back at market this week: Gabriel's Bakery, Nossa Familia Coffee, Portland Bitters Project, Stone Barn Brandyworks and SWARM Portland.

Photo Contest Winners!
Our photo conte st is over. Watch our Instagram for the winning photos!

Hollywood Farmers Market seeks board members
The Hollywood Farmers Market is now accepting applications to join its Board of Directors in January 2017! Board membership is a terrific opportunity for volunteers, vendors and market lovers to become involved with this successful nonprofit farmers market. The Board welcomes applications from individuals enthusiastic about the Market, and especially those with backgrounds in the areas of community outreach, agriculture, communications, account/financial planning, human resources and marketing. See our website for more information.
See you Saturday at the market!
What is Dry Farming?
                      by Francesca Benedetti
                          Market Manager & Farmer
You may have noticed some farmers at market listing their crops as "dry-farmed" or "dry-land" and wondering and what does that mean? It simply means a crop grown without any
additional irrigation (water) and the plants use only what is available in the ground already and made available through precipitation (rain, fog, dew, snow,etc). For the crops this generally means lower yields, but with more intense and often delicious flavor.

At the Hollywood Farmers Market Gales Meadow Farm is participating in a research project with Oregon State University and researcher Amy Garret to find out what crops and varieties are best suited to dry farming in Oregon. Gales Meadow is just one of many farms across the state participating in this project, helping all of Oregon growers and producers learn more about what it means to grow with more limited water resources. This season Gales Meadow Farm will have dry-farmed tomatoes and potatoes (pictured above) available at market.

As water becomes a more scarce resource, even in the often rainy and damp pacific northwest, being able to grow food crops with out relying on a water source becomes ever more important and critical to agricultural operations in this region. As a farmer or rancher your access to the necessary water to maintain crops during certain times of the year is not guaranteed, making operating a business difficult when you rely on that water to bring your product to market.

In California and other western states dealing with drought and more limited water resources for longer, research programs and dry farming methods have been in use for decades; which means that Oregon farmers already have great resources and support available to them. Make sure to try the dry farmed crops that are coming up at market, because they are sure to taste great and may the future of farming across the west.

For more information and resources about dry-farming in Oregon you can visit:
Entertainment & Events
Cafe Cowboys

Community Booths

Upcoming Events

Kids' Activity with Joanna of   Turnip the Heat Cooking School
Saturday, September 10th, 9am - 11am

Customer Dot Survey
Saturday, September 17th, all day
Vendors at Market this Saturday
  • Big B Farm
  • Blooming Goodies
  • Buns on the Run
  • Columbia River Fish Company
  • Dancing Light Ranch
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fleur de Lis Bakery
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Fringe Meadery
  • Gabriel's Bakery
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Gluten Free Gem
  • Happy Harvest Farm
  • Herr's Family Farm
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • Ken & June's Hazelnuts
  • Kimberly Farm
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Little Handfuls
  • Maryhill Fruit Company
  • Mocha Roma's Coffee
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • 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 Bicycle Outfitters
  • Portland Bitters Project
  • Portland Juice Company
  • ProFarm Produce
  • Regular Portland Bread
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Sage and Sea Farms
  • Scratch Meats
  • Stellar Pop
  • Sterling Cookies
  • Stone Barn Brandyworks
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • SweetHeart Bake Shop
  • Sweet Leaf Farm
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • Umi Organic
  • Unger Farms
  • Village Crepery
  • Winter Green Farm
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