October 8, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 34
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Market Updates
Hi Everyone! As the chilly mornings of fall arrive, so do lots of changes in our market vendors. The berries are slowing their production, and farms are starting to put away their fields for the winter. 

Unger Farms and Blooming Goodies have finished harvesting for the season, so they won't be at market on Saturday. Village Crepery and Hammer and Tuffy Granola are also finished vending at market for the season, and will be back next spring! Out for the week are Think Unique Gardens, Gelato Maestro, and Sage & Sea.  We'll have Oregon Brineworks at the market this week with their lacto-fermented foods. 

We'd also like to introduce our newest vendor - Harvest Nursery! They'll be at the market for the fall months selling edible plants with a focus on permaculture planting. Be sure to stop by and take a look at their amazing selection of fruits trees, bushes, and more! 

Attention bakers! HFM's 7th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest is coming up in just a few weeks! The contest will be held on Saturday, November 7th, making this Saturday a great time to pick up a pumpkin or squash for practice. Remember: The pie contest needs you to make it happen! Whether you have the recipe that won your Aunt Ethel the blue ribbon in the state fair, or you've never baked a pie before, your pie will be welcomed and adored at the Pumpkin Pie Contest. Points are awarded for deliciousness, creativity and visual appeal. Check back in next week's The Local Dirt for more info and the contest's rules. Happy baking!

See you at the market!
InFARMation and Beer, next Tuesday 10/13
Food is Health!
Join Friends of Family Farmers on Tuesday, October 13th from 6:00 - 8:30 at the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) in Portland for InFARMation (and Beer!). 

Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." But food can really be a pre-medicine. While it may not posses the almighty power to combat serious afflictions, food most certainly possesses the ability to strengthen the immune system, mitigate obesity related illnesses, and combat the common cold. What's more, is that consuming a delicious dinner packed with nutrients is exceptionally more enjoyable than swallowing a mouth full of chalky vitamins.

Good food leads to good health- of the mind, body, and soul, and members of our community are organizing around this principle.

InFARMation takes place at the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) in Portland every second Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and presentations begin at 6:30.

Our panel for October 13th:

Kaely Summers- Forest Grove Farmers Market Manager and Nutrition Coordinator for Adelante Mujeres since 2011. Originally from Tacoma, WA, Kaely had lived abroad in Peru and Nicaragua and is a former AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She began working with nutrition incentive programs at the farmers market and helped establish the Produce Rx program two years ago. Her deep interest in nutrition and food systems fuels her passion for creating greater food access for the entire community.

Jeff Johnson- is a naturalist, technologist and lover of life. Early on, his intrigue for life led him to an in-depth study in Ayurveda, metaphysics, and biodynamics. While at university, Jeff's study of biochemistry led him back to the earth in farming. He explores the boundaries between food and medicine. He teaches to find value and magic in superabundant plants. He studies and teaches to correlate the structure, function and energetics of humans, plants, and soil physiology. Jeff is one of the founders of Rising Stone Farm.

Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, ND- is a naturopathic doctor and graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She has a private practice in Sacramento, CA where she works with people to heal the root cause of their dis-ease using clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, biotherapeutic drainage and homeopathy. She is also a passionate cook who believes good food is instrumental in creating long term wellness and teaches a variety of healthy cooking workshops and offers private cooking lessons in Portland.

Tom Wunderbro- Food Rx Program Manager at CareOregon

InFARMation is FREE, open to the public and all ages! It happens every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-8:30 pm at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland. Doors open at 5:30; Presentation begins at 6:30.

The topic changes each month but the focus is always on food, farming, policy and the connections in between. Read more about InFARMation and see upcoming and previous topics here>>>
At the Market
Remember: starting in October, the market hours are 9am-1pm.


Community Booths:

Upcoming Events:

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday, October 10th and 31st, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Pumpkin Pie Contest!
Saturday, November 7th
Featured Products
October 10, 2015

 Big B Farm
Another sign of fall - chestnuts are here! Big B Farm is bringing chestnuts from the ten trees on their farm. They'll probably have them for the next few weeks. If it's not quite feeling like the right weather for roasting over an open fire, you can always roast them in the oven. 

Ruby Red Popcorn
Sun Gold Farm
Sun Gold Farm's popcorn is back, after several months of being unavailable! It can be purchased both shucked or on the cob. The "Ruby Red" variety has a rich, nutty flavor, and pops into a brilliant white kernel.

Rajapuri Banana Plant
Harvest Nursery
HFM's newest vendor, Harvest Nursery joined the market this past Saturday with a variety of exciting perennial plants and trees! One of the most interesting is the Rajapuri, a banana tree variety that is hardy down to 5 degrees, making it a good choice for the Pacific NW climate. 

Ground Yak
Pine Mountain Ranch
Did you know yak meat regularly wins taste tests as the best tasting ground meat in the world? With 78% less fat than beef and tons of flavor, whenever yak is taste tested against other ground meats, it wins - 9 out of 10 prefer it! In addition to ground yak, Pine Mountain Ranch also has yak steaks, and is currently offering 1/4 & 1/2 yaks. Ask at their booth for more info!

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!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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