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This Saturday: Celebrate Our Farmers at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market Newsletter. See you all tomorrow

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National Farmers Market Week, August 4-8, 2013

National Farmers Market Week, August 4-8, 2013

Celebrate Our Farmers
This Saturday is the last day of National Farmers Market Week, as proclaimed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In early July, the Secretary of Agriculture issued a proclamation recognizing the important contributions that farmers maket in our lives. The proclamation acknowledges the key role that farmers play in “developing local and regional food systems that support the sustainability of family farms, revitalize communities, and provide opportunities for farmers and consumers to interact.”

At the Hollywood Farmers Market, we are very lucky to have so many “real” farmers—who grow their produce on their own farms. We can support their efforts by buying local—at the market, of course!

Featured Vendor
Tiffany’s Oven

Tiffany's oven at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Tiffany’s oven at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Walk on the wild side this Saturday, and visit Tiffany’s table (in the corner of the lot next to Rhode Island Avenue), which is full of vegan cuisine, both savory (like Italian sausage) and sweet (like vanilla bean pie). For those who don’t know, being a vegan means not eating any foods derived from animals, including meat, eggs, and dairy products. But, as Tiffany has proven, being a vegan does not mean that you give up flavorful, healthy foods. Tiffany’s products are healthy, and they won’t disappoint your taste buds. Stop by the table, ask for a sample and see for yourself!

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Conscious Alchemy
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Fertile Soil Teas
13. Caspari Farm
14. Green sprouts
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
18. Create Peace Jeweleries
19. Eastern Delights
20. Uptown Bakers
21. Phil’s Dills
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Marion Johnson Crafts
25. Angel Heart Tassels and Treasures
26. John & Allie’s Tea Pops
27. Henna Art
28. Red Chimney Flower Farm

New Vendor: Conscious Alchemy
This small, family-owned and -operated business will join us this weekend, and bring products made from their own original recipes that are vegan, fair-trade, and organic. In addition to face and hair-care products, Conscious Alchemy offers the following products free of synthetic colors, fragrances, preservatives, and unnecessary filler ingredients: raw sugar scrubs, shea balms and butters, herbal body elixirs, bath salts and soaks.

Featured Summer Produce: Corn
It’s that time again when we can indulge in the sweetest vegetable there is – corn! It’s time for corn on the cob, off the cob, and every which way in between, and luckily several of our farmers are selling it now—and some of it truly is sweeter than sweet.

Corn in College Park - at Robert Boone's Morning Glory Farm

Corn in College Park – at the Morning Glory Farm

For years, “silver queen” ruled the corn crop in Maryland, but a little web research shows that it may have been dethroned, although we still use the term in a generic way to indicate sweet white corn. Maryland farmers are, apparently, planting other types of seeds that produce even sweeter corn.

Recipe of the Week: Corn x Two
Plain ol’ Boiled Corn, contributed by a “real Marylander”
Get six ears of corn and prepare for boiling. Drop into a large pot of boiling water seasoned with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Boil three minutes and remove. (This cook thinks it takes at least about 5 minutes.) Spread on melted butter, salt, and pepper, and if you’re a real Marylander, sprinkle on some Old Bay.

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad
Ingredients

  • 5 cups sweet white corn kernels (from about 7 to 8 medium cobs)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces cut tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup small-dice red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  1. Prepare an ice water bath by filling a large bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the corn kernels and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and place in the ice water bath until cool, about 4 minutes.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large, nonreactive bowl. While continuously whisking, add the oil in a steady stream until completely incorporated. Add the remaining ingredients and the cooled corn and toss until well coated. Add basil just before serving.

Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket
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