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Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

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

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Please Bring Cans of Non-Perishable Food to Tomorrow’s Market 

According to an online report from WBAL, recent deliveries to the Maryland Food Bank have been “going out nearly as fast as they have been coming in as more and more residents need help.” That’s why the State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police have teamed up to run one of the largest food drives ever in the state, during Hunger Action Month.  You may have seen the big, flashing sign on Rhode Island Avenue near the State Police barracks.Food bank CEO Deborah Flateman urges people to “take action and be a voice,” and this is where you come in!The Hollywood Farmers Market will have a drop-off box at the market table this Saturday. We hope you will contribute non-perishable food items that will be taken to the state police barracks.

The Market Schedule for October

To celebrate the arrival of autumn, we have some exciting events planned for you, our customers!

  • October 11 and 18: Seed and plant exchange. As gardeners know, now is the time to divide your plants, collect seeds, and get them ready for next year’s growing season. If you want to swap, sell or simply give-away your plants and seeds, bring them to the market table from 9 am to 1 pm on these dates. More details in next week’s newsletter.
  • October 18: Dollar-Off Day. Stop by the market table to get a $1 off coupon for any vendor. Please limit to one coupon per family.

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This week’s Vendors

  • Pleitez Farm
  • Legacy Manor Farm
  • Calvert Farm
  • Red Chimney Flower Farm
  • Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
  • Wood Doctor
  • Phil’s Dills
  • 49th Ave, Furniture
  • Great Shoals
  • Jessyka Padilla Jewelry
  • Upper Crust Bakery
  • Alcoba Coffee Beans
  • Terp Care Center

Tips for Freezing Fresh Produce Continued

Last week’s newsletter included a list of the steps needed to prepare fresh produce for freezing. The next step is packing, and there are, according to the experts, two types:
Solid packing, which conserves space, is best for freezing large batches of vegetables or fruit at one time. Leave space at the top of the freezer container, since foods expand as they freeze.
Loose-packing: Freeze one layer of fruit or vegetables on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, transfer the produce to the storage container. Although it takes up more space, it is easier to remove just the amount desired, such as a handful of blueberries. Wipe all of the edges of your container clean before you seal it to prevent moisture buildup.
Label each container with the name and date packaged. Most frozen produce will keep for 8 to 12 months.

Recipe of the Week: Peach and Tomato Salad

Main Ingredients:
2 ripe peaches, skin/pit removed and sliced
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced thin

Dressing:
3 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Directions:

In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients together and stir until completely mixed thoroughly. In a separate bowl add the peaches, tomatoes, and the red onion. Add dressing and toss just before serving. Let sit for a maximum of 10 minutes and serve. Serves 4


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket Copyright © 2014 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

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