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


Ferguson Family Farm

Ferguson Family Farm

Market Extended ‘til November 23!Lucky for us, many of our vendors have agreed to continue bringing their products to our market beyond October 26—the day we original set as our last in 2013. By popular demand, the market will be held every Saturday until November 23—the weekend before Thanksgiving. Fall vegetables will be plentiful, and we’ll be able to stock up for the Thanksgiving feast.


Featured Vendor
Ferguson Family Farm

Meat-eaters will not be disappointed when they purchase products from this vendor, whose truck and table are at the front corner of the market. The Ferguson family offers a wide variety of meats—including pork, beef, chicken, duck, and rabbit—as well as fresh eggs. Check out the list of products at .
If you love meat and eggs but want to ensure that it’s fresh and of the highest quality, you’ll get what you want here. All of the animals are raised naturally; moved to fresh, clean pasture daily; and given clean, fresh water and wholesome natural feeds. All chickens are free-range and grain-fed. No chemicals or arsenic are used to enhance growth or appetite. Sustainable agricultural methods and models are used to rotationally pasture and graze all of the animals.

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. Red Chimney Flower Farm
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Henna Art
25. Angel Heart Tassels and Treasures
26. John & Allie’s Tea Pops

Community Groups Visit the Market

Community groups at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Community groups at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Representatives from several College Park community groups set up shop at the market last Saturday to discuss their missions with residents and recruit volunteers—and donations. Volunteers included Chris Nagle and Lourene Miovski for the Animal Welfare Committee, Eric Grimes for the College Park Community Foundation, Chris Nagle for the College Park Community Library, and Mary Cook for the Veterans Memorial Improvement Committee.
Anyone who wants to know more about these committees and others should go to the City’s website at and look (on the left side) under Boards and Commission for more information.

Featured Summer Produce: Potatoes
Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, grilled potatoes, boiled potatoes… Without added fatty decorations—like butter, sour cream, melted cheese, and bacon bits, potatoes provide “one of the better nutritional values per penny than most other raw vegetables” and deliver “one of the most affordable sources of potassium of the more frequently consumed vegetables, second only to beans.” (Quote from article entitled “Research Shows Potatoes Are One of the Best Nutritional Values per Penny” at
We can benefit from all of these nutritional values by replacing the fatty (and, yes, delicious!) toppings we put on baked potatoes with salsa, steamed vegetables, and low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt. Instead of using cream to mash potatoes, use low-fat chicken broth, and roast potatoes with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.

Recipe of the Week: Hobo Pack

12 new potatoes (size of golf balls)
24 pearl onions with ends trimmed (or cut up an onion)
½ pound of spinach, well-washed
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh sage (and other herbs like chives)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Heavy-duty aluminum foil for wrapping

Toss all ingredients together. Tear off four sheets of foil, about 2 feet long, and stack sheets. Arrange the vegetables in the center of the top sheet and season with salt and pepper.

Fold up the foil around the vegetables, one sheet at a time, turning the package one quarter turn between sheets and making sure each sheet is well-sealed around the vegetables.

Place hobo pack on the bottom of the grill off to one side, pile coals up around it and cook for about 25-30 minutes, depending on intensity of the coals’ heat.

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