Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.
Happy Memorial Day!
Mayor Fellows (far left) at last week’s grand opening
If you plan to celebrate Memorial Day with the traditional foods, you’ll find everything you need at the Hollywood Farmers Market this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Buy Local: Reason 1
(Of many to Come)
Buying local is good for you, good for the local economy and good for the planet! In addition to providing food that’s fresh and nutritional, buying from local farms promotes cleaner air and water and reduces our carbon footprint on the planet. In Maryland, if every household purchased just $12 worth of farm products for eight weeks (basically the summer season), over $200 million would be put back into the pockets of our farmers. (Source: buy-local-challenge.com)
If you want hamburgers or other meat to grill, check out Legacy Farms or Ferguson Family Farms. To put home-made pickles on the fresh bun you buy from Crest Hill Bakery, go to Phil’s Dills. If you’re looking to grill some veggies or toss a salad, check out your options at Calvert Farm, Pleitez Produce, and Caspari Farm.
For the vegans among us, check out the great Italian sausages and black bean burgers from Tiffany’s Oven. Tiffany also offers delicious desserts and so does Heavenly Created Desserts, see more options at https://vegconomist.com. At Kevin Tuckey’s table, you’ll find local, freshly picked apples (with strawberries and other berries coming soon).
As you can see, the Hollywood Farmers’ Market is your one-stop shop for Memorial Day, and you can even buy a bouquet for your centerpiece from Red Chimney Flower Farm!
And, since it’s Memorial Day, we want to be sure to honor the veterans in our community and commemorate those who gave all for our country. Our local VFW post will be joining us this weekend selling their poppies to help raise funds to provide support services to our local veterans!
Introducing Julie Beavers—Our New Market Manager
Julie Beavers – our new market master
You may have noticed a new face at the market table: It’s our market manager, Julie Beavers, who also manages the downtown College Park market.
Julie, her husband Steve (who works for the City of College Park), and their three children have lived in College Park for the last 10 years. Julie was born and raised in Maryland, attended the University of Maryland and is a “huge Terps fan.”
For the last four years, she’s been a stay-at-home Mom, who is “excited to get up on Saturday morning and go to work” at what she calls our “family-friendly, community-based market.”
As she says, “I am working with wonderful people and love being part of a community that supports local farmers and businesses. I also like the idea of people making and selling their own things, being self-supported.”
By all accounts, Julie is an asset to our market! We hope you will stop by the market table to welcome her and introduce yourself.
This week’s Vendors
1. Upper Crust Bakery
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Heavenly Created Desserts
6. Calvert Farm
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Ferguson Family Farm
9. Designed Naturally
10. Chic Expressions
11. Red Chimney Flower Farm
12. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
13. Caspari Farm
14. Eastern Delights
15. Carley’s creation
16. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
17. Phil’s Dills
18. 49th Ave, Furniture
19. Coffee Barn
20. Tiffany’s Oven
Recipe of the Week: Fresh Herb Batter Bread
[The following is from The Iowa Housewife at http://iowasue.blogspot.com/2014/05/fresh-herb-batter-bread.html].
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
1 ¼ cups warm water (120° to 130°F)
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons shortening (Butter and other oil is often used as a substitute. (For more on this, see http://bakingbites.com/2009/07/what-is-shortening/.)
1 ½ teaspoons snipped fresh or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
1 ½ teaspoons snipped fresh or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Butter for crust when it is baked.
Mix two cups of the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add water, parsley, shortening, rosemary, and thyme. Beat on low speed 1 minute scraping bowl often. Beat on medium speed till the batter starts to pull strands. Add the rest of the flour and stir in, beating till smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl, and leaving it in the same bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 35 to 40 minutes or until double.
Grease 9x5x3 loaf pan. Stir down batter by beating about 25 strokes. Smooth and pat batter in loaf pan with floured hands. Cover lightly and let rise for about 30 minutes or until double. (Do not allow to overrise.) Heat oven to 375° while bread is rising. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom. 185° to 200° with an instant read thermometer. Brush top of loaf with soft butter and then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
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
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