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Come Early and Stay Awhile—Saturday’s Market will be Special!

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

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Although the market has been open for a few Saturdays (9 am to 1 pm), this Saturday’s opening will be the “grand” one, and we’ll cut the official ribbon right around 9:30 am. But the ribbon-cutting isn’t the only thing that makes this Saturday’s market grand.

Hollywood Farmers Market Grand Opening, 2013

Hollywood Farmers Market Grand Opening, 2013

For starters, we’ve invited members of Maryland’s 21st legislative district to join us: Senator Jim Rosapepe and Delegates Ben Barnes, Barbara Frush, and Joseline Peña-Melnyk. We’ve also invited the Prince George’s County Council members who represent College Park: Mary Lehman and Eric Olson. We’re expecting College Park Mayor Andy Fellows and members of our City Council to stop by, too.
In addition to our full range of vendors, jugglers and balloon artists from The Clown School in Columbia, MD, will be there and so will Melissa Sites, director of the College Park Arts Exchange (CPAE), who will make buttons and, when there’s time, play guitar and sing for us.

Our local Community-Oriented Police (COPS) will be there to discuss safety concerns with residents, and local County police officers will distribute identification kits to help protect your children. The Branchville Volunteer Fire Department will have their fire truck and free fire hats for the kids!

Please arrive early, and enjoy the all the special activities while you stock up on your favorite produce, bread, coffee, and all kinds of other products.

Local Food is Healthier Food
All of the farmers at our market are local, which means the products they sell were grown a short distance from here. There are several reasons why this is good, and here’s one that a little Internet research uncovered.
The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture conducted a study of 16 common fruits and vegetables, and discovered that, on average, they traveled just under 1,500 miles before they were sold to consumers. 39 percent of fruits and 12 percent of vegetables were imported from other countries.

Members of our law enforcement agencies are expected to be at tomorrow's grand opening

Members of our law enforcement agencies are expected to be at tomorrow’s grand opening

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, long-distance travel (and other factors) causes the produce to lack in the nutrients that would be present if it was allowed to ripen on the vine.
The Moral of the Story: The produce at our farmers market has more nutrients!

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

And Speaking of Nutrients
Vitamin C may be the most familiar of all of the nutrients. Although we would be hard-pressed to name a good food source of biotin or riboflavin, most everyone can name citrus fruits as good sources of vitamin C. According to the website of the World’s Healthiest Foods, 27 types of produce are excellent sources of vitamin C. Six of these contain a full day’s requirement of vitamin C in a single serving! These include bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, papaya, pineapple, and strawberries.
Although our farmers don’t sell pineapple or papaya, you’ll find the rest of the vegetables at their tables at some point during the season.
To read more about vitamin C, go to http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=109.

Recipe of the Week: Curried Mustard Greens
While we’re waiting for other residents to submit their favorite summer recipes, here’s one from local farmer Robert Boone, who’s also one of our vendors and lives in north College Park.
Serves 4
Ingredients:
• 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
• 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
• 3 medium cloves garlic, sliced
• 1 TBS + 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
• 1/2 tsp curry powder
• 1/4 tsp turmeric
• 1 bunch mustard greens, stems removed, chopped
• 1 15 oz can (no BPA) diced tomatoes
• 2 cups or 1 15 oz can (no BPA) garbanzo beans, drained
• 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
• salt and white pepper to taste

.. and usual fresh produce

.. and usual fresh produce

Directions:
1. Bring 2″ of water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid. Peel and slice sweet potatoes into ½” slices so they will steam quickly (7 minutes).
2. While steaming potatoes, slice onion and garlic. Heat 1 TBS broth in 12 inch skillet. Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add 1/4 cup broth, garlic, curry powder, turmeric, and mustard greens. Stir occasionally until mustard greens are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Mash sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. If you need to thin potatoes more you can add a little broth. Serve mustard greens with mashed sweet potatoes.


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@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

Bike to Work Day, Tomorrow

Please plan to join the Bike to Work Day at City Hall on May 16th from 6:30am – 9:00am.

Its sure to be great fun for everyone. The event’s organizers will have food, refreshments, raffle prizes, giveaways & FREE T-shirts.

Be sure to sign up right now at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and select College Park City Hall as your pit-stop.

Organizers can only guarantee T-shirts to people who have pre-registered online.

They could also use a few volunteers, so if you’re willing to help out, please contact: Steve Beavers at sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov

Sponsors play an important role in supporting Bike to Work Day, and this year’s major sponsors include: Marriott International, REI, ICF International, BicycleSPACE, Bike Arlington, Capital Bikeshare, City of Alexandria, Twinbrook Urban by Nature, and Whole Foods Market.
Commuter Connections and WABA encourage new and experienced bicyclists to prepare for the event by utilizing the resources found on the following websites:

· Learn more about bike commuting: For tips on bicycling to work, check out the “Bicycling to Work in the Washington Area” available through Commuter Connections at: www.commuterconnections.org/commuters/bicycling/

· Ride with others in a commuter convoy: Commuter convoys on Bike to Work Day will be led by experienced bicycle commuters, and many routes are available. Find a convoy near you at: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/join-a-convoy

· Brush up on cycling skills: Participate in a Commuting Seminar or Confident City Cycling Classes to learn how to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians: http://www.waba.org/education/adult.php.

 

This Saturday: Hollywood Farmers Market to Hold Grand Opening

2013 Hollywood Farmers Market Grand Opening

Mark Your Calendar: May 17 is our Grand Opening

May 17 is next Saturday, and the members of the Hollywood Farmers Market Committee are busy making sure it’s a grand day for residents and shoppers. In addition to a full range of vendors, we’re expecting jugglers, balloon artists, and even a button maker who plays the guitar and sings! We will also have a fire truck available for the kids.

Invited guests include our political leaders: Senator Jim Rosapepe; Delegates Ben Barnes, Barbara Frush, and Joseline Peña-Melnyk; County Council members Mary Lehman and Eric Olson; and Mayor Andy Fellows.

Budget Public Hearing, Tonight

College Park City Hall

College Park City Hall

The City Council will hold a Public Hearing tonight on the proposed FY 2015 budget. The public hearing will take place at the City Hall at 7pm, before our regular Council meeting.

The draft budget does not propose any increase in tax, fees or fines in the next fiscal year. It was a difficult budget, given the revenue is expected to be very much flat in the coming year.

Last month, District 1 and 4 council members held a Town Hall meeting. Thanks to everyone for coming to that event and letting us know about your thoughts. Please read here more about that meeting here.

Council Mulls Asking SHA to Fund Route 1 Undergrounding Through TIGER Grants

Power lines on Route 1

Power lines on Route 1

In tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote whether it should send a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) to request an additional year to decide whether to pursue undergrounding of utilities in the stretch between Paint Branch Parkway and Greenbelt Road on Route 1.

SHA has indicated that the project, including the rebuild and undergrounding of utilities, would be a good candidate for a grant through the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant; however, TIGER grants are generally meant for projects that are ready to begin construction, and the project will not be eligible until after design and engineering is completed.

Accordingly, the staff has advised that the Council sending a letter requesting that SHA proceed with completion of design and engineering of phase 1 of the Route 1 rebuild, and the City providing $300,000 to fund additional design and engineering to allow for undergrounding utilities, while the City and SHA jointly pursue a TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding would be contingent on SHA submitting the TIGER grant request; if it does not, then the City would require that SHA reimburse the funds.

However, if the application is not successful, the SHA will not be required to return the money back to the City. The chance of getting the grant is very slim and the grant will not fund 100% of the total cost of the project. According to DOT’s TIGER website, in last year, a total of 585 projects were applied, however only 55 of them were actually awarded. This puts the chance of getting the award to less than 10%.

Although this could result in a delay to the Route 1 construction project, construction is currently not funded and is not in the State’s 2014-2019 Consolidated Transportation Program.

The 21st District delegation has raised concerns that any delay could hurt the ability to continue the project and obtain funding for construction , which could potentially delay the Route 1 development in north College Park by several years. The design and engineering cost of $300,000 is not currently not funded in FY15 budget and will most likely come from City’s reserve fund.

Staff hopes to be able to obtain funding through the TIGER grant program to proceed on a parallel track with undergrounding of the utilities during this first phase or during subsequent phases.

North College Park Crime Map, May 5 – 10, 2014

Please see below last week’s crime report and let me know if you have any questions.
[mappress mapid=”172″] Stolen Vehicle

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[5/06/14]STLVEH21:5923:139000 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,

Theft

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[5/07/14]THEFT14:0414:164900 Blk BRANCHVILLE RD,
[5/09/14]THEFT11:0412:249500 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,
[5/09/14]THEFT19:5920:459900 Blk 52ND PL,

Theft from Auto

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[5/09/14]THEFTA10:1411:419700 Blk 51ST AVE,
[5/09/14]THEFTA14:5816:349600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[5/09/14]THEFTA15:0916:349600 Blk MILESTONE WAY,

 

 

Stamp-Out Hunger, Today!

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger

Today, letter carriers across the country will generously donate their time to pick up donated food from individuals and businesses, so it is easy to participate!

How it Works

With three easy steps, you can help to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area:

paper Collect nonperishable food donations in a bag. Remember, every bit counts! We are currently in need of: Peanut butter; Canned meat, fish, and beans; Canned fruit (in their own juices, preferably); and Cereal (hot and cold).
paper Leave your bag of donations by your mailbox on Saturday, May 10th. Your local letter carrier will pick up the donations and deliver directly to the Capital Area Food Bank.
paper Spread the word: Remind everyone you know to leave a bag of nonperishable food by their mailboxes. You can use twitter and Facebook as a reminder, click here for more information.

Don’t forget to leave your donation by your mailbox!

Saturday’s Market Offers One-Stop Shopping for Mother’s Day

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

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FlowersThis Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it’s officially 100 years old!
Although it’s celebrated in different ways throughout the world, a lady named Anna Jarvis founded the American version in 1908. It became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson officially set aside the second Sunday in May as a day to honor motherhood.

Traditionally, the day involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts, which is where vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market can help. Several will offer flowering plants, and Red Chimney Farm always sells beautiful cut flowers, available by the stem or the bunch. At least one vendor will have vegetable starter plants, like tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

If you’re looking for more than flowers, check out the jewelry our vendors have available, and if Mom has a sweet tooth, stop by Heavenly Created Desserts to purchase a box of cupcakes or other treats! Your Mom might really like an Adirondack chair from 49th Avenue Furniture.flower1

If those don’t appeal, try filling up a reusable MOM’s Organic Market bag (available for free at the market table) with local produce from one or more of our farmers.

Pam Stegall, owner of Calvert Farms, for example, says she will have the following available on Saturday: asparagus, carrots, collards, kale, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, scallions, radishes, rhubarb, and fresh-cut herbs.

These and other options are available from 9 am to 1 pm.

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

Mark Your Calendar: May 17 is our Grand Opening
May 17 is next Saturday, and we are busy making sure it’s a grand day for residents and shoppers. In addition to a full range of vendors, we’re expecting jugglers, balloon artists, and even a button maker who plays the guitar and sings! We will also have a fire truck available for the kids.

Invited guests include our political leaders: Senator Jim Rosapepe; Delegates Ben Barnes, Barbara Frush, and Joseline Peña-Melnyk; County Council members Mary Lehman and Eric Olson; and Mayor Andy Fellows.

We Want Your Best Recipes—Please
Wouldn’t you like to share your favorite seasonal recipe with your neighbors? We would love to publish it in this newsletter and give you credit, so please send to our email address: hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com.

Who knows…maybe at the end of the season, we’ll have a contest for the best recipe—and the winner will receive…stay tuned for more information!


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@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

Tonight’s NCPCA Meeting to Discuss Public Safety in North College Park

NCPCA - It's Your Neighborhood Association

NCPCA – It’s Your Neighborhood Association

Today is the second Thursday of the month and the day for North College Park’s May meeting. Here is a brief overview of tonight’s meeting.

The meeting will start with discussion on the nominations for NCPCA officers and plans for candidates forum on June 12

Members will then discuss some concerns and possible solutions to pedestrian safety and traffic problems on the metro path and at 53rd Avenue and Lackawanna Street.

There will be also some discussion on City Police Force & Contract Police Services. See Gazette article on April 1. Members will discuss concerns about the effectiveness of the City’s contract police program, and ways to improve.

Members will then briefly discuss (1) Mother’s Day 5K running Event, this weekend, on May 11, Sunday (2) Criminal Activity and Crime Prevention at 52nd Ave and Narragansett Run Tunnel Under Railroad. (3) Pedestrian Safety Crossing US 1 at Edgewood Rd. and (4) Update from the April meeting.Commercial Robbery Prevention (5) Extension of Hollywood Road to West Side of US 1, in vicinity of Mazza Grand Marc Apartments. This may impact District 4 residents.

As always, the meeting will start at 7:30 at Davis Hall. See you all tonight.

Is College Park Ready for Its Own Police Force?

Off duty police officers of Prince George's Police department serve as College Park contract police officers

Off duty police officers of Prince George’s Police department serve as College Park contract police officers

The members of North College Park Civic Association will discuss City’s Public Safety / Police issue  at tomorrow’s monthly meeting.

In preparation of this meeting, I looked at the 2007 College Park Police Study report and tried to see if the changes in some of the key information in the report make the case for having College Park’s own Police force.

Some of these information is based on projected data / assumption and thus needs further study.

Our residents pay now about $18 million to County in property taxes (the County gets about 3 time of property tax revenues that the City gets: $6+ million) . The tax differential we will be getting for not using County’s Police service should be around $2.1 million. This is based on the assumption that the City would be  getting tax differential for Police Dispatch, Support and Administration.

Over the past 8 years, the amount of contract police cost has more than doubled from $500K in 2007 to $1.1 million now.

The speed camera revenue is a new source of revenue that the 2007 report did not include. This revenue amount is projected to be $975,000 in FY 15 budget. The City can potentially designate the entire amount to City’s Police department.

Also, we get more coverage by the UMD police now than in 2007, because of the expansion of concurrent jurisdiction into the Lakeland neighborhood (District 2). Additionally, we have a number of live cameras in downtown College Park. These mean that we may not need the same number of full time police officers that the 2007 report suggested.

There are also supplemental State grants that are available for municipalities for police protection. For example, the City of Greenbelt gets about $511K of State grant for police protection.

These are only some key figures. I understand we need to look into other issues such as the capital cost to start the program. I hope to dig into those numbers in future.

Update: [May 8, 2014]: Based on further analysis, it appears that our residents will not be getting the entire amount that they pay on County Police. That said, I will keep looking into the issue further and keep you all posted.

Update: [May 14, 2014]:  I updated the post with some additional data I received yesterday. 

Police Asks Help in Dunkin Donuts Robbery

Crime Solver poster for Dunkin Donuts Robbery

Crime Solver poster for Dunkin Donuts Robbery

The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photographs. On April 30, 2014 at approximately 12:21 PM, the Suspect shown above committed a commercial armed robbery of the Dunkin Donuts located at 9701 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 14-120-1285. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name.

A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

A cash reward of up to $1,000.00 is being offered.

Council to Discuss Allowing Legal Residents Vote in City Elections

A polling booth in College Park

In tomorrow’s worksession, the City Council will discuss the possibility of allowing legal non-citizens (residents with Green card) to vote in College Park City elections.

Currently only U.S. citizens can vote in the city elections.

That said, while the Maryland Constitution requires citizenship as a prerequisite for voting in state elections, the law is otherwise silent on whether the legal residents can vote in the municipal elections. Therefore, individual municipalities are free to choose whether or not t.o allow non-citizen residents to vote. Currently, five municipalities in Maryland permit non-citizen residents to vote: Barnesville, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, Martin’s Additions, Somerset and Tokoma Park.

The proponents of changing the law argue that many of these legal residents are people are homeowners and pay the same City property taxes the citizens pay. Their children go to City schools, their streets are paved, their trash is picked up. These are legal residents of College Park.

If the City decides to make such a change, it will need to maintain supplementary voter list in addition to the main voter list of U.S. citizens that the Prince George’s county maintains.

North College Park Crime Map: April 30 – May 03, 2014

Please see below last week’s crime report and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
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Break and Entering Residential

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[4/30/14]BREAKR13:5716:499600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[5/02/14]BREAKR14:2315:594900 Blk BLACKFOOT RD,

Theft

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Location

[5/01/14]THEFT111:1411:35HOME DEPOT – COLLEGE PARK,

Theft from Auto

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[4/30/14]THEFTA07:4908:569700 Blk 52ND AVE,
[4/30/14]THEFTA21:1722:08HARD TIMES CAFE
[5/01/14]THEFTA20:4622:119000 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,

Robbery

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Location

[4/30/14]ROBT/A12:2114:29DUNKIN DONUTS – COLLEGE PARK,

 

Fox Sighted in College Park

Recently, a number of foxes have been cited in College Park. Here is a note that we got from City’s Control officer, Vivian Cooper.

This a similar concern that we have received multiple times as of late. Here is some information regarding fox that we are communicating to the public:

Fox are more prevalent in the residential areas this year due to the extended mating season as well as the recent destruction and disturbance of previous green area. The fox’s diet typically consists of rabbits, snakes, insects, birds, mice, berries and fruits as well as carcasses of deceased animals. A fox is by nature, non confrontational and will very rarely take on something the size of even a cat, much less a dog – both of whom are considered predatory to the fox.

The fox is protected by Fur Bearing and Rabies Vector standards and cannot be removed from an by City Animal Control area unless it is showing obvious neurological symptoms or seems injured to the point of being downed and unable to fend for itself. Both of which could be signs of distemper, Rabies, or a trauma injury.

There have been multiple fox sightings in the City from Calvert Hills, Hollywood, Crystal Springs, and College Park Woods. There is a den in the compost fields of Davis Hall. Just Wednesday evening, I witnessed a mother and her kit traipsing along the compost piles. The presence of a fox is not one to be overly concerned about, as they are becoming more obvious as their habitats are being destroyed – most recently the Cafritz property.

Though regular urban wildlife, fox are one of the least adaptable species to human life styles (though they HAVE adapted). Typically a pinwheel, or some other humane deterrents as recommended by the Humane Society of the United States:
“– Start by placing objects, leaves, soil, or mulch in the den openings to disturb the residents
— Used kitty litter or almost anything with a strong human scent will also alarm the foxes. (Try a sweat-soaked T-shirt after a good jog.)
— People claim success in getting fox families to move simply by mounting Mylar® balloons two to three feet off the ground, just outside the entrance to the den.”

If these do not work, you may need to contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Nuisance Wildlife Hotline 877-463-6497; but due to the regulations in place they will only intervene in extreme situations. You can also read more about fox here: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/foxes/tips/solving_problems_with_foxes.html#.U2Oo9oFdVJs

If you have additional concerns about this particular incident, please feel free to contact Vivian Cooper at 240-375-3165.

Hollywood Farmers Market is Now Open! New Time: 9 am to 1 pm

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

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Last Saturday was opening day of the second season of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. In spite of the cold winter, which was hard on farmers everywhere, our vendors brought us a good selection of cool-weather vegetables and herbs and, as always, excellent apples.

We also had flowers and herbs (both for planting and for display) in addition to food-to-go offerings from Roy and RT (Eastern Delights), Heavenly Desserts, and Phil’s Dills. We also saw jewelry, pottery, knitted items, and artisan soaps and lotions on display.

New Vendors
We’re proud to say that most of the vendors who joined us last year are back again! We also will have a few new ones, including:

Upper Crust Bakery

Upper Crust Bakery

• Beltsville-based Upper Crust/Crest Hill Bakery joined us last week, and anyone who purchased one or more of its artisan breads knows what an excellent addition they are to the market. Their breads and cookies are not only delicious, but also made entirely with natural ingredients–with NO chemicals, preservatives, artificial coloring or additives.
• Joe Smith, long-time resident of College Park, is now at the market selling goods through his business, 49th Avenue Furniture. When you see his hand-crafted, all-wood, outdoor furniture, you’ll want to take something home with you. He makes Adirondack and deck chairs, benches, picnic tables, and other wooden items, including foot stools and walking sticks. All wood is fair trade-certified, and his walking sticks are made from locally sourced wood.

49th Avenue Furniture

49th Avenue Furniture

Extra Special – Thanks to Mom’s
The managers of MOM’s Organic Market, which is located right by our market in the Hollywood Shopping Center, came through for us again, donating 150 of its shopping bags for distribution. Using free shopping bags like these reduces the need to use plastic bags, which are a waste of natural resources and can pollute our environment for thousands of years after disposal. There are still plenty of bags available, so come and get yours this Saturday!

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

What to Expect This Season
Members of the Hollywood Farmers Market board have been putting their heads together to make the market even more special. Here are just a few of ideas that are percolating:
• Cooking demonstrations
• Music and entertainment (like jugglers and balloon animals)
• Readings by local writers
• Raffles for free plants and other products
• Special dog biscuits and cat bags
• Coupons for savings
• Recipe contest
If you have things you would like to see at the Hollywood Farmers Market, let us know by e-mailing hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com.

This Week’s Recipe: Raw Kale Salad
Contributed by Kennis Termini
(Source: University of Maryland Extension Center)

Here’s a recipe that you can get creative with—by adding other items you like, such as roasted red peppers, artichokes etc.

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Makes 5 ¾ cup servings

Ingredients:
Wash and dry 1 bunch of kale
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of tahini
A handful of nuts, raisins, and/or fruit
Any kind of grated cheese (optional)
Plain bread crumbs (optional)
Salt to taste

Directions:
Remove kale stems and chop kale finely. Place in large bowl. Chop garlic finely. In a small bowl, add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), and salt to taste. Pour dressing over kale and toss well. Let salad sit for 5 minutes.


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket
Copyright © 2013 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org