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

Diamondback Profiles Christiane Williamscwilliams

There’s a new weekly series called “College Park Contours” in the University’s student newspaper The Diamondback that “spotlights interesting members of the community.” The June 19 issue profiles our very own Christiane Williams—a market vendor who is a north College Park resident and chair of the Hollywood Farmers Market Board.
In the article, author Naomi Harris, says, “Stitch by stitch, Christiane Williams is seeking to make the city’s dog population a little more fashionable. … She currently creates and sells special-order dog sweaters and other hand-knitted crafts and isn’t stopping at dog sweaters…— come fall, cat sweaters will be available, too.”
Check out the article here .

A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors 

So far this year we have received contributions from the following north College Park businesses, and we appreciate the services they provide in our neighborhood.

• Gailes Violin
• Terrapin Care Center
• The Bamboo Eater
• MOM’s Organic Market
• New York Deli
• Proteus Bicycles
• Pizza Roma
• Behnke’s
hfm_tomaSwiss Chard: A “Vegetable Valedictorian”  
In Maryland, the peak season for Swiss chard is May through November, and, according to the The World’s Healthiest Foods website, it is “truly one of the vegetable valedictorians with its exceptionally impressive list of health-promoting nutrients.” For more nutritional information on Swiss chard, go to
In the meantime, here are a few tips for preparing Swiss chard from the same site:

  • Rinse Swiss chard under cold running water. Do not soak chard as this will result in the loss of water-soluble nutrients to the water.
  • Remove any area of the leaves that may be brown, slimy, or have holes.
  • Stack the leaves, and slice one-inch wide.
  • Boil for 3 minutes to “free up acids and … bring out a sweeter taste from the chard.

This week’s Vendors

1. Upper Crust Bakery
2. Tiffany’s Oven
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor Farm
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. Roy and RT’s Kitchen and Garden
14. Wood Doctor
15.  Tiffany’s Oven
16. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
17. Phil’s Dills
18. 49th Ave, Furniture
19. Coffee Barn
20. A Little Pottery

hfm_kaleRecipe of the Week: Raw Swiss Chard Wraps

  • 4 large, tender chard leaves, washed and dried
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon of chipotle spice or cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped or shredded)
  • 1 cup of tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ cup of sweet onion (chopped)
  • 4 whole-wheat wraps (optional)

1. In a large bowl, mix avocados, lemon juice, spices, salt and pepper until creamy.
2. Chop remaining ingredients separately and add to the bowl with avocado mixture.
3. Lay the chard leaf flat and remove the stem.
4. Spoon vegetable filling into end of leaf and roll.
5. Stuff all ingredients into a whole-wheat wrap (optional).
Preview of Coming Attractions 
Be sure you mark your calendars to come to the market on Saturday, June 28, and look for details in next week’s newsletter about discount coupons available for certain vendors. We’ll also be giving away a certificate for a free sandwich and drink at New York Deli and a $25 certificate to Behnke’s.


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