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



Fresh summer produce

Dozens of ears of corn-on-the cob are flying off market tables—with the help of satisfied residents, of course! One resident told us that she purchases several dozen ears from Shlagel Farms each Saturday that are “perfect in every way.” Last week, she bought a watermelon from Pleitez Produce that was “sweet and delicious.”

Other farmers also are starting to offer other seasonal produce, including mouth-watering peaches and assorted berries, including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Some fine-looking and tasting veggies also are available like cucumbers, okra, garlic, summer squash, and more.

Featured Vendor
Caspari Farm

Roy and Arti Caspari at HFM

Roy and Arti Caspari at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning you’ll see that many people head directly to Roy Caspari’s tent to purchase home-made, hot-to-serve veggie fritters, egg rolls, mango iced tea, and a wide range of smoothies (like avocado, cucumber and others). He also sells fresh-picked and cleaned lettuce by the bowl that’s the basis for a ready-to-make salad.

Caspari, a native of Indonesia, and his wife Arti call their business Eastern Delights, and it’s obvious from the persistent smiles on their faces that they are delighted to meet their neighbors and to be at the market. His customers also are delighted by the completely delicious already made food they can eat at the picnic table under the shade trees and/or get a to-go box.

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Ferguson Family Farms
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. Chris Knits and Gardens
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Fertile Soil Teas
13. Caspari Farm
14. Conscious Alchemy
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
18. Create Peace Jeweleries
19. Eastern Delights
20. Uptown Bakers
21. Phil’s Dills
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Route 1 Ride
25. Angel Heart Tassels and Treasures
26. John & Allie’s Tea Pops
27. Henna Art

New Vendor: Chris Knits and Garden

North College Park resident Christiane Williams will join the market this Saturday, bringing with her a variety of home-made knitted treats like mice filled with organic catnip and other pet goods as well as merchandise for babies or adults. In addition to her knitting talents, Chris is quite a gardener, and she’ll bring shade plants and interior plants.


Featured Fruit and This Week’s Recipe 

We may not be the official “peach state” (i.e., Georgia), but we do get, as one farmer says, some real “chin-dribblers” in Maryland between June and the end of August. Peaches are definitely one of the joys of our sweltering summer season, and, lucky for us, they’re making their way onto our market tables.

Once peaches are ripe they truly can’t be beat for flavor, but the recipe below combines them with watermelon, another summer treat that’s available at the market.


Peaches and Watermelon Salad

(from Maryland’s Best at

Mayor Fellows shopping at the Hollywood Farmers Market

College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows shopping at the Hollywood Farmers Market

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup slivered almonds
2 peaches
Juice from 2 fresh lemons
4 cups small watermelon cubes
1/8 cup raw or organic white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups vanilla yogurt

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then add the almonds to the pan. Stir the almonds until they are toasted and golden. Remove the almonds from the pan to aluminum foil or heatproof plate to cool. Thinly slice the peaches and toss in a bowl with lemon juice. Add the watermelon cubes to the bowl with the peaches and toss together. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and yogurt and pour over the watermelon and peaches. Sprinkle the almonds over the top. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.


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