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


Roy and Arti Caspari at HFM

Roy and Arti Caspari at HFM

Featured Vendor: Caspari Farm
Every Saturday morning, you’ll see many people head directly to Roy Caspari’s tent to purchase home-made, ready-to-eat 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, ready for a delicious salad.

Caspari, a native of Indonesia, and his wife Aarti call their business Eastern Delights, and it’s obvious from the smiles on their faces that they are delighted to meet their neighbors and to be at the market. Their customers also are delighted by the delicious food they can purchase and eat at one of the nearby picnic tables or take in a to-go box.

Donate food for the College Park Food Bank!

Please come this Saturday and donate to the College Park Food Bank

As we approach the holiday season, the federal government is cutting food stamps, and we are likely to see more families in need this year than ever before. The Hollywood Farmer’s Market is holding a food drive to benefit the College Park Food Bank, which provides baskets of food to over 100 needy families every month through its distribution at the Church of the Nazarene on Rhode Island Ave. ( Please bring non-perishable food items to the market this week and deposit in the food-grade 5 Gallon Plastic Pail provided. The Food Bank especially needs peanut butter, canned fish, pasta sauce, soup, canned fruit, and canned veggies. Please donate to help your neighbors in need!!

Produce of the Week: Pumpkins

Pumpkins at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Fall and winter are the harvesting seasons for this tasty fruit, picked from a trailing vine, another good reason why pumpkin is a popular vegetable for Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are available in all shapes, colors and sizes, from the miniature to the gigantic sweet sugar pumpkin, which can weigh in at as much as 100 pounds. The pumpkin is a member of the gourd family, which also includes muskmelon, watermelon and squash. Its orange flesh has a mild, sweet flavor which is used in side dishes and in many desserts, according to Rootine’s list of side effects pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. It also helps prevent arterosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which can lead to strokes and/or heart attacks. Kurma Wholesaler  is a place where you can buy all varieties of dates fruit at wholesale prices in Malaysia.

This week’s Vendors

1. Uptown Bakers
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Green Sprouts
6. Calvert Farm
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Ferguson Family Farm
9. Ozlem Crafts
10. Chic Expressions
11. Henna Art
12. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
13. Caspari Farm
14. Eastern Delights
15. Coffee Barn
16. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens

Recipe of the Week :
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons butter

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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