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

The list of farmers and vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market continues to grow, with great deals and free offers! If you haven’t come by yet, this is a great opportunity to check it out, and if you have been before, come again and see what’s new! The market is open from 8 am to 12 noon.

Saturday Specials

Calvert Farms: Buy one bunch of beautiful Swiss chard and/or collards and get oneFREE! Choose two of the same greens or mix and match.

I Heart U: This Saturday get a free cookie with any purchase of a delicious, organic, non-GMO, preservative-free I Heart U dessert!

Ferguson Family Farm: Lynn Ferguson will bring pork hocks and trotters for fajitas or to add to collard or turnip greens. (See a sample recipe below!)


Calvert Farm at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Featured Farmer – Pleitez Produce
This small, family farm sells its own produce, including peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes (including heirlooms), summer and specialty squash, and many other delicious vegetables—all fresh off the vine. Pleitez Farms is a family business, and you might see the children of company founders Astrid and Alex Pleitez — Joana, Gabriela, Maria, and Osiel — or other family members helping out!

New Vendors Coming This Saturday

  • Kevin from Tuckey’s Mountain Grown is a Pennsylvania farm that has been in the Tuckey family for four generations. Kevin Tuckey will be at the market with a variety of berries, fruits and vegetables as well as cut flowers.
  • Jennifer from Conscious Alchemy offers holistic artisan skin-care products (vegan, fair-trade, organic, wild-crafted) including soaps, raw sugar scrubs, shea balms and butters, herbal body elixirs, bath salts, and more! (For more details about the products, see
  • Ateeqah Francisco and her granddaughters will sell their own handmade beaded bracelets.

Tunes at the Market

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Ferguson Family Farms
7. Urban Co-op farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. I Heart  U
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Fertile Soil Teas
13. Green Sprouts
14. Conscious Alchemy
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Ateeqah Fransisco
18. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
19. Create Peace Jewelries
20. Eastern Delights

Melissa Sites, director of College Park Arts Exchange (CPAE), which connects “people through arts’ experiences,” will serenade shoppers between 9 am and 10 am. In addition to her role with CPAE, Melissa performs and teaches music (singing, piano, and guitar). (For more on CPAE, go to

Get Involved with the Hollywood Farmers’ Market
The more the merrier…many hands make light work…etc. The “founding members” of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market—some of your neighbors in North College Park—invite you to help us make every Saturday morning a success. You can volunteer just an hour of your time or more, it’s your choice! Please see below how to contact us.

Take the Challenge – Play BIG at the Outdoor Chess: If you love playing chess, you’re in luck! Last week, we added a “life-size” chess set to our market. Many of our residents, especially those with children, played and enjoyed it enormously. Please come this Saturday and take the challenge!

Special Thanks to MOM’s

Outdoor Chess

Check out our flashy new flyers—one in English and one in Spanish , designed by Christine Koetz of MOM’s Organic Market. MOM’s agreed to donate her time, and Christine put her talents to work produce this eye-catching announcement. Look for representatives from MOM’s at our June 29 “Grand Opening,” where they will distribute free shopping bags! We’re grateful to MOM’s dedicated staff for their continued support!

Crowd at the Pleitez Farm booth

Recipe of the Week

As you can see here, Trotters can be “thrown into a pot of soup, made into stew, grilled, pickled or cured and smoked as a delicacy. They also can be boiled in water, vinegar, salt, barbecue sauce, onions and celery until very tender.

To pickle them, boil the basic steps include boiling the trotters until tender, simmer in pickled vinegar (seasoned with chili pepper, onions, bay leaf, salt, coriander and mustard seeds, cloves, peppercorns and ginger), then arrange on two one-quart jars and seal with the pickled vinegar.

In other cuisines, they are made into specialty dishes, such as the pied de cochon in France, tebichi in Japan and jok-bal in Korea. In Ireland, the trotters are cooked as crubeens or braised pig feet with onions, carrots and parsley.”

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