April 12, 2018 | Volume 13, Issue 8
asparagus
Market News
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We've got over a dozen vendors back at market since starting our regular season schedule last week, and with them comes one of our spring favorites! Soils have warmed to 50 degrees, which means asparagus shoots are in from the Columbia River Gorge's Maryhill Fruit Company and South Central Washington's ProFarm Orchards.

Other spring favorites making their debut this Saturday are beautiful flower bouquets from Herr's Family Farm and Deep Roots Farm with bunched chard, kales, radishes and rhubarb.
Time to get ready for Earth Day! This Saturday, representatives from Friends of Trees, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Urban Forestry, Columbia Slough Watershed Council , and SOLVE will all be at the Hollywood Farmers Market to share information about their Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd) activities.
Nature's Best-Oregon Honey made their return to market last week and brought with them all sorts of bee related goodies. Stop by their booth to stock up on beeswax candles, a swarm of local honeys, and if you're lucky some fresh honeycomb.
If you are one of our many SNAP customers you may have noticed your match looked a little different last week. We are still matching SNAP up to $10 , but matching funds will now be given in purple SNAP tokens. This means they are no longer restricted to produce and you can use them to buy dairy, bread, salsa and much more! Stop by the token booth to get your match and let us know if you have any questions about the change.
Hollywood Farmers Market Is Hiring!
Kids Program Coordinator
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Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) is seeking an energetic and motivated person to coordinate and implement weekly kids’ activities at the Hollywood Farmers Market, every Saturday from June 9, 2018 through September 1, 2018.

The Kids Program Coordinator will assist HFM year-round staff in planning and organizing weekly activities, and will be responsible for leading activities at the market assisted by rotating volunteers. This is an hourly, part-time position lasting from May 28th to September 7th, with approximately 10 hours per week (hours may vary). This includes a 5-hour shift on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm (June 9th through September 1st), as well as flexible time during the week for planning and organizing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning fun & educational children’s activities according to program budget
  • Interacting with children and adults in an engaging and respectful manner
  • Maintaining POP Club cards for participating children
  • Setting up and breaking down activity booth, with assistance from volunteers

Position Requirements

  • Experience working with youth in a formal or informal educational context, particularly ages 5-12
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • An interest in agriculture, seasonal produce, community food systems and/or farmers markets
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with frequent distractions
  • Patience, adaptability, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor
  • Able to pass background check
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs.
  • Must be available from 8am to 1pm each Saturday from June 9th to September 1st.

Salary: $15.00/hour

Position start date: Monday, May 28th

Position end date: Friday, September 7th

Reports to: Hollywood Farmers Market Coordinator

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Ari Rosner at ari@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org .

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, April 30th.
See you Saturday at the market!
Entertainment and Events
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Music

Community Booths
"Get Ready for Earth Day" Event!
Community Booths from:
Looking for a farmers market to pick up some midweek groceries?
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!

lloydfarmersmarket.com  for more information or to sign up for weekly updates
HOURS
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APR - SEP:  Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV:  Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC - MAR:  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9AM - 1PM
LOCATION
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NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot.

For more information call (503) 709-7403, or check us out online at  www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org .

See you Saturday at the market!