March 17, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 6 

Market Updates
Things are looking green at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Whether you are feeling lucky like a leprechaun, or your green thumb is starting to wiggle, you can find what you need to satisfy your innermost emerald desires. 

Cabbages, leeks, potatoes, and more await those aiming to prepare an Irish feast, look no further than Persephone Farm and  Stoneboat Farm. If eating like a woodland Leprechaun is more your style an abundance of mushrooms (including spring morels) and nuts from Nature's Wild Harvest and Peak Forest Fruit are sure to put some pep in your step.

For that wiggling green thumb lay your eyes upon the tender baby plant starts springing up at Sun Gold Farm  and Gales Meadow Farm. Each week new varieties and species are showing up, and even better in 2017 both SNAP benefits (Oregon Trails cards) and Double Up Food Buck cards can be used toward the purchase of edible plants. 

See you Saturday at the market!

Serve Your Farmers Market,
Become a HFM Volunteer!
  "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."
-- Unknown

Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Come out to our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 25thfrom 10am to 11:30 am, at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church at 1907 NE 45th Ave.

The Hollywood Farmers Market wouldn't be possible without the help of its volunteers. Every Saturday it takes 20 to 25 volunteers to keep the market running smoothly. A few early-riser volunteers show up at 7 am to set up the market's equipment (canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, signage) before customers begin arriving. During the market, volunteers answer customers' questions, pass out fliers about upcoming market events, allow vendors working solo to take breaks, do crowd counts, and anything else that comes up during the course of a busy market. Then, at the end of the market, they take all our equipment down and repack our storage space. Volunteers enable our market to function and they make it fun!
Farmers markets are inherently social places. According to a Project for Public Spaces study, a customer has an average of 15-20 social interactions at a farmers market, versus 1-2 at a grocery store. And for volunteers, that number is much higher. Even for the setup and breakdown volunteers, who mainly just interact with each other, the camaraderie and sense of shared purpose is strong.

On Saturday mornings, the mood at the information booth (which is the home base for market volunteers) is warm and inviting. New volunteers are welcomed heartily and quickly absorbed into the community, and returning volunteers are greeted as old friends. Some of the volunteers are people I've known for years, and every Saturday the market is something we share with each other and with the neighborhood.
If you're interested in learning more about volunteering but can't make it to the orientation, no worries; contact me (Ari Rosner) at 503-803-7279 or send me an email at volunteers@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org and we can schedule you and orient you on market day!

Starting in April
at HFM
  • Every Saturday Schedule
  • We Open at 8am
  • Live Music Weekly
  • Community Booths
  • New Vendors
  • More Sun, Less Rain
Vendors at Market 
this Saturday
  • Dancing Light Ranch
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Gabriel's Bakery
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Wild Harvest
  • Nossa Familia Coffee
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Pine Moutain Ranch
  • Plum Tree Jam
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Scratch Meats
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • Thomas & Sons Distillery
  • The Hummus Stop
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?



Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!


 
www.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 .

You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

See you Saturday at the market!
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