April 16, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 9
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Market Updates

Spring is in full swing at the Hollywood Farmers Market! Longtime market vendors Big B Farm will be returning this Saturday-almost a month early!-with rhubarb, asparagus, and lots of greens. I also heard a whisper that there may be a small amount of strawberries at market this Saturday! Stop by early to see if you can grab the season's first berries.


 

persephone's displayWe're welcoming back Persephone Farms, after a week away. This is Persephone's final market for the season; don't miss your chance to stock up on their amazing veggies and brilliant pastured eggs. Jeff, Elanor, and the crew will be taking a few months off from market, but will be back in July, when the summer's produce is ready. Herr Family Farms will be gone this Saturday, but will be back next week with their beautiful bouquets. Lonesome Whistle is returning after a week off, and Dragonfly Forge will be on hand, ready to sharpen your tools and knives.

 

See you at market!

Volunteer Orientation Saturday, April 25th
Ari Rosner, Community Volunteer Coordinator
Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Mark your calendar for our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, April 25th from 11 am to 12:30 pm, at the Rose City 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 7am to set up the  market's  equipment (canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and 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 of 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 volunteer guys 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 at 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.
Lloyd Farmers Market
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Year-round! 

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This Saturday's Vendors!
Ancient Heritage
 
Big B Farm

Boondockers

Buns on the Run
 
Deck Family Farm

Deep Roots Farm
 
Dragonfly Forge
 
Fleur de Lis

Fraga Farms

Gale's Meadow Farm
 
Hammer & Tuffy's Handmade Granola

Hot Mama Salsa

Linda Brand Crab & Seafood

Lonesome Whistle

Maryhill Orchards

Montiel's Cocina
 
Nature's Best-OR Honey

Nature's Wild Harvest
 
Nossa Familia

Nourishment
 
Ole World Oils

Olympic Provisions

Peak Forest Fruit

Persephone Farm

Pine Mountain Ranch
 
Portland Regular Bread

ProFarm Produce
 
Rossi Farms
 
Sweet Briar Farm

Sweet Leaf Farm

Sun Gold Farm

THINK Unique Gardens
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hfm_map Days:
Every Saturday, April - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - March

Hours:
April - October, 8am - 1pm
November - March, 9am - 1pm

Location:
NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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