December 16, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 42 

Market Updates
It's winter in Portland, and the Hollywood Farmers Market is open tomorrow from 9am-1pm. It's our last market of 2016 and we want you to join us! There will be over 20 dedicated vendors in attendance, so make sure to show them your support and thanks for the abundance and bounty in the past year. 

This is the last Hollywood Farmers Market in 2016, and also the last to use up this years distribution of Double Up Food Bucks. If you have any $2 Food Bucks cards still in your wallet make sure to come out and spend them this Saturday, as it may be your last chance before the year is over. Read on below for more details about the Double Up Food Bucks program.  

Help low-income shoppers put fresh local produce on the table!
Hunger in Oregon is a problem that can't be ignored. Although the economy has improved for some, we still live in a state where 1 in 5 of our neighbors faces food insecurity.

Double Up Food Bucks began with a simple idea: that everyone deserves access to fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. With this in mind, we created a program in 2010 that would increase the spending power of shoppers using SNAP benefits (the program formerly known as food stamps).

Every market day, SNAP shoppers can use their Oregon Trail card and withdraw SNAP dollars to be used at the farmers market. The Hollywood Farmers Market provides an additional dollar in matching funds for every dollar of SNAP that they spend (up to $10 per customer), increasing the customer's spending power at the market and encouraging healthy eating. For many families, this extra $10 a week is what makes it possible for them to shop at the farmers market, rather than at a grocery store. Since 2010, we've matched over $73,000 to thousands of SNAP customers at the Hollywood Farmers Market.

Why support Double Up Food Bucks? (quotes from SNAP match recipients)

"I have a chronic health condition, so fresh veggies and fruits help to give me a better quality of life. The only way I can afford fresh produce is through this program."

"This program is actually helping my kids grow! They have eaten more fruit this summer than ever before."

"I feel much more connected to the community and to the food I eat when I buy fresh and local from the farmers market. Thank you!"

SNAP recipients who use their benefits at farmers markets bring our tax dollars back to Oregon, into the pockets of small farmers and into our economy, instead of into the hands of food manufacturers. For every one dollar spent, two dollars in federal funds come back to our family farmers and one child is eating broccoli instead of potato chips for dinner. Just a $20 donation means two families on food stamps will have access to a $10 match when they shop at their neighborhood farmers market.

Processed food does not have to be the only option for families on food stamps. Please support Double Up Food Bucks at Hollywood Farmers Market to ensure all Oregonians have access to healthy, fresh, local produce!

Donations can be made by cash or check at the Hollywood Farmers Market information booth (this month the farmers market is open on December 3rd and 17th), or checks made out to Hollywood Farmers Market can be sent by mail to PO Box 13233, Portland, OR 97213. If you have any questions about giving, contact Ari Rosner at ari@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org or (503) 803-7279.  
Vendors at Market 
this Saturday
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • La Fountain Herbal
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best Oregon Honey
  • Nature's Wild Harvest
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Sacred Summit Herbal Elixirs & Chocolates
  • Scratch Meats
  • Stoneboat 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 .

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See you Saturday at the market!
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