December 3, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 42
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Market Updates
It's time to rejoice and join us for the first market of the winter season this Saturday from 9am-1pm. We've got a great showing of vendors coming with the seasons best for everyday eating, and plenty of seasonal wreaths, sauces, preserves, soaps, candles, cards and ideas for holiday celebrations. Come discover new winter vendors Intent Coffee Roasting , Thomas & Sons Distillery   and Starvation Alley Farms
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On call vendor  will also be in attendance.
 
Grab a partner and join Friends of Family Farmers next Tuesday for a Square Dance SoirĂ©e! Kick back your heels to celebrate another prosperous year of Oregon agriculture! More info here.

One more reason to celebrate, HFM was selected as one of 10 local non-profits to receive funding through Albina Community Bank's LOOP program! This money will go a long way toward helping low income customers shop at the market. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

See you at the market!  
Hollywood Farmers Market launches new sponsorship program in time for the holidays!
by Katy Pelissier, HFM board member
Looking for a creative gift this holiday season? Consider sponsoring a market day at the Hollywood Farmers Market on behalf of a loved one. 

New this year, the Hollywood Farmers Market's Sponsorship Program allows individuals or businesses to sponsor a market day, meaning that their donation is funding the market's SNAP match program on that date. The SNAP match program, in operation at the market since 2010, doubles the purchasing power of low-income populations.  When customers use their SNAP (formerly food stamps) card at the market, the Hollywood Farmers Market will match, dollar for dollar, up to $5. In 2014, the Hollywood Farmers Market matched over $10,000 in SNAP transactions. Community support in the form of sponsorships is critical to this program's continued success.

Benefits of sponsoring a market include recognition at the market's information booth, e-newsletter, and website, among other outlets. Sponsorship levels start at $150, and 100% of donations go directly to the SNAP match program. This ensures that 100% of donations will end up in the pockets of local farmers, and be used to feed Portlanders who need it most.

Becoming a sponsor of Hollywood Farmers Market is a great way for individuals and local businesses to contribute to broader access to fresh, local produce -- thereby supporting Portland residents as well as local farmers. 

Sponsors can elect to sponsor a single week of the market, or up to an entire month. During the summer months, Hollywood Farmers Market is brimming with the peak of Oregon's agricultural bounty; enthusiastic shoppers clamor for those fresh, juicy tomatoes and sun-ripened berries. At an average summer market, 4000 shoppers or more make a trip to the market part of their Saturday routine. Throughout the winter, farmers continue to bring delicious crops to market, and shoppers fill their baskets with local cheeses, artisan breads, dried beans and grains, and meat. Winter markets continue to draw crowds of over 1500--and up to 3000--people a week. 

Sponsorship levels are designed to match diverse abilities to give, and they also reflect the seasonal variation in the market. For more details on the sponsorship program, and to find out how you can give, contact the market's Development Committee Chair, Katy Pelissier, at development@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. 
Expected at Market Saturday
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • Intent Coffee Roasting
  • Kiyokawa Orchard
  • La Fountain Herbal
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Mt. Hood Organics
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best-Oregon Honey
  • Natures Wild Harvest
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Oregon Brineworks
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Regular Bread
  • Rossi Farms
  • Starvation Alley
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • Sweetheart Bake Shop
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • The Dog Bus (crafts)
  • Thomas & Sons Distillery
  • Winter Green Farm



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

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

Hours:
April - September, 8am - 1pm
October - 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 call 503.709.7403,
and check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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