July 23, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 23
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Market Updates
We are entering into the most bountiful time of year at the Hollywood Farmers Market! Whether you're looking for melons to eat or cucumbers to pickle (pro tip: Big B Farm  sells flowering dill!), you can find it all at market this Saturday. While they will continue to have organic cherries, peaches, and nectarines, Kiyokawa Family Orchards will also be bringing the season's first apples this Saturday. Nature's Wild Harvest  and Peak Forest Fruit  will be bringing the first wave of wild huckleberries, and Dragonfly Forge  will be back, ready to sharpen your tools and knives!

Boondockers  will be returning to market after several weeks away, and  Sophie from Cardamom Hills Trading Co  will be back, with an array of chutneys she's made from locally-sourced fruits! Other on-call vendors this Saturday include Portland Regular Bread & Rossi Farms. 

This Saturday our series of cooking demos continues! Chef Anh Luu  from Tapalaya will be at the market making  Stir Fried Glass Noodles with Farmers Market Veggies. Demos will run at 10am and 11am, and will be located in the middle of Hancock St. (near the seating area).

The Hollywood Lions Club will have a booth at the market this Saturday, where they will be collecting donations of used eyeglasses. If you have a pair you're not using anymore, bring them to the market and the Lions will get them to someone in need!

In other neighborhood goings-on, Kitchen Share NE will be holding their annual Tool and Cookbook sale this Saturday! Stop by after the market to browse their selection of "tools, cookbooks, and home and kitchen doo-dads." More info here.

Our 2015 state legislative session has now ended, and a number of bills will have major consequences for our farmers and our local food system. See below for a summary of the good, the bad and the ugly from Friends of Family Farmers, a tireless advocate of Oregon small farms.

See you at the market!

2015 Oregon Legislative Wrap-Up:  Wins, Losses and Draws
by Friends of Family Farmers
Friends of Family Farmers fought hard for family-scale farmers in the 2015 legislative session on bills ranging from agri-tourism to GE crops to urban agricultural zones. On the evening of July 6, the 2015 Oregon Legislative session finally adjourned. In the end, the roller-coaster session marked by the high-profile resignation of a recently elected Governor resulted in a mixed bag of wins, losses and draws for family farms in Oregon. Here's a rundown of the major issues Friends of Family Farmers worked on this session and how our priorities fared:

Our efforts to support beginning farmers, OSU Extension and Agricultural Experiment Stations, Oregon's Farm-to-School program and agri-tourism providers all went well this session. Friends of Family Farmers supported the following legislation and funding priorities that were enacted this year:

Aggie Bonds: HB 3239 improves access to Oregon's beginning and expanding farmer loan program (aka Aggie Bonds) by expanding the types of lending under the program to include beginning farmer loans issued by NW Farm Credit Services as well as seller-financed loans. Additionally, through HB 5005, the Legislature authorized up to $10 million in state bonding authority to support dozens of lower-interest rate beginning farmer loans under the program over the next two years. FoFF led the effort to pass this bill.

Agri-tourism: SB 341 provides new legal protections for farms engaged in 'agri-tourism' including u-pick, corn-mazes, hay rides, farm stays and more. Under SB 341, as long as a farmer posts required signs and aren't negligent, they are protected from liability if members of the public who visit their farm are injured due to the inherent risks of the farm, including uneven or muddy ground and the presence of animals. FoFF was a leading group in a coalition working to pass this bill.

Farm-to-School: Oregon's Farm-to-School program received a large boost in funding for the next two years, rising from $1.2 million to $4.5 million. The program was also expanded to cover school meal programs statewide, going beyond the competitive grant system that made the program available to a smaller number of schools in previous years. A large coalition of Farm-to-School advocates supported the funding increases and changes to the program and FoFF testified in support during legislative hearings and met with Legislative leaders throughout the session to help ensure a positive outcome.

OSU Extension: Through SB 129, Oregon State University's Extension and Agricultural Experiment Stations received $14 million in new funding, which will allow the University to hire new positions to support farmers statewide. Programs to be funded include beginning farmer support, pollinator health, sustainable grazing management, fermentation sciences and more. FoFF worked with a diverse coalition in support of this effort.

At the Market

Community Booths:
Hollywood Lions Club

Upcoming Events:

Cooking Demo with Anh Luu
Saturday, July 25th

HFM Photo Contest
August (all month!)

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday August 1st and 15th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

National Farmers Market Week Celebration
Saturday, August 8th, 11:00 am
Featured Products
Saturday, July 25th

Nature's Wild Harvest
Walk on the wilder side of the vaccinium genus (the same as blueberries and cranberries!) and toss some huckleberries in your pancakes or muffins! Their tart-but-sweet flavor is more concentrated in their skins, and they are bursting with antioxidants. They have been hand-picked in the wild, and are ready to be a part of your next baking project!

Pasture-Raised Chicken
Naked Acres Farm
Naked Acres' birds are heritage breeds (Red Ranger or Pioneer) , and are free to roam a large wooded area all day. Never caged, always free to be chickens. And their  farm is located on SE Foster Rd, within the city of Portland - it doesn't get much more local than that!

Chile de Arbol Chili Oil
Hot Mama Salsa
You may already know Hot Mama's salsas, but have you tried her amazing chili oil? Recently featured in Willamette's Best of Portland as "Best Hot Sauce", it is great for any fans of heat! Made with Arbol peppers (grown on Sauvie Island), garlic, sesame seeds and peanut oil.

Ken & June's Hazelnuts
A true Oregon staple - hazelnuts. Get your roasted and salted or unsalted nuts here. They're great toasted on salads, eaten with fruit and cheese, used to make pie crusts, or replacing the pine nuts in pesto.
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?

Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm

www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or to sign up for weekly updates

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

April - September, 8am - 1pm
October - March, 9am - 1pm

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!

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