April 20, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 10

Market Updates
Vendor News
There are reasons a plenty to celebrate this weekend; warming spring temperatures, Earth Day, the arrival of asparagus, cut flowers and rhubarb just to name a few. You can celebrate all of those reasons, and many more with a visit to the Hollywood Farmers Market this Saturday. 
It's the first market of the season for  Maryhill Fruit Company and ProFarm Produce , so whether you like your asparagus thick and purple or thin and certified organic, both of these long time vendors are sure to have a bundle or two for you. 

We also welcome back Thomas & Sons Distillery for their first market of the season, and we have More Bees and Portland Bitters Project back for the week as well. 

Wendell Berry documentary at Hollywood Theatre April 21st
The Portland Eco Film Festival continues at the Hollywood Theatre, with a showing tomorrow of the film Look and See, a documentary film of the world as lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry. There film be a post-film Skype Q&A with the filmmakers.  More info here!

Street Mural Repainting
Mark your calendars: We're happy to announce that we will be re-painting our beautiful mural on Hancock Street this summer, on Sunday, July 16th! (Our rain-date is the following Sunday July 23rd). More details to follow over the coming months. See you there!

Upcoming Friends of Family Farmers event 
Friends of Family Farmers, the amazing non-profit supporting Oregon's small farms, is putting on an InFARMation event on the 25th that should be interesting. See below for more information. 

See you Saturday at the market!
Hive to Table: InFARMation and Mead
Honey may be a natural sweetener that you take for granted, or maybe you keep backyard bees or are thinking about it. Honey can also be fermented into mead - the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage category in the United States. Mead is a modern craft beverage that can be enjoyed at home every week.

Except for the rare wild-harvested hive, essentially all honey comes from domesticated honey bees, in other words, from farms.

At this InFARMation, local farmers Jeff Garner of BeeLicious Honey, and Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor of Kookoolan Farms and Kookoolan World Meadery, will take us from Hive to Table!

Holocene will also have Nectar Creek session meads available at the bar for you to taste.

Topics covered will be:
  • Basics of backyard and small-scale commercial beekeeping
  • Appreciating varietal honeys, and the difference between real honey and commodity honey
  • Basics of harvesting honey from a hive
  • How to make mead
  • Commercial meaderies of the northwest (16 in Oregon, 25 in Washington!)
  • Jeff Garner, BeeLicious Honey
  • Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, KOOKOOLAN FARMS, KOOKOOLAN WORLD MEADERY, and author of "The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing"

What: InFARMation Portland
When: Tuesday, April 25 - Doors open at 5:30, discussion begins at 6:30
Where: Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland
Who: You and your Friends, all ages welcome
Cost: Free (with donations encouraged)

InFARMation takes place the last Tuesday of every month at the Holocene in Portland from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.
Entertainment and Events

Community Booths
Free Bike Repair Booth
Vendors at Market 
this Saturday
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

APR-SEP: Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV: Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC-MAR: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 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 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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