May 25, 2018 | Volume 13, Issue 14
Market News
Its Memorial Day weekend and HFM is open at 8 am this Saturday to bring you everything you need to celebrate. Fire up the grill and enjoy the official start of summer with brats from Scratch Meats, frankfurters and kielbasa from Olympia Provisions, and ground yak meat and more from Pine Mountain Ranch.
It is strawberry season here in Oregon and that means two of your favorite berry farms are back in Hollywood. Liepold Farms and Unger Farms will be returning to market this Saturday to bring you strawberries by the pint, half-flat, and flat. To score the first hood strawberries of the season get here extra early and stop by Happy Harvest Farm.
All these beautiful rays of sunshine have brought us some early summer treats with cucumber, zucchini and basil expected to make appearances this week. Pair these with a beautiful salad mix from Sweet Leaf Organic Farm and Stoneboat Farm for a crisp summer snack.
We have a new farm starting at market this week! Flying Coyote Farm, formerly a vendor at our Lloyd market, is a Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic farm from Sandy. They'll have plenty of fresh produce and delicious homemade sauerkraut so be sure to stop by their booth and welcome them to the neighborhood. 
Got any extra shopping bags laying around? We are collecting durable, reusable shopping bags for community use at the market. If you have any extra you can part with, please bring them by the info booth tent to be collected and made available for any forgetful shoppers.
Donation Day at Laughing Planet - June 19th!
On Tuesday, June 19th, 15% of sales all day at the Hollywood Laughing Planet Cafe will be donated to Hollywood Farmers Market's SNAP Match program!

SNAP Match 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 time someone receiving SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) shops at the Hollywood Farmers Market, our SNAP match fund gives them an extra $10 to spend on fruits and vegetables. That means more food in the pantry. That means more sales for our family farmers. And it means a healthier community.

So dine out at the Hollywood Laughing Planet Cafe on Tuesday, June 19th to support food security in our NE Portland neighborhoods!
Share Your HFM Stories!
Do you have an HFM story to share with us? We want to know all about why you love the Hollywood Farmers Market and what brings you here each week. Maybe you met your significant other at the market or your family has been coming since the very beginning. Stop by our booth in the center of Hancock Street this Saturday where we will be collecting stories to share and tell us what you think makes our market so great.
Power of Produce kids program starts June 9th!
Our new kids program, Power of Produce (POP) Club, begins on Saturday, June 9th. POP Club will run every Saturday through September 1st. It's a new HFM kids program designed to empower kids to make healthy food choices, introducing them to where their food comes from through fun activities.

Here's how POP Club will work:

  • Kids aged 5-12 come to the POP Club booth on market day, located in Hancock Street toward the east (45th Ave) entrance to the market.
  • Fill out their POP Club passports if this is their first visit to the booth.
  • Participate in activities based around food, nutrition and food growing. At every POP Club market you can find activities such as produce tastings, salad-making, scavenger hunts, games and more!
  • Receive $2 in POP Club wooden tokens EVERY time they come to market during the POP Club season!
See you Saturday at the market!
Entertainment and Events
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Community Booths

Featured Products
May 26, 2018
Garlic Scapes 
Stoneboat Farm
Garlic scapes, also called garlic whistles or buds, are the flowering stems of the garlic plant. In the late spring the plants send up their stems hoping to flower and set seed, and garlic farmers mercilessly cut down the stems so the plant will put more energy into its bulb. Good news for us though, as the scape is a versatile and tasty vegetable with a nellower flavor than garlic cloves. They stand up well to heat - perfect for grilling (treat it like asparagus) or with other vegetables in a stir fry. For a special touch, blend into pesto.

Wenk's Yellow Hots Pepper Plants
Gales Meadow Farm
These orange-yellow-colored peppers are an heirloom variety, part of Slow Food USA's "Ark of Taste". They were originally bred in New Mexico, but are well-suited to growing in the Pacific Northwest. Their flavor is medium to hot with notes of citrus, perfect for pickling and making hot sauce. 

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake w/ Strawberry Buttercream
Small Baking Company
In addition to her delicious cookies and pastries, you can now get cakes, sold at HFM by the slice, baked by Joanna of Small Baking! Each week is a different cake - this week it's a chocolate buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream (local strawberries of course). Joanna also makes cakes for weddings and special events, ask at their booth for more info.
Looking for a farmers market to pick up some midweek groceries?
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
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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 .

See you Saturday at the market!