May 11, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 13

Market Updates
Vendor News
kid pushing red wagon with produce Put together a feast made with love for the mother(s) in your life with a trip to the Hollywood Farmers Market. We'll have over 50 of the regions finest producers on-site and ready to help you shop for Mom. Think fresh flowers, fresh cuts of protein for the grill or roasts for the oven, and of bundles of spring greens, bunches of tender spring roots and baskets of snap peas. There may even be a few pints of strawberries for early shoppers! 

This Saturday market continues to grow for the season with the yellow dahlia return of Winter Green Farm, Happy Harvest Farm and Old House Dahlias. Mark from Old House only comes for a few markets in May, so make sure to get your tubers from him in May so you can have beautiful blooms come fall.   

We have new vendors Pozole to the People, Lucky Rabbit SnacksTouhu Organic and Leikam Brewing starting out as well, so be sure to stop and taste what they have to offer and give them a warm welcome to the neighborhood.

Also back for the week are Fire Brew, More Bees, House Spirits Distillery, Bliss Nut Butters, Dragonfly Forge and Ken & June's Hazelnuts. 

Kids Activity this Saturday!
This Saturday we kick off our season of kids' activities, with activities running on the second Saturday of the month through the summer. This Saturday, Joanna Sooper from Turnip the Heat Cooking School will be demonstrating how to make a fresh seasonal  Green Dip with farmers market produce. Come on by and check it out! The activity will run from 10 am to noon in Hancock Street.

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. See you there!

See you Saturday at the market!
Connecting Kids to Food at the Farmers Market
Elizabeth Hill, HFM Market Assistant
arissa from deep rootsWith grocery stores packed with processed foods, it can be hard for many, especially young children, to understand what goes into making the meals they eat every day. Farmers markets help shorten the distance between ingredients and meal by providing a place for adults and kids alike to discover new produce, buy food locally grown, and meet the people that grow it.

For years, Hollywood Farmers Market has taken these benefits one step further by organizing kid specific days to further educate young Portlanders. Working with Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking School, HFM creates events that help connect kids to their meals. These events aim to strengthen kids' relationships to their food, teaching them about the different produce they come across at the market, as well as basic cooking skills. When kids take part they learn skills that will influence healthy eating habits for life.

These events happen monthly during the market's peak season, but there are benefits of taking children to the market every Saturday. The market offers a place for kids to eat fresh food, connect with their communities, and have fun. Here are a few ways to ensure you and your kids are getting the most out of the market each week:
  • Picky eater? Bring them along to the market and have them help choose what they will eat for the week. Being able to pick what goes into their food will make them much more excited about it when you sit down for dinner.
  • Use the market as an opportunity to teach the importance of good spending by giving your kids an allowance to use at the market each week. Your kids will learn to shop wisely and leave with something they are really excited about.
  • While they're spending that allowance, encourage them to talk with vendors so they can understand exactly where the food they eat comes from. They can learn about how plants grow, the seasonality of food, and the people involved in growing it.
  • Taste Test! Many of our vendors provide samples for you and your kids to try out. Taste test as much as you can to get them excited about the food and ensure you are buying things that they will love to eat.

Our upcoming kids activities:

May 13: Cooking demo: Fresh green dip
June 10: Third annual Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt
August 12: What part of the plant am I eating?
September 9: Quick pickling

Each of these dates will also feature face painting with Crista, and June 10th and September 9th will have live music for kids, by Steve Cooper and Tallulah's Daddy! If you're interested in learning more about the market's kids activities, call or email our Market Coordinator, Ari Rosner at (503) 803-7279 or

See you at the market!
Entertainment and Events

Community Booths
Friends of Seasonal & Service Workers
Free Bike Repair Booth
Vendors at Market 
this Saturday
Check Out Our
Cookbook & Recipe
Lending Library
Are you searching for new ideas on how to prepare your farmers market bounty? Or do you have a stack of long forgotten cookbooks or food magazines? Lucky for you 
the HFM Cookbook & Recipe Lending Library has returned for the season. Created and hosted by the amazing Ramona from Nourishment (and also a HFM Board Member), you can find the library set-up by her booth each Saturday at market. You can borrow a cookbook or recipe for culinary inspiration, or likewise you can leave a contribution for others to discover. 
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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.

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