June 29, 2018 | Volume 13, Issue 19
Market News
Its the Fourth of July! Whether you're headed to the grill, the campfire, or your secret swimming hole, our farmers, ranchers, bakers, and brewers have got all the sausages, summer squash, and sweet treats you need to celebrate.
Flying Coyote Farm will have their first chickens for sale at market this weekend. They will be fresh, unfrozen, pasture raised, and perfect for grilling! Whether you plan to roast whole, marinate and grill, or shred for chicken salad be sure to grab one this Saturday as fresh chicken only happens a couple of times each year. 
cherries at feeleys farm
Cherries are plentiful at market this week and perfect for a summer snack. Different varieties can be found at Kiyokawa Orchards, Maryhill Fruit Company, ProFarm Orchards, and Peak Forest Fruit
Basil has invaded the market and pesto season is upon us! Find beautiful basil in bulk at Sweet Leaf Organic Farm, Wintergreen Farm, Big B Farm, and more. Go traditional with pine nuts or mix it up with some walnuts or hazelnuts from Sun Gold Farm
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 leave them in the metal bins on either end of Hancock St for any forgetful shoppers to grab.
Senior Day is July 14th!
Two weeks from Saturday (July 14th) is our annual Senior Day! Seniors 65 and older can stop by the information booth on this day and pick up coupons for 20% off purchases at Hollywood Farmers Market that day. They can also enter a raffle to receive a free basket of farmers market goodies!
Power of Produce kids program continues every Saturday!
Our weekly POP Club for kids continues this Saturday - this week's activity: raspberry jam!

Remember, we'll be offering free, fun and educational kids activities (for ages 5 to 12) EVERY SATURDAY at the farmers market through September 1st. And kids who participate get $2 in farmers market tokens to spend on fruits and veggies. Stop by the POP Club booth this Saturday and join in!
Street painting is just two weeks away!
In 2016, over 100 volunteers came out to paint the Hollywood Garden Mural on NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th - a block which hosts our farmers market each Saturday. Taking its inspiration from the bountiful produce on display at the farmers market, the mural takes the form of a garden, with a path of stepping stones winding its way around fruits, vegetables and vines. This is one of the largest street paintings in Portland, stretching curb-to-curb along 100 feet of Hancock Street. On market day, it serves as a beautiful carpet for the farmers market, and throughout the week it leaves a reminder of the market on the street.

Two years later it's time to repaint the mural. Mark your calendars: we will be re-painting on Sunday, July 15th, from 10am to 4pm. See our Facebook event for more details and to invite your friends!
Vendor Profile: Kiyokawa Family Orchards
Ask Randy Kiyokawa if he always wanted to be a farmer and he will laugh, saying that in middle school he wanted to be a disc jockey or a police officer. However, as the youngest of five, and the only boy, he knew that sooner or later he would return to the farm where he was raised.

His grandfather landed in Dee, Oregon in 1911, six years after arriving in the continental United States from his native Japan. Stopping in Hawaii along the way to make money, he worked on railroads in California, then took a job in Dee clearing stumps left from a logging operation. The land he received as payment for his labor was passed down to his oldest son in the Japanese tradition. Randy’s aunt and uncle took over that land and Randy’s father bought what is now Kiyokawa Family Orchards in Parkdale, Oregon in 1951. Randy currently farms 145 acres of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, and other tree fruit.

Back in 1987, Kiyokawa Family Orchards sold exclusively to packing houses, namely Diamond Fruit Growers, Hood River’s only grower-owned cooperative. In the 1980s, media attention about the harmful effects of the chemical Adar (sprayed primarily on apples) caused consumers to steer clear of all apples regardless of contact with the chemical. Kiyokawa Family Orchards and other apple growers watched fruit rot on their trees as it proved cheaper than paying for harvesting with little hope of sales as well as the additional costs of disposing unsold fruit.

In the midst of this crisis, Randy picked a bin of Red Delicious apples, selling them for 5¢ per pound, 3¢ per pound to those who bought an entire box. This endeavor opened up lines of communication with customers that did not exist in commercial sales. Customers began asking for specific varieties. If Randy didn’t grow a particular variety, he asked his neighbors. If they didn’t grow it, Randy looked into the possibility of growing the variety himself. Current customers know that unique varieties are a trademark of Kiyokawa Family Orchards. Since Parkdale’s location at 2,200 feet and within Mount Hood’s snow belt is no guarantee that every variety will survive in his orchard, Randy plants a handful of trees to test both the flavor and their ability to thrive in his microclimate before deciding whether to invest in the variety.

Entertainment and Events
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Community Booths

POP Club Activity
Raspberry Jam
Featured Products
June 30, 2018
New Potatoes
Winter Green Farm
This Saturday Winter Green Farm will have three varieties of new potatoes, Desiree, Nicola and Purple Majesty - perfect for your red, white and blue potato salad! Like all of Winter Green's produce, they are certified Organic.

Gluten Free Pretzels
Gluten Free Gem Bakery
This soft pretzel is one of Gluten Free Gem's most popular items! Made with a mixture of rice flour, potato starch and tapioca flour, it makes a perfect gluten free snack.

Adventure Pack
Portland Bitters Project
Want to try some of Portland Bitters Project's botanical bitters, but can't pick just one? Try the Adventure Pack, which gets you three different 1/2 ounce bottles of bitters. The standard Adventure Kit contains Aromatic Rose, Woodland, and Lavender bitters, but at the farmers market you can choose whichever three you'd like.
Looking for a farmers market to pick up some midweek groceries?
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!

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 .

See you Saturday at the market!