March 20, 2020 | Volume 16, Issue 6
Market Updates
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We are happy to say that this Saturday, we will be providing healthy food to the community and providing a venue for our local farmers and small-businesses to continue operating during this time. Like a grocery store, farmers markets are essential businesses, and this was formally recognized by the State of Oregon this week.

We want everyone who has sent us their concerns, comments and support over the past few days to know that we hear you. Operating the farmers market in a safe way is our top priority, and we are implementing significant precautionary measures to protect the health of our shoppers, vendors and the community as a whole. We are also working on a pre-order system that we plan to launch in April (more information below).

These precautionary measures will be updated as necessary: please check our website here for the most up-to-date information.
We ask that shoppers support our community health efforts
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Please attend the farmers market in an efficient manner, as we want to have the smallest crowds possible. The Oregon Health Authority has required shoppers to keep at least 3 feet apart at all times. If you can keep more space, please do, to protect yourself and others.

We are also asking the following of our shoppers to help reduce crowding and keep the market as safe as possible:

  • If you have any symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please stay home.
  • If possible, send only one member of your household to shop at the market.
  • Please leave children and pets at home if possible.
  • Talk to your neighbors, and consider sending one shopper for multiple households if you can.
  • Come prepared with a list of items to decrease the amount of time spent at the market.
  • Read signage at market and follow instructions - there will be entrances and exits to booths, and limits to the number of people who can be in a booth at one time.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently using the options provided.
  • Only handle produce that you are buying and take the item on the top of the pile. Now is not the time to search a pile for the perfect head of lettuce.
  • After completing your purchases, please do not linger in the market space.
Hollywood Market For Pick-Up. Help support food access!
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We are working on new efforts to safely get healthy food to our community and support local farmers, through a system of online pre-ordering. Orders will be assembled in advance and available for pick up at market. We are asking that community members support food access by hosting pick up sites, dropping packages or more. There is room for help in every type of role, so if you want to support our food access efforts, please fill out this form.
Double Up Food Bucks continues
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We will continue to offer our Double Up Food Bucks program, which provides SNAP recipients up to $10 of matching money to spend at the farmers market.

This has always been a crucial program for our food-insecure neighbors, and now it is more important than ever. We are very grateful to the State of Oregon and other funders for making this program possible.
We will be CLOSED next Saturday March 28th,
as part of our regular winter schedule.

Starting April 4th
we will be open weekly from 8am to 1pm

For mid-week shopping, you can visit us at the
Tuesdays 10AM - 2PM,
year-round!

Visit lloydfarmersmarket.com  for more information or to sign up for weekly updates.
HOURS
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APR - SEP:  Every Saturday, 8AM - 1PM
OCT - NOV:  Every Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
DEC - MAR:  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9AM - 1PM
LOCATION
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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!
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