May 5, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 12

Market Updates

This Saturday marks the start of Double Up Food Bucks at Hollywood Farmers Market, a program in which SNAP recipients can receive a match of up to $10 each week! This program is made possible by the support of our sponsors, and this week we'd like to thank our first sponsor of the season, 42nd Street Station! Their generous donation will make it possible for 50 families to afford fresh local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. Thanks!

It's already May, and that means things are heating up at the market. Several returning and new vendors are beginning their season with us, and we are thrilled to welcome them all. Be on the look out for Old House Dahlias for the next few weeks, and be sure to get the  mother in your life something special for her day on Sunday. See the full list of expected vendors to the right below the 'Upcoming Events'.

We suggest arriving hungry to market this week because several new delicious ready-to-eat options await you, including savory and sweet crepes from Village Crepery and fresh ramen noodle bowls from Umi Organic. Gluten Free Gem also return this week to satisfy all your gluten free pastry dreams.
Chef Stacey Givens of The Side Yard Farm will be doing a cooking demo at the farmers market from 9:30 to 11:30 am this Saturday. She'll be making "late spring gnocchi" and an "urban farmer" salad.
Merch alert! Hollywood Farmers Market tote bags and t-shirts will be available again this Saturday, in attractive new designs featuring our new logo! Tote bags are $8 and t-shirts (American Apparel) are $12. 
Please show your support by voting for us in Willamette Week's Best of Portland , in the "Best Farmers Market" category! Last year we came in second place - this feels like our year to take the gold! 
The Hancock Street Mural Project continues to move forward, with plans for a street painting event on Sunday, July 10th (mark your calendars!). The project aims not only to beautify the farmers market, but also to unite the neighborhood community around the painting and to leave a reminder of the market on the street throughout the week. We are very excited about the project and hope that you will be too! The current draft design is below. If you are interested helping spread the word, recruit volunteers, draft a design, or complete the final painting email Sarah at Sarah will also have a booth at the market this Saturday, where she'll be collecting donations to cover the costs of the project.

See you Saturday at the market!
Hollywood Farmers Market celebrates its 20th season!
by Bruce Richard, HFM board member
It all began in 1997 as a community-building effort by a group of highly motivated neighbors with a mission: to connect central eastside Portland residents with Oregon farmers. It has expanded into a year-round farmers market that offers a place for neighbors to meet up and explore a wonderful variety of local products from over 50 vendors each week! This May marks the beginning of our 20th season in the Hollywood neighborhood.

tomatoes di liguria Frank Battilega of Big B Farm, one of seven founding farmers, describes the value of investing the significant time, effort and equipment to showcase his produce at the market. For him, connecting with the customer is most important and at the Hollywood Farmers Market he finds out immediately what people like and what they want. Other farms that have been with the market for almost 20 years include Happy Harvest Farm, Liepold Farms, Gales Meadow Farm, Rossi Farms, and Persephone Farm. Overall, the Hollywood Farmers Market has had an 85% rate of vendor return year-to-year. 

This continuity of our vendor community translates to a better market experience for all folks who come each week. You can depend upon a great interaction with vendors who really care about their products. This year we have some fabulous new businesses participating, such as Portland Juice Company, Umi Organic, and Stoneboat Farm.

We strive for that "Goldilocks"-sized farmers market: large enough to offer a wide selection of quality products, but not so busy and crowded that it makes Saturday morning food shopping stressful. It has been intentionally designed as a gathering place for the community. David Summers, resident of Irvington and longtime Hollywood Farmers Market shopper, comes to the market explicitly "to meet up with friends; every time I go I usually run into 2 or 3 people I know."

To mark this 20 year milestone, Hollywood Farmers Market will unveil a new logo and signage that represents the unique quality of today's farmers market experience: a great selection of seasonal produce, meats and cheeses, fabulous prepared dishes, and great local products from tasty sauces and jams to beautiful cut flowers.
Today at the Market


James Clem


Community Booths

Master Gardeners

The Portland Kitchen

Urban Forestry


Double Up Food Bucks Sponsor

42nd Street Station


Upcoming Events


Cooking Demo with Stacey Givens

Saturday, May 7th, 9:30 - 11:30


Kids Activity with Joanna Sooper

Activity: Seed Planting!

Saturday, May 14th, 9am to 12 noon

Expected at Market Saturday

  • Buns on the Run
  • Cardamon Hills Trading Co.
  • Columbia River Fish
  • Dancing Light Ranch
  • Deck Family Farm
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Fleur de Lis Bakery
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gabriel's Bakery
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • Gluten Free Gem
  • Happy Harvest Farm
  • Herr's Family Farm
  • Home Grown Food Products
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • House Spirits Distillery
  • Ken & June's Hazelnuts
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Little Handfuls Organic
  • Maryhill Fruit Company
  • Mocha Roma's Coffee
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Nature's Best-Oregon Honey
  • Natures Wild Harvest
  • Nossa Familia Coffee
  • Nourishment
  • Old House Dahlias
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Bitters Project
  • Portland Juice Company
  • Portland Pet Food Company
  • ProFarm Produce
  • Regular Portland Bread
  • Rossi Farms
  • Sage and Sea Farms
  • Sterling Cookies
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • Sweet Leaf Farm
  • SweetHeart Bake Shop
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • THINK Unique Gardens
  • Umi Organic
  • Village Crepery

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