August 23, 2019 | Volume 15, Issue 26
Market Updates
At market this weekend, you will not only find a feast for your stomachs, but also a feast for your eyes. Our vendors put so much intention in producing unique, delicious food that you will find every color of the rainbow presenting itself. The amazing part, is that this diversity provides variation of flavor and nutrients which are both delicious, and great for your health. Come revel in the beauty, feed your spirit, and your body!
Snag some of these beautiful heirloom tomatoes! With fresh baked bread, goat cheese and basil, your breakfast will be set. And if you are gluten free, Mic's Mix will be providing gluten free baked goods as well!

And nothing screams summer like a cool slice of melon on a hot day. Whether you like cantaloupe, honey dew, or watermelon, you will find a sweet, juicy one here!
  • Joining us this week are: 2 Towns Cider, Buns on the Run, Cranberry Kitchen, Dragonfly Forge, Fire Brew, Leikam Brewery, NOBULL, Mic's Mix, SMALL Baking Co., and Stone Barn Brandyworks.

  • Off this week are: 503 Distillery, Freeland Spirits, Ken & June's Hazelnuts, More Bees, Townshend's Distillery, Wet Wizard, More Bees, and Rise Up Remedies.
Come on buy, grab a bite and enjoy Ken West playing live. We look forward to seeing you at there!
Let's Talk Trash!
by Jemae McCanna, HFM Board Vice Chair
Lately in the news and in our communities, there has been a renewed focus on recycling, packaging, plastics, and waste in general. While part of this is certainly from the collapse of the international recycling markets that began in 2017, awareness has also been raised by the news and social media, as we hear about how nations across the globe are tackling the different issues they face with waste. So, what can we at the Hollywood Farmers Market do to decrease waste and increase sustainability?

What the Hollywood Farmers Market is doing

Here at the Hollywood Farmers Market, sustainability is a key element of the Strategic Plan developed last year. What do we mean when we when we say “sustainability”? One of the most common definitions is: Resource use that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Resources in this case are environmental, social, and economic.
We decided to start with understanding the actual impact of trash at the market by doing a trash audit (essentially sorting through all the garbage and recycling by hand from one Saturday at the market).

The market is attended by 3500-5000 people weekly in summer. Those people generate about three full trash bags and one bin of recycling a week (not bad!). It turns out we are 72% successful at recycling right (there was significant non-recyclable trash in the recycling), and 97% right at having the trash be truly trash (only a small portion was recycling, and we don’t currently have compost access). 

Here is the breakdown of what the waste was composed of: 
Equipped with this information and brimming with ideas, the Development Committee will be discussing what the best next steps are, including our vendors and community along the journey. 

What you can do

Shopping at farmers markets is a great way not only to eat healthy, support your local economy, and celebrate community, but also to avoid packaging and reduce the amount of trash you generate. While food safety regulations control the ways you can and cannot use your own containers at the market, there are many actions you can do to help reduce waste at the market and at home. 

  • As a shopper, I use the 4R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (in that order). Do I need a bag? If I do, then I am going to choose the most minimal one I can, reuse it until I can’t anymore, then recycle it. The most important thing I remember when shopping is that far more natural and human resources have gone into the food than any of the bags or packaging, so if I need a bag to protect that food until I can eat it, that is an environmental win to me. 
  • You CAN bring your own clean shopping bags, produce bags, and containers for items you are bagging yourself. 
  • For eating you CAN bring your own silverware and drinking cups. 
  • You CANNOT have vendors serve foods into your containers (other than beverages). This is a liability for the vendor and food safety regulation. 

We look forward to continuing to serve our vendors and community as we seek to lessen our environmental impact.

Interested in getting involved? Great! We are also seeking new board members for next year. Please contact board chair Beth Wilmart at to get in touch regarding questions, concerns, or interest in joining the board.

Thank you for letting us elevate and celebrate this wonderful market with you! 
Photo contest on Instagram!
Our month-long photo contest continues through the month of August! We are running the contest on Instagram; just post your photo with the hashtag #hfmphotocontest to enter the contest. The winning photographer will receive  $20 in market tokens ; the runner-up will receive $10 in tokens. If you'd like to follow us on Instagram, our account is @hollywoodfarmersmarketpdx
POP Club continues!
POP Club (Power of Produce) continues, with fun and educational activities each week for kids aged 5 to 12. And each kid gets $2 in farmers market tokens to spend at the market! This week's activity is Plant Family Faves .
Entertainment and Events

Ken West

Community Booths

Special Events

August (all month):
Hollywood Farmers Market 2019 Photo Contest
See our Instagram for details!

Saturday, August 24th: POP Club for Kids!
Activity: Plant Family Faves
(POP Club will run every Saturday until August 31st)

Saturday, August 31st: Cooking Demo with Sara Calderon
9am to 12pm

Sunday, September 8th:
9am to 4pm
Featured Products
August 24, 2019
Diamond Princess Peaches
ProFarm Produce
We're in the height of peach season! Diamond Princess are ProFarm's favorite peach variety for canning, with juicy firm flesh and an attractive red tint around the peach stone, which comes out easily. This week ProFarm is running a special: $40 for a 20-pound box, $35 each if you are getting more than one box.

Summer Sausage
Olympia Provisions
OP's take on the classic American summer sausage is tangy and mildly spiced with mustard and garlic, wax dipped, and completely delicious.

Beet Energy Tonic
Fire Brew
Like all of Fire Brew's tonics, the Beet Energy is made by steeping fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices in raw organic apple cider for a week, allowing the vinegar to extract their vitamins and minerals. The Beet Energy adds fresh beet root to the base blend that includes apples, turmeric, ginger, garlic, horseradish, onions, habanero, citrus, apple and rosemary.
Looking for a farmers market to pick up some midweek groceries?
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!  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 .

See you Saturday at the market!