April 3, 2020 | Volume 16, Issue 7
Market Updates
April is here, and that means Hollywood Farmers Market now runs every Saturday. General shopping is to take place between 9am and 1pm. Between 8am and 9am we will observe Vulnerable Population Shopping Hour.

Like grocery stores, farmers markets continue to operate as essential businesses, and we are taking substantial precautionary measures to keep the farmers market as safe as possible. See below for more information, as well as what we are asking of you, our shoppers.
When you arrive at the farmers market this week, you'll notice that we've expanded into an additional block, allowing us to further space out booths to reduce crowding. In addition to our usual block of Hancock Street, the farmers market will also be on 44th Avenue between Hancock and Sandy. So make sure to check there for your favorite vendors, as they may have moved from their usual space.

Please stay tuned for how to pre-order from Hollywood Farmers Market! We will be sending out an announcement early next week.
During the winter, folks took rest and farmers prepared their fields for the year. Now plants are in the ground and spring crops are starting to pop. This week we give a warm welcome to Deep Roots Farm, Fleur De Lis Bakery, Happy Harvest Farm, Fire Brew, Northwest Cactus and Succulents, One Stripe Chai, Pablo Munoz Farms, Portland Juice Company, Suzette Creperie and Sweet Leaf Organic Farm. We are thankful for your work, providing an essential service to your community!

We know you are excited to see them, but the warm welcome will look different this year. Send one member of your household to quickly pick up groceries, smile and wave hello from a distance of at least 6 feet. Thank you!
We ask that shoppers support our community health efforts
We're doing everything we can to keep the Hollywood Farmers Market safe and healthy for our shoppers, vendors and the community. But we also need your help.

Please read and follow the guidelines on our website when shopping at the farmers market. Together we can all protect public health and access to fresh, nutritious food.
Double your Double Up Food Bucks in April!
Through the end of April, we have increased the weekly Double Up Food Bucks match to $20!

This means that SNAP shoppers can double up to $20 at each participating farmers market each week. Double your double up this Saturday at Hollywood Farmers Market!
Recipe: Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini, Garbanzo Beans and Spicy Sausage
It's rapini season! The term rapini generally refers to the flowering shoots of Brassica family plants, also commonly called "broccoli rabe". This family includes broccoli, a plant where we're used to eating the flowers, but all Brassicas send up flowering shoots in early spring: kale, arugula, turnips, etc. - and each of them has their own flavor. Generally they're sold at the farmers market in bunches which include the leaves, buds and stems. All of these parts are edible, and you can generally cook them all together, perhaps just trimming the ends of the stems.

Rapini are delicious in many preparations: simply sauteed or roasted with olive oil and garlic, as a pizza topping, or (as below) tossed with pasta.

Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini, Garbanzo Beans and Spicy Sausage 

¾ pound spicy bulk sausage, crumbled (optional)
coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound rapini, kale rabe or broccoli rabe, rinsed, trimmed, and cut into 3-inch pieces
12 ounces orecchiette pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, stirring, until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a paper towel lined plate; let drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a generous amount of salt. Add rapini and cook 1 minute. With a sieve or slotted spoon, fish rapini out of the water and transfer to a colander to drain. Set aside.

Return water to a boil and add pasta. Cook until al dente, 5 to 8 minutes; drain, reserving about ½ cup pasta water. Return pasta to pot.

Meanwhile, return skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil, drained rapini, garlic, and garbanzo beans. Cook, stirring, until rapini is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss rapini and bean mixture with orecchiette. Add sausage and a little reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Stir in ¼ cup Parmesan and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, topped with additional Parmesan cheese.
Open every Saturday!

General Shopping
9am to 1pm

Vulnerable Population Shopping Hour
8am to 9am
For mid-week shopping visit us at
Tuesdays 10AM - 2PM,

Visit 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!