April 12, 2019 | Volume 15, Issue 8
Market Updates
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Did you miss the market last week? No problem, because we are back at it again this Saturday and open bright and early at 8am. More vendors return for the season, like Buns on the Run, Fleur de Lis Bakery, and One Stripe Chai.

Find the famous fresh "skinny" asparagus at ProFarm Orchards, alongside jars of those same special spears pickled for your enjoyment. Rapini (aka. raab) is all the spring rage, from sweet and broccoli-like kale and collards, to spicy and tender mustards and radish. You can find your favorite kind of flowering green in all their short-lived early season glory; check out Persephone Farm and Flying Coyote Farm for the latest bunch.

Have your own patch of earth to tend to this season? If you haven't already dug in for the spring, April is great time to start. With annual and perennial flowers, fruits, and vegetables available at Gales Meadow Farm and Sun Gold Farm, and the Masters Gardeners available to answer all your gardening queries every week through May, it's easy to get inspired, informed, and supplied and get growing.

You'll also find House Spirits Distillery, Umi Organic, Flying Coyote Farm, Portland Juice Company, Nature's Best-Oregon Honey, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the market.
Meet Our Vendors: Flying Coyote Farm
by Susan Gibson, HFM volunteer
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It is always a joy to meet the vendors who participate in the Hollywood Farmers Market. Lili Tova, owner of Flying Coyote Farm in Sandy, Oregon has already developed quite a following of regulars since starting at the Hollywood Farmers market in spring 2018.

Born in Minnesota, her parents migrated to St. Petersburg, Florida and its warmer climate where at 16, Lili’s interest in gardening started to blossom. She loved the soil and felt a deep kinship with the earth. After attending a lecture by Gunther Hauk and hearing about his work on Biodynamics, Lili absorbed all she could about the techniques used. Her gardening became a form of spirituality and therapy. The principles of observing, sensing, and listening to the land are essential to Biodynamics. It is a system where the goal is to have all of the farm’s nutrients, fertilizer, and compost come from the farm, and all the organisms support each other, delivering benefits like healthier soil, better crops, and a more vibrant ecology.

Natural ecosystems include both plants and animals, which work together to fill complementary roles in the web of life. Many conventional and organic farms only grow crops or raise livestock, and while this can be more efficient it creates imbalances such as nutrient deficiencies or pollution from excess manure. Biodynamic farms and gardens work to bring plants, animals, and the soil together in a harmonious relationship ─ supporting and balancing the whole.

“The Biodynamic Association awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth. Transforming the practice and culture of agriculture renews the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities.”

Lili’s passion for gardening in a sustainable and closed way continued to grow. St. Petersburg had a community very interested in gardening, but there was a lack of organic farms, natural food stores, and farmers markets, so turning a passion into an economically viable lifestyle was very difficult. And she knew her education was incomplete.

So over the next few years, her journey took her to a farm in Applegate Valley in southern Oregon, then to California’s north coast to study herbalism and then back to north Florida to live in a radical land-based community.
Entertainment and Events
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Music
Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Community Booths
Featured Products
April 13, 2019
Victoria Rhubarb
Deep Roots Farm
The start of spring/summer fruit season has arrived, with rhubarb! (OK, technically a vegetable, but it cooks like a fruit.) Deep Roots Farm grows an heirloom variety called "Victoria", dating back to Victorian England, and prized for its large, tender stems and complex flavor. Prior to World War II, this was the most common rhubarb variety in the US. Did you know: when rhubarb stalks are green, it doesn't mean that they're under-ripe. Instead it means that it's more likely to be an heirloom variety - the redness was bred into them in the mid-20th century.

Pastured Ground Beef
Birkeland Farm
Birkeland Farm is offering a bulk discount on ground beef, $6/lb if you buy 20 lbs or more! All their beef is grass-fed and grass-finished, no grains, hormones or antibiotics used. They will only be at HFM for the next three weeks, then will be away for the rest of the spring and summer.

Cassava Donut Holes
Sacred Summit
Dario at Sacred Summit continues to expand his product offerings - in addition to jun kombucha, dark chocolate, truffles and cookies, he is now making cassava donut holes! Made with cassava flour, chia seeds, coconut oil, and lightly tossed in cinnamon sugar.
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
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!