June 1, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 16

Market Updates
Vendor News
lovely ladies of liepold farm
June has arrived, and that means we have several more farmers back for the season. We've got
Liepold Farms making their first appearance this Saturday with tables full big juicy strawberries, as well as Blooming Goodies
with unique and hard to find Asian vegetable varieties. 
The Gelato Maestro will also be joining us, and you don't want to miss their hand crafted Italian gelato and sorbetto. Portland Bitters Project and Stone Barn Brandyworks will also be at market and ready to share their cocktail secrets with you. 

Exciting news! A new farm has joined Hollywood for the season Make sure to stop by and meet Mehmet with  Sun Fox Gardens, operating  an urban micro farm in North Portland offering native plants, mirco greens, mushroom growing kits and seasonal and unique vegetable and fruit starts. They will down on the northwest corner across from the information booth for the rest of the season. 

Last week for Master Gardeners
This Saturday will be the last market day for the Metro Master Gardeners. Make sure and stop by to get your gardening questions answered by the experts! They will return in the fall to help you put your gardens to bed.

Hollywood Garden Mural repainting has a Facebook event!
Last summer, over 100 volunteers came out to paint the Hollywood Garden Mural on our block of NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th! Taking its inspiration from the bountiful produce on display at the farmers market, the mural takes the form of a garden, with a path of stepping stones winding its way around fruits, vegetables and vines. This is one of the largest street paintings in Portland, stretching curb-to-curb along 100 feet of Hancock Street. On market day, it serves as a beautiful carpet for the farmers market, and throughout the week it leaves a reminder of the market on the street.

Now that it's been a year (and a brutal winter), it's time to repaint the mural. Help us re-beautify this block of the Hollywood neighborhood, and come out on Sunday, July 16th! Please join the event's Facebook page here, where we will be posting updates over the next couple months.

See you Saturday at the market!
Market Time
by Miriam Garcia
asparagus Your farmers market is a kind of clock. It marks big cycles like the turns of seasons, as well as passages within each season. Here come the garlic ramps, there they go. Asparagus-time comes. Cherry-time.

Peach-time. Tomato-time. Pumpkin-time. They all come. They all stay a while. They all go. They carry us like Cinderella's pumpkin-coach in a grand round from one season's gala to the next. The flow is fairly predictable, but not entirely so. Blueberries are done? Corn already? We just have to go with the flow of market-time and leave precision to mechanical clocks.
The first mechanical clocks appeared in India and China as early as 4,000 BC and measured time with slow drips of water. Over time, the technology became better/smarter/smaller, like it always does. Fast forward from falling water to falling weights to spring-driven gearing to digital clocks to the atomic clock. Time became a thing anybody could put into their pockets or strap to their wrists to nag them with precision, all day long. With mechanized measurement, time could be counted and accounted for, invested and squandered, divided and subdivided into smaller and smaller units. Unfortunately, it is not known precisely when all the tick-tock-ticking choked the flow of cyclical time and killed off the present moment. All we can say for sure is that by helping us stay on schedule, our timekeeping devices tend to take us out of the now. The farmers market offers a way back in.

kid shopping for apples on his tip toes The next time you visit your farmers market, imagine it as a watch store and the farmers' wares as timepieces on display. If you like, select a piece of fruit to carry with you, say an apple. Let it be both snack and clock. Its crisp and juicy prime is brief. Better eat it today. The nearby orchard where your apple grew bears fruit for only a few weeks of the year. Feast with abandon while ye may. Better yet, buy enough to dry, freeze or can, connecting the juiciness of now to a future you take on faith. I'm not suggesting you duct-tape your apple to your wrist indefinitely. By all means, devour it - make it part of your body -- and enjoy the fact that you are eating time alive instead of the other way around.

Miriam Garcia is a folklorist-foodie, freelance writer and guardian of a super-secret chicken soup recipe. You can contact her at Miriam_G@me.com.
Entertainment and Events

Community Booths
Dear Bike: Free Bike Repair
Vendors at Market 
this Saturday
Check Out Our
Cookbook & Recipe
Lending Library
Are you searching for new ideas on how to prepare your farmers market bounty? Or do you have a stack of long forgotten cookbooks or food magazines? Lucky for you 
the HFM Cookbook & Recipe Lending Library has returned for the season. Created and hosted by the amazing Ramona from Nourishment (and also a HFM Board Member), you can find the library set-up by her booth each Saturday at market. You can borrow a cookbook or recipe for culinary inspiration, or likewise you can leave a contribution for others to discover. 
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?

Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Year Round!

www.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 .

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