March 3, 2016
Vol 11, Issue 5
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Market Updates
It's March, and that means it's time to think green at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Finally you can again munch on your favorite tender leaves like spinach, mustard greens, and raabs of all kinds. And for the forged and found miners lettuce, watercress and nettles from Nature's Wild Harvest and Peak Forest Fruit.
And if eating greens is not enough to satisfy your soul, then pick up some vibrant green vegetable starts for your garden. See recommendations below, and at market, from Anne at Gales Meadow Farm.

Sweetheart Bake Shop will be on board with hand pies, cookies, cakes and pastries that are sure to delight. Make sure to welcome back Nossa Familia Coffee, and stop by Nourishment for a breakfast burrito or Montiel's Cocina for a giant tamale to round out your visit.  
All these great vendors and more will be joining us Saturday from 9am-1pm, and you should too.
A reminder that we are holding market through the winter on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and the remaining dates are as follows:
March: 5th & 19th

We return to weekly Saturday market April 2nd!

See you at the market!  

Hardy Vegetables - Plant Them Now!
by Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm

Many vegetables, the "hardy" varieties, do well in early spring. They can even stand a frost.  

Several of our vendors, including Gales Meadow Farm, will have many hardy vegetable varieties at the market this weekend: kale, lettuce, collards, broccoli, peas, onions, beets, and more. At market you'll find many varieties of most of these, and some pots of mixed varieties. Any of them can be planted right now or as soon as your garden is ready.

These veggies need good soil and a spot that gets sun for at least 6-8 hours a day.  Most of them will do well in pots on a sunny deck or parking strip. so you can have fresh homegrown vegetables even if you don't have a sunny garden. For hardy spring veggies, a light dressing of complete organic fertilizer mixed into the top 2-3 inches of the bed should be good for the whole season. If the soil is clay or sandy, a generous dose of compost applied before planting and mixed into the soil will help.
It's good to do your transplanting in the evening or on a cloudy day. Water the pots before you remove the vegetables, and as soon as you have finished planting, water the newly transplanted vegetables well to settle them into the ground and establish good contact between the soil and the roots.

Many vendors' pots of veggie starts have more plants than garden store six-packs. The pots may look crowded, but the plants don't mind! You need to be gentle as you separate them, but they are not terribly delicate.  Gently take the whole block of potting soil out of the pot. Plant each one as you peel it from the soil; don't let the roots have a chance to get dry.
You can start picking lettuce, collards, chard, and kale leaves and beet greens in a few weeks; the peas will be ready before long; the onions can be harvested young or left to mature in August.   
Expected at Market Saturday

  • Deck Family Farm
  • Dragonfly Forge
  • Fraga Farmstead Cheese
  • Gales Meadow Farm
  • He Sells These Shells
  • Hot Mama Salsa
  • La Fountain Herbal
  • Linda Brand Crab
  • Montiel's Cocina
  • Naked Acres Farm
  • Natures Wild Harvest
  • Nossa Familia Coffee
  • Nourishment
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Peak Forest Fruit
  • Persephone Farm
  • Pine Mountain Ranch
  • Portland Regular Bread
  • Rossi Farms
  • Sterling Cookies
  • Stoneboat Farm
  • Sun Gold Farm
  • Sweet Briar Farms
  • Sweetheart Bake Shop
  • Tabor Bread
  • The Hummus Stop
  • Thomas & Sons Distillery

Lloyd Farmers Market
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1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - March

April - September, 8am - 1pm
October - March, 9am - 1pm

NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

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