September 21, 2018 | Volume 13, Issue 31
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SNAP Match Fundraiser Day this Saturday!
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During market this Saturday the Hollywood Farmers Market will be holding a silent auction to raise money for our SNAP Match program. This program offers low-income shoppers a match for shopping at the market, meaning SNAP/EBT card users can receive up to an additional $10 every week to spend at the market. These matching funds help make farm direct, fresh, healthy foods affordable to all, while supporting small farmers here in Oregon. So dig up the change behind your cushions, pack your checkbook, prepare your credit card and be ready to spend a little extra at market this week in the name of fresh food for all!

Market News
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Join us tomorrow at market to celebrate the Fall Equinox. The intersection of summer-into-fall bounty will be at it's peak, with tomatoes, peppers, beans, melons, and plums holding on to summer's sweetness, and winter squash, radishes, brussel sprouts, beets, Asian pears, and apple cider marking the beginning of Autumn.
Umi Organic and all their ramen and sauce goodness returns tomorrow. Get a locally crafted bowl to enjoy at the market, or take home a Noodle Kit and make the magic happen in your own kitchen.

Italian prune plums are just about the most beautiful purple color, and also amazing flavor and they are only here this time of year. Find them at Maryhill Fruit Company, Kiyokawa Family Orchards, and ProFarm Produce this week.
If you haven't already heard through our social media, our month-long Instagram Photo Contest continues through the month of September! Just post your photo(s) taken at HFM during the 2018 season 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 . Full contest rules  here .
Got any extra shopping bags laying around? We are collecting durable, reusable shopping bags for community use at the market. If you have any extra you can part with, please leave them in the metal bins on either end of Hancock St for any forgetful shoppers to grab.
InFARMation and Beer, this Tuesday September 25th!
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Join Friends of Family Farmers on Tuesday September 25th from 6:00-9:00pm at Lagunitas Public House for InFARMation. This month's topic is Pasture-raised Poultry!

They'll be getting to the bottom of such questions like why pasture-raised poultry costs more, heritage breeds vs. Cornish Cross hens, what the state and federal rules are about chicken processing, why we can only get pasture-raised turkey once a year (and they'll have opportunities to sign up for their 2018 Thanksgiving turkey on site!), and why it’s so hard to get pasture-raised chicken and turkey in restaurants.

Panel for Tuesday September 25th:
Geoff Scott and John Mathia of Marion Acres Farm. Their farm story is a fascinating look into what it takes to create a poultry farm from a dream and a vision and a whole lot of hard work. A. Whole. Lot. Their success story includes starting with 32 broiler chicks just a few years back to building and opening a ODA processing facility on-farm just this summer! They are one of the only local farms providing pasture-raised chicken to Portland restaurants.

Grand Central Bakery strives to provide local and pasture-raised meat to their customers, and has had to face issues of scale, demand, state law and processing issues as they’ve grown from a small cafe & bakery to having ten stores over two states. Piper Davis, co-owner, and Laura Ohm, product director, will give us a behind the scenes look at what sustainable sourcing can and should look like, what the barriers are, and how we as customers can make a difference.

Justin Ashby is meat monger for Flying Fish Company and owner of Tidal Boar Foods, and has worked for several of the higher end groceries in town behind the meat counter. He can speak to us about the challenges for grocery stores in stocking pasture raised meat and about what kinds of questions we should be asking to both find pasture-raised meat by the cut and to encourage grocery stores to offer these kinds of responsibly raised proteins. He has even offered to make a video on how to break down a whole chicken into parts for us.

Doors open at 6pm, speakers start at 6:30. This is a free, all-ages event. Beer sales will be donated to Friends of Family Farmers. Please note – food options will be limited: Pasture-raised pork rolls, Spinach and Feta hand pies, quinoa and kale salad. In addition to Lagunitas beer, there will be sodas and water. Parking is on-street, so leave yourselves a bit of extra time for that – folks can be dropped off at the side door on NE 3rd if you’d like.

The topic changes each month but the focus is always on food, farming, policy and the connections in between. Read more about InFARMation and   see upcoming and previous topics here>>>
Entertainment and Events
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Music

Community Booths
Featured Products
September 22nd, 2018
Peppered Bacon
Sweet Briar Farms
Because Sweet Briar Farms understands your desire for wholesome, all natural meat, they use no growth hormones, antibiotics, corn, soy, or gmo’s. That means their pigs are fed local wheat, and you can really taste in all their products. The peppered bacon sells out every week, so arrive early to ensure you get a pack to take home.

Citrus Immune Booster
Fire Brew
Perfect for the fall season and onslaught of potential illness in the air, the Citrus Blend, is boosted with lots of Vitamin C, echinacea, astragalus, and rose hips, keeps your immune systems resilient and boosts the body’s defense system against flues, cold and many other illnesses. That's in addition to the base blend that includes apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, garlic, horseradish, onions, habanero, citrus, apple, rosemary.
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!