March 7, 2020 | Volume 16, Issue 5
Market Updates
As we step into March, the days stretch longer and folks are lighter afoot. Buds are breaking and farmers are waiting for dry spells to get their tractors into their fields. Spring is right at our fingertips. Purple sprouting broccoli is a classic PNW crop of this season, sweetened by frost and flowering week after week. It is a great time of year to take joy in simple meals that highlight the qualities of what is bountiful for us now.

Eating nutrient dense food is important for our immune systems. From mushrooms, to fresh bread, artisan cheese, kombucha, nut butters, fish, beef, veggies and much more, we have a great array of foods to support your well-being. Care for your community and your health buy joining us this Saturday. With over 30 vendors joining us, it is going to be a good one!

Returning this week: Alleamin, By George Farm, Bliss Nut Butters, Dragonfly Forge, Linda Brand Crab & Seafood, Mic's Mix, Pine Mountain Ranch, and Sweet Briar Farm.

Out this week: 503 Distilling, Westward Whiskey Distillery, and Freeland Spirits.

Out until later this season: Kiyokawa Family Orchards, and Jimmy Tomato.
This Saturday Alleamin is back with their popular sambusas, chicken and rice, and Somalian hot sauces. If you haven't tried a sambusa, these delicious treats have a light crispy outside and are filled with a flavorful potatoes, veggies and spices on the inside.

Come on down and join us in celebrating our local bounty. We look forward to seeing you!
Keeping HFM safe and healthy
We want to let you all know that we're keeping a close watch on the latest news regarding the coronavirus.

Currently, the Oregon Health Authority states that the risk to the general public of contracting the coronavirus is low, as there are a small number of individual cases. More information here. However, at HFM we are taking steps to help our shoppers and vendors protect themselves from the virus.
Like similar viruses, the most effective precautions involve washing your hands often with soap and water. As always, at the farmers market we will have a handwashing station with both liquid soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer next to our portable toilet. We will also have hand sanitizer available at the market information booth, and we are encouraging vendors to have it at their booths as well.

We are encouraging our vendors and customers to take note if they are experiencing symptoms such as fever or dry cough. If you are, please stay home to take care of yourself and protect others.
**Parking changes**
The parking lot of the Hollywood Square building on 44th Avenue has become permit-only parking, and Hollywood Farmers Market shoppers no longer have permission to park in that lot.

HFM shoppers can still park on-street, or on the third floor of the Whole Foods parking garage (entrance on NE Tillamook St). We ask that shoppers please continue to not park in the Grocery Outlet parking lot, unless you're shopping at the Grocery Outlet before you shop at the farmers market. Please honor this request, as maintaining a good relationship with Grocery Outlet is what makes our market possible.
A big thanks to all of you for being understanding and flexible during this transition. And extra special appreciation to our shoppers who bike, walk, carpool or take transit to the farmers market!
Volunteer at the Hollywood Farmers Market!
Volunteer Orientation March 28th
Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Come out to our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 28th from 10am to 11:00 am, at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church at 1907 NE 45th Ave.

Did you know that the Hollywood Farmers Market wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers? About two dozen of your neighbors come out each Saturday to help make the farmers market happen. We’d love you to join us!

What, you may ask, do volunteers do at the Hollywood Farmers Market? The following is by no means a complete list.

They arrive, sometimes before dawn;
Unpack market gear from its storage space;
Set up the space for musicians and community booths, and for customers to sit, rest, and listen;
Set out signs to guide traffic toward the market;
Ingeniously problem-solve worn-out market gear;
Set out, manage and haul away market-generated garbage;
Execute a crowd count for every hour the market runs;
Provide information to market shoppers;
Cover vendors so they can take a quick break;
Assist, chop, clean and taste test for cooking demo chefs;
Take photographs of produce, people and pets (the “three Ps”);
Pack our market gear away at the end of the day;
Serve on the farmers market’s Board of Directors;
Write articles for the Local Dirt;
Provide first aid;
Find parents of lost children;
Lift, haul, sell, smile and in a million unrecognized ways generously apply their expertise and time to the Hollywood Farmers Market.

But what do they get out of it? This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about.

Farmers markets are inherently social places. According to a Project for Public Spaces study, a customer has an average of 15-20 social interactions at a farmers market, versus 1-2 at a grocery store. And for volunteers, that number is much higher. Even for the setup and breakdown volunteers, who mainly just interact with each other, the camaraderie and sense of shared purpose is strong.
volunteer guys
On Saturday mornings, the mood at the information booth (which is the home base for market volunteers) is warm and inviting. New volunteers are welcomed heartily and quickly absorbed into the community, and returning volunteers are greeted as old friends.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, join us at our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 28th from 10am to 11:00 am, at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church at 1907 NE 45th Ave.

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering but can’t make it to the orientation, this is no problem; contact our Market Coordinator Ari Rosner at 503-803-7279 or and we can schedule you and orient you on market day.
Next market is
March 21st at 9AM

Starting April 4th
we will be
open EVERY weekend
and start at 8AM!
Looking for a farmers market to pick up some mid-week groceries?
Tuesdays 10AM - 2PM,

Visit  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 .

See you Saturday at the market!