May 25, 2017
Vol 12, Issue 15

Market Updates
Vendor News
Looks like we are heading straight into summer weather for this coming Memorial Day Weekend, and that means we'll have our famous water mister a running down on the west end of Hancock Street once the mercury rises.

Even more, we'll have several more vendors back in action for the week. If you've been looking for Cardamon Hills Trading CompanyThomas & Suns Distillery and Old House Dahlias you are in luck because they are all at market this week. 

Do you feel like you just keep missing a few of your favorite vendors? Dragonfly Forge, Naked Acres Farm, Ken & June's Hazelnuts, More Bees and Leikam Brewing are all on an every other week schedule and they will all be with us at market this Saturday. 

Exciting news! A new farm is joining Hollywood for this season and will be kicking things off for the season this Saturday. 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. 

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 two months.

Stoneboat Farm vendor profile
In case you missed last week's fantastic vendor profile of Stoneboat Farm by HFM volunteer Emilie Woods, you can read the article on our website here.

See you Saturday at the market!
InFARMation: Your Daily Cheese - Can it be Socially Responsible?
Join Friends of Family Farmers at the Holocene in SE Portland on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm for InFARMation, where they' ll be asking the question:  Your Daily Cheese - Can it be Socially Responsible?
To sort through the issues, they'll have a panel of cheesemakers and dairy farmers talking about the decisions they face as they uphold environmental and social values while maintaining viable businesses and meeting customer demand. Their panel this month includes:
Greg Drobot - Face Rock Creamery
Steve Pierson - Sar-Ben Farms and Organic Valley
Liz Alvis - Portland Creamery
Oregon is home to dairy farms and cheesemakers of all scales, sizes and management practices. But the trend in recent decades has been towards the growth of larger and larger operations as smaller and mid-sized dairy producers struggle to stay in business. In fact, the Oregon Department of Agriculture recently approved a 30,000-cow dairy operation in eastern Oregon despite growing concern about the impacts of operations of this size on clean water, air quality, and the future of family scale dairy farms in Oregon.
How can family scale dairy farms stay in business in the face of these current trends? How do cheese companies meet customer demand while maintaining core environmental and social values? How are consumer preferences contributing to this dilemma, or alternately, to solutions that promote and protect family scale farms?
Join FoFF on May 30 at InFARMation for an informative and interesting discussion of these issues. The doors open at 5:30 pm for drinks and refreshments, and the program begins at 6:30.
What: InFARMation Portland
When: Tuesday, May 30 - Doors open at 5:30, discussion begins at 6:30
Where: Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland
Who: You and your Friends, all ages welcome
Cost: Free (with donations encouraged)
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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. 
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