|This Week at
|Phil Hatton Youth Jazz Band (9am)
Xavier and the Classic Band (10am)
Wiggles the Clown
|Tip of the Week
|Plant your tomato plants as soon as possible to keep them healthy and strong. Remember, we must protect them from our Northwest
weather. The benefits will outweigh your effort!
THINK Unique Gardens
Welcome to the first issue of the Hollywood Farmers' Market e-newsletter. Learn about special events, market vendors, volunteer opportunities, gardening tips and more each week. Stop by the information booth this Saturday, May 5 to vote on a name for this newsletter and to kick off the market season!
Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Hollywood Farmers' Market with Xavier and the Classic Band. A group of young musicians commence the festivities, so come early to catch the opening act.
The Phil Hatton Youth
Jazz Band is a group of talented young musicians who have been playing
together for two years. Most of the group graduated from All Saints School last
year and are now high school freshmen.
Xavier and the
Classic Band offers a unique style of Cuban music, expressing the rich melody
of the Caribbean Islands. The band has created a new
sound by weaving together Bolero, Cuban Traditional and Ballad music.
The Hollywood Farmers' Market is made possible only with the
help of volunteers! Each Saturday, over
20 volunteers are needed to help set-up and breakdown the market,
greet customers, and staff the information booth. Every month, a Volunteer of the Month is selected to win a gift certificate
to the market and will be featured in this column.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are
welcome. Sign-up with the Volunteer Coordinator, Caryn
Servis, via telephone 503-803-7279, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or at the market's information booth.
Thank you HFM Volunteers!
Featured Vendor: Hacienda
Hacienda Community Development Corporation was formed in 1992 to address the affordable
housing needs in Oregon.
While the development of affordable urban housing is our central focus, it is
only part of a long-term strategy for economic and social development.
year, we launched a micro-enterprise initiative to coach and mentor residents
to be successful prepared food vendors at local farmers' markets. Vendors are
trained on developing business skills including management, finance, marketing,
securing licenses and learning compliance issues with local governments.
vendors are all women from different regions of Mexico. Each vendor prepares 250 -
300 tamales for a single market session and typically sells out, so come by early!
use the income earned selling prepared foods at local farmers' markets in
different ways. One bought her own equipment and another bought a juicer in order
to sell drinks along with her tamales. Maria Gastelum,
a vendor and Hacienda CDC resident since 1995, paid down her debt and secured a
car loan so she could transport herself to the markets. Her vision for the
future is to open a tamaleria that provides cooking classes in addition to food.
|For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market