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Memorial Day Menu
Joe the Balloon Man
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Free Range

Paws to Freedom

Master Recyclers

Joe the Balloon Man

Tip of the Week


Don't plant your basil outside too early! Wait until the ground warms up and it is reliably over 50 degrees at night.

-Sarah Laughlin,
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We hope you can join us this Memorial Day weekend. Help us officially usher in the summer with food, flavor and festivities.

Located on NE Hancock between 44th and 45th Avenues in Portland, Oregon, the Hollywood Farmers' Market is open 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays from May through October. We will also be open November 3, 10 & 17 from 9 AM to 1 PM.

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Memorial Day Menu
Do your Memorial Day plans include a BBQ or picnic? Plan your menu with the help of HFM vendors.  

Sturm's Berry Farm: Make tasty Smoothies with frozen Marion berries, blueberries,
or blackberries.

Sweet Leaf Farm: Grill Sweet Spanish Onions (walla walla) or Zucchini. Slice them length-wise and grill for 15 minutes, being careful not to char them. Grill zucchini for 10 minutes.

Buns on the Run: Boil raw sausages for 8 minutes to seal in the juices and protect your grill from getting messy. Then grill for 8 minutes on both sides.

Briney Sea Delicaseas: Wrap Salmon in foil with lemon and seasonings. Grill on each side for 3-5 minutes until flaky. 

For additional recipes, stop by the information booth to purchase From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh, Seasonal Produce, 3rd Edition for $19.95 or 2 for $30. This cookbook is an indispensable, nationally renowned resource for people who want to make the most of local and seasonal produce.
Joe the Balloon Man
Joe Mishkin
Joe Mishkin has been entertaining children and adults every season at the Hollywood Farmers' Market since it was in its original location at Washington Mutual.  Joe says, "I've been entertaining folks there for years and years and now its one of my favorites". 

He not only creates fun and imaginative balloon hats and animals, he makes a connection with each child that keeps them coming back, even when the line is stretched halfway across the market. Look for Joe the Balloon Man once a month throughout the season by the entrance on 44th Avenue. Check out Joe's other upcoming performances on his website at
Featured Vendor: Deep Roots Farm
Deep Roots Farm
Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley between Corvallis and Albany, Deep Roots Farm is celebrating our 10th Anniversary season! We are a fresh-market produce farm, specializing in tomatoes, bell peppers, melons, sweet corn, green beans, sugar snap peas, broccoli, Asian cucumbers, Yukon gold potatoes, and strawberries - though we grow a wide range of other crops throughout the season. We are committed to selling our produce directly to market shoppers and independent retailers, creating meaningful relationships with the people who prepare and eat the produce we grow.

We pride ourselves on practicing environmentally responsible agriculture. Through scientific data, ecological accounting, community integration, and good ole fashioned common sense, we feel we are legitimately making progress toward production that can truly be sustainable.

Come see Mark and Eilif this weekend. They'll have more strawberries, sugar snap peas, Asian cukes, crispy carrots, and gigantic heads of lettuce to share with you.

Thanks to everyone in the Hollywood neighborhood for supporting our family's farm!

-The Bolsters: Aaron, Kimberly, Kaia, & Arissa

For more information, check us out online at

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers' Market