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Customer Purchase Pick-Up
Welcome Lorraine Ferron
Calling All Gardeners
This Week at
the Market

Grupo Condor

Master Recyclers

Super Steve

Tip of the Week
Slug Bait

Are slugs eating your lettuces or other garden starts? Control them organically with beer!

Pour beer into a shallow dish such as a jar lid.

Place the dish in your garden. You will need one container of beer for every 10 square feet of plantings.

The slugs are attracted to the beer and will climb into the trap and die.

- Gretchen O'Brien, River Rock Nursery
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Don't miss opening day at the Hollywood Farmers' Market! We look forward to seeing you this Saturday as we kick-off our 2008 season.

Customer Pick-Up

New Customer Purchase Pick-Up

This season, the Hollywood Farmers' Market is pleased to announce the opening of our new Customer Pick-Up station. Many of you have asked for this in the past, and we are happy to be able to provide you with this service.

The Customer Pick-Up will be located next to the Information Booth on the west side of the market at NE 44th Avenue and Hancock Street. Look for the umbrella, sign and friendly volunteer! Customers may drop off their purchases on the way to their car or bicycle. A volunteer will give them a ticket, which they will then turn in to pick-up their items.

You no longer need to worry about how you're going to get that tree back to your car, or what you're going to do with those flats of berries as you maneuver your way around the market. Just use our Customer Pick-Up service, and you can drive your car or bicycle right up to the curb for pick-up!

This service is intended for Hollywood Farmers' Market purchases only. We will not hold purses, backpacks, small dogs, or other personal items.

Items will need to be picked up by 1:00 pm sharp, at the closing of the market. Customers are responsible for their purchases, and anything left at the end of the market will be donated to the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church's gleaning program.

Welcome Lorraine Ferron to Our Team!

Lorraine FerronLorraine is looking forward to a great season with the Hollywood Farmers' Market as the Token Program Coordinator. After a four-year stint on the east coast, this native Portlander has been enjoying the depth of Portland's food culture for the past two years and is dedicated to making delicious whole foods accessible for everyone. 

During the week, Lorraine operates a printing press and oversees a green building certification project. She spends her free time working on projects within her neighborhood association, exploring Permacultural gardening, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and catching a band every now and again.

Stop by the information booth at the west entrance of the market to meet Lorraine! She'll help you use your debit or Oregon Trail food stamp card to purchase tokens that you can use to buy products from your favorite market vendors.

Calling All Gardeners

PlantsAre you ready for spring to really start? Have you been waiting to finish planting your garden until the weather improves? Well, lucky for you the Hollywood Farmers' Market opens this Saturday with a wide variety of vegetable starts, herbs, trees and bushes. Summer is just around the corner and it's time to get planting!

Whether you are looking for food plants or want to create a wildlife habitat for the critters in your neighborhood, the Hollywood Farmers' Market has the variety to meet your needs. Japanese maple trees make a great Mother's Day gift and native shrubs such as red-flowering currants are both ornamental and edible. Groundcovers, flowering vines, native plants and aromatic wonders await your perusal at the market this weekend.

Many varieties of garden starts are also available for purchase at the market. You can find herbs such as French tarragon and over 60 varieties of tomato plants including many which are suitable for small spaces or container gardens. Maremmano, a traditional variety from coastal Tuscany, is a salad size tomato described as "very productive and tasty". If you are looking to plant perennial edibles, market vendors have blueberries and rhubarb that keep giving year after year.

So, what are you waiting for? Get outside, get the ground ready and come out to the Hollywood Farmers' Market for all your planting needs!
The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9am - 1pm. We are located on NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd).

For more information, check us out online at

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers' Market