Market Updates |
|Frog Meadow Farm (formerly known as Hassing Farm), Persephone Farm, Sol Pops, and the sun all return to the Hollywood Farmers Market this Saturday! |
Also Saturday is the premiere of the Locally Grown Poetry series and music by Todd Samusson with Rick Brodner. Don't forget about the Hollywood walking tour leaving from the Info Booth at 11am!
Fresh Funds Program
As many of you are aware, the Hollywood Farmers Market received a generous grant from New Seasons Market to fund a SNAP/EBT match program at the market. Every Saturday, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) customers can use their card at the market to withdraw tokens to spend on fresh local food. We will match, dollar-to-dollar up to $5, those funds to help increase the purchasing power of SNAP recipients and reward healthy eating.
To date, we've matched over $1500 in Fresh Funds
tokens to SNAP/EBT shoppers at our market. This is great news! However, at this rate we will run out of our grant dollars before the season is half-way through. This is where you can help. You can make a donation to the Fresh Funds Program on any market day at the HFM Information Booth on the corner of NE 44th & Hancock Street - it's an easy and generous way to use your spare change. If you're interested in giving a large donation, please contact the market office at 503-709-7403. We are also planning a couple of fun and community-building fundraisers this season to benefit the Fresh Funds Program.
The first fundraiser for the Fresh Funds Program is our series of preserving classes this season!
We are pleased to announce that the Hollywood Farmers Market is working with Tressa Yellig of Salt, Fire & Time to host a series of four preserving classes this season. Participants will learn how to make sweet berry conserves, easy vinegar
pickles, canned crushed tomatoes, and fermented vegetables. Each class
is only $50 or take the whole series for $175.
July 24th, 9:30-11:30am - Sweet Berry Conserves
August 21st, 9:30-11:30am - Easy Vinegar Pickles
September 18th, 9:30-11:30am - Canned Crushed Tomatoes
October 16th, 9:30-11:30am - Fermented Veggies & Sauerruben
Participants will be sent home with the canned goods that they preserved and armed with the knowledge and ability to do it all again. All ingredients will be sourced from Hollywood Farmers Market vendors and all equipment will be provided! To sign up for one class or the series, please stop by the HFM Information Booth on the corner of NE 44th & Hancock on market day. You can also email or call the market to register.
See you at the Market!
Community Tip - Walking Tour & Hollywood Open Space|
|The Hollywood Neighborhood
Association extends a special invitation to friends of the Hollywood Farmers Market
for a walking
tour of the Hollywood Business District with
architect John Perkins. The tour will last one hour and will explore
possible sites to
consider for an urban park and permanent
site for the farmers market.|
Come help us dream, plan and
Walking Tour - 11am, Saturday, June
Meet at the HFM
Information Booth on the corner of NE
44th & Hancock Street for a one hour tour with clipboard
Walking Tour - 11am, Saturday, July 10, 2010. Meet at the HFM Info Booth at NE 44th & Hancock.
Design Charrette - 7pm, Thursday, July 22, 2010. At the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.
Presentation of Findings - 7pm, Thursday, August 26, 2010. At the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.
Can't make it to the walking tour or design charrette? Take this survey now to give your input
regarding a Hollywood Urban Park and permanent home for the Hollywood
Farmers Market! It's only two questions long!
Lastly, you can check here for news updates on what's happening with these efforts.
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|June 26th, 2010|
Deep Roots Farm
Herr Family Farm
Pepper Side Bacon
Sweet Briar Farm
Sweet Leaf Farm
Biodynamic Fennel Bulbs
Winter Green Farm
HFM volunteer Laura shows one of the many uses for garlic whips.
Juicy tomato samples from Sylvan Valley Acres.
Matt from Linda Brand Crab show off his salmon.
LOCALLY GROWN POETRY|
This summer on the last Saturdays of June, July and August, Portland poets will read at 10:30am + 11:30am, while the market's band-of-the-day takes
to good words while you choose your sweet
carrots, free-range eggs, luscious berries - and lettuce so beautiful it
be a bouquet.
6/26: Kirsten Rian + Sam Lohmann
7/31: John Morrison
Jarecki + BT Shaw &
Sage Cohen + Judith