June 24, 2010
Vol 4, Issue 10
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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 Programoregon trail token pile
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.

Preserving Classes
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

sauerkParticipants 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
group of folks participating in the walking tourThe 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 organize!
This Week:
Walking Tour - 11am, Saturday, June 26, 2010
Meet at the HFM Information Booth on the corner of NE 44th & Hancock Street for a one hour tour with clipboard in hand.

Upcoming Events:
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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This Week at the Market
Todd Samusson with Rick Brodner

Community Booths:

Andeo International Homestays
Free Geek

Locally Grown Poetry:
Kirsten Rian at 10:30am
Sam Lohmann at 11:30am
Featured Products
June 26th, 2010

goldrush yellow zucchini

Goldrush Zucchini
Deep Roots Farm


Herr Family Farm

Pepper Side Bacon
Sweet Briar Farm

Sweet Cucumbers
Sweet Leaf Farm

Biodynamic Fennel Bulbs
Winter Green Farm
Market Pics
HFM volunteer Laura shows one of the many uses for garlic whips.
laura with garlic whips around her eyes like sunglasses

Juicy tomato samples from Sylvan Valley Acres.

tomato samples
Matt from Linda Brand Crab show off his salmon.
matt with salmon

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 breaks.

Listen to good words while you choose your sweet carrots, free-range eggs, luscious berries - and lettuce so beautiful it could be a bouquet.

6/26: Kirsten Rian + Sam Lohmann

7/31: John Morrison & Dave Jarecki + BT Shaw & Friend

8/28: Sage Cohen + Judith Barrington

hfm_mapThe Hollywood Farmers Market is open Saturdays, May through Thanksgiving from 8am - 1pm. (November Markets begin at 9am).

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 www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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