July 18, 2013
Vol 7, Issue 21
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Market Updates
Summer is in full swing and we're starting to see tomatoes, eggplants, summer squashes and garlic all around the market.  The berries are plentiful and perfect for all your canning projects.  And several varieties of cherries and peaches are coming to market each week.
In addition to all the best summer produce, this week you can find on-call vendors Captured By Porches and Hot Mama Salsa.  2 Fruits is back in the market.  Boondockers Farm, Dancing Light Ranch and Ole World Oils will be absent this week, but should all return next week.  And we are hoping to see Columbia River Fish Company, Treaty of 1855, as long as Friday's fishing goes well.  

See you at the market!  
Senior Day is this Saturday!
by Heather Wilkinson, Neighborhood Gleaners

The Hollywood Farmers Market and the Hollywood Senior Center are partnering to bring the community a fun and informative Senior Day at the Market this Saturday, July 20th! Senior Day will feature discounts for seniors at some vendors, a special market tour at 11pm, cooking demonstrations for using seasonal ingredients in simple, small meals, personal shoppers for seniors, and an opportunity to win a basket of market goodies.


Our neighborhood has a high population of senior community members, many of whom are facing a variety of barriers to accessing necessities like food, but particularly health food. "A major barrier that many seniors face in coming to the market is a perception that the market is too expensive and too busy to be a good option for them," says Hollywood Senior Center Executive Director Amber Kerns-Johnson.  By having tours and information about ways to shop the market on a budget, and by having personal shoppers available to help seniors navigate the market, Senior Day is one way to address those barriers in welcoming, fun, and safe way.


The Hollywood Farmers Market also accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP as well as providing a "SNAP Match" up to $5. That means that each week a person uses their Oregon Trail card at the market, the market is able to match those benefits up to $5 to stretch the limited funds. The match is funded through private donations and support from the Hollywood Farmers Market Board. Seniors can also use FDNP (Farm Direct Nutrition Program) vouchers in the market to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. 


In addition to the benefit provided to seniors, this special market day will be a way for community members to learn about some of the challenges facing seniors and what they can do to help. If you're unable to attend, but would like to find out what you can do to help, you can contact the Hollywood Senior Center regarding volunteer opportunities at the center. If you're particularly interested in senior nutrition, contact the  Neighborhood Gleaners - a program of the Hollywood Senior Center that works with farmers markets to distribute unsold produce to low income seniors in the Hollywood and Woodstock markets - at (971) 285-4601 or gleaners@hollywoodseniorcenter.com. The Hollywood Farmers Market is also seeking new volunteers and can be reached at volunteers@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.


If you're a senior who is unable to attend, but would like more information, you can also contact the Gleaners and they'd be happy to share everything they learned. 

Market Photos

At the Market


Buzz Holland Trio


Community Booths:

Hollywood Senior Center  

Elders in Action 

Metropolitan Family Service 


Upcoming Events:

Market Tours - Every Saturday at 11am

Face Painting with Crista
9am - 12:30pm, July 13th and 27th


Senior Day - all day July 20th
(Cooking Demo at 10:30 am)
Featured Products
July 20, 2013
Cut Flowers
Herr's Family Farm
Gathering some fresh product for a weekend BBQ? Why not dress up your table with a locally grown bouquet of flowers? Family owned, Herr's grows all of their flowers right here in Oregon and offers a variety of lilies, dahlias, and gladiolas. You can buy vibrant bunches or individual flowers for the house or someone special. 

Plant Starts
THINK Unique Gardens
One of the most impressive things about THINK Unique Gardens is the exciting variety you will find there. Owner Suzanne Brillat offers some truly unique starts such as bronze fennel and tristar strawberries. A must to check out as you enter the market, you are bound to find many interesting starts.

Captured by Porches
"Our IPA is not a part of the IBU arms race, bitter does not always mean good." Getting its start in a Portland basement, Captured by Porches has done an exceptional job at staying small to maintain the true integrity of their beers. A true homage to craft beer in Portland.  

Feeley's Fruit
Trouble figuring out where to get your cherries? Head over to Feeley's where the cherries are picked less than 24 hours before the market to ensure freshness. This week, look out for juicy plump Lapin and Rainier varieties. The friendly staff makes it hard to not wander over for a few samples.

Knife Sharpening
Dragonfly Forge
Not what you would expect to find at a farmers market! Dragonfly brings a service to the Hollywood market that you might not have known you needed, professionally hand-sharpening knives and tools right on site. Drop off your items while you explore the market and pick them up before you leave.
Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to buy your midweek groceries?

Tuesday, 10am - 2pm
New vendors and events all summer!

www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or to sign up for weekly updates.
Every Saturday, May - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - April

May - October, 8am - 1pm
November - April, 9am - 1pm

NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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