April 5, 2014
Vol 8, Issue 7
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Market Updates: New Faces and Old Friends

We have lots of new faces at market this week and we're welcoming back some old friends. This week Hollywood Farmers Market is excited to introduce a few new vendors to you. We'll have Home Grown with their delicious homemade kimchi and saurkraut produced with delicious local veggies. Award winning preserve maker Kelly's Jelly brings spicy pepper jellies to market. Kelly partners with local farmers to get her hot peppers and fruit, including our very own Gales Meadow Farm! Fraga Farm will also be here, bringing in their amazing organic goat cheese produced with the milk from their own herd outside of Sweet Home, Oregon.


Deep Roots Farm is returning this week, with beautiful spring veggies after recovering from a rough winter. Hot Mama Salsa will be back, spicing it up for spring and Think UNIQUE Gardens will have all the spring starts for your growing gardens. Dragonfly Forge will be rejoining us and offering knife and tool sharpening, and Olympic Provisions and Sweet Briar Farms have you covered for some delicious protein options.


And of course all of your winter favorites will still be joining us as well this week. We've got a full house! Come check out the new faces and catch up with old friends and neighbors.


See you at the market!

And don't forget your plant starts! Bring market fresh veggies to your own garden all summer long with local plant starts! 

Volunteer Orientation Saturday, April 26th!
Ari Rosner, Community Volunteer Coordinator
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."

- Unknown   


Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Come out to our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, April 26th at 10am, at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church at 1907 NE 45th Ave (meet at the office door on Sandy Blvd). We'll cover volunteer roles, changes to the 2014 season and other information about the market, and do a short "rehearsal" of the market setup and breakdown.


volunteer guys The Hollywood Farmers Market wouldn't be possible without the help of its volunteers. Every Saturday it takes 20 to 25 volunteers to keep the market running smoothly. A few early-riser volunteers show up at 7 am to set up the market's equipment (canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, signage) before customers begin arriving. During the market, volunteers answer customers' questions, pass out fliers about upcoming market events, allow vendors working solo to take breaks, do crowd counts, and anything else that comes up during the course of a busy market. Then, at the end of the market, they take all our equipment down and repack our storage space. Volunteers enable our market to function and they make it fun!


Farmers markets are inherently social places. According to a Project for Public Spaces study, a customer has an average of 15-20 social interactions at a farmers market, versus 1-2 at a grocery store. And for volunteers, that number is much higher. Even for the setup and breakdown volunteers, who mainly just interact with each other, the camaraderie and sense of shared purpose is strong.


volunteers at the market

On Saturday mornings, the mood at the information booth (which is the home base for market volunteers) is warm and inviting. New volunteers are welcomed heartily and quickly absorbed into the community, and returning volunteers are greeted as old friends. Some of the volunteers are people I've known for years, and every Saturday the market is something we share with each other and with the neighborhood.


If you're interested in learning more about volunteering but can't make it to the orientation, no worries; contact Ari Rosner at 503-803-7279 or send him an email at volunteers@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org and we can schedule you and orient you on market day!

Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for another market to buy your midweek groceries at this spring?

The Lloyd Farmers Market runs year-round! 
Tuesdays 10am to 2pm
Oregon Square Courtyard
NE Holladay Street between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th

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 Market Vendors 
Here's a list of all the great vendors you'll find at the market this winter!

Deck Family Farm

Deep Roots Farm
(back this week) 

Dragonfly Forge
(knife and tool sharpening back this week) 

Fraga Farm
(new this week!)

Gales Meadow Farm

Hammer & Tuffy's Handmade Granola 
Herr Family Farm
(flowers back this week) 
Home Grown
(new this week!) 
Hot Mama Salsa
(starts this week)  
Kelly's Jelly
(new this week!)

La Fountain Herbal
(last week, back in the fall)

Linda Brand Crab

Mocha Roma Coffee
(starts this week) 

Montiel's Cocina

Nature's Best - Oregon Honey
(starts this week)

Nature's Wild Harvest 


Nectar Cafe




Ole World Oils


Olympic Provisions

(starts this week) 


Peak Forest Fruit


Persephone Farm


Pine Mountain Ranch


Sun Gold Farm


Sweet Briar Farms 

(starts this week)


Sweet Leaf Organic Farm


Think UNIQUE Gardens

(plant starts this week!) 


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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