By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
The Irvington Farmer’s Market in Sullivan’s Gulch (note new name), and the King Farmer’s Market, both opened for their second seasons last month. The King Market will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King School Park, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave., while the I.F.M. at S.G. will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Northeast 16th Avenue between Broadway and Weidler streets. Both are Sundays.
To make sure it is accessible to the whole community, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, the King Market’s sponsor, has set up a community fund to match, dollar for dollar up to $10, purchases by Food Stamp and Oregon Trail Card holders. Thus, at this market they can purchase $20 worth of food for $10 worth of credits. The problem is the demand is exceeding the supply; Trail Card owners consumed $1,000 of the Fund’s $3,000 kitty in the first week. To contribute, call (503) 823-4575 or gro.n1502990834oitil1502990834aocen1502990834@ofni1502990834.