By Ari Rosner
Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator
Have you been to the Lloyd Farmers Market lately? If you didn’t get a chance to make it during the summer, never fear – the farmers market will continue on, every Tuesday, through the winter. We have the unique benefit of being entirely under the cover of a huge beautiful gazebo, so we stay cozy and dry no matter what the weather. The Lloyd Farmers Market is located in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street, between 7th and 9th avenues, right next to the 7th Ave MAX stop. The market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Some of the vendors at the Lloyd Farmers Market might be familiar to you if you’re a regular at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Our newest addition is Persephone Farm, a 55-acre certified organic produce farm in Lebanon, Oregon (outside Corvallis). Those of you who shop at the Hollywood Farmers Market will know Persephone from their longtime and overflowing booth at that market. Also, if (like many of us) you’re addicted to Nourishment’s breakfast burritos at the Hollywood Farmers Market, Nourishment is also at the Lloyd Farmers Market to give you your fix, selling bean/rice bowls, chilequiles, and soups. Other overlapping vendors are Nature’s Wild Harvest, with mushrooms and other foraged goodies, and Kiyokawa Family Orchards, with dozens of varieties of apples and pears.
Now you might be asking: “A farmers market in the winter? What even grows in the winter?” The answer is: “Lots!” Some of the products available this fall and winter include apples, beets, breads, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chanterelles, chestnuts, chilequiles, coffee, collard greens, cookies, eggs, garlic, goat milk soap, greens, hazelnuts, herbs, honey, hummus, jam, kale, mushrooms, onions, pastries, pears, popcorn, potatoes, prunes, rice/bean bowls, salamis, soup, spinach, tamales, turnips, winter squash. Is your mouth watering yet? See below for a full list of vendors at the market.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty healthy lunch, some midweek grocery shopping or just a quick snack, the Lloyd Farmers Market has got you covered. To get more information on the market, or to sign up for our weekly email updates, go to www.lloydfarmersmarket.com or search for us on Facebook.
At the market this November:
Greenville Farms – fresh no-spray produce, hazelnuts and prunes
Intent Coffee Roasting – locally roasted coffee beans, hot coffee
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – dozens of varieties of apples and pears
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales and mole
Naked Acres Farm – Certified Naturally Grown heirloom vegetables, preserves and goat’s milk soap
Nature’s Wild Harvest – fresh and dried mushrooms and other foraged goodies (including chestnuts)
Nourishment – seasonal bean/rice bowls, chilaquiles and soups
Persephone Farm – certified organic greens, pumpkins, eggs, roots, cabbage, garlic, onions, and so much more
Seed & Thistle Apothecary (Second Tuesday of each month) – herbal medicine made from locally-grown plants
Tabor Bread – wood-fired breads and pastries
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba gnanoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
The Lloyd Farmers Market is located in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues, right next to the 7th Ave MAX stop. It is open every Tuesday, year round. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit lloydfarmersmarket.com.