By Ari Rosner
Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator
This May, the Hollywood Farmers Market begins its 19th season of running a weekly farmers market in the Hollywood neighborhood. During this time, we’ve seen a whole generation of kids grow up with the farmers market. They’ve met farmers, seen unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, snacked on berries and grown up with a greater connection to where their food comes from.
This season, we’re excited that Joanna Sooper from Turnip the Heat cooking school will be back at the Hollywood Farmers Market, leading our young market goers in kids’ activities and demos. These activities are designed to be educational as well as fun.
This season’s schedule:
May 9 – Getting to Know the Beet (with beet painting)
June 13 – Market Scavenger Hunt (this market day will also feature kids’ music from Steve Cooper and Talullah’s Daddy)
July 11 – What Part of the Plant am I Eating?
September 12 – Easy Pickling for Kids
Activities will run 9:30-11:30 a.m. You can learn more about Joanna and her other cooking classes at turniptheheatcooking.com.
And of course, if kids’ activities aren’t your thing, there is an abundance of produce this time of year, to fill those empty baskets. This month you should expect to find strawberries, asparagus, carrots, onions, broccoli, kale, radishes, and much more, with raspberries and blueberries not far off.
See you at the market!
The Hollywood Farmers Market is located on Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues, one block south of Sandy Boulevard. For more information, visit hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
The Lloyd Farmers Market is located under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues. For more information, visit www.lloydfarmersmarket.com.