By Ari Rosner
Lloyd Farmers Market co-manager
Do you love the Hollywood Farmers Market but find yourself having already used up all your delicious fresh veggies mid-week? Looking for somewhere nearby to do some mid-week farmers market shopping? The Lloyd Farmers Market is just down the road, and open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tucked in under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard (on Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues), the Lloyd Farmers Market is easily accessible for a healthy lunchtime escapade, quick dash to replenish your veggie supply or surprise stop to pick up flowers for your loved one. Everything from fresh fruit to gelato to mushrooms to meat – not to mention tons of fresh vegetables is there for the picking.
The Lloyd Farmers Market also has plenty of lunch options for the many hungry office workers in our neighborhood. The ever-popular Mixteca, with traditional Oaxacan tamales and nourishment with seasonal rice/bean bowls (Hollywood Farmers Market shoppers will know them from their breakfast burritos), continue at the Lloyd Farmers Market. A new addition is Obon, serving what they call “Japanese comfort food,” delicious plant-based Japanese cuisine that highlights local produce. Are you hungry yet?
Starting in June, the Lloyd Farmers Market will feature live music every other Tuesday, through September. Stop by the market on those days and enjoy the music while you shop or eat lunch. We’ll have the guitar stylings of John Twist on June 2. On June 16, Eric John Kaiser and his Parisian Americana fusion will perform. Check our website at www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for our full music calendar.
Vendors at the market this summer:
Flying Coyote Farm – Vegetables, herbs, eggs, goat’s milk soap, sauerkraut, pasture raised meat
Gelato Maestro – Fresh-made gelato and sorbet
Greenville Farms – Fresh no-spray produce including strawberries, hazelnuts, salamis, prunes, eggs
Intent Coffee Roasting – Locally roasted coffee beans, hot and iced coffee
Kiyokawa Family Orchards (starts in July) – cherries, apples, pears and other tree fruit
Mixteca – Traditional Oaxacan tamales and mole
Nature’s Wild Harvest – Fresh and dried mushrooms and other foraged goodies (including huckleberries in summer)
Nourishment – Seasonal bean/rice bowls, chilequiles, and soup
Obon – Japanese comfort food featuring local produce
Portland Juice Company – Cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices
Seed & Thistle Apothecary (not every week; check website for dates) – Herbal tonics made from locally grown plants
Scratch Meats (not every week; check website for dates) – Handmade, locally sourced fresh sausage
Sweetheart Bake Shop – Hand pies, cookies and cakes by the slice
Think Unique Gardens – Plant starts, eggs, jam, heirloom vegetables later in summer
The Hummus Stop – Hummus, baba gnanoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
Udan Farm – Produce
Unger Farms – Strawberries, and raspberries/blueberries/blackberries later in summer
Xiong Farm – Fresh cut flowers
See you at the market!
The Lloyd Farmers Market is located under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on NE Holladay Street between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th Ave. The 7th Avenue MAX stop is across the street. It is open year-round, every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, or to sign up for our weekly email updates, visit www.lloydfarmersmarket.com.