By Francesca Benedetti
Hollywood and Lloyd Farmers Market manager
In April we rejoiced at the return of the weekly Saturday schedule for the Hollywood Farmers Market, and even every Saturday doesn’t seem like enough sometimes.
Luckily, and oft forgotten, Hollywood’s partner market is just two stops west on the MAX line. The Lloyd Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, year-round from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is loaded with ten to twenty vendors to satisfy your mid-week hankering for fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, meats, eggs, mushrooms and of course a variety of ready-to-eat breakfast and lunch options to keep you going while you shop.
It’s located under the Oregon Square Courtyard gazebo on Northeast Holladay Street between Northeast 7th and 9th avenues.
Farmers Markets play a critical role in directly connecting eaters to their regions’ growers, ranchers, edible foragers, and food makers. Starting in January of this year the Lloyd Farmers Market began as a pilot market for Double Up Food Bucks, a program in which SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients using their EBT card can receive a match of up to $10 per week at market.
Even in the sparser winter months we experienced an increase in EBT customers at the Lloyd Farmers Market, and it created excitement and anticipation to start the same program at Hollywood and Oregon wide in May. Now EBT card users can visit more than 50 farmers markets in Oregon and receive and spend this same $10 Double Up Food Bucks match throughout them all. Visit the market fund website for more details and a complete list of participating farmers markets.
Vendors at Lloyd Farmers Market this summer:
Cafe de Crepe – savory and sweet crepes with rotating seasonal specials
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
Hayes Oyster Company – fresh-harvested oysters from Tillamook Bay, sold by the half and full dozen
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
Naked Acres Farm – certified Naturally Grown produce, fresh lamb/chickens/pork, preserves, goat’s milk soap
Nature’s Wild Harvest – fresh and dried mushrooms and other foraged goodies (including huckleberries in summer)
Nora’s Kitchen Granola – scratch-made, gluten-free vegan granola and cookies (gone for the month of June)
Nourishment – seasonal bean/rice bowls, chilequiles, and soup
Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery – artisan goat cheese
Sweetheart Bake Shop – hand pies, cookies and cakes by the slice made with love
Thomas & Sons Distillery – craft spirits distilled from tea (3rd Tuesday of the month)
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
The Lloyd Farmers Market is located under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between Northeast 7th and Northeast 9th avenues. The 7th Avenue MAX stop is across the street. The market 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.