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Eat our Northwest winter bounty, today at the Lloyd Farmers Market!

It’s a blustery one today at the Lloyd Farmers Market, but we are keeping dry under the gazebo, and ready for another beautiful market day.

Greenville Farms is living up to their name today with mountains of greens, including lettuce (green and red), kale, bok choy and salad mix! Plenty of other winter produce too, like squash, potatoes, carrots, apples pears, beets and more! We’re fortunate to be able to eat so well during the winter from our regional harvest.

In case you missed them last week, PDX Urban Gardens is back again today, with hyper-local herbal lip balms. See below for pictures and a full list of vendors at the market today. We’re open today until 2pm, see you at the market!

4Hearts Kombucha – craft-brewed canned kombucha
29 Kettle Confectionery – freshly roasted glazed nuts
Blind Coffee Roasters – award winning locally-roasted coffee beans
Cheng Summer Bloom – bouquets of fresh and dried seasonal flowers
Dregs Vodka – locally distilled vodka, all profits go to NW charities
Fink’s Fermented Foods – sauerkraut, pickles and kim chi
Greenville Farms – produce, honey, eggs, sausages, smoked salmon, jerky, cookies
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – dozens of varieties of apples and pears
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, refrescos and more
PDX Urban Gardens – hyper-local herbal products

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Give today to feed families and farmers!

Today is the last day of our year-end fundraising campaign to ensure that our Double Up Food Bucks program can continue next year.

We have raised over $5,000 to date for Double Up at the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets – on our way to our “extra-stretch-goal” for this campaign of $7,000! Thank you so much to all those who have donated already. Your support will make it possible for this program to continue, helping thousands of our low-income neighbors afford to purchase fresh, local produce at the farmers market.

One in five of your neighbors is facing food insecurity this holiday season. You can put fresh local produce on their dinner table by giving to Double Up Food Bucks at the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets.

Since the pandemic began, food insecurity is on the rise nationwide. At the Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Market, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) usage has increased by more than 40% this year! Your help is needed now more than ever. We have never seen this kind of need before.

In the past ten years we have distributed over $220,000 to thousands of SNAP recipients. This has been made possible by the generosity of many individual donors.

You can join our effort by giving at our campaign page today. If you prefer to make a contribution by check, you can mail it to Lloyd Farmers Market, PO Box 13233, Portland, OR 97213. Checks should be made out to Farmers Market Fund, with “Lloyd Farmers Market” in the memo line.

Donations to this campaign are tax-deductible, thanks to our fiscal sponsor Farmers Market Fund. Farmers Market Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Every $10 you give means one more family can buy fresh, local fruits and vegetables. That means more food in the pantry. That means more sales for our family farmers. And it means a healthier community:

“This program is actually helping my kids grow! They have eaten more fruit this summer than ever before.”

“I feel much more connected to the community and to the food I eat when I buy fresh and local from the farmers market. Thank you!”

Make a gift to Double Up Food Bucks today – because everyone deserves to eat healthy, fresh, local food.

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Last Lloyd Farmers Market until January – time to stock up or pick up a gift!

Today is the last Lloyd Farmers Market until January 5th! Come on down to the market to visit your favorite vendors, enjoy one more tamale (or pick up some frozen for holiday meals), and stock up on produce!

We’re joined by a new vendor today – 4Hearts Kombucha, with low sugar, easy-to-drink canned kombucha in a variety of flavors. Also, Westward Whiskey Distillery, Divine Microgreens and Robyn’s Craft Bakehouse are back at the market as well!

Our year-end giving campaign for Double Up Food Bucks continues, to ensure that everyone can afford fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. See here for more info; every $10 you give means one more family can buy fresh, local fruits and vegetables! You can donate at the above link or bring cash or check to the farmers market information booth today.

We will be closed December 22nd and 29th for the holidays, so make sure and stock up today! See below for a full list of today’s vendors and more photos. We’re open today until 2pm; see you at the market!

4Hearts Kombucha – craft-brewed canned kombucha
29 Kettle/Ah-Nuts – freshly roasted glazed nuts
Blind Coffee Roasters – award winning locally-roasted coffee beans
Cheng Summer Bloom – bouquets of fresh and dried seasonal flowers
Divine Microgreens – Portland-produced, nutrient-dense microgreens of many varieties
Fink’s Fermented Foods – sauerkraut, pickles and kim chi
Greenville Farms – produce, honey, eggs, sausages, smoked salmon, jerky, cookies
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – dozens of varieties of apples and pears
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, refrescos and more
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
Robyn’s Craft Bakehouse – rustic whole grain crackers and breads made with wheat grown in Oregon
Westward Whiskey Distillery – locally-distilled American whiskey

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Fill Your Pantry!

What a fantastic day we have lined up for you! Today we are joined by the following Fill Your Pantry vendors:

Campfire Farms: Producers of pasture-raised, whey fed pork.

Dancing Roots Farm: High quality fresh veggies and herbs.

Martson Farm Highland Cattle: Naturally raised grass fed beef.

Thousand Furrows Farm: Delicious local veggies from Troutdale.

Nature’s Old Time Meats: Pastured , GMO -free meats.

Vibrant Valley Farm: An urban farm that grows veggies, flowers, and indigo!

Nature’s Old Time Meats

And of course, our wonderful regular vendors will be at the market too!

Blind Coffee Roasters – award winning locally-roasted coffee beans.
Cheng Summer Bloom – bouquets of fresh and dried seasonal flowers.
Finks Fermented Foods – sauerkraut, pickles and kim chi.
Greenville Farms – produce, honey, eggs, sausages, smoked salmon, jerky, cookies.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – apples, pears.
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, refrescos and more.

Plus, Ah Nuts is joining the market, with freshly roasted nutmeats of all kinds. And DregsVodka will be here too! It’s
going to be a great day!

See you at the market!

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It’s December! Loads of winter squash – New farmers market poster – Bouquets of winter flowers

Good morning from the Lloyd Farmers Market – we’re all set up to refill your fridge and pantry today, with fresh winter produce, apples and pears, microgreens, bread and much more!

Dregs Vodka is back at the market today, stop by and check out their locally-distilled vodka. All their profits go to Pacific NW charities – a perfect buy for Giving Tuesday!

We have a beautiful new winter-season poster, and we really want to get this poster out there across our NE/SE neighborhoods, making sure everyone knows that we are open all winter long!

If you’re interested in helping us hang some posters or put out some flyers, you can stop by the market’s information booth today, or any other Tuesday, to pick up some posters. Wherever you are able and willing to help would be great – office or community bulletin boards, by elevators, in store windows – wherever people will see them.

Fink’s Fermented Foods will return next week. See below for a full list of vendors here today, and see you at the market!

Blind Coffee Roasters – award winning locally-roasted coffee beans
Cheng Summer Bloom – bouquets of fresh cut flowers
Divine Microgreens – Portland-produced, nutrient-dense microgreens of many varieties

Dregs Vodka – locally distilled vodka, all profits go to NW charities
Greenville Farms – produce, honey, eggs, sausages, smoked salmon, jerky, cookies
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – apples, pears
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, refrescos and more
Robyn’s Craft Bakehouse – rustic whole grain crackers and breads made with wheat grown in Oregon
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks