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Do Your Part to Keep Lloyd Farmers Market Safe (instructions provided)

We are happy to say that tomorrow March 24th, the Lloyd Farmers Market will be open, providing healthy food to the community and providing a venue for our local farmers and small-businesses to continue operating during this time. Like grocery stores, farmers markets are continuing to operate as essential businesses, as formally recognized by the State of Oregon last week.

We want everyone who has sent us their concerns, comments and support over the past few days to know that we hear you. Operating the farmers market in a safe way is our top priority, and we are implementing significant precautionary measures to protect the health of our shoppers, vendors and the community as a whole. These precautionary measures will be updated as necessary – please check our website here for the most up-to-date information.

Maintain Distance

Please attend the farmers market in an efficient manner, as we want to have the smallest crowds possible. The Oregon Health Authority has required shoppers to keep at least 3 feet apart at all times. If you can keep more space, please do, to protect yourself and others.
We are also asking the following of our shoppers to help reduce crowding and keep the market as safe as possible:
  • If you have any symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please stay home.
  • If possible, send only one member of your household to shop at the market.
  • Please leave children and pets at home if possible.
  • Talk to your neighbors, and consider sending one shopper for multiple households if you can.
  • Come prepared with a list of items to decrease the amount of time spent at the market.
  • Read signage at market and follow instructions – there will be entrances and exits to booths, and limits to the number of people who can be in a booth at one time.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently using the options provided.
  • Only handle produce that you are buying and take the item on the top of the pile. Now is not the time to search a pile for the perfect head of lettuce.
  • After completing your purchases, please do not linger in the market space.

At the farmers market tomorrow:

Birkeland Farm – grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs from Beavercreek OR
By George Farm – fresh and aged Jersey cow’s milk cheeses, duck eggs
Greenville Farms – produce, jam, eggs, sausages, cookies, smoked salmon
Mindful Mushrooms – cultivated and wild-foraged mushrooms, mushroom powders and tinctures
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, hot drinks and more
Mom’s Flower Farm – bouquets of dried flowers
Tabor Bread – wood-fired sourdough bread and whole grain pastries
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
The Urban Acre Homestead – hyper-local produce grown in NE Portland

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Keeping Lloyd Farmers Market Safe and Healthy

The Hollywood and Lloyd Farmers Markets are closely tracking the most recent updates regarding COVID-19 from the Oregon Health Authority. As of now our markets will remain open. We will stay abreast of the latest news and post relevant updates as they come up. Safety is our top priority. See what we are doing to keep our market safe below.

Additionally, we are working on new efforts to safely get healthy food to our community and support local farmers, through a system of online pre-ordering. If you would like to help in the effort FILL OUT THIS FORM.

We are essential:
Farmers markets are essential. Despite the current health crisis, food remains a basic human need, and we provide access to nutrient dense food. With our ability to space out our vendors, provide an open-air market, and relieve stresses on grocery stores, we aim to support the safest food shopping options. Through our food assistance programming, in 2019 we provided nearly $37,000 in food assistance to low income community members. Our weekly gleaning program conducted in partnership with our local senior center donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to seniors.

We are going to take the following precautions to make our market safe:

  • Space booths farther apart
  • Limit no more than 2 shoppers in a 10×10 booth at one time. Lines should form outside the booth.
  • Cancel music, special events and our market volunteer program until further notice
  • Remove all seating
  • Ban food sampling
  • Restrict hot food sales to take out only
  • Add more hand washing stations
  • Sanitize high-touch surfaces frequently
  • Encourage vendors to have hand sanitizer available at checkout
  • Encourage customers not to touch items that they are not going to purchase and for vendors to pre-bag items
  • Encourage vendors to pre-bag bulk items
  • Round prices to the nearest dollar to eliminate coin handling
  • Zero-tolerance policy for sick vendors, customers and staff

And we are asking the following of our shoppers:

  • Maintain a distance of at least 3 feet apart from other shoppers at all times.
  • If you have any symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please stay home.
  • If possible, send only one member of your household to shop at the market.
  • Please leave children and pets at home if possible.
  • Talk to your neighbors, and consider sending one shopper for multiple households if you can.
  • Come prepared with a list of items to decrease the amount of time spent at the market.
  • Read signage at market and follow instructions – there will be entrances and exits to booths, and limits to the number of people who can be in a booth at one time.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently using the options provided.
  • Only handle produce that you are buying and take the item on the top of the pile. Now is not the time to search a pile for the perfect head of lettuce.
  • After completing your purchases, please do not linger in the market space.

All hands on deck are needed right now and we are part of the solution:
We hope our presence and our health measures will help relieve pressure on grocery stores and provide the safest possible options for shopping. In the coming weeks, we will be working towards hosting an online pre-order system and making pre-orders available for pick up at market and drop sites, aiming to further address the food safety and access concerns of our community.

As unemployment rises, community-based food insecurity programming everywhere will be of increased importance. Including grants, our projected food assistance for 2020 was near $50,000. Keeping dollars in our local economy is especially important at this time. Our market requires that producers grow products in Oregon or Washington and, unlike at grocery stores, money spent at a farmers market goes directly back to the food producer. We estimate that our markets directed over $2 million back to local farms and small businesses in 2019.

Sending well wishes to everyone in this challenging time.

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Spring blossoms today at the Lloyd Farmers Market!

Today it’s a beautiful day at the Lloyd Farmers Market! Spring is here, and the trees are blossoming throughout the courtyard.

In addition to the variety of spring greens like kale, chard and lettuce, today Greenville Farms has purple sprouting broccoli! PSB is a classic Northwest crop of this season, sweetened by frost and flowering week after week.

Today’s market also features bread and pastries from Tabor Bread, pastured meat from Birkeland Farm, fresh and aged cheeses from By George Farm, and bouquets of fresh cut flowers from Mom’s Flower Farm!

We want to let you all know that we’re keeping a close watch on the latest news regarding the coronavirus, and are taking steps to help our shoppers and vendors protect themselves. As always, the onsite bathroom adjacent to the market has soap and hot water for handwashing. We will also have hand sanitizer available at the market information booth, and we are encouraging vendors to carry it at their booths as well. We are encouraging our vendors and customers to take note if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever or dry cough. If you are, please stay home to take care of yourself and protect others.

See below for a full list of vendors at the market today. We’re open from 10am to 2pm, see you at the market!

Alleamin Products – Somalian hot food and sauces
Birkeland Farm – grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs from Beavercreek OR
By George Farm – fresh and aged Jersey cow’s milk cheeses, Gotland wool, duck eggs
Greenville Farms – produce, jam, eggs, sausages, cookies, smoked salmon
Mindful Mushrooms – cultivated and wild-foraged mushrooms, mushroom powders and tinctures
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, hot drinks and more
Mom’s Flower Farm – bouquets of dried flowers
Quiche Me If You Can – personal-sized quiches, soup
Robyn’s Craft Bakehouse – rustic whole grain crackers made with wheat grown in Oregon
Tabor Bread – wood-fired sourdough bread and whole grain pastries

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Whole-grain bread and pastries, sambusas, and spring produce today at the Lloyd Farmers Market!

Today at the Lloyd Farmers Market we’re joined by a new vendor – Tabor Bread! Their long-fermented sourdough loaves and whole grain pastries will be a great addition to the farmers market. Stop by and welcome them to the market.Have you been missing your weekly sambusa this winter? Never fear, because Khadro of Alleamin Products is back at the market today, with sambusas, chicken and rice and Somalian hot sauces.Urban Acre Homestead is here again today, going forward she’ll be at the market every other week. And Greenville Farms has a wide variety of spring produce, including the first lettuce of the season!See below for a full list of vendors at the market today. We’re open from 10am to 2pm, see you at the market!Alleamin Products – Somalian hot food and sauces
Birkeland Farm – grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs from Beavercreek OR
By George Farm – fresh and aged Jersey cow’s milk cheeses, Gotland wool, duck eggs
Central City Coffee – coffee beans and hot coffee
Greenville Farms – produce, jam, eggs, sausages, cookies, smoked salmon
Mindful Mushrooms – cultivated and wild-foraged mushrooms, mushroom powders and tinctures
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, hot drinks and more
Mom’s Flower Farm – bouquets of dried flowers
Quiche Me If You Can – personal-sized quiches, soupRobyn’s Craft Bakehouse – rustic whole grain crackers made with wheat grown in Oregon
Tabor Bread – wood-fired sourdough bread and whole grain pastries
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
The Urban Acre Homestead – hyper local produce grown right here in NE Portland

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Welcome Urban Acre Homestead! Farewell for now Kiyokawa.

We are happy to welcome The Urban Acre Homstead to the Lloyd Market today. Genevieve Flanagan runs her one woman operation on an acre plot right in NE Portland. She uses no-till, organic practices (although her small farm is not certified). Come try her beautiful produce. She will be joining us on an alternating schedule this spring!

Sadly, today is Kiyokawa Family Orchard’s final day of the season so load up on all of your favorite pears and apples. They have D’anjou, Taylors Gold, Cameo, Fuji, Crimson Crisp and more!

We are still accepting Vendor Applications for the 2020 season! Follow this link for all the details and to apply through Manage My Market.

See below for a full list of vendors at the market today. We’re open from 10am to 2pm, see you at the market!

Birkeland Farm – grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs from Beavercreek OR
Central City Coffee – coffee beans and hot coffee
Greenville Farms – produce, jam, eggs, sausages, cookies, smoked salmon
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – apples and pears, cider
Mindful Mushrooms – cultivated and wild-foraged mushrooms, mushroom powders and tinctures
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, hot drinks and more
Mom’s Flower Farm – bouquets of dried flowers
Quiche Me If You Can – personal-sized quiches, soup
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks
The Urban Acre Homestead – hyper local produce grown right here in NE Portland

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Apple cider, duck eggs, spicy greens and more today at the Lloyd Farmers Market!

It’s another crisp dry morning at the Lloyd Farmers Market! Greenville Farms has mountains of fresh produce including carrots, potatoes, kale, chard, and – new this week – a spicy salad mix with arugula, mizunoa, mustard and baby bok choy.

Kiyokawa Family Orchards has fresh cider – both an apple blend and apple-pear! Apple and pear season is starting to wind up – most likely next week will be the last week for Kiyokawa. They still have a number of varieties including Cameo, Fuji, Crimson Crisp and more. Stop by to stock up!

We are still accepting Vendor Applications for the 2020 season! Follow this link for all the details and to apply through Manage My Market.

See below for more photos and a full list of vendors at the market today. Quiche Me If You Can will return next week. We’re open from 10am to 2pm, see you at the market!

Birkeland Farm – grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken and eggs from Beavercreek OR
By George Farm – fresh and aged Jersey cow’s milk cheeses, Gotland wool, duck eggs
Central City Coffee – coffee beans and hot coffee
Greenville Farms – produce, jam, eggs, sausages, cookies, smoked salmon
Kiyokawa Family Orchards – apples and pears, cider
Mindful Mushrooms – cultivated and wild-foraged mushrooms, mushroom powders and tinctures
Mixteca – traditional Oaxacan tamales, mole bowls, tacos, hot drinks and more
Mom’s Flower Farm – bouquets of dried flowers
The Hummus Stop – hummus, baba ganoush, pita and other Mediterranean snacks