The Hollywood Farmers Market has a 15-member volunteer board with a 3 year commitment. The board meets the third Wednesday of each month throughout the year. In addition to attending monthly meetings, board members participate in committees focused on marketing, long-term planning, staff, market site logistics and finances. You are welcome to attend a meeting to see for yourself how this part of your market functions. Please visit our volunteers page for details on how to become more involved.
Current Market Staff
Pritha Golden (Market Director)
Pritha was born and raised in Portland and moved to Eugene, Oregon in high school. This is when she first fell in love with the world of local food and began traveling across the state working farmers markets. For the last 15 years, her work and passion have centered around the joy of growing, distributing, and sharing nutritious food in local communities. Having worked on production farms, with schools and food-justice non-profits, she is passionate about supporting a thriving market for growers and the local community.
Ari Rosner (Market Coordinator)
Ari moved to Portland in 2008, and immediately looked for a farmers market near his Northeast neighborhood. He found Hollywood Farmers Market, and began volunteering weekly in the information booth. A couple years later, a staff position opened up and he came on board as the Community Volunteer Coordinator (later Market Coordinator). Over the years, the farmers market community has taken on a central place in his life, and every week he looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people. Outside of the market, he works as a contract bookkeeper for small non-profits, and enjoys most of the usual Portland hobbies: cycling, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
Current Board Members
Neil Anderson Jr.
TomiRene Hettman (Secretary)
Before coming to Portland in 2000, New Orleans native Steve Lasky worked for 9 years at the New Orleans Times Picayune as a photographer working in community reporting as well as technical fields such as architectural, medical, food, music, and cultural photography. Since coming to Portland he has worked many years as a volunteer for The HFM keeping things running and making a general nuisance of himself. He plays a few string instruments very, very badly.
Jemae McCanna (Vice Chair)
Claire joined the board in 2018 after enjoying her volunteer shifts at the market. She comes from a long line of cooks and foodies who have fresh vegetables and fruits as mainstays on the family table. Claire is an enthusiastic supporter of organic and family-owned farms, having been an active member of food coops in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey. She’s an educator and researcher who has studied information issues around food, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. She enjoys whipping up new recipes using ingredients from the markets, and she creates Japanese Ikebana flower arrangements with the beautiful flowers available at HFM. Claire is thrilled to be working with the smart, fun, and hard working board members and staff of the Hollywood Farmers Market and is currently helping to support their work through the Development and Marketing committees.
Aaron Nichols (Treasurer)
Mary Lou has had over forty years of experience with state, federal, and tribal government in watershed management. She has worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency for over 30 years leading water quality work efforts in the Columbia River Basin. Mary Lou has been a long time advocate and customer of the Hollywood Farmers Market for 20 years as an ardent supporter of local farms and local food. Mary Lou and her family live in Northeast Portland.
Interested in joining the Hollywood Farmers Market Board of Directors?
Fill out the application here: Board Application
For more information about the Board, please contact the Board Chair at email@example.com.