The world is waking up after a long pandemic sleep which is great news. We couldn’t be happier about the fact that the festivals, concerts, games, and activities that got side-lined during Covid are roaring back to life in 2022.
In honor of Earth Day, which is Friday, April 22, the Beaverton High School Band is raising money by hosting an electronics recycling event at the school on Saturday. You can support the school’s band while responsibly disposing of old electronics such as computers, cell phones, small/large appliances, and power tools. (For more information see flyer below)
The Hillsboro Hops are hosting a City of Beaverton Community Night on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30pm!
Mayor Lacey Beaty will be in attendance and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch shortly after 6pm.
For additional questions about the Hillsboro Hops Beaverton Community Night, please contact Jonny Kloster via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opening day of our regular season market begins on May 7th. This is the time when the market expands into the surrounding streets, and, we are happy to announce, live music returns to the market. It is also the day that the City of Beaverton is going to host the Fountain Grand Opening Celebration in City Park adjacent to the Market. We will have more information on the celebration in a couple of weeks.
For more information on events and the roster of bands performing this summer, visit our website events page.
The Beaverton Farmers Market
We will see you this Saturday at the Market from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM.
The Perfect Winter Sandwich
Market-goers know Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels for their traditional NY style boiled bagels but did you know that they also make fluffy, delicious focaccia as well? It’s true, and we recently picked up several of their very generous squares to make the ultimate winter sandwich. Although this sandwich is meatless, it is hearty, substantial, and full of flavor.
Start by selecting some spears of purple sprouting broccoli at Riverland Family Farms. Place the spears in a covered container and toss with your favorite oil and vinegar dressing. Marinate them for an hour or so, shaking occasionally to mix. Meanwhile, fire up the grill so it will be hot. Slice the focaccia in half and brush the cut side with olive oil. Place the broccoli on the grill until it is crisp-tender, and remove from heat. Lay focaccia halves on the grill until lightly toasted, then rub all over with a cut piece of garlic. Turn off the grill but keep the lid closed. Place focaccia on a small baking pan and smear with a healthy layer of marinara sauce. We highly recommend the vegetarian sauce from Jimmy Tomato or the marinara sauce from Souper Natural. Lightly chop the broccoli and stack it on top of the marinara. Cover each sandwich with a slice of provolone cheese and set the tray on the grill with the lid closed until the cheese is melted. Remove from grill and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
We usually serve this sandwich open-faced but you could top it with the other half of the focaccia if you wish.
29 Kettle – makers of the most exceptional gourmet glazed nuts you’ll ever taste.
Plant Rebel – plant-based creamers that are ridiculously creamy, with adventurous flavors, made with whole ingredients in a recyclable glass bottle
Starting their season this week is Cartwheel Community Farm!Cartwheel Community Farm grows on Wapato Island (Sauvie’s) lined by wise oak trees and ringed by the mountains. Their women-run, one-acre farm is human-powered, inspired by Effective Microorganisms (EM), bokashi, indigenous stewardship practices, and other approaches to caring for the land. They focus on building their soil biome which strengthens their plants’ resilience and nutrient density. They love growing food and community all at once! At their farm you’ll find elders and little ones among the food they tend, learning from one another and the place they are grateful to farm and call home.
The Beaverton Farmers Market Is Hiring!
We are looking for just the right person to be the market bookkeeper.
The bookkeeper role is 20-25 hours a week, including working at the Market on Saturdays. This is an in-person job but the weekday schedule is very flexible. The Market office is located in SW Portland on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy near Alpenrose Dairy.
The market is open from Feb-Nov, and closed during Dec & Jan, which means the hours for this position are reduced dramatically during Dec & Jan. (Closer to 5-10 hours a week in the off season)
**Proof of vaccination is required**
General accounting, including but not limited to preparing token reimbursement checks, market bill paying, coding/entering market expenditures and income, preparing weekly deposits, journal entries, preparing summer invoices, reconciling token & merchandise sales & market bank accounts.
Review & analysis of market staff weekly time sheets, maintain full year staff time sheets
Submit semi-monthly payroll, coordinating w/ 3rd party payroll company
Maintaining all market files, including employee/payroll files and market vendor licensing
Regular communication with Market Manager & Board Treasurer, preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements as requested
Assist Market Manager & Board Treasurer with the annual budget
Attend farmers market on Saturdays, set up/tear down Market Information Booth, sell tokens & merchandise to customers, communicate with market vendors regarding licensing & payments
Loves farmers markets! Thinks spending Saturdays working at a farmers market sounds like a perfect day
3-5 years Full Charge Bookkeeping experience
Proficient in Quickbooks Online (2 years minimum experience)
Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, familiarity with Google Drive
Thrives in a collaborative, team player environment
Ability to do physical aspects of job, which include lifting and setting up canopies & other equipment (with help as needed)
Skilled multi-tasker, ability to work in an environment with distractions
Able to complete tasks accurately and timely with minimal supervision
Proven reliability and ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong organizational skills
Background/Credit check required
Proof of vaccination required
Not required but would be nice:
Associates or Bachelor’s in Accounting
Experience preparing 1099s/1096s
Experience filing property taxes
Experience working with non-profits a plus
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation: $20 to start, with annual raises
Paid sick leave earned per OR state laws
Please respond with a resume and cover letter telling us why you would be a great market bookkeeper and why a long-term part-time job works for you!