CSA Share Fair


Find Your Farmer at the 2nd Annual CSA Share Fair!

Saturday, March 19 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Free admission
The Redd @ 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland (MAP)
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Farmer Matchmaking, Chef Demos, Kids’ Activities, Cookbook Swap, and Local Food & Drink Vendors

Meet and talk directly to local farmers who grow our food! More than 40 local farmers, ranchers, and fishers will showcase CSA options, including vegetables, fruits, pastured meats, wild fish, eggs, flowers, honey, and more.

Free street parking; on-site bike parking; near Streetcar, #14 and #15 Trimet bus lines

Payment Information

Participating CSA Share Fair farms accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP. This year, through a new SNAP match program, Double Up Food Bucks, some CSA members can receive $200 toward a CSA share.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement that connects eaters and farmers. This is a win-win: You get healthy, fresh, farm-direct food every week, and your farmer gets freedom and security. Other benefits of CSA shares include getting to know your farmer, eating more vegetables, supporting a local business, connecting with your food, and investing in low impact farming practices that protect our drinking water, soils, and wildlife habitat.

Participating farms include Portland’s pioneering CSA farms (going strong for more than 20 years!), third generation family farmers, local flower growers, sustainable meat producers, wild salmon fishers, and non-profits that provide community services, such as teaching kids about growing food and training new immigrant farmers.

Food & Drink

Food and beverage available for purchase from Tastebud, Seastar BakeryHOTLIPS Soda, and Nossa Familia Coffee.

Cooking Demos

Throughout the Share Fair there will be cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs who use CSA foods to create amazing dishes. Katherine Deumling (Cook With What You Have) will host the demonstrations, ensuring attendees go home with all sorts of techniques for using local ingredients in flavorful new combinations. Chefs include:

Cathy Whims (Nostrana, Oven & Shaker, Hamlet)
Jason French (Ned Ludd, Elder Hall)
Stacey Givens (Side Yard Farm & Kitchen and Food Network Chopped champion)
Leather Storrs (Noble Rot)
Adriana Azcárate-Ferbel and Wendy Downing (Three Sisters Nixtamal)
John Taboada (Navarre, Luce, Angel Face)

Cooking Demo Schedule

10:30 Welcome with Katherine Deumling, Cook With What You Have
Meet the go-to cooking resource for CSA members. noblerotpdx.com

10:40 On The Fly: Techniques, Not Recipes with Leather Storrs, Noble Rot
Simple methods to expand your pantry possibilities.

11:15 CSA Farmers Unite! with Megan Denton, Portland Area CSA Coalition
Our collective believes that farmers thrive and communities are healthy when everyone has access to nutritious, local food.

11:20 Redd Vision with Sydney Deluna, Ecotrust
Sponsor spotlight: Vision for how The Redd will nurture and scale a robust regional food economy.

11:25 It’s Always Time For Tacos! with Wendy Downing & Adriana Azaárate-Ferbel, 3 Sisters Nixtamal
Make your CSA ingredients into delicious fillings for fresh tortillas.

11:55 Meet Local Organic Valley Farmers
Sponsor spotlight: 59 organic family farmers in OR and WA raise cows on pasture and provide Portlanders with delicious, nutritious dairy!

HIGH NOON CSA Showcase Showdown with Cathy Whims, Stacey Givens, and Jason French
Three chefs duke it out, each armed with an identical CSA box, to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

1:05 Tiny Kitchen, Big CSA Share with John Taboada, Navarre
Stories and surprises from 15 years basing a menu on weekly CSA deliveries.

1:15 March Madness with Katherine Deumling, Cook With What You Have and Shari Raider, Sauvie Island Organics
Why we’re “mad” about cooking with late-winter bounty!

Kids Activities

Art and drawing fun, farming and nature-themed games, and activities with MetroGrowing GardensSwarm Portland, and Schoolyard Farms. Plus Zenger Farm‘s traveling chicken coop! Kiddos will find plenty to do and learn at the Share Fair!

Kids Activities' Schedule

10:00 – 2:00 Make A Bee Seed Bomb, Swarm Portland

10:00 – 2:00 Free Spirit Drawing Station

10:00 A Portrait Of A Chicken As A Chicken, Zenger Farm

11:00 Make Your Own Seed Packet, Schoolyard Farms

11:30-1:30 Pollinator Pell-Mell, Metro [A Race Game, Outside!]

1:00 Fun With Seeds, Growing Gardens

Cookbook Swap Meet

Spring clean your bookshelves and refill them with new-to-you treasures! Bring in your cookbooks, food magazines, and vintage recipe pamphlets–each item you bring awards you a credit for a new item. Go home with some new beloved cooking resources!


A big thank you to our event sponsors! Their commitment to supporting local food makes this event possible!

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  Illustration: Lori D.