Events

Find Your Farmer at the
3rd Annual CSA Share Fair!

csa share fair 2017

Saturday, March 11
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Free admission

Hollywood Farmer's Market @ 4420 NE Hancock St. Portland OR 97213 (MAP)
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Farmer Matchmaking, Workshops, Kids’ Activities, Fresh Produce, 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; TriMet buses #12, #66, #75, #77 and the Red, Green, and Blue MAX lines stop near the market.

 

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.

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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.

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Schedule of Events:

9:00AM-9:30AM Kids Activity: Pollinator Seed Bombs with Swarm PDX

9:30AM-10:00AM  Info Session: Know Your Farmer Know Yourself - A group discussion to help assess what CSA relationship works best for you.

10:00AM-10:30AM Kids Activity: Pollinator Pell-Mell Race with Metro

10:30AM-11:30AM  Workshop: Food Preservation Workshop with Lucky Larder.

11:30AM-12:00PM Info Session: Know Your Farmer Know Yourself - A group discussion to help assess what CSA relationship works best for you.

12:00PM-12:30PM Kids Activity: Pollinator Seed Bombs with Swarm PDX

12:30PM-1:30PM Workshop: Food Preservation Workshop with Lucky Larder.

1:30PM-2:00PM Kids Activity: Pollinator Pell-Mell Race with Metro

Sponsors

Thank you to our Gold Level sponsor, Umpqua Bank!

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Thank you to our Silver Level sponsors:
Concentrates, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, and North Star Foundation

Thank you to our individual sponsors:
Hollywood Farmers Market, Willamette Weekly, Portland Monthly, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Edible Portland, Red Pig Tools, Portland Nursery, Garden Fever, New Seasons, Rebuilding Center, Winter Green Farm, and Harriet Fasenfest

Kid's Activites provided by Swarm PDX and Metro
Preservation Workshop led by The Lucky Larder LLC

 

We are pleased to announce that everyone who signs up for a CSA share during Share Fair will receive a free copy of Harriet Fasenfest's "Preserving With Friends DVD: An easy step-by-step instructional  guide to putting up the harvest.