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What does $20 buy?

What does $20 buy?

06/11/2015  |  No Comments

This week, Mary Diehl shares with us her impressions of Opening Day, and what she bought with her SNAP dollars.   Greetings! Opening day has come and gone, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about my first... Read More

Fill Your Freezer, the Value of Buying in Bulk

Fill Your Freezer, the Value of Buying in Bulk

06/04/2015  |  No Comments

An often stated tip for farmers market shoppers is to buy in bulk. Bulk purchases of farm direct meat, dairy, veggies, and value-added products benefit eaters and farmers alike. Eaters procure high quality, local foods at reduced overall costs. Producers... Read More

Homemaking with SNAP

Homemaking with SNAP

05/28/2015  |  2 Comments

One of our terrific volunteers, Mary Diehl, a SNAP user, writes about her experience utilizing our SNAP matching program to find new ways of bringing healthy, local food into her home.   Greetings to all my fellow Montavilla Farmers Market enthusiasts! My name... Read More

Welcome back to Gretchan Jackson!

Welcome back to Gretchan Jackson!

05/12/2015  |  1 Comment

We are very pleased to announce that long-time Market Manager Gretchan Jackson is back this season as our new Development Director! Take a few moments to read about Gretchan's time away, and what she hopes to accomplish this season and... Read More

USDA Grant for Continued SNAP Matching!

USDA Grant for Continued SNAP Matching!

04/02/2015  |  1 Comment

We were very excited yesterday to learn that the USDA has awarded a very sizable grant to help area farmers markets to continue their generous SNAP/EBT matching programs! The grant was awarded to the Farmers Market Fund, a Portland Based... Read More

Meet the Board: Michelle McGrath

Meet the Board: Michelle McGrath

02/16/2015  |  No Comments

Like a cosmic purple carrot, Michelle‘s roots and passion for Montavilla run deep. Her husband, Casey, can trace Montavilla back generations on his family tree. Grandpa Ken still farms three backyards here. Michelle‘s first introduction to the Montavilla Farmers’ Market... Read More