Vendors – Apply Now for 2017-2018!

February 12, 2017 |  by  |  News, Vendor Profiles  |  No Comments

Montavilla Farmers Market’s 2017 priority period deadline for accepting vendors has passed. But the application reopens February 15th on a rolling basis where vendors will be accepted for the 2017-2018 season as space and category become available.

We strive to provide a vibrant marketplace where our diverse community has access to fresh, high quality, local food. MFM evaluates a vendor product/producer on the following characteristics when determining acceptance:

  • locally grown and/or processed ingredients
  • locally sourced ingredients (direct from grower/producer)
  • striving to use environmentally responsible and sustainable production methods
  • offerings based on availability within natural season of growth
  • artisan production and uniqueness of processor
  • minimal packaging with lowest impact materials
  • reduction/avoidance of GM-containing ingredients
  • no use of growth hormone
  • returning vendors that are in good standing with the organization

Interested in vending? Please see our vendor page for more information, the vendor handbook, and application:

Become a Vendor

Meet the Board: Jill Dornan

February 12, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Squash. Berries. Kale. Those are just some of the locally-grown foods that put smiles on the faces of Jill and her family.

As a longtime resident of East Portland and community volunteer, Jill is passionate about ensuring access to quality, local, and tasty food. She has been a supporter of local farmers and food producers for many years through her involvement with Portland-area food buying groups, and as a shopper at the Montavilla Farmers Market. Jill joined the Market board to bring her experience working for nonprofits, running her own successful business and advising business owners, to bear on reducing food insecurity in the community.

On Sundays you’ll see her stocking up at the market, so please say hello!

Meet the Board: Craig Milliken

February 1, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Craig moved to Portland from Hong Kong, via London, England, in 2000. A true city boy by birth and upbringing, it wasn’t until he arrived in Portland that his interest in food, food production, and farming really came to the fore.

An environmental scientist by training, Craig’s day job is in the engineering industry but with a focus on the business side of that industry. In his spare time, Craig has a love of the outdoors, food, and the vibrancy of Portland as a community.

Craig and his wife moved to the Montavilla area in 2009 and have been regular market customers since that time. At home they raise their two kids, eight chickens, and a growing vegetable garden. Craig was especially excited to be able to join the Montavilla Farmers Market Board in 2016 to help ensure the long term success of the market and support this important focal point for the community.

Winter Stock-Up Market Schedule

Winter Stock-Up Market Schedule

November 21, 2016 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Winter is on its way here but it doesn’t mean Montavilla’s farmers market is on its way out! The 2-hour Stock-up Markets are here for you and the vendors you love with an extended season for shopping farm-direct and local throughout the winter:

Sunday, December 18th
Sunday, January 15th
Sunday, February 12th
Each market is only 2-hours — from 11am-1pm!

Expect to find what’s seasonal, local, fresh, and farm direct in a quick and easy one-stop shopping venue. Be sure to stop by and stock up on farm fresh winter produce and fruits, storable crops, meats, eggs, cheeses, bread, sweets, preserves, and more.

Sign up for for the market’s e-newsletter at www.montavillamarket.org to receive reminders about each market including the lineup of vendors who will be there each month.

And don’t forget! MFM provides Double Up Food Bucks to all EBT shoppers. If you spend $10 in EBT funds at the market, you’ll get an extra $10 – FREE – that you can use to buy more produce.

Montavilla Farmers Market is located in the 7700 block of SE Stark St., in the gravel lot next to Montavilla Animal Clinic and across the street from Mr. Plywood. See you there!

Fall & Winter Market Schedule

Fall & Winter Market Schedule

November 3, 2016 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Montavilla Farmers Market is here for you and the vendors you love for 29 weeks of the year. We have several opportunities for shopping farm direct and local throughout the winter. Tell everyone you know!

The Thanksgiving Market is:
Sunday, November 20th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Then it’s time for Winter Stock Up Markets:
Sunday, December 18th
Sunday, January 15th
Sunday, February 12th
Only 2-hours — from 11am-1pm!

Sponsor Shoutout: Portland City Dental

Sponsor Shoutout: Portland City Dental

October 26, 2016 |  by  |  News, Sponsor Shoutout  |  No Comments

At the heart of Montavilla you’ll find Portland City Dental, a comprehensive dentist office for the entire family that emphasizes excellent care, quality service, and patient convenience. Their team believes that health is important for all of us, and they’ve backed that up by supporting the Montavilla Farmers Market. We want to thank them for bringing healthy smiles to the whole neighborhood (literally!), and helping us to achieve our most successful season yet. Thank you!!

Would you or someone you know like to partner with Montavilla Farmers Market? Reach out to us at sponsorship[at]montavillamarket.org to learn more about working together to create and sustain a vibrant marketplace in the heart of our community.