Double Up Food Bucks expire December 31st!

Double Up Food Bucks, photo by Ollie Stackhouse

Double Up Food Bucks expire December 31st!

November 14, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Have a stash of Double Up Food Bucks in your wallet? Here’s your reminder that they expire on December 31st, 2017! So don’t delay in using them, bring them to the market this Sunday, 11/19, to buy your veggies and fruit for Thanksgiving.

Or if you’ve run out, you can still get more Double Up Food Bucks this Sunday. Just bring your EBT card to the Info Tent and we’ll give you an extra $10 to spend at the market when you buy $10 in EBT market tokens.

Montavilla Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, 11/19, from 10a – 2p. Check out all our winter market dates!

Fall & Winter Market Schedule

Photo by Walker Stockly

Fall & Winter Market Schedule

November 2, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

From the crisp, cool morning air to the gorgeous orange-hued patchwork of foliage on nearly every leafy tree, autumn has arrived. Though many farmer’s markets tend to close this time of year, Montavilla is an exception. Once a month, November through February, you can stop by to stock up on autumn and winter essentials.

The Thanksgiving Market is:
Sunday, November 19th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Then it’s time for Winter Stock-Up Markets:
Sunday, December 17th
Sunday, January 14th
Sunday, February 11th
Only two hours — from 11am-1pm!

Glean Team - Meals on Wheels at MFM

Glean Team – Meals on Wheels at MFM

October 25, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Montavilla Farmers Market is proud to support the food programs for seniors at the Meals on Wheels Belmont Center. This is accomplished through our gleaning program, where organizations working to distribute food to those who need it, are able to collect unsold produce from our farm vendors after the market. Curious? Read more about gleaning and fair access to food via redistribution in our blog post from last summer.

Music at the Market: Thin Rail Band

Photo courtesy of Thin Rail Band

Music at the Market: Thin Rail Band

October 19, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Thin Rail reminds one of a smoky honky-tonk on the edge of town populated by interesting characters drinking bottom shelf whiskey and jabbering about their desperate lives in coarse whispers. A unique blend of the music that makes music truly American: the literate folk of Mitchell, the haunting blues of Hopkins, the country howl of Prine, the rock snarl of the Truckers, and the soulful moan of Pickett. It all adds up to a little bit of self-reflection peppered with the spice of a rollicking good time. See them play the market this Sunday, October 22nd, from noon-2:00pm!

Vendor Voices: Abundant Fields Farm

Photos by Rebecca Andersson and Kristen Mikulski

Vendor Voices: Abundant Fields Farm

October 16, 2017 |  by  |  News, Vendor Profiles  |  No Comments

I plant the seed, nurture it, the plant bears fruit and then I get to come to market and meet the people who are going to enjoy it. It’s awesome. The connection with the customer… that’s my favorite part. Thanks Montavilla!

~Rick Reddaway, Abundant Fields Farm

Youth Cooking Workshops - October 15th

Photo by Beth Gates

Youth Cooking Workshops – October 15th

October 5, 2017 |  by  |  Chef Demos, News  |  No Comments

This Sunday, October 15th, we’re excited for cooking workshops for kids and teens, which are free and open to the public. In each workshop, youth will learn to cook one dish using fresh market produce and then get to eat their creations. The workshops are designed and taught by kids-cookery expert Beth Gates of Cook First PDX. She’ll be teaching participants a few basic cooking skills during the course of one recipe, growing their confidence and inspiring them to explore the fun and adventure of making their own meals.

Each workshop is about 30-45 minutes. One seasonal recipe using market ingredients will be taught at each session, and all are vegetarian and gluten-free.

— 11 am: Carrot Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing. This workshop is aimed at 5- to 10-year-olds to make with an adult, but all youth up to 18 may join in.

The afternoon workshops are tailored for ages 11-18 (but children as young as 8 can attend if an adult accompanies them):
— 12 pm: Arugula Salad with Sautéed Pears and Mustard Dressing.
— 1 pm: Kale and Butternut Squash Sauté.

To attend any of these FREE workshops, just come to the market this Sunday, October 15th and sign up onsite.