Sponsor in the Spotlight: Propel Studio

September 4, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

A Northwest Modern Accessory Dwelling Unit.

Propel Studio is a community oriented architecture and development studio looking to work with creative, inspiring people and organizations. For them, clients do not simply signify an opportunity to make money. Rather, propel focuses on what they call the “triple bottom line”- environment, economics, and people – to create unique and inspiring solutions for each design challenge.

This Sunday Propel will be offering free design consultations for residential or commercial spaces. Come to the Montavilla Farmer’s Market from 10-2 on Sunday with your photos and drawings and experience their team in action as they create solutions for your design challenges. If you’ve been building a scrapbook of ideas for your dream home or business, Propel Design is here to help you take the first step towards making it a reality. 

Sponsor in the Spotlight: Montavilla United Methodist Church

Sponsor in the Spotlight: Montavilla United Methodist Church

August 28, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

We are so proud to introduce one of our generous sponsors, Montavilla United Methodist Church. If you aren’t already familiar, the church is right in the heart of Montavilla, just blocks away from Stark Street, on 80th and Pine. The congregation is often found volunteering throughout the neighborhood. United Methodist Church is open to people of all walks of life, and aims to be inclusive to anyone who wishes to join in their worship. As they state, “We come to our church because our questions are respected, our insights encouraged, and our hunger for mission is shared. Members of our community, who include people of various ethnic groups, income levels, levels of ability, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, invite you to make this your home.”

Montavilla First Friday

Montavilla First Friday

July 31, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

This Friday, August 1st, is First Friday on Stark Street! There will be music, art, food, shopping and lots to see! We will be there on 80th and Stark with a very exciting raffle prize and loads of Market info. We will also be handing out free samples of some tasty summer fruits from the Market! All of your favorite shops will be open with great deals, and there will be plenty of tasty food and drink to choose from. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Montavilla Food Co-Op’s Social at Beer Bunker! There you will be able to learn about the Co-Op and even become a member right then and there if you aren’t already.

See you on Stark Street!

SNAP Matching Double Dollar Days

July 17, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments






For the month of August, we will be increasing our matching funds! SNAP shoppers can now receive up to $10 in matching funds each market. Thanks to the generous support of New Seasons Market, the Montavilla Farmers Market provides season-long matching funds up to $5 dollars to shoppers who use their Oregon Trail EBT card at the market. We’re doubling our contributions this August to $10 matching.  This helps your SNAP funds go further when you shop for fresh, local fruits and vegetables at the market. So be sure to come to the market in August to celebrate SNAP Double Dollar Days!

Meet the Board Treasurer!

July 2, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Mark joined the Board in 2013 as our Board Treasurer. He was born in Huston Texas, and has lived in Portland since 2006. Mark shops the market each Sunday, and has a particular love of Oregon’s perfect summer-ripened tomatoes. He works as a data & budget analyst for the Multnomah County Health Department. In addition to his work on the farmers market board, Mark is also a board member of Southeast Works – a non-profit in Southeast Portland that improves the local community’s access to good-paying jobs. Mark has been actively involved in Portland Rugby for many years, and is currently refereeing for local games. 

Meet the Board: Kelli Wolford

June 27, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Kelli with Ginger, Eliza, and Louise.

Kelli with Ginger, Eliza, and Louise.

Kelli grew up picking cherries and helping her mother can tomatoes on her family’s homestead in rural eastern Washington. Raised on venison and grouse, she was never a stranger to the true meaning of local and sustainable eating. She fondly remembers long summer days filled with stacking wood for winter and eating endless amounts of zucchini from the family garden. It was in this garden that Kelli first found her passion for growing things in the dirt.

Kelli also grew up with a strong connection to the ethics of hunting, fishing, and environmental conservation. Along with her family, she spent many years volunteering with the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitats. This experience left her with a true spirit of wonderment for the natural world, and a lively desire to continue the mission of following respectful and environmentally sound foodways.

She joined the market board in 2014 as our Marketing Chair, and is currently serves as the Board Treasurer. She and her husband, Larren, live in Montavilla, where they grow vegetables, run a small herbal apothecary, brew beer, and tend to their flock of backyard hens.

Kelli has been a solar energy professional for five years, and is currently working in SE Portland with Synchro Solar as their business and marketing director. She attended school at Eastern Washington University and holds a degree in philosophy. Kelli shops the market regularly, so be sure to wave hello when you see her!