Sponsor Shoutout: Flying Pie Pizzeria

Sponsor Shoutout: Flying Pie Pizzeria

October 19, 2016 |  by  |  News, Sponsor Shoutout  |  No Comments
 
Flying Pie is one of our neighborhood gems. The pizzeria on 78th and SE Stark opened in 1984, and owner Ty Dupuis and team have supported the market from the beginning. Swing by after your trip to the market sometime, and help us thank them for their commitment to MFM!

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.

Sponsor Shoutout: Mr. Plywood

Sponsor Shoutout: Mr. Plywood

October 13, 2016 |  by  |  News, Sponsor Shoutout  |  No Comments

Mr. Plywood is a Montavilla mainstay specializing in lumber and building materials of all kinds. With family-style customer support, delivery service, custom cutting, and even special orders, it’s your one-stop-shop for those home projects you’ve been wanting to finish this fall.

Right across Stark Street from us, Mr. Plywood has been a longtime supporter of the Montavilla Farmers Market. We want to thank them for their unwavering commitment to helping us provide everyone with access to high quality, local, healthy food!

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.

Sponsor Shoutout: Synchro Solar

Sponsor Shoutout: Synchro Solar

October 10, 2016 |  by  |  News, Sponsor Shoutout  |  No Comments
Synchro Solar is a SE Portland based solar energy contractor, specializing in solar installations for homes. They are committed to living and working sustainably, and to creating positive energy in our community. Many of the wonderful staff members live here in Montavilla and shop the market regularly.
Many thanks to Synchro Solar for their amazing support of the Montavilla Farmers Market over the past three years!
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.
Meet the Board: Sabrina Balderama

Meet the Board: Sabrina Balderama

September 21, 2016 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Sabrina was born and raised in the California Central Valley which is one of the most agriculturally productive regions of the country.  As the daughter of a migrant farm worker, Sabrina grew up hearing stories of what life was like for her mother and grandparents. Although she has since moved from Fresno, she has never forgotten how sweet it was to have such a variety of fruits and vegetables that were easily available and affordable.

Not far from her hometown, Sabrina recently moved from Oakland, CA, where she lived for almost ten years. A foodie town, Sabrina ate her way through the Bay Area’s restaurants and is happy to give you plenty of dining-out tips if you’re interested!

Sabrina brought her enthusiasm and community love to Portland two years ago. She absolutely loves the opportunity to serve on a board that is dedicated to making local produce available to all Portland residents. A proud Montavilla resident, Sabrina currently belongs to the Oregon Bike Shop’s cyclocross team, enjoys horseback riding, needle felting, making new friends, and preparing for winter. Feel free to say hello to her when you see her at the market!

Join Us For Empty Bowls, a Special Fundraising Event for the Market!

Join Us For Empty Bowls, a Special Fundraising Event for the Market!

July 27, 2016 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

This September 13, join friends of the Montavilla Farmers Market for Empty Bowlsa special fundraising event at Montavilla Brew Works!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

What is an Empty Bowls event? Great question! It’s a special event to help fight hunger while supporting local farmers right here in our community. How does it do that? We present the community a ticketed meal, and then 100% of the profits from your ticket purchase go toward supporting the Montavilla Farmers Market’s Double Up Food Bucks program, part of Everybody Eats. You enjoy delicious local soup, sip refreshing local beer, and you get to take home a beautiful ceramic bowl!

Why an empty bowl? The empty bowl is a reminder that not all in our community are fortunate enough to have bountiful tables full of nutritious food and that we can help ensure our neighbors have enough to eat.

What is the Double Up Food Bucks program? Each year the market matches thousands of dollars in food stamps for low-income farmers market shoppers. This dollar for dollar match (up to ten dollars per eligible customer per week) can provide several meals of fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and healthy meats, for shoppers otherwise unable to afford it.

So tell me more about this meal and the Empty Bowls party….It’s going to be DELICIOUS. Your ticket will include three seasonal soup courses, prepared by Portland chefs, paired with local beer or cider and local artisan bread. It also includes a pint of ale from Montavilla Brew Works and appetizers! There will be an amazing silent auction full of great food-related items, and you will get to take home your bowl as well. What a deal!

Soup? It’s a theme. Roll with it! The Empty Bowls theme is used around the world to fight hunger. The idea is that we can eat simply, feed our community and support our local farmers.

Are kids allowed? Sorry, kids are not allowed at this venue. Please plan accordingly.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED. GET YOURS HERE!

We hope you’ll join us on September 13 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Montavilla Brew Works for our 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Habitat for Humanity Portland ReStore and Montavilla Brew Works.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore | 503.283.6247 | 10445 SE Cherry Blossom Dr., Portland, OR 97216

Habitat for Humanity ReStore | 503.283.6247 | 10445 SE Cherry Blossom Dr., Portland, OR 97216

Montavilla Brew Works

Montavilla Brew Works | 503.954.3440 | 7805 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215

 

Hey Kids! Join the POP Club!

Hey Kids! Join the POP Club!

July 26, 2016 |  by  |  Blog, News  |  No Comments

Kids Club Offers Free $5 Produce Coupons!

Power of Produce (POP) Club is coming to the farmers market this summer! POP Club engages kids in the full market experience, trying new foods, having conversations with farmers, and buying local produce. We’ll have fun FREE activities like farmers market scavenger hunts, recipes, face painting, seed planting kits, and the Two-Bite Challenge, a fruit or veggie tasting designed to expand healthy eating choices.

Each week that kids participate in the club, they will receive a $5 market coupon to spend on the fruit or produce of their choice at the market!

Power of Produce takes place over the next four Sundays: July 24th, 31st, August 7th, and 14th, from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be a different activity each week, giving kids the opportunity to collect up to $20 in produce coupons for the month!

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Cover photo thanks to MFM volunteer, D.L.Reamer.