Volunteer in 2017!

May 2, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  2 Comments

Did you know that the majority of the people creating the market are volunteers? We’re working away to put on our 11th season, and we’d love for you to join us. There are many ways to be part of the magic of the Montavilla Farmers Market, and we welcome you whether you want to volunteer just once during the season or if you want to make it a regular habit. There are opportunities as short as a 10-minute crowd count, to being intimately involved in guiding the market into the future as a member of the Board of Directors. Take a look at our volunteer website to learn all the ways you can join in and contribute.

For more information, please send your questions to our Volunteer Coordinator, Nora Barnett, at volunteer[at]montavillamarket.org. Let her know if you’d like to receive regular updates on volunteering; she’ll send you a brief e-news once per week throughout the season with volunteer updates and any needs we have for the next market day. (You can easily unsubscribe from these emails at any time!)

We greatly value all of the contributions of our volunteers. They are a huge part of what drives the market and makes it a great place to be. We’re looking forward to another fantastic season and hope you’ll be part of it!

2017 Farmers Market Volunteer Orientation

April 5, 2017 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Come volunteer with the market! Volunteer orientation is on Thursday April 27th from 6:30 – 8 PM.

We have many volunteer opportunities ranging from 15minutes on a Sunday at market to joining a committee. You can learn all about the different volunteer positions on our website.

Details for the orientation are below:

What: Montavilla Farmers Market Volunteer Orientation
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Where: 7700 block of SE Stark
Meet at the red barn across from Mr. Plywood.

If you are interested in volunteering but can’t make it to the orientation, please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer [at] montavillamarket.org.

Vendors - Apply Now for 2017-2018!

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!