Introducing Kelli Wolford, our Marketing Chair!

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, Kelli 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 Kelli 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.Kelli joined the market board in 2014 as our Marketing Chair, and is thrilled to be a part of the team. She and her husband, Larren, live in Montavilla, where they grow vegetables, 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!
 

 

Meet Erika Takeo, our Outreach Board Chair!

June 19, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Erika working the fields


Erika is thrilled to be a part of the Montavilla Farmers Market’s board of directors as Outreach Chair.  She enjoys building community partnerships and values making farmers markets as inclusive and accessible as possible, especially for low-income community members and for the variety of communities of color that live in and around Montavilla.  If you have any questions or would like to talk Outreach, please email Erika at outreach@montavillamarket.org.Erika grew up in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Portland, where her parents still live and keep backyard chickens, a small garden, and shop at the Hillsdale Farmers Market.  Erika became interested in sustainable agriculture and food justice as an undergraduate student at The College of Wooster, where she studied urban agriculture projects in Cleveland, Ohio and spent a summer interning with Adelante Mujeres in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Upon graduating, Erika moved to rural southern Oregon and participated in Rogue Farm Corps, a beginning farmer and rancher training program.  She learned a lot about farm business, seed saving, and rural life while working and living at Dancing Bear Farm.  In late 2013 Erika returned to Portland and spent a season working in the fields with Mercy Corps Northwest’s refugee gardening program and as a crew member with the Portland Farmers Market.

At the end of 2014, Erika began a Nonprofit Management graduate program at the University of Oregon.  She is learning valuable skills which she uses as a board member with MFM and which she hopes to use at food justice nonprofit organizations in the future.

Market cleanup day is May 4

Market cleanup day is May 4

April 29, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

It’s finally almost time for the market to begin! Join us at the market site on Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to pull some weeds, meet some of the 2014 MFM board members, and find out about volunteer opportunities in the upcoming season. We will also be raking gravel. Please bring your work gloves, water, pruners, weeding tools, rakes and compost bags to carry away anything that we pull (as our compost services don’t start until June). See you there!

Join MFM today as a Volunteer

March 3, 2014 |  by  |  News  |  1 Comment

2013-08-18 11.43.33Volunteers fuel MFM on every level. If you enjoy connecting with our local food producers and your community, we have a place for you! There are many opportunities to volunteer with the market. Sign up today and you’ll get an invite to our volunteer orientation in May. 

 

Winter Stock-up Market: February 9th **CANCELLED**

December 3, 2013 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

MONTAVILLA FARMERS MARKET CANCELLED TOMORROW!

Due to icy road conditions and safety concerns for our farmers, vendors and customers, the February 9 Winter Stock Up Market is cancelled.

Stay Safe Everyone!

 

Upcoming Market Dates

November 18, 2013 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Even though we’ve held our last consecutive market of the season, the Montavilla Farmers Market shall return!  Our Harvest Market will be Sunday, November 24th at our regular time (10am – 2pm). We’ll have lots of produce and goods for your Thanksgiving meal! Stop by and get inspired for cooking a wonderful meal full of local, seasonal goodness.

We are also gearing up for our Winter Stock-up Markets. These markets take place on Sunday December 15, January 12 and February 9 and will be a shorter two-hour market from 11am – 1pm. They are designed to keep you stocked up on fresh, local produce and goods to get you through the winter with good food in your belly. Be sure to check our vendor lineup to see which of your favorite vendors will be at the market each month!  So mark your calendars, and we’ll see you at the market!