Announcing 2012-2013 Winter Stock-up Markets

October 1, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

We know Fall has just arrived, but the Montavilla Farmers Market is already looking forward to winter! We are once again extending our season with Winter Stock-up Markets. These are two-hour, farm and producer-direct markets without all the extras of our regular markets, but full of great winter produce and goods. We will still have the EBT/Debit Token program available, but none of the regular season’s chef demos, market merchandise, or community tables. You can expect to find what’s seasonal, local, fresh, and direct in a quick and easy one-stop shopping venue. Be sure to stop by and stock up on farm fresh eggs, cheeses, winter produce and fruits, storable crops and more.

We look forward to providing a winter venue to connect our vendors with the regular customers of the Montavilla Farmers Market, supporting pre-arranged sales, bulk buying, CSA pick-ups and regular monthly farm/producer deliveries to our site. The Markets will be held on the second Sundays of the month in December, January, and February from 11am-1pm on our market site (7600 block of SE Stark Street). Vendor applications are now being accepted through our website.  Sign up for our newsletter to receive reminders about each market including the lineup of vendors who will be there each month.

Wear your love for MFM

September 20, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Want to show the world how much you love the Montavilla Farmers Market? Pick up a market t-shirt to show off your MFM pride! We love our new shirts this season. They are printed locally on soft shirts made with 100% organic cotton mixed with hemp. With different veggie designs and colors to chose from, you can look mighty fancy in your comfy market tee. We just got in a new batch of shirts, so stop by the Info Booth this Sunday and take one home!

Community Tabling at the Market

July 18, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

The Montavilla Farmers Market’s Community Tabling Program is designed to give non-profits and local community groups an opportunity to reach a broad audience while providing our diverse customer base with information about key programs and opportunities. The second Sunday in July, August, and September are this year’s Community Tabling dates.

For the July 8th market, we hosted ANDEO Homestays, Montavilla Co-op, Campfire Columbia, and Green Mountain Energy. Here is a brief word about each group:

ANDEO Homestays promotes cross-cultural understanding and friendship through international homestays. The name itself isn’t an acronym or a word from another language. Instead, “ANDEO” is easy to pronounce in any language. So, it’s not what it means, it’s what it conveys: sharing, communication, and acceptance.
The Montavilla Co-op, much like the Montavilla Farmers Market, began as an idea among neighbors who shared a common vision of accessible fresh, delicious, and affordable food for all. As the co-op works toward a storefront and signing up new members, it continues its admirable push for “great food for a great neighborhood.”
Campfire Columbia’s mission is to build caring confident youth and future leaders. They partner with local kids, schools, and families to provide diverse programming that supports academic achievement, builds social and life skills, fosters community engagement, and develops career and college readiness.
Green Mountain Energy has the goal to change the way power if made. Since their inception in 1997, GME’s customers have helped avoid more than 19.4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions—equal to taking over 1.7 million cars off the
road for a year!

The Montavilla Farmers Market is proud to support these great organizations and will continue to provide a forum for networking and community development. Stay tuned for information about upcoming community tablers!

Volunteer with MFM

June 22, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments
The 2012 season is upon us and Montavilla Farmers Market is busier than ever! Market volunteers are an essential piece of MFM, and help to support our wonderful programs – like Durable Dish and Everybody Eats – as well as the set up and tear down of the market each week.We are fortunate and excited to have a very full market with returning and new vendors, including more ready-to-eat vendors with scrumptious food to enjoy on-site. Our Durable Dish program is in full-swing and we are processing many more dishes than last year. Which means less waste headed to our landfills- yahoo! This ALSO means, we need more hands to help with washing dishes, sorting recycling and trash! If you love that MFM offers re-usable dishes and recycles most of our market waste, we could really use your help with Durable Dish.

We need volunteers in all of our other positions as well. Now is the time to check your calendar and sign-up for a volunteer shift or two and fill up the schedule! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator sign up.

We can use more volunteers this coming Sunday, June 24:

  • 1-2 folks to help with Set-up from 8:30-9:30.
  • 3-4 folks to help with Tear-Down from 2-2:45.

Montavilla Farmers Market could not run without the dedication of our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for your support!

100th Market Raffle

100th Market Raffle

June 2, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Sunday June 3rd is the start to our 6th season, and we are so excited to be back for another year.  It also happens to be the 100th time MFM has pitched our tents, welcomed our friends and neighbors, and indulged in fresh, local produce and market goods. We think that being around for 100 markets is something to celebrate! To thank you, our loyal customers, for being with us on this wild ride we’ll be raffling off fabulous prizes all day long! Our Stark Street neighbor businesses have shown their love for our market once again and donated a slew of prizes. And we’ll have new MFM t-shirts, $100 in market tokens, and 100 fruits and veggies from our vendors!! Stop by the raffle booth to get your tickets at $1 a pop, and get ready for some great treats.

  • Montavilla Farmers Market – $100 in tokens, market produce basket, and MFM t-shirts
  • Portland Tub and Tan – gift certificates and posters
  • Pottery Fungift certificates
  • Allevate – gift certificate
  • Personal Beast – dog treats and toy
  • Flying Pie Pizza – gift certificates
  • Branch and Birdie - gift certificate
  • It’s A Giftgift bag with candle, soap and lotion
  • Union Rose - gift certificate
  • Maven – gift certificate
  • Pastrygirl - gift certificate and cookies
  • Portland Massage - gift certificate
  • Academy Theater – movie passes
  • Oregon Bikes – Giro Bike Helmet
  • International Grocery Store - bag of fun grocery items

2012 Lunch and Learn Demos

May 28, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

We are excited to bring back our lunchtime chef demos this season. We’ve got a great lineup of talented local chefs ranging from vegan fare to cheese making and everything in between.  Some special demos this year will be the festive Halloween market and an awesome deep fried turkey demo and tasting, complete with stuffing and side dishes at the Thanksgiving market.

Join us at the market each Sunday at noon to learn culinary tips and nutritional insights from many of Portland’s finest chefs! Then shop the market to stock up on fresh produce and goods to recreate their recipes at home. Be sure to check our website each week for a profile on these talented individuals. Here’s the lowdown on our fantastic 2012 schedule!

  • June 3rd – Marliese Franklin – Local Chef, radio show host and mindful eating coach
  • June 10th – Aaron Adams – Portobello Vegan Trattoria
  • June 17th – Sophie Rahman – Masala
  • June 24th – Paul Losch – DOC – Fresh Pasta
  • July 1st – Christopher Carriker – The Gilt Club
  • July 8th – Andrea  Nakayama – Replenishpdx – Certified Nutritional Educator
  • July 15th – Jason P. McCammon – Culinary Arts Teacher
  • July 22nd – Abby Fammartino – Abby’s Table
  • July 29th – Claudia Lucero –  Urban Cheesecraft – Cheese Making
  • August 5th – Eric Joppie – Bar Avaignon
  • August 12th – Dax Erickson – Multnomah Athletic Club
  • August 19st – Daniel Miller – Adalu Stew. Eating for Cancer Care
  • August 26th – Laura Widener – Pastrygirl
  • September 2nd – Slow Foods Portland
  • September 9th – David Farrell – Cabezon Restaruant and Fish Market
  • September 16th – Tressa Yellig – Salt, Fire and Time
  • September 23th – Nathan Gerdes – Kask
  • September 30th – Julie Merry, The Merry Kitchen – Kids Cooking
  • October 7th – Leather Storrs – Noble Rot
  • October 14th – Julie Hasson, Native Bowl  and Cookbook Author
  • October 21rd –Caleb McBee – Skin and Bones
  • October 28th – Jason P. McCammon – Culinary Arts Teacher – Special Halloween Market!
  • November 18th – Mike Eels – The Country Cat -  Deep Fried Turkey, Stuffing and Sides!