Opening Day is May 5th!

March 29, 2019 |  by  |  News

Montavilla Farmers Market opens for the 2019 season on Sunday, May 5th! Shoppers will find locally-grown and locally-made food and farm products from 50 farmers and food producers. We’re excited to see many favorite long-time vendors once again and can’t wait to introduce you to some new ones too! On opening day, farmers will have a harvest of everything from arugula to sugar snap peas, plus we’ll see mushrooms, beans & grains, meats, eggs, and honey. Prepared food vendors will be tempting shoppers with baked goods, jam, kombucha, hummus, and other specialty foods. And don’t forget the plant starts and bouquets of spring tulips!

2019 launches Nutritious & Delicious — a new monthly event of lectures, recipes, handouts, and cooking demos with food samples, led by nutritionists with a focus on the healing properties of market foods to support specific health conditions or stages of life. We’re also bringing back our popular Taste of the Market days every third Sunday of the month, where shoppers will have the chance to taste the seasons by sampling different varieties of fruits or vegetables right in the height of their production. Regular kids activities, music, and more surprises will round out what’s in store throughout the season. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter or follow us online to make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Best news of all is that our Everybody Eats SNAP/EBT match is back! Spend your EBT funds at the market and you’ll get a match of up to $10 a day in bonus tokens – FREE – that you can spend at the market on SNAP eligible foods.

Sound fun? Want more? Join us in helping make the market go! Every year over 50 volunteers regularly pitch in at all levels to share in the effort that brings this community resource to life each week. From taking just a few minutes to do a crowd count, to sitting on the board of directors, there’s a task that’s perfect for your skills and time commitment. Volunteering is great way to make new friends in the neighborhood, learn more about our region’s food systems, and be part of something big. Now’s the perfect time to get involved!

Montavilla Farmers Market runs weekly on Sundays from May through October. Winter markets happen on the 4th Sunday of the month November through February. All markets are open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The market is located in the gravel lot with the red barn at 7700 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215.

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