Franks a Lot Fundraiser August 2, Buckman Market
Second annual build-your-own market frankfurter fundraiser benefiting Fresh Exchange at the Buckman Market.
Mealtime Makeover August 2, Buckman Market
Canning and fermentation demo with market chef Kathryn Yeomans. This free series of classes takes place the first Thursday of each month. View the full schedule
Dave’s Killer Sandwich Showdown August 4, PSU Market
In celebration of their 7th Anniversary of their launch at PFM, Dave’s Killer Bread will be holding a sandwich showdown between 3 Portland chefs.
Lamb Butchery & Cooking Demo August 11, PSU Market
Chef Adam Sappington teams up with the American Lamb Board for a special lamb butchery tutorial, followed by a cooking demo and samples.
Kids Cook at the Market August 11 & 25, PSU Market
These hands-on kids cooking classes taught by chefs are sold out this year, but join us next season!
Bite Size Kids Cook August 12, King Market August 30, Buckman Market
Free drop-in cooking activity for children focusing on a simple recipe preparation using seasonal produce.
Senior Day August 16, Northwest Market
Seniors are invited for a market tour, followed by a rousing game of fruit & veggie bingo, complete with market prizes.
Annual Market Move Day August 18, PSU Market
Due to PSU Commencement activities, the market will move one block south for the day.
Northwest Market Sponsor
Fresh Exchange Sponsors
Chef in the Market Sponsor
Franks a Lot Fundraiser at
Join us for our second annual Franks a Lot barbeque fundraiser on Thursday, August 2, from 4-6pm at the Buckman Market, where a $5 suggested donation will get you a hot-off-the-grill frankfurter or market sausage with all the fixings sourced locally and from market vendors. A very special frank you to:Denison Farms (market veggies)
Gathering Together Farms (market veggies)
New Seasons Market (hot dogs, buns and condiments)
Tails & Trotters (pork sausages)
Reister Farms (lamb sausages)
Stop by for the fun, farmers and franks. Giving never felt (or tasted) so good!
Dave’s Killer Bread
7th Anniversary Celebration
Seven years ago, a little company by the name of Dave’s Killer Bread launched their now-beloved loaves at Portland Farmers Market. Today, they are a sponsor of our markets, making it possible for PFM to acheive its mission of supporting our region’s farmers and producers and bringing fresh local food to the community.
To celebrate their lucky 7th Breadiversary, DKB is holding a Killer Sandwich Showdown at the PSU Market on August 4. There will be much merriment at their booth all day, and at 11:30am three local chefs will face off in an epic sandwich throw down. The chefs will shop for market-sourced ingredients to sandwich between two slices of their favorite DKB bread. A panel of judges–including Trudy Toliver, our executive director–will taste the chef’s offerings and decide on a winner.
“Seven years has gone by in a flash, and we want to pay homage to the place where it all started with this killer competition,” shares Dave Dahl, President and founder of Dave’s Killer Bread. “We’ve never forgotten our roots, and still have a booth at the Farmer’s Market, working alongside some of Oregon’s finest local farmers and vendors. We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with them.”
We can’t wait either, Dave!
National Farmers Market Week
Not only is August 5-11 National Farmers Market week, but Governer Kitzhaber has also proclaimed it Farmers Market Week in Oregon. Why is this worth celebrating? Farmers markets contribute to the health of our nation. They help to foster economically, ecologically and socially sustainable communities by keeping more money in the local economy, preserving farmland, increasing access to nutritious foods, and bringing communities together through a shared public space.
The great news is that the number of farmers markets in the United States has grown to more than 7,500 in 2012, an approximate increase of 160% since 2000. There are more than 160 markets in Oregon, which is double the amount from ten years ago. Portland Farmers Market operates eight markets in the Portland area, which last year strengthened our local economy by contributing over $8 million to small family farms and food producers in our region.
The growing number of markets, propelled by a rising interest in the local food movement, has helped farmers markets evolve to become anchors in American communities, putting healthful food on more tables while supporting local agriculture. Help celebrate this acheivement during the week of August 5th by shopping at your favorite farmers market!
NEW! Fridays ~ Kenton
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 28 3:00 – 7:00PM
N McClellan at Denver Ave
Sundays ~ King
MAY 6 – OCTOBER 28 10AM – 2PM
NE 7th at Wygant between NE Alberta & Prescott
All markets accept Oregon Trail/SNAP, debit and credit cards, as well as Senior & WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program vouchers and WIC Fruit & Veggie vouchers. Please ask about our Fresh Exchange matching program available for SNAP recipients!