Spend Your Sundays at Lents International Farmers Market
About the Market:
Lents International Farmers Market provides fresh and affordable produce to the diverse community of Lents neighbors. Founded in 2006 by volunteers and then run by Zenger Farm, it is an important sales outlet for immigrant and new farmers, and new small food business owners too. This market features Oregon-grown traditional Mexican produce and Asian greens. Lunch options include handmade tamales and made-to-order rice balls with seasonal fillings.
Market Scouts provides fun educational activities and $3 for kids 3–12 years old to spend at the market each week. This program of Slow Food Portland engages kids in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, sharing food knowledge with peers, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables.
Since its beginning, N & N Amaro Produce has anchored the Lents International Farmers Market. Norma and Nicolás Amaro can be found each week delighting market-goers with something they may have never heard of like bitter melon, garbanzo beans still on the bush, lambs quarters, hoja santa, chayote, or one of the 30 different types of peppers. Shop their wide variety of produce—pick out something new to try—and don’t hesitate to ask Norma and Nicolás for recipe ideas or cooking tips every Sunday through November 21st.
Our summer produce Tshirt is available now at PSU, Shemanski Park and King Farmers Market locations. See us soon to support PFM and show some northwest farm-fresh produce love. More to Love:
Read our interview with artist Georgina Brooks on our blog
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️ Our new tote bag is available at all five market locations
An Essential Investment in Public Health and Our Local Economies
The Double Up Food Bucks program gives SNAP participants access to farm-fresh produce they may otherwise be unable to afford. For every SNAP dollar spent at farmers markets, participants receive an additional dollar to spend on fruits and veggies. SNAP and Double Up sales have doubled at Portland Farmers Market’s five locations since 2019, and similar increases are happening at farmers markets around the state.
Senate Bill 555 stands ready to fund Double Up’s continuation and expansion in Oregon. Without continued state funding, Double Up will likely have to drastically limit its reach in the next biennium. This would come at a time when it is needed most. Supporting Double Up is the perfect investment as we rebuild Oregon post-pandemic: families win, farmers win, and Oregon’s economy thrives.
Staff at PFM and Farmers Market Fund have teamed up for a monthly discussion club to learn about anti-racism, historic disparities in food and farming, and the current food justice movement. This is part of moving our equity and food justice work forward. It’s opened our thinking about policies and practices. Here’s what we read and discussed last month: