Southeast Portland Welcomes the Return of the Lents International Farmers Market Today
Lents-area residents will welcome back familiar farmers and local food producers to the Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) Sunday mornings.
Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce to the diverse Lents community, and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of harder-to-find fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers.
Portland Farmers Market’s popular Kids Cook at the Market classes will be at LIFM for the first time this year giving junior chefs ages 7 to 12 the opportunity to learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and prepare ingredients purchased fresh from the market.
LIFM is also host to Food Scouts, an innovative partnership between Zenger Farm and Portland Farmers Market that empowers the next generation of eaters by giving children aged 3-12 years old $2 each in market tokens to spend on fresh produce each week. The Food Scouts booth also offers hands-on activities each week focused on farms, food, and fun.
Throughout the season, market-goers can enjoy Market Music programming featuring culturally relevant musical acts and stop by Chef in the Market demonstrations throughout the season.
As in past seasons, shoppers eligible for SNAP benefits will be able to receive $1 tokens using their Oregon Trail Cards to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, vegetable starts, and some baked goods. Additionally, SNAP recipients can receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 through Double Up Food Bucks, a program of Farmers Market Fund. Other food assistance programs like WIC, Fresh Change, and Farmers Direct Nutrition Program vouchers are also accepted.
In addition to many familiar farmers and food producers, Portland Farmers Market welcomes these new vendors to the Lents lineup:
- Spice of Africa(Multnomah County, OR) Authentic Kenyan dishes including lentil soup, Kenyan tomato chutney and spiced iced tea.
- Spice Pilgrim(Clackamas County, OR) Woman-owned, stone-ground spice and hand-blended loose-leaf tea company.
David Oberstein, Market Manager
Sunday, June 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold
About Portland Farmers Market
Celebrating its 28th season in 2019, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run nonprofit organization manages five weekly farmers markets in Portland, including the flagship, year-round market on Saturdays at Portland State University. More than 700,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales annually. Through operating markets, Portland Farmers Market serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter and Instagram follower, Facebook fan, blog reader, and visit portlandfarmersmarket.org.