Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets Open in June!
Kenton Farmers Market Opens Wednesday, June 1st!
Back for its 11th season at N. Denver Street & N. McClellan Avenue in North Portland, Kenton Farmers Market will feature local farms, food artisans, and hot food vendors each Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm through September 28th. We are excited to welcome nine new vendors throughout the season offering heirloom vegetables, fermented pickles, small batch-made granola, and medicinal hemp. Kids activities and live music are returning – come for the food and stay for the fun!
Lents International Farmers Market Opens Sunday, June 5th!
The Lents International Farmers Market will be relocated to SE 91st and Foster for the 2022 Season. This is a temporary market site while the parking lot at SE 92nd and Reedway is transformed into a permanent community plaza. Join us every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm through November 20th at SE 91st and Foster. Local farmers and food artisans are back this season, including two new vendors bringing locally distilled spirits and herbal tinctures. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 – 12!
We’re Looking To Fill Two Part-Time Market Crew Positions!
Our Market Crew provides operational support at our five farmers markets. Responsibilities include, set up and tear down of equipment, conduct at-market PFM sales and services with shoppers and vendors, and work collaboratively with fellow staff to ensure that our markets run smoothly.
Farmers Market Crew Member
This position works market operations on Saturdays at the PSU market. Additional shorter shifts may be available Wednesdays at the Kenton Farmers Market (North Portland) June – September, or Sundays at the Lents International Farmers Market (SE Portland) in May – November. View the full job description & application instructions here!
Volunteering with PFM is a great way to make new connections, grow your skills, and support your local farmers market! We have various volunteer opportunities at all five of our markets and at the PFM office. Duties are varied but can include answering at-market shopper questions, giving solo vendors bathroom/lunch breaks, customer counting, facilitating kids activities, counting tokens, and much more. There is something for everyone!
Clockwise: Stone Soup, EatSimply by dora and Golden Drops.
We are pleased to welcome more new vendors to our community of local farmers, ranchers and food producers this season!
Here are a few of the new vendors from the lineup at Shemanski Park Farmers Market: Campo Collective (Hillsboro, OR) — Produce and CSA boxes from a sustainable, worker-owned cooperative of native Spanish speakers on a no-till farm/agricultural classroom.
EatSimply by dora (Portland) — Scratch-made baked goods made with high-quality ingredients just hours before market.
Stone Soup PDX (Portland) — Seasonal, fresh vegetable soups featuring ingredients from other PFM vendors and sold in to-go quarts as part of an established nonprofit culinary workforce development program.
And some new vendors at King Farmers Market: Golden Drops (Portland) — Turmeric-based blends made with organic ingredients as a base for golden milk, tea and cocoa.
Strawflower Farm (Boring, OR) — A micro farm featuring fresh-cut flowers grown without chemicals and designed to support the ecosystem for native pollinators and wildlife.
SULA Juicery (Portland) — Cold-pressed juices made with fresh, local fruits and vegetables from Portland-area farms. Find SULA Juicery at Shemanski Park as well!
Learn more about all of our new vendors at the Shemanski Park and King Farmers Markets and their offerings in our recent blog posts:
Looking for more information about a specific market vendor?
Visit the Find Our Vendor page to find a complete list of vendors from all five of our markets and how to contact them.
Kids Activities at Markets
Food Hero, presented by OSU Extension Services, is back at King Farmers Market on Sundays through August. Swing by the Food Hero booth with your kids to participate in engaging educational activities, hands-on cooking, and interactive games. Free and open to all ages!
Food Hero will also be at Kenton Farmers Market on Wednesdays, starting June 1st through the end of August.
Market Scouts returns to Lents International Market on Sundays 9 am – 2 pm, starting June 5th. In collaboration with Slow Food Portland, Market Scouts provides an opportunity for kids ages 3 – 12 to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games & demos, and exposure to new fruits & veggies. In addition to participating in the activities, kids receive $3 in market tokens to spend at the market, allowing them to act as participants in their local economy and engage in making healthy food choices for themselves.