Community Groups

Portland Farmers Market proudly offers booth space at our neighborhood markets for community groups to engage with our shoppers and provide information on the work they are doing to improve our community. We offer space at  KentonKingLents International Farmers Markets. We do not offer space for community groups at our PSU or Shemanski Markets. Detailed information on each of our neighborhood markets can be found below.

Interested in a booth space for your community group?

If we are able to offer your group a booth space at one of our markets we will get back to you. Thank you for your interest.

Community Group Guidelines

We are interested in groups that:

  • Non-profit or community-serving groups relevant to our specific market communities.
  • Groups with a local connection, or particular relevance, to the neighborhood the market is located in.
  • Groups who have a major focus in a topic related to local food and/or farms..
  • Groups who have a major focus in a topic related to local food and/or farms, or other aspects of our mission, vision, and values.
  • Important information:

  • Organizations may be scheduled for one date per season at each market as space allows.
  • PFM operates rain or shine.
  • Participating organizations must staff their booth for the entirety of market.
  • Failure to arrive on-time or leaving early may impact ability to participate in future markets.
  • There is no fee for community group participation.
  • Community groups who participate at the market are NOT ALLOWED to:

  • Leave the market early unless special permission is granted from market management.
  • Sell items from the booth (including raffle tickets), or fundraise (including donation jars and in-kind services).
  • Give away items that directly impact the sales of market vendors.
  • Be political or religious in a partisan manner.
  • We DO ALLOW:

  • Political issue advocacy for issues that directly relate to Oregon and Washington farmers.
  • Religious organizations conducting education and outreach with non-religious messages.
  • BOOTH ASSIGNMENT:

  • We will make booth setting up your booth as simple as possible. Upon arrival, have your organization’s representative check in at the bright yellow information booth where eh/she will be directed to your space and be given instructions for easy unloading. PFM staff can be identified by bright red shirts/jackets
  • PFM is happy to provide you with a 10 ft x 10 foot canopy, a 4 ft to 6 ft table, and two chairs, If you would like to use your own tent or table, please let us know in advance.
  • You will need to bring/provide your own tablecloth (required), banner, signage and other items to create an attractive display; handouts and pamphlets; friendly staff/volunteers appropriately dressed for the weather; and an activity to engage shoppers in conversation and contribute to the dynamic Market environment,
  • COMMUNITY BOOTH RATING:

  • Onsite market staff will submit a “yes” or “no” rating of your community booth’s engagement with shoppers to PFM’s Program Coordinator, taking into account shopper and vendor feedback. Organizations with a “yes” rating may be invited to return the following season.
  • CANCELLATIONS:

  • If you are unable to attend market on your scheduled date at any of our markets, please let us know immediately. If you must cancel with less than 24 hour notice, please contact the on-site marketing manager (listed on your confirmation email) to ensure communication is received. Failure to communicate your inability to attend will impact your ability to participate in future markets
  • BOOTH ASSIGNMENT:

  • We will make booth setting up your booth as simple as possible. Upon arrival, have your organization’s representative check in at the bright yellow information booth where eh/she will be directed to your space and be given instructions for easy unloading. PFM staff can be identified by bright red shirts/jackets
  • MOBILE SIGNATURE GATHERING:

  • PFM does not bar people from walking around to collect signatures at our markets that are in public spaces (ie King and Kenton). We ask that you do not impede the business of the market (vendor sales and PFM transactions/interactions
  • MARKET INFORMATION:

    King Farmers Market

  • Location: NE 7th and Wygant, in the parking lot of King Elementary School, Sundays
  • Dates and Hours: May – November, 10am to 2pm
  • 2018 average shopper attendance per market: 1,550; 2018 average vendors per market: 24
  • We ask that community participants arrive no later than 9:30am and be ready to engage with shoppers by 10am.
  • Street parking is available around the market. After you set up, please park three blocks from market site to allow space for market shoppers. A portable restroom is located across the cul-de-sac next to the baseball field.
  • Kenton Farmers Market

  • Location: N Denver & McClellan in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland
  • Dates and Hours: Wednesdays, June – September, 3pm to 7pm
  • 2018 average shopper attendance per market: 562; 2018 average vendors per market: 12
  • We ask that community participants arrive no later than 2:30pm and be ready to engage with shoppers by 3pm.
  • After you set up, please park three blocks from market site to allow space for market shoppers.
  • Lents International Farmers Market

  • Location: SE 92nd & Reedway, between Foster and Harold, in the Lents neighborhood
  • Dates and Hours: Sundays, June – November 18, 9am to 2pm.
  • 2018 average shopper attendance per market: 916; 2018 average vendors per market: 13
  • We ask that community participants arrive no later than 8:30am and be ready to engage with shoppers by 9am.
  • After you set up, please park three blocks from market site to allow space for market shoppers.