Portland Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization operating five vibrant farmers markets in Portland, Oregon. Our markets provide a direct connection to more than 200 vendors with deep roots in Oregon and Southwest Washington, including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers.
Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. As a trade association, success for our vendors is our primary objective. Listening and learning from vendors and shoppers produces outstanding farmers markets where vendors prosper and communities thrive.
Portland Farmers Market is a catalyst for the nation’s most prosperous, healthy and sustainable food system.
Portland Farmers Market believes that to be an effective leader at growing an equitable, healthy, and sustainable local food system, we need to reflect those principles internally. It all starts with a strong foundation. PFM is a sustainable organization that invests in its vendors, employees and volunteers.
Embracing equity as a guiding principle, we encourage employment applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and from underrepresented groups. We believe that when our staff represents a diversity of perspectives and life experiences, we can be most responsive to the needs of our vendors and shoppers, and better reflect the communities where our markets call home.
For our vendors, we are a marketing organization that attracts shoppers to marketplaces where small businesses can prosper. We are committed to providing business acceleration opportunities such as expanded marketplaces, educational workshops and a diversified shopper base. Read our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan here.
Three local activists - Craig Mosbaek, Ted Snider and Dr. Richard Hagan - establish Portland Farmers Market and hold the first market in a parking lot at Albers Mill with 13 vendors.
The market is relocated to the PSU campus.
A second market day is added on Wednesdays at Shemanski Park.
As the vendor pool swells, yet another market is added on Thursdays in the Pearl District.
PFM accepts the offer to take over what became our Buckman Market on Thursdays in Southeast Portland.
The King Market opens on Sundays in Northeast Portland.
Another market is added on Mondays at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
North Portland welcomes the Kenton Market on Fridays, later moved to Wednesdays.
The Buckman Market closes.
PFM accepts management of the Lents International Farmers Market in SE Portland.
The Northwest Market closes.
The Pioneer Courthouse Square Market closes.
With more than 200 vendors at five sites in Portland’s urban core, residents now have access to farm fresh food year round.
Food is the heart and soul of our lives. Access to fresh nutritious food is a foundation for health and human dignity.
Our markets and operations model social, economic and ecological sustainability.
Positive personal connections and cooperation underlie our contributions to the community.
By combining innovation and industriousness we achieve our best while making farmers markets fun, functional and beautiful.
We maintain financial strength and professional fulfillment in a lively team environment.
We are accountable to our shoppers by requiring our vendors to produce and source what they sell with integrity.
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