Partner Organizations & Community Groups

Partner Organizations 

Portland Farmers Market partners with a number of incredible local organizations to bring programs to our markets that inspire community. 

Farmers Market Fund

Our companion charitable organization makes healthy, locally grown food accessible to under-served Oregonians. Farmers Market Fund’s Double Up Food Bucks program, provides SNAP shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $10 per week) to buy additional fruits and vegetables at 60+ farmers markets across Oregon. Double Up is a triple win: food insecure families bring home more fresh produce, small farmers get an economic boost, and local economies thrive. Double Up Food Bucks are offered at our seasonal King, Shemanski Park, Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets and at PSU Farmers Market the months of November through April. 

OSU Extension Services Portland SNAP Ed Program

Increases accessibility to fresh, locally-grown foods for food insecure families in the community by providing educational information and recipe inspiration. SNAP Ed brings programs to our Kenton Farmers Market and Lents International Farmers Market locations. 

Sisters of the Road 

Launched in 2014, Fresh Change increases access to fresh, locally-grown foods for food insecure community members who earn barter cards at Sisters of the Road. The program encourages a habit of healthy eating and connections within the broader community. We see participation at all five Portland Farmers Market locations.

Slow Food Portland

Slow Food Market Scouts at Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) provides economic support for farmers and market vendors and assures that LIFM continues to be an important community gathering place. Through this program, Slow Food Portland inspires youth to try new foods, make healthy food choices and understand their place in the food system by providing fun educational activities and $3 for kids 3–12 years old to spend at the market each week. 

Community Group Booth

Portland Farmers Market will not be hosting community groups in 2021.

We look forward to inviting community members to table at our Lents, King and Kenton market locations when we are confident it’s safe for people to gather in groups again and return to full programming staff capacity. 

If you would like to submit interest in participating at Lents International, King or Kenton Farmers Market in 2022, please read the Community Group Booth Guidelines below (click “+” to expand the section) and then complete the Community Booth Request Form. 

Thank you. 

Community Group Booth 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
  • Average shopper attendance per market: 1,400
  • 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.
  • Community booth space is available every third or fifth Sunday at King Farmers Market, as space allows.
  • Kenton Farmers Market

  • Location: N Denver & McClellan in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland
  • Dates and Hours: Wednesdays, June – September, 3pm to 7pm
  • Average shopper attendance per market: 620
  • 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.
  • Community booth space is available every other Wednesday at Kenton Farmers Market, as space allows.
  • Lents International Farmers Market

  • Location: SE 92nd & Reedway, between Foster and Harold, in the Lents neighborhood
  • Dates and Hours: Sundays, June – November, 9am to 2pm.
  • Average shopper attendance per market: 700
  • 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.
  • Community booth space is available every Sunday at Lents International Farmers Market, as space allows.
  • Community Booth Request Form