Portland Farmers Market is a 501c(6) nonprofit organization operating five farmers markets committed to the success of regional food growers and producers and creating vibrant community gatherings.
Providing educational & community benefit programs and nurturing non-profit partnerships across our markets allow us to:
This weekly program at Lents International Farmers Market provides young shoppers (ages 3 – 12) with fun activities about food and farming. Kids also receive $3 to spend with the market farmers.
Food Hero at the Farmers Market
OSU Extension Service presents this free weekly program that offers educational activities and hands-on demos for kids at King and Kenton Farmers Markets.
Double Up Food Bucks
This program provides SNAP shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match to buy additional fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, herbs, and vegetable starts at our markets.
We prepare and sample recipes to market shoppers, highlighting our vendors and seasonal produce and demonstrating quick, affordable ways to incorporate more local fruits and veggies into one’s diet.
Music at the Market
We present live performances of local musical acts of all genres at King, Kenton, and Lents International Farmers Markets.
We host events at our markets featuring community partners offering resources, entertainment, and education, such as Urban League of Portland’s Spring Wellness Fair, Lents Cultural Fair (pictured) in collaboration with Lents Grown Business Association, and Kenton’s End of Summer Party featuring OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers and Open Space Dance Studio.