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Village Gardens to Host Fall Celebration on October 31

October 23, 2014

Fall Celebration Invite Draft


Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, Multnomah County District 2 Commissioner Loretta Smith and Regence-Cambia Health Solutions for the Village Gardens Fall Celebration on Friday afternoon, October 31. Hear updates on program growth, help us dedicate our new outdoor garden-based training space in memory of Trish Couture and participate in an apple cider pressing.

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Location: Seeds of Harmony Garden, across from Regence Boys & Girls Club in New Columbia (4430 N Trenton St, Portland, Oregon 97203)

Cost: FREE


Join the Food Works Team!

October 21, 2014

IMG_1915Do you have a passion for growing food, empowering young leaders, sustainable farming, marketing organic produce, and teaching hands on agricultural skills to teenagers? Food Works is currently accepting applications for a Farm Assistant position! This year round, part time position will assist with all aspects of managing an organic farm and help with teaching those same skills to the Food Works youth leaders. Click to download the position description and learn how to apply!

Farm Assistant Position

Join the Team at Village Gardens!

August 6, 2014

Village Gardens is hiring a Community egg committeePrograms Manager!  The position responsibilities include overall management of adult-led programs at Village Gardens including community gardens and livestock projects, community health worker programming, microenterprise development, and adult leadership support. Specifically, the Community Programs Manager will work to develop a robust Community Health Worker program and implement a tiered leadership structure to support adult participants to engage in effective community health promotion and organizing. Program development efforts of this position will involve helping to more fully integrate health promotion and food production activities and building capacity of adult leaders to guide and direct future program growth. The Community Programs Manager supervises the full-time Community Organizer, and a group of Community Health Worker volunteers.  Additionally, this person will supervise community-based staff positions that are funded/developed in the future. Click here for full position announcement. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverage also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Please submit cover letter that includes salary expectations and your resume to Amber Baker at or mail to her  c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, Oregon 97232.  Position closes Monday 8/18/2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Village Gardens Farmers Market Starts July 10th!

June 30, 2014

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Village Gardens Farmers Market

Thursdays 3pm-7pm

July 10th-August 28th

Village Gardens’ Farmers Market  is excited to be returning to New Columbia for our second season! Located outside of Village Market (4632 N. Trenton), the Farmers Market will provide local, seasonal and cultural vegetables grown by Village Gardens Market Gardener and certified organic produce from Food Works Farm representing the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New Columbia and Portsmouth. The Village Gardens Market Gardeners hail from the Congo, Burundi and Mexico. They will have a wide variety of  unique and cultural vegetables, such as: Amaranth leaf, squash leaf, bean leaf, African eggplant, chili pepper, tomatillos and squash blossoms to name a few. Please join us Thursday evenings for a fun and festive event, shop for produce, enjoy some injera with lentils or tamales with aqua fresca! This is sure to be a great community event, and a great way to support the neighborhood growers and  producers of these amazing products!

Support Food Works! Sign Up for their CSA Today!

May 22, 2014


Join the Food Works 2014 CSA!

Our CSA is designed for folks who want to support the Food Works program as well as receive great farm fresh produce! For 21 weeks, from mid June through the end of October (Starting June 11), you’ll pick up your weekly share of beautiful, local, organic produce at one of three drop sites. You’ll also be supporting low income families in North Portland to receive the same beautiful, local, organic produce for free. 

How much does it cost?

The 21 week CSA share is $600. We think that this is a great value for the amount of local organic produce you will receive.

How Do I Join the CSA?

Register online today.

Download, print and mail in your registration form and payment today.

You can also email us at for more information regarding the CSA.

Where Are Our Drop Sites?

We offer 4 sites to pick up your weekly box at:

  • Portland State Farmers Market (Saturday, Downtown Portland)
  • St. Johns Farmers Market (Saturday, St. Johns)
  • Village Market (Wednesday, St. Johns)
  • Sisters of the Road (Thursday, Downtown Portland)

What’s In Our CSA Share?

  • Always Includes 7-12 different vegetables each week
  • It’s a great size for a family of four or a couple hungry adults.
  • Includes the Food Works newsletter that keeps you up to date on farm happenings, what’s in season, our favorite  recipes, youth writings and Food Works program updates.

Testimony from our 2012 CSA members:

“MUCH better than previous CSAs that I have participated in. Everything was *super* fresh.”

“Always fantastic: fresh, not even anything that was past its prime, and with just the right amount of dirt / imperfections to make it feel like you’re eating real food. Am going to miss it until next year.”

“Great variety of produce, seeing the students working at the market, great value.”

 Below is sample CSA Boxes from the 2013 season:

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Please email us at with any questions that you have about the Food Works CSA. We would love to support you to become a member.


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