What Are Your Special Talents & Skills? Village Market needs you! You! Your muscle, willing hands, and organizing skill! Your nice smile, ideas, or heart-warming soup! Help us stock shelves, count inventory, and sparkle up pans, Make sure the milk’s chill and the onions don’t stink! Have a blast! Cook! Learn stuff! Make new friends, do good work! Help out just 3 hours a week and earn a discount on store purchases for a month.
We are looking for neighbors, customers, and food lovers to join the Village Market in providing quality, fresh, healthy, affordable groceries to New Columbia and it’s neighbors.Please contact Ryan at email@example.com /503.943.5634 to become a Village Market Volunteer or fill out an application.
Volunteer information open house Thursday, October 1st from 3p to 4p. Store tour starts at 2:30p.
Village Market is looking for an Assistant Store Manager to assist in planning, organizing and directing all store activities. This will include excellent customer service, inventory control, shift scheduling, store promotions and sales, processing invoices, supervising staff and volunteers and creating a welcoming, safe and clean environment within the Market. Download Village Market Assistant Store Manager position description.
To Apply:Submit a resume to Village Market in person or email to Ryan, at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to apply is September 28. Thanks for spreading the word!
Village Gardens is very proud to be the non-profit partner for Willamette Week’s Pie Hard event, an artisan pizza and fruit pie showdown at Ecliptic Brewing Co. (825 N Cook St.) on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale here and $2 from each purchase goes directly to Village Gardens.
The Pie Hard event will also feature two Village Gardens community members on the judge panel: Roman, Food Works Crew Leader and Vickie, Community Leader.
Here is a bit about both of them:
Since moving to New Columbia two years ago, Vickie has been an active and engaged community leader. A mother of five and a grandmother of four, she has been engaged in gardening in Portsmouth Community Garden for the past year and a half and is assisting in the role of a kitchen co-leader in the formulation of the first New Columbia/Tamarack Apartments community kitchen. The kitchen will not only create social connectedness, but will also impart healthy recipes and training in the areas of canning, preserving and baking. Vickie also has been an active volunteer for the past two years with Village Gardens/Portland Fruit Tree Project’s Fruits of Diversity Orchard, learning the art of fruit tree and vine care.
Roman is a Crew Leader for Food Works, Village Gardens youth run farm and business. He has been a crew member for the last year and now holds the position of summer program crew leader.
Here is Roman in his words sharing his thoughts about Food Works: “What I enjoy at food works is coming to work and spending time with people I want to hang out with!Being untied as a crew. Seeing everyone’s point of view of the program and of life. Hearing others goals and achieving their dreams. Also seeing everyone grow as their own person and as a crew.”
“Working as a team is very important at Food works because we need everyone in the crew to be able to be successful. It sound crazy but it does. Working as a team can be hard, but we’ll live. It’s hard sharing the spotlight but it’s better to share it with everyone. It’s not about what you want, it’s about you and the crew and you decision to come to consensus. At the farm you need everyone to put in effort because if someone doesn’t the crew can fall behind.”
Roman is a sophomore at Roosevelt High School and wants to become a reality T.V star.
Village Gardens is very proud to be the non-profit partner for Willamette Week’s Pie Hard event, an artisan pizza and fruit pie showdown at Ecliptic Brewing Co. (825 N Cook St.) on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale HERE and $2 from each purchase goes directly to Village Gardens.
Guests will enjoy pies by locally acclaimed chefs from Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Fire & Stone, PREAM, Tastebud Farms, Ash Woodfired, Ecliptic Brewing, Petunia’s Pies and Pastries, Random Order Coffeehouse, and Pacific Pie Co. Samples of each pie, ice cream by Ruby Jewel and live music by Rio Grands are included in the $22 ticket. The event is open to all ages and guests 21 and over may purchase beer from Ecliptic Brewing Co. at happy hour prices.
Pizza chefs will vie for People’s and Judge’s Choice Awards as they create pies in wood fired ovens on site with ingredients provided by Provvista Specialty Foods. Fruit Pie awards will also be given, as guests will select their favorite pie made with produce from New Seasons Market. Guest judges include Mike Golub of the Portland Timbers, Kurt Huffman or Chefstable Group, Mike Thelin of Feast Portland, David Barbur of Pickelopolis, among others, as well as 2 Village Gardens Community Leaders.
If you are looking for more information about Pie Hard, you can contact Steph Barnhart, events and marketing manager, at 503-‐445-‐2764 or email@example.com.
Village Gardens will be present at the event with an information and merchandise booth. We hope to see you on August 4th for this promising pizza and pie showdown!
The Village Gardens Team