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New Columbia Farmers Market

July 16, 2016

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See you every Thursday from 4-7pm. Enjoy music, incredible produce, amazing prepared foods and neighborhood crafts. 90% of our vendors are from the New Columbia neighborhood. Drop by, get your food, visit with friends and support a thriving community owned food system.

Best of Portland tonight!

July 13, 2016

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Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Party is tonight!! WW closes NW Quimby Street from 5 to 9 p.m. for the most epic block party Slabtown has ever seen. The party is open to the public of all ages. New this year: the Best BBQ Championship, featuring the head chefs from Podnah’s Pit Barbecue, Reverends BBQ, Russell Street BBQ, Southland Whiskey Kitchen, The People’s Pig and more. These chefs go head-to-head, with meat provided by Nicky USA, slinging samples for 500 VIP party guests who will crown a People’s Choice Champion. Victor and Esbeidi (Food Works youth) will be on the judging panel and VIP ticket proceeds support Village Gardens. See you there.

See you at the New Columbia Farmers Market

June 1, 2016

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Join us for opening day on June 9th!! See you every Thursday this summer from 4-7pm for the New Columbia Farmers Market!  We have prioritized growers, emerging small business owners and artists from New Columbia & North Portland. With growers from the community selling African eggplant beside vendors serving up sambusas, our market is a gathering space for diverse neighbors to connect over foods from home. Each week we will have music, great vendors and food demos. See you there!

Please welcome the 2016 New Columbia
Farmers Market vendors:
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Food Works Farm
Village Gardens Market Gardeners
Happiness Family Farm
Seeds of Harmony Garden

Amoula’s Morrocan Cuisine – hot Morrocan food
Alle Amin – hot Somali food

Azteca – fruit cocktails and crafts
Chaz Homemade – cookies and milk

Lexi Johnny Hair Sculpting – natural hair oils
Alyna Couture – beaded & stone jewelry
Sylvia 
Montgomery – jewelry
Shaquala’s nails – manicures
Misty’s Pearlers – keychains

Food Works Summer Crew!

May 4, 2016

Food Works Summer Crew applications are available.

The Food Works Summer Crew is a volun1656110_1074650809224280_2601538978686445965_nteer leadership program. The Summer Crew is made up of 2 teams of 10 youth 14 to 18 yrs old. Summer Crew Members build leadership skills by working in the community, at the Food Works Farm, and volunteering at Sisters Of The Road.

Participants can earn school credit for community service and work experience at most Portland schools. Summer Crew Members also receive a nominal $300 stipend upon the successful  completion of each month of the program ($150 every 2 weeks), a monthly youth Trimet bus pass and great learning experiences!!!. Also, after completing Summer Crew you will be eligible for our Academic Year and Market Crew!

Help us spread the word. Applications are due June 21st!

Thank you for a succesful celebration!

April 21, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Spring Fundraiser Celebration and Dinner. We had a great evening thanks to all our event sponsors and wonderful guests. 2012-04-20 17.17.352012-04-20 18.49.092012-04-20 18.50.572012-04-20 18.41.20

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