Montavilla Farmers Market

Montavilla Farmers Market is a key gathering place for community members to have access to fresh, local groceries while supporting the local economy.

May 1st kicks off the main 2022 season for Montavilla Farmers Market (MFM). This year-round farmers market has been serving the Southeast Portland community since 2007 and will be supporting over 80 small businesses throughout its 16th season. 

Shoppers can eat in season with this year-round market. They’ll find locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture raised animal products, fresh baked goods, ready to eat hot meals, and grocery items made by small businesses at every market.

Market Highlights

The 2022 season brings several exciting new initiatives to the market that focus on equity, community building, and sustainability. 

  • The EBT match program has increased and now matches shoppers’ EBT benefits up to $20 at every market. 

  • Reduced stall fee for beginning BIPOC-owned food businesses. This fee structure joins the existing beginning farmer stall fee which was established in 2021 to actively lower barriers to participation. This year, the market will have 20 beginning farms and beginning BIPOC-owned food businesses.

  • Montavilla Farmers Market translated instructional materials for EBT users in 5 languages as a result of a grant from SE Uplift. This is part of the Market's ongoing effort to increase awareness and accessibility of the EBT match program specifically.

  • At-market programs will return this year. Shoppers will participate in activities such as compost making, chef demonstrations, nutrition fundamentals, kid’s veggies tastings and more.

  • All meals intended for on-site consumption will be served on durable dishes. This will drastically reduce the amount of trash produced at the market. (Pictured)

New Vendors

In addition to the return of many beloved summer season vendors, Montavilla Farmers Market is welcoming 16 new vendors in the 2022 season: 

  • Chelo: A pop-up from Luna Contreras, a transgender immigrant woman, currently bringing locally made artisan sauces to markets in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Earthlings Among Us: Latinx herbalist that works with bio-regionally grown plant and fungi medicine made with prayers, intentions, and lunar cycles in mind.

  • Eloisa Organic Farm: Virginia Herrera, founder of Eloisa Organic Farm, who journeyed from a childhood in rural Oaxaca, Mexico, to proudly producing healthy food for her Oregon community today. (Pictured)

  • Forest Candy: A small, womxn-owned business that offers small batch, vegan dark chocolate truffles featuring locally sourced medicinal mushrooms, as well as seasonal forest and herbal flavors. 

  • Fruition Fruit Company: Delicious dried fruit seasoned with unique blends. All products are created in small batches using fruit from local farms.

  • Kichana: A unique blend of fine Peruvian cuisine is creatively paired with the local flavors of the Pacific Northwest. 

  • La Marotte: Prepares baked goods influenced by their South Marseille, France roots.

  • Nina’s Home: This vendor specializes in Pan-Asian cuisine with a special twist; a true melting pot of what makes Asian food so delicious. 

  • North Coast Commons: Taste the Coast! A woman-owned, cooperative producer-led initiative features curated products from North Oregon Coast ranchers, fishers, farmers and makers. 

  • Papalo's Cuisine: A family-run business that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine and Vegan-Mexican fusion food.

  • Repezzi: Repezzi, recently returned from completing a three-month culinary course in handmade pasta, is ready to share this unique tradition with the local community.

  • Sky Above Trail Grub: A dehydrated meal company that honors mind, body, spirit and earth. Plant-based meals are crafted using produce from farms in the Portland area. 

  • Sula Juicery: A woman-owned business that believes in using fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from Portland farms to make delicious and nutritious juices! 

  • The Aimsir Distilling Company: Aimsir was born from the idea that exceptional spirits could bring people together for extraordinary moments. 

  • The Growers Grange: A small farm dedicated to preserving Italian American tradition through the growing of Italian heirloom vegetables and figs with a focus on stewarding crops that have been passed down through generations.

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Date

Oct 09 2022

Time

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Montavilla Farmers Market
Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215, USA

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