Market Day ~ Cherries are here!!

Wow, it’s cherry season! Baird Family Orchards will be at both our Wednesday and our Saturday farmers market!

This Saturday is our Community Bike Ride to the Market! Please come one and all and join the ride. We’re meeting at Columbia Park at 10am near the kids water park (near N. Winchell and N. Woolsey). We’ll take a safe & easy route so no one gets left behind. This is a fun way to dust off the wheels for the season, get to know your neighbors, and build some community on the way to the market; we hope you can make it! For more information call 971-344-0115

Oregon Farmers Markets Are Open…read all about it!

Interstate Farmers Market is proud to serve the North/Northeast Portland community! Thanks for making us your go-to farmers market for Oregon fruits & vegetables!

Market Day ~ Raffles each week for all of June!

To celebrate June being Farmers Market Month in Portland, we’re having a raffle each week, at each market through the end of the month. Each time you make a purchase from a vendor, they will give you a ticket which you can bring to the Info Booth to be entered in the raffle.

The more different vendors you buy from, the better your chances!

There are 2 winners each week at each market, and your tickets stay in the pot the whole month for even more chances to win!
Here are the PRIZES:
Week 1: $10 in market tokens.
Week 2: $10 in tokens plus an IFM “Who’s your farmer?” t-shirt.
Week 3: $10 in tokens plus an IFM Organic cotton tote bag
Week 4: $10 in tokens plus a home canning starter kit!

Benjamin Bogosian will be playing the hang, a unique hand drum, in the music tent from 4:30-6:30. At the Community Booth we will have Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, letting us know about all the great work they’re doing in the neighborhood, and how you can get involved.

As you may have heard, this has been the coldest and wettest growing season in memory (and some of our vendors have a loooong memory, if you know what I mean!) This means all produce is about 2-4 weeks behind its usual harvest dates. IFM and our vendors really wish there was something we could do to change the weather, but as we learned last year, the weather will do what it wants. Thank you for buying seasonal food directly from the source even when those imported peaches from the chain stores are calling to you. Fresh fruits & veggies from local farmers are always much tastier,and then your dollars stay in our community and support the small, diversified farms that we so desperately need in this age of food insecurity. So keep hanging on for more berries, cherries, peaches, corn and lots lots more, andhere’s what we do have right now…

The vendor lineup for tomorrow:

Produce & meat:
DeMartini Family Farm with bok choi, collards, lettuce, kale, spinach, rhubarb, parsley, cilantro, onions & chard
Winters Farm with STRAWBERRIES, spinach, carrots, asparagus, several kinds of potatoes, rhubarb, chard, honey & homemade jams
ProFarm with fresh asparagus and pickled asparagus
Good Natured Gardens with collards, mesculin mix, & plant starts, including lots of varities of tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and others
Raymond Kuenzi Farm with Oregon Tilth Certified Organic tomato juicefrozen at the peak of last season’s harvest, walnuts, eggs, and tomato starts
SweetHome Farms with beef, poultry, pork, goat, lamb as well as offals plus sausages/cured meats and eggs

For your home kitchen:
Heidi Ho Organics with their delicious vegan “cheeze” that’s got Portland buzzing. Even New Seasons & Whole Foods want in on their hazlenut-based chipotle cheddar, monterey jack, and smoked gouda, plus a soy-based feta!
Hot Mama Salsa with a variety of handmade traditional salsas and tortilla chips that you really need to taste to understand how good they are.
Sage and Sea Farm with sipping vinegars to add you the beverage of your choice, or even for cooking!
Gabriels Bakery with sliced bread, bagles, and pastries including traditional Peruvian and Mexican treats.
The Hummus Stop with freshly made hummus, salads & pita
St. Johns Coffee Roasters is excited to return to IFM after a year hiatus. They will be selling coffee beans as well as hot and iced coffee.
Randall Street Baking Company is new to the farmers market scene, makinggluten free delights such as pies, scones, brownies & more.

Dinner (and drinks) at the market:
Ambacht Brewing is selling bottles and pints of their local, artisan Belgian-inspired beer.
Camus Close Winery has wine by the glass or bottles to go.
Domo Domo will have their locally-sourced okonomiyaki, a Japenese savory pancake, as well as other asian-inspired cuisine.
Hacienda with the best dang tamales and aqua fresca you’ve ever had
Fetzers German Sausage with thier own handmade sausages & mustard
Thai Mama with delectible Thai cuisine including their world famous eggrolls
Scoop Handmade Ice Cream with cones or a pints that you won’t want to miss: cookies & cream, salted caramel, strawberry and more
Carte Scrupmtious with cookies and pastries galore, made from scratch with love

And As Always, FLOWERS!

Herr’s Family Farm with freshly cut flowers for your table or for a gift.

Calling all chefs, amature or professional…

Can you help IFM with our cooking demonstrations? If you love the market and love to cook, this might be the volunteer gig for you! We’re looking for people to help once or twice during the season by leading a cooking demonstration for customers to show how easy and fun it is to cook with the food at the market. We’re also looking for home canners to do demonstrations on canning produce, jams, etc. Simple but delicious is the name of the game: how do you cook your greens, make strawberry preserves or pickle your beans? Share your knowledge with your neighbors, and help the market all at the same time! Contact us for more information, and thanks!

Thanks for all your support, and we’ll see you at the market!

Lisa Bersani
Market Manger

Want to find all your favorite vendors? Check out our interactive market map

Market Day ~ Support your local farmers - Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Well the season is off to a great start, and we’d really like to see more, more, more shoppers!  If you can do your shopping once or twice a week at IFM instead of chain stores, you’ll make a huge difference in the livelihood of our vendors as well as our local economy.  Money spent on food that’s from here stays here!

We hope you see you this Saturday for coffee, baked goods, plant starts, tamales and produce.  There will be a seed planting activity going on at the Kids Booth, and our Piedmont neighbor Jamie Stillway will be gracing the music stage. 

On Wednesday join us for even more produce than last week, and more vendors than ever.  There will be a canning demonstration, Kids Booth, more great music and as always the Community Booth will be there spreading the word about the great work local nonprofits are doing.

Please give us a call or email if you have any questions, and most importantly, come to the market!

No Farms, No Food!

2011 IFM Season
May - September

Overlook Park
Wednesdays - 3 pm to 7 pm

De La Salle High School
Saturdays - 9 am - 1:30 pm

SNAP/Oregon Trail ACCEPTED!  (Just come to the info booth and we will swipe your card and give you tokens to spend with the vendors.)
WIC/Seniors Checks ACCEPTED! (Bring your checks directly to vendors displaying a WIC/Seniors sign)

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