Check out this map that shows the locations and information of grocery stores, farmers markets, and farms in and around East Portland. Find out which local businesses are near you so that you can support them – and yourself.
You can uncheck and check the boxes that say “Stores,” “Farmers Markets,” and “Farms” in order to make the map show more or less locations.
Buy your bulk non-perishables (beans, flours, grains, oils, spices) and non-local perishables (limes) at grocery stores.
Buy your fresh, local produce at farmers markets or through farms‘ CSA programs.
Volunteer for Local Produce
Grow Portland is leading a community farming program which allows members to grow food collaboratively. The purpose is to learn new skills, save money, and access exceptionally delicious and healthy food. Members contribute to the labor on the farm and work under the instruction of an experienced farmer-educator.
You can either work as:
- a community farm member (pay a small fee – SNAP accepted – and work two to three hours at the farm and take home a full box of produce)
- a volunteer (work two to three hours at the farm and take home a few items)
Full workdays take place at:
- Neighborhoods Community Garden, 835 SE 162nd Ave- Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm
- Neighborhoods Community Garden, 835 SE 162nd Ave- Saturdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
- 139th Avenue Farm and Garden at 139th Avenue, just north of Stark Street- Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Volunteer workdays take place at:
- Neighborhoods Community Garden, 835 SE 162nd Ave- Wednesdays, 9:30 am-12:30pm
Contact them if you are interested!
Nothing Near You?
Then talk to Grow Portland.
Grow Portland is is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding urban gardening and urban agriculture in the Portland metro-area. They work with community organizations & private land owners to build and manage community gardens, and also provide training to urban farmers and market gardeners. You can connect with them by web, Facebook, or their blog.