Grow Portland and Friends of Family Farmers offer bulk-buying in time for winter.
Stock your pantry with food that lasts for months, save money, and help strengthen our regional food system with two programs that connect you with area farmers.
Grow Portland offers 80-pound shares of storage crops — winter squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, and others for $99. The organic produce comes from their community farms in East Portland, with supplemental products coming from other local farmers. Storage shares are available for pickup on Saturday, October 24th, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Register and pay in advance (SNAP is available) on their website.
Friends of Family Farmers brings their Fill Your Pantry program to Portland on Sunday, November 8th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rigler Elementary School. The program helps Oregon family farmers sell fall crops by connecting them directly with consumers who want to save money by buying healthful, local food in bulk. Offerings will include dry beans, grains, flours, nuts, honey, root vegetables, garlic, onions, winter squash, and more. Ordering online between October 17th and 31st is the best way to get what you want and more information can be found at the Friends of Family Farmers’ website.