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The Joys of June

tomatoesProduce season is here, and our June Urban Growth Bounty classes are ripe for the picking. Don’t miss out — these fun, educational sessions will teach you how to reap the most from your summer bounty.

 

Come and learn the secrets of the season! Email food@portlandoregon.gov with any questions — we’re looking forward to seeing you!

Salad Days

2012 Farmers Market Schedule

Happy May Day! The afternoons are getting longer, blossoms are peeking their heads, and our commutes are slightly less soggy than they were this time last month. There's no denying it: it's spring!

And as the season emerges, so do Portland’s famed farmers markets. Check out our updated page that outlines their schedules for 2012, and find out exactly when your neighborhood market opens its stalls. (Many are getting started this weekend!) So go out and reacquaint yourself with Oregon's incredible, edible bounty... because what’s a little wind and drizzle when there’s fresh rhubarb to be had?

Urban Growth Bounty: May's Mix

The sun has finally arrived (well, mostly), and just in time for this month’s crop of Urban Growth Bounty classes! Maximize the fruits of the season with these skill-building sessions.

We’ll see you there!

Social (Justice) Network

Food Justice CertifiedWe Oregonians like to think of ourselves as ahead of the curve when it comes to social and environmental responsibility, and it’s nice when the evidence bears us out. Case in point: Oregonfarms make up two of the eight Food Justice Certified operations in the whole of the United States. Gathering Together Farm (Philomath) and Spring Hill Farm (Albany) are part of a growing ‘domestic fair trade’ movement, which aims to factor social issues into our purchasing decisions. In that vein, Food Justice Certification picks up where organic certification leaves off, providing rigorous third-party verification of workers’ rights, wages, and safety.

So congratulations to Growing Together and Spring Hill for leading the way! (And congratulations to Canada, too, for having a breathtaking 70 Food Justice Certified farms. Gives us something to aim for, eh? )

Urban Growth Bounty in April

April is simply budding with Urban Growth Bounty offerings this year! We have a swarm of classes on our calendar; more than enough to keep you clucking all month long: 

And be sure to follow BPS on Facebook to receive the latest updates on Urban Growth Bounty programs!

Urban Cheesecraft from Etsy on Vimeo.