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The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s food program makes it easy to find local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman. You’ll discover over 45 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms and 21 neighborhood farmers markets that serve up the best of Oregon’s bounty.
CSA farms sell shares—or memberships—to households who typically receive weekly boxes of seasonal vegetables delivered to their neighborhood. Many CSAs also provide a wide variety of additional food, including fruit, eggs, dairy, fish, meat and poultry. And some farms deliver all year or directly to your home.
Farmers get a better price by selling directly to consumers and CSA shareholders help farmers anticipate their seasonal plantings and cover their up-front operating costs. In exchange, CSA members get the convenience of fresh food delivered to their neighborhood and enjoy new produce varieties that are grown for our region. CSA participants also support the local economy, help protect farmland, and get to know their farmer.
To find your perfect match and convenient CSA drop-points in your neighborhood, check out BPS’s interactive map.
If you’d rather pick your own produce, Portland boasts a strong web of farmers markets that can be found all over town, almost every day of the week. And farmers markets are more than peas and cukes. You can talk to the folks who produce your food, visit with your neighbors, taste delicious prepared food, and learn culinary skills at cooking demonstrations. And don’t forget, almost all the markets accept SNAP benefits and many have matching-dollar programs. Find all the farmers market information you’ll need on the farmers market map.