One thing I’m particularly excited about happening here on the easterly side of Portland is the Rocky Butte Farmers Market. Launching in pop up form to start, it will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, located at 8500 NE Siskiyou Street in Portland.
Full disclosure: I’ve helped them write some of their promotional materials, but that’s because I’m so psyched to have a new market in this part of town! It will be particularly close to folks in the neighborhoods of Cully, Sumner, Madison South, and Roseway.
Ben Cutler, President of the Rocky Butte Farmers Market, says, “Our intention for the market is to unite communities across NE 82nd Avenue, feature neighborhood farmers, artists and entrepreneurs, and connect customers to healthy, delicious, locally grown and prepared foods.”
The list of farmers and other vendors continues to expand and change, but here is the latest list I have accessible to me:
- Fawn Lily Farm (Portland, OR): cut flowers; website
- Flying Dog Heart Farm (Portland and Corbett, OR): tea blends, tinctures, herbal vinegars, fresh herbs, plant starts, fresh vegetables; website
Lanvin French Bakery (Portland, OR): pastries, croissants, macarons
- Little Sun Farm (Gresham, OR): fresh vegetables, including salad mix, lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, radish, green onions, parsley; website
- Olander Earthworks (Portland, OR): ceramics; website
- Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters (Portland, OR): coffee beans, pour over coffee, iced coffee; website
- Shane Reaney Studio (Portland, OR): ceramics; website
- Short Stock Farm (Tualatin, OR): chicken, eggs; website
- Starry Moon Farm (Portland, OR): vegetables, flowers, herbs; website
- Thorneberry Farm (Rainier, OR): blueberries
- Whisper of Essence Bath & Body (Portland, OR): handmade goat milk soaps, goat milk & shea butter lotion, bath bombs, bath salts
- Wooden Mallet Farm (Yamhill, OR): pastured pork, eggs, possibly meat birds; website
- Xochitl Garnica/Calchi Farm (Portland, OR): salsa-oriented vegetables, including tomatillos, tomatoes, habanero peppers, serrano peppers, cilantro, epazote, basil, lettuce, spinach, chard, peas, carrots, radishes, handmade copper and shell/bone jewelry
Salvadoran musicians Tito Amaya and Grupo Latitudes will provide live Andean music during the market; live music always makes things feel more restive. OnPoint Community Credit Union will be present with a booth, and along with their free pens and sticky notes they also will do a raffle. The Rocky Butte Farmers Market organizers will also be available at an info booth to answer all your questions and welcome your feedback on the market.
I’m planning on being there, and I hope you’ll join me to make this market a huge success! See you Saturday.
Rocky Butte Farmers Market Pop Up
Saturday, July 13, 2019
10am to 2pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center, 8500 NE Siskiyou Street, Portland