In Portland, Big Grocery dominates our food economy while funding political campaigns of those who hyper — police communities of color and the poor and also drive gentrification. This greed leaves thousands displaced and struggling without access to healthy food or resources to get it. Fight back with us by attending this FREE farmers market from 2-5pm on Saturday, August 12 in Montavilla Park.
Gardeners are needed to donate fresh produce so that we can make it available to families in need and bring it directly to high density areas and to people impacted by displacement. Please bring homegrown produce between 10-12 to the pavilion at Montavilla park. Growers can also pick a few items from the farm trade table if they donate their best to the Free Farmer's Market. No money allowed. This is how we subvert the Big Grocery Big Money Big Politics game and take action to feed our friends and community.
We will also have music, speakers, poets, and resources for empowerment and community building thoughout the day.
How you can help:
Are you a person who is struggling to make it right now in Portland, Oregon? Come and join us for this community event. Bring a bag and shop at the FREE Farmer's Market.
Are you a gardener who is willing to donate fresh vegetables to this project? Please message Susan Anglada Bartley or just come to the park and bring what you can share. People willing to volunteer please contact as well.
This initiative is brought to you by Milenio.org in collaboration with Pueblo Unido PDX and local activists
-Receive donations/set-up market 10-12pm
-Free farmers market 2-5pm