Farmers Ending Hunger Farmer’s Market Community Outreach 2013 Schedule

We are excited to meet new and existing supporters at all of the wonderful farmer’s markets in Oregon! We will make “Mr. Potato Heads” at most markets, so make sure to bring the kids by for some fun with vegetables!

SUMMER FARMER’S MARKET SCHEDULE SUMMER 2013

MAY 2013 

May 4 – Corvallis Farmer’s Market 

Location: 1st & Jackson, Corvallis, OR

Market Hours: Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM, April 20-Nov. 23, 2013

May 25 – Albany Farmer’s Market 

Location: 4th & Ellsworth, Albany, OR

Market Hours: Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM, April 20-Nov. 23, 2013

JUNE 2013

June 15 – Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market 

Location: Millennium Plaza Park at First and Evergreen

Market Hours: Saturdays, May 18 to October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

June 22 – Portland Farmer’s Market – PSU 

Location: PSU park blocks, SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St Portland, OR 97201

Market Hours: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mar. through Oct.)

June 29 – Portland Farmer’s Market – PSU 

Location: PSU park blocks, SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St Portland, OR 97201

Market Hours: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mar. through Oct.)

JULY 2013

July 6 – Beaverton Farmer’s Market

Location: SW Hall Blvd between 3rd and 5th Streets

Market Hours: Saturdays May 11 – Nov 23 8am – 1:30pm

July 17/WedMoreland Farmer’s Market 

Market Hours: May 15th to October 23rd Wednesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm

Location: SE 14th and Bybee

July 27 – Salem Saturday Market 

Market Hours/Location: Mondays June through September 10 am to 2 pm Salem Hospital

Saturdays April through October 9 am to 3 pm

July 31 – Corvallis Wednesday Farmer’s Market 

Location: 1st & Jackson, Corvallis, OR

Market Hours: 9 AM to 1 PM, April 20-Nov. 23, 2013

AUGUST 2013

August 3 – Oregon City Farmer’s Market

Market Hours/Location: -Saturday Summer Market starts May 4th. 2013
Weekly, 9am-2pm.

August 31 – Hollywood Farmer’s Market 

Location: NE Hancock St. between 44th & 45th Avenues in Portland, Oregon.

Market Hours: Saturdays 8am – 1pm

SEPTEMBER 2013

Sept. 7 –Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market 

Location: Millennium Plaza Park at First and Evergreen

Market Hours: Saturdays, May 18 to October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

 

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Farmers Ending Hunger Receives $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation to Support its Farm to Food Box Program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Donation will help Farmers Ending Hunger to package and distribute nearly 180,000 pounds of food to hungry Oregonians

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 2, 2012 – Farmers Ending Hunger today received a $25,000 contribution to support its Farm to Food Box program. The grant – which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will supplement the organization’s efforts to collect and transport nearly 2 million pounds of crops and meats annually from statewide farms to processors, and then to the Oregon Food Bank Network.
“Roughly 260,000 Oregonians receive their meals through food box programs every month,” said Farmers Ending Hunger Executive Director John Burt. “The Walmart Foundation’s grant will help support our collective goal to eliminate hunger in Oregon by providing locally sourced, nutritious food to those in need.”

Farmers Ending Hunger works to eliminate hunger throughout the state by increasing the amount of high-quality food available to local communities through a partnership with local farmers and ranchers, who donate a portion of their harvest, as well as food processors, the Oregon Food Bank and the public.

Farmers Ending Hunger will use the Walmart Foundation’s grant to supplement the additional costs associated with product assemblage and distribution. In total, the grant helped to sort, process, package, store and transport 175,000 pounds of pancake mix and 4,000 pounds of hamburger to the Oregon Food Bank to be distributed and served in food boxes for hungry Oregonians. One million food boxes were delivered last year.

“We want to do our part to support those in need, especially in the communities where we do business,” said Matti Havener, Walmart regional general manager. “We hope this grant plays a role in expanding access to fresh, healthy food and that together, we can work towards eradicating hunger in Oregon.”

The contribution to Farmers Ending Hunger was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s Oregon State Giving Program. Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.

In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $11.3 million to local organizations in Oregon. Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contributions in Oregon totaled more than $11.8 million.

To be considered for support, prospective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process is available online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving <http://www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving> .

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion cash and in-kind support through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org <http://www.walmartfoundation.org> .

About Farmers Ending Hunger

Eastern Oregon resident Fred Ziari created the nonprofit Farmers Ending Hunger in 2004 when he learned that Oregon was one of the hungriest states in the country. Farmers Ending Hunger gathers Oregon’s agricultural resources to help feed the hungry. Local family farmers and ranchers donate a portion of the food commodities they raise, and Adopt-an-Acre, a supplementary program seeks the operating funds from the public necessary to harvest and process those same crops into frozen and canned food products that are easily stored and utilized, then distribute them to the hungry through Oregon Food Bank’s regional network. For information on how to contribute to Adopt-an-Acre, please visit www.farmersendinghunger.com <http://www.farmersendinghunger.com/>  or call Executive Director John Burt at 503-931-9232. Follow us on Facebook at Farmers Ending Hunger for news and events.
Contact: 

John Burt, Executive Director, Farmers Ending Hunger, (503) 931-9232, [email protected]  

Adrienne Webb, Vox Public Relations Public Affairs, (503) 954-4919, [email protected]

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ADOPT-AN-ACRE CAMPAIGN TO BRING FRESH FOOD TO OREGON’S HUNGRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Media contact:  Lisa Hill
503.730-8055, [email protected]

FARMERS ENDING HUNGER LAUNCHES ADOPT-AN-ACRE CAMPAIGN TO BRING FRESH FOOD TO OREGON’S HUNGRY

Local farmers and ranchers donate green beans, potatoes, beef, onions, pears, and wheat to food relief boxes

 SALEM, Ore. September 27, 2011 – This fall, hundreds of tons of fresh food will be harvested in Oregon and donated to Farmers Ending Hunger, a 7-year old non-profit created to bring nutritious food to those who need it most. Funds raised by the newly launched Adopt-an-Acre program will be used to harvest, process, store and distribute fresh food donated by dozens of family farms from the Columbia River Basin to the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon. Once it is processed and packaged into food products like frozen and canned vegetables, ground beef and pancake mix, the food is delivered to Oregon Food Bank’s regional network for distribution in their food relief boxes, along with fresh fruit and vegetables like pears, cherries, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and winter squash.

“Oregon is one of the most productive growing regions in the country and also one of the hungriest,” said Farmers Ending Hunger Executive Director, John Burt. “In an average month, 72,000 children in Oregon eat meals from emergency food boxes. We were inspired to find another use for Oregon’s plentiful agricultural resources by asking farmers to provide fresh, nutritious food to those who need it the most.”

Adopt-an-Acre Campaign Seeks Donors

For a $500 contribution, families, institutions or individuals can adopt two acres or enough peas, corn or green beans to feed 33 families of four the recommended daily allowance of vegetables for one month. One half acre, a $100 contribution, provides 10 families of four with the recommended daily allowance of vegetables for one month. Or adopt a row for a $25 donation and give six families of four the recommended daily allowance of whole grains for one month. Visit Adopt-an-Acre (give website address) to make your donation or give a gift in honor of another person.

Individuals who adopt an acre can visit Farmers Ending Hunger to view an interactive map of the partner farms, read farmer profiles and learn which ingredients each local farmer is donating, from potatoes and pears to wheat, beans and cattle.

“It doesn’t take much time or effort to maintain an extra acre of corn or green beans that will be donated at the end of the season,” said Molly Pearmine McCargar, owner of Pearmine Farms in Gervais, OR. “It’s only appropriate that farmers should be helping to feed people who can’t feed themselves.”

Design a Mr. Potato Head at Area Farmers’ Markets

Farmers Ending Hunger will have a booth at various Portland area farmers’ markets where hands-on activities, including Build-A-Mr. Potato Head, will be offered for kids of all ages. Farmers market vendors and local farms will donate potatoes and other seasonal vegetables for kids to create their own Mr. Potato Head.

Visit us:

Saturday, October 8 – Beaverton Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Visit the Farmers Ending Hunger booth and design your very own Mr. Potato Head. Between 10 a.m. and noon, author Ashley Gartland will sign copies of her new cookbook, Dishing up Oregon, and cookbook drawings will take place throughout the day. For more information, visit www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com

Saturday, October 22, Portland Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet up at the Farmers Ending Hunger booth for a hands-on family activity: make your own Mr. Potato Head. At 11 a.m. chef Michael Broderick from Trader Vic’s will take the stage for a simplicity challenge; creating a meal for a family of four on a food assistance budget using seasonal produce. The market will also celebrate Food Day, a national movement designed to gather Americans from all walks of life to advocate for healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food.

November 9, “Soup’s On” at Café Today

Visit any of Cafe Today’s eight locations and enjoy a bowl of seasonal soup for just $3.00. All proceeds from soup sales will support Farmers Ending Hunger. Locations include Lincoln Center, Liberty Center, Lloyd Center, GE Infrastructure and Securities Building, Flir Systems, Inc., Blount International, Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Sun Café at SolarWorld.

About Farmers Ending Hunger

Eastern Oregon resident Fred Ziari created the nonprofit Farmers Ending Hunger in 2004 when he learned that Oregon was one of the hungriest states in the country. Farmers Ending Hunger gathers Oregon’s agricultural resources to help feed the hungry. Local family farmers, ranchers and growers donate a portion of the food crops they raise, and Adopt-an-Acre, a supplementary program seeks the operating funds necessary to harvest and process those same crops into frozen and canned food products that are easily stored and utilized, then distribute them to the hungry through Oregon Food Bank’s regional network. For information on how to contribute to Adopt-an-Acre, please visit www.farmersendinghunger.com or call Executive Director John Burt at 503-931-9232. Follow us on Facebook at Farmers Ending Hunger for news and events.

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