Welcome to Zenger Farm

We are a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all.



Ongoing Events

 

 All events take place at Zenger Farm (11741 SE Foster Road) unless otherwise noted.


Farm Friday Work Party

Fridays, May 8th - October 30th, 2-4pm

Join the farm crew for hands-on field projects, such as weeding, mulching, turning compost, caring for livestock, and tending vegetable and fruit crops. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Children age 8 and older are welcome to participate alongside a parent or guardian. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.   Farm Friday work parties are for individuals or groups of five or fewer. For larger groups contact laura@zengerfarm.org to schedule a volunteer event.


Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM)

Sundays, May 31st-November 1st, 10am-3pm (92nd & SE Foster Road)

Portland's only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. LEARN MORE

 

Portland Urban Beekeepers @ Zenger Farm

Monthly, 1st & 3rd Saturday, noon-2pm

Learn about honey bees at Zenger Farm. Our onsite honeybee apiary provides collaborative learning opportunities for community members. LEARN MORE


Event Calendar

 

September


Farm Friday Work Party

Fridays from 2-4pm


Join the farm crew for hands-on field projects, such as weeding, mulching, turning compost, caring for livestock, and tending vegetable and fruit crops. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Children age 8 and older are welcome to participate alongside a parent or guardian. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.   Farm Friday work parties are for individuals or groups of five or fewer. For larger groups contact laura@zengerfarm.org to schedule a volunteer event.


 

New Field Trip Leader Intern & Environmental Education Volunteer Training

Saturday, September 19th 10am-1pm

 

Interested in farm and garden-based education? Come out to the farm and learn about our environmental education programs. We'll teach outdoor classroom group management skills, make a food web, and share lessons on science which we'll be teaching to 5th grade students in the David Douglas School District this fall. RSVP to allison@zengerfarm.org.

 

 

Hoedown at the Urban Grange

Saturday, September 26th 5-9pm

 

For decades, rural grange halls have been hubs for community gatherings. This fall, we’re hosting our first Hoedown in the Urban Grange, an event that will bring together folks from near and far, the young, the old and the in-between to celebrate a shared love of good food, farming and community.

 

Come for the square dancing, and stay for the kind of pit roasted pig and picnic that will make you nostalgic for country living even if you grew up in the city or at the end of a cul-de-sac. Dustin Clark will be roasting the pig with Pine State Biscuits serving bisuits to go alonside. Salt & Straw will be hand cranking ice cream, Portland Nursery will be pressing cider. Portland Cider Company and Hopworks will be serving libations. We'll have a farm photo corral, youth activities, a raffle and silent auction. PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

October


Farm to Table Gala at the Urban Grange

Saturday, October 24th @ 5pm


Don't miss the chance to attend our annual fundraising gala at Zenger Farm for the first time in history! Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by local chefs Vitaly Paley (Paley's Place / Imperial / Portland Penny Diner), Jason French (Ned Ludd / Elder Hall), Greg and Gabrielle Denton (Ox) and Kristen Murray (MÅURICE) featuring produce from our fields paired with regional ingredients.

 

The evening will feature a brief program, live auction, multi-course meal and local beer and wine. Join us at the table and ensure we have the resources to create a healthier, more equitable food system for all. PURCHASE TICKETS