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

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

June - November, pick-up @ Zenger Farm and Lents International Farmers Market

Become a member of our CSA and receive a weekly box of farm-fresh produce, and the opportunity to develop a unique partnership with our farm. LEARN MORE


Summer Camp

June 15 - August 28, Monday-Friday 8:45am-3pm

Week-long camps long provide an unforgettable opportunity to explore, eat, and play on an urban educational farm and wetland. For youth entering K-9th grade in the fall. 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

 

August


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.



Community Chef Cooking Demonstration

at Lents International Farmers Market (92nd & SE Foster Road)

Sunday, August 2nd, 11am-2pm

Be sure to stop by the Community Chef table at the market to watch Paula Hernandez making Oaxacan squash blossom quesadillas and tomatillo salsa. She is also going to be handmaking the tortillas!  Squash blossoms are the flowers of summer squash and are totally delicious.  Be sure to come and sample this yummy treat and buy some squash blossoms to try it at home! 


Healthy Eating on a Budget Workshop

Wednesday, August 5th, 6-8pm

Explore strategies, tools and resources for making healthy choices on a tight budget. Includes a cooking demonsration, light meal and childcare. Suggested donation $5-15 and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Registration is required, contact prairie@zengerfarm.org

 

Community Dinner in the Urban Grange

Friday, August 7th, 6-8pm

 

Construction is finally complete and we want to welcome our neighbors to the new Urban Grange! Bring the whole family for an evening of good food and good company. Spend time with neighbors, enjoy a hearty farm fresh meal and share food stories. This is the first monthly Community Dinner, and this one is especially for folks who live or work in our closest neighborhoods. Join us! RSVP required to prairie@zengerfarm.org

 

 

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.


 

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, corn on the cob, pickles and coleslaw 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. We'll also have a hand-cranked ice cream station, cider pressing, a farm photo corral, and a raffle and 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