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 (91st & 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


May 

 

May Gardening Workshop, Tour & Seed Swap

With the Outer Southeast Farmer Training Project

Wednesday, May 20th, 6-8:30pm

Cost: $5-15 sliding scale (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

Join us for a discussion and tour about May gardening, focused on what you want to learn! Topics could include which vegetables to plant this month, how to care for the soil, ways to give your plants a good start and planning for fall & winter crops. We’ll continue the discussion with a tour of the gardens and farm fields at Zenger Farm. We’ll also share options for selling or swapping your extra backyard fruits & veggies! Workshop will start with a potluck and end with an informal seed & plant swap. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.


CANCELED Epi-Pen and Severe Allergic Reaction Training

Thursday, May 21st, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $30 (please bring a check to Zenger Farm or cash to the class).

This two hour class covers the treatment of severe allergic reactions and the proper usage of the Epi-Pen, or other epinephrine autoinjector. Upon completion of this class, each participant will receive a "Statement of Completion and Authorization to Obtain Epinephrine" that certifies the completion of an approved training program covering recognition of symptoms and systemic reactions to allergens and proper administration of epinephrine, and authorizes you to obtain an emergency supply of epinephrine in an autoinjector. Taught by Nurse Sheryl Martel. RSVP to Prairie Hale, prairie@zengerfarm.org.

 

June

 

Volunteer Appreciation & Summer Solstice Party

Friday, June 26th, 6pm

Save the date! Join us to celebrate all the amazing volunteers who make our work possible. Details coming soon. RSVP to prairie@zengerfarm.org.

 

July

 

Open House

Saturday, July 11th, 2-4pm

Join us for our inaugural Urban Grange Open House. At this family friendly event, you can meet the Zenger Farm team (including our new Executive Director, Mike Wenrick!), check out the Urban Grange, take a farm tour, or watch a cooking demonstration. Fresh prepared food will be available for purchase from a few of our Lents International Farmers Market vendors.