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.
With busy Foster Road whizzing by just outside the Zenger Farm gate, first-time visitors may be surprised to find a working farm right here in the city.
At Zenger Farm we grow four acres of mixed vegetables and fruits, we raise laying hens year-round and turkeys seasonally. We raise bees for the production of honey and the pollination of annual and perennial food crops and we keep a large population of Red Wiggler worms to compost farm waste.
Using sustainable farm practices, we grow safe and healthy food today, and protect this urban parcel of farmland and the downhill wetland for generations to come. We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides, but instead, provide habitat for a diverse population of beneficial insects, and rotate our flock of laying hens throughout the farm fields to control weeds and provide nutrients for the soil. For more information about our farm practices, visit the farm!
While the average bite of food travels 1500 miles to get from farm to fork, produce grown at Zenger Farm stays right here in Portland, Oregon. Find Zenger Farm veggies at these local restaurants, at the Lents International Farmers Market, or to enjoy a share of the farm's harvest weekly from June-November, join the Zenger Farm CSA (EBT is accepted).
Full-Season Farm Internship (stipend included): 2015 APPLICATION CLOSED
Full-Season Farm Interns participate in all aspects of small-scale production farming, learning to grow annual crops from seed to harvest and care for farm livestock. Interns receive on-the-job training and hands-on education over the course of a full growing season.
Short-Season Farm Internships (unpaid): Summer & Fall. 2015 APPLICATION OPEN
Short-Season Farm Interns will join the Full-Season Farm Interns in the fields for eight weeks during the summer or fall months. The Short-Season Farm Internship offers hands-on experience in basic farm skills.