Event Calendar


Upcoming

Bhutanese & Nepali Cooking Workshop

Monday, August 29th 6-8:30pm

Join us to learn how to make seasonal Bhutanese and Nepali dishes in a workshop lead by Community Chef Dega Bhattarai.  As part of our farm tour, we'll harvest some of the ingredients we need for the recipes before all joining Dega in the kitchen.  While we enjoy a communal meal with all the fruits of our labor, we'll have the chance to learn more about Dega and the traditions she brings with her from growing up in Bhutan and Nepal.

Registration Required.  Email workshops@zengerfarm.org to reserve your spot today.  Suggested donation of $10 per family, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Cooking with the Harvest

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30-8pm

Bring the whole family for an evening of cooking, learning and sharing!

     * Harvest fresh vegetables from the farm

     * Work together to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal

     * Enjoy the meal and visit about tips for healthy eating

Registration Required.  Email workshops@zengerfarm.org to reserve your spot today.  Suggested donation of $10 per family, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


International Kitchen Garden and Farm School Garden Work Party

Saturday, September 17, 9AM-1PM

Help us build two on-site gardens at Zenger Farm! You'll help us with our new International Kitchen Garden, which will be an ADA-accessible garden space full of culturally specific fruits, vegetables and herbs for our cooking education programs! You'll also help with our new Farm School Garden, which our students will use to plant and harvest crops (and share with their schools!) through our Farm School program.

Light lunch and snacks will be provided. This event is family friendly (find out more here), and projects include:

  • filling ADA accessible pathways with gravel;
  • compacting gravel;
  • building raised beds;
  • filling raised beds with soil;
  • sheet mulching with cardboard and wood chips;
  • meeting new people who like to spend time at the farm too!
In your interested in helping out or want to learn more, contact our School Programs Manager, Laura Cerny, at
laura@zengerfarm.org.


Filipino Cooking Workshop

Monday, September 26th 6-8:30pm

Join us to learn how to make seasonal Filipino dishes in a workshop lead by Community Chef Josselyn Eby.  As part of our farm tour, we'll harvest some of our ingredients before working together with Josselyn to prepare our shared feast.  While we share our great meal,  we'll have the chance to learn more
about Josselyn and the traditions she brings with her from growing up in the Philippines.

Registration Required.  Email workshops@zengerfarm.org to reserve your spot today.  Suggested donation of $10 per family, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Ongoing

Farm Fridays

Fridays May 6th - October 28th, 2pm-4pm

Come get your hands dirty with our farmers! Help tend and weed the fields, plant starts, harvest, and much more! Work party tasks vary with the seasons and may include tending the farm crops (weeding, mulching, watering) or caring for the livestock (adding bedding to the worm bin, cleaning the chicken coop). If you have any special needs, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate.

Open to the public. Ages 8-17 welcome with an adult. Parties of 5 or more please contact rob@zengerfarm.org to RSVP.  

Beekeeping Work Parties with Portland Urban Beekeepers

1st and 3rd Sundays, 10AM-12PM

Beekeepers from PUB will be onsite working on the hives in the Zenger Farm apiary. This is a great opportunity to learn about beekeeping from some of the local experts. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Equipment is available for use, but please wear close toed shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and bring your own water bottle and sunscreen.

There is no charge for these events, though donations to PUB help sustain the program at Zenger Farm.

Please contact  president@portlandurbanbeekeepers.org with questions


Lents International Farmers Market

Sundays, June 5 - October 30, 9AM-2PM

Lents Town Center, SE 91st & Foster Rd.

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. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.

Calling all kids ages 5-12! Join the Food Scouts program at Lents International Farmers Market! Food Scouts receive $2 in tokens each week to spend on vegetables, fruit, or food-producing plants. The Food Scouts booth also features hands-on activities focused on farms, local food and fun. Each week features a different activity, from cider pressing to leaf rubbings to fruit and veggie treasure hunts. The program is free for families and no pre-registration is required. Stop by the Food Scouts booth at the market any Sunday during the season.

Food Scouts is a partnership between Zenger Farm and Whole Foods Market.








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