St. Johns Farmers’ Market Opens

2012 Season Opening for the St. Johns Farmers Market

The St. Johns Farmers Market (SJFM) is proud to announce that it will open its fourth season on Saturday, June 2nd. We invite to you join us in the St. Johns Plaza, where the bridge meets the vibrant business core at the intersection of N. Lombard and N. Philadelphia. Market hours are 9am to 2pm, every Saturday through mid October.

Students from the Sitton Elementary School Garden Program will ring the opening bell. They are a new participant in our Community Partnerships program, which distributes $10 vouchers throughout the community. The program was designed to increase access to fresh vegetables and fruits and is supported by a $2500 grant from New Seasons Market.

Musical entertainment includes the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band and Water Tower Bucket Boys keeping the market vibrant and exciting throughout the day.

Returning vendors include Food Works, a certified organic farm on Sauvie Island supporting youth employment and empowerment by engaging 14-21 year old young people in all aspects of planning, growing, selling and donating produce.

The SJFM is an independent market run by volunteers, working to support a local, sustainable food supply while providing opportunity for small, emerging farmers, contributing to the health of all local residents, encouraging cross-cultural connections and dialogue, and enhancing the community and business vitality of St. Johns and North Portland.

Learn more about our programs and events on our website at www.sjfarmersmarket.com.