Sunday, December 3, 2017
Pre-ordering Beginning Soon!
The Redd – East
831 SE Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97214
Fill Your Pantry is one-day community bulk buying event and a great opportunity to meet and support your local farmers! Stay tuned to this page for more information on the bulk preordering period that will begin soon — you may also purchase in smaller quantities the day of the event.
Also on December 3 at The Redd, we are co-hosting the Squash Sagra winter squash festival. This event will include winter squash variety tastings, cooking demonstrations, and much more. Check out www.eatwintersquash.com for more details about this exciting festival!
Fill Your Pantry is an event organized by various groups around the state, and is an excellent opportunity to purchase bulk quantities of staple and storage crops directly from farmers. This Fall, several local non-profits are hosting Fill Your Pantry events in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Hood River and Central Oregon. For dates and ordering details on all of these events, check out 1859 Magazine’s recent Fill Your Pantry write up.
Friends of Family Farmers hosted our first and second Fill Your Pantry events in Portland in 2015 and 2016. Click here for a recap of 2016’s Portland Fill Your Pantry, in which shoppers directed over $50,000 to local producers!
We held our first Salem Fill Your Pantry event in early 2017. Like Portland, it was also a big success with our friends from Marion Polk Food Share providing a great location and local promotion. The Salem Statesman Journal also previewed the event with an article ‘Eat local: Stock up on local food at bulk buying event‘ which helped spread the word throughout the community.
Save the date for Sunday, December 3, 2017 for our next Portland Fill Your Pantry!
Fill Your Pantry is a great way to support farmers, by stocking up for the winter with bulk quantities of locally grown dried beans, grains, flours, nuts, honey, root veggies, garlic, onions, winter squash, pasture-raised meats and more. Fill Your Pantry also fosters urban and rural connections and helps strengthen our farm-direct local food systems. We hope to see you there!
Salem 2017 vendors included: Carman Ranch, Grateful Gardens, Lonesome Whistle, Foothills Honey, Sun Gold Farm, Adaptive Seeds, Oven & Earth Farm, Springbank Farm, Minto Island Growers, and Heritage Farms NW.
Portland 2016 vendors included: Adaptive Seeds, Dancing Roots Farm, Deck Family Farm, Fiddlehead Farm, Foothills Honey, Flying Coyote Farm, Harcombe Farms, Heart 2 Heart Farm, Heritage Farms NW, Lonesome Whistle Farm, Nehalem River Ranch, Our Table Cooperative, Pitkin Winterrowd Farm, Queener Farm, Sauvie Island Organics, Shimanek Bridge Farm, Sun Gold Farm, Sun Love Farm, and Super Natural Farm.