2018 Portland Fill Your Pantry – Big Impact for Local Producers

On December 9, 2018 we held our 4th annual Fill Your Pantry bulk buying event in Portland. This year’s event took place on a cold, blustery day under cover outside at Faubion Elementary School in Northeast Portland. Despite harsh weather, hundreds of shoppers came out and purchased over $60,000 in bulk vegetables, fruit, beans, pasture-raised meats, canned goods, and other product from the 21 participating farms and ranches. Thanks to everyone – producers, customers and volunteers – for making this such a great event!
 
Fill Your Pantry is an event organized by a number of groups around the state in various locations, and is typically intended as a one-day market to encourage bulk purchases and provide an opportunity for consumers to meet and support local farmers and ranchers. Friends of Family Farmers has organized Portland Fill Your Pantry events since 2015. 

Squash and Bean Sagra 

Happening alongside Portland Fill Your Pantry this year was the Squash and Bean Sagra (festival), organized by the Eat Winter Squash project and the Culinary Breeding Network! The Squash and Bean Sagra provided event attendees an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and taste the many different varieties of winter squash and dry beans being grown by Oregon farmers through tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.


About Fill Your Pantry

Fill Your Pantry is an annual bulk purchasing event organized by various local food system non-profits around Oregon. It is an excellent opportunity to purchase large quantities of staple and storage crops at great prices directly from local farmers at a time of the year when many farmers can really use the extra sales. Friends of Family Farmers has organized Fill Your Pantry in Portland since 2015.

FoFF’s 3rd Annual Portland Fill Your Pantry was held on December 3, 2017 at The Redd on Salmon St. Hundreds of supporters attended and we collectively helped generate over $60,000 in sales that went directly into the pockets of 24 local farms & ranches! In case you missed this very fun event, check out some pictures here.