2013 has been a great year at Village Gardens and there is a lot to celebrate! It was a successful growing season at the Seeds of Harmony & New Beginnings Gardens and the Food Works Farm. The Village Market continues to build on its success, offering more options for the community and expanding prepared food items from the deli. The Village Gardens Community Health Workers have also been busy promoting health in their communities. Launching new programming as well, the Village Gardens team laid the foundations for our neighborhood food hub by supporting micro-enterprise projects in food production and food preparation, and assisting these new ventures in accessing marketplaces. In 2013, four gardening families began growing produce for sale on a new plot of land on Sauvie Island through our market garden project, and Rosario, a Village Market employee, started her micro-enterprise tamale business, Playa Del Sur, using the certified kitchen in the market. We provided a outlet for their produce and Rosario’s tamales by creating the Village Gardens Farmers Market, located outside the Village Market in New Columbia. Overall it was a fun and exciting year full of growth at Village Gardens and we want to celebrate all the collective success…with you! So please join Village Gardens for an inspiring opportunity to celebrate and learn about our work to create a more just and healthy food system in Portland. The evening will include food and drink, community participant presentations and an opportunity to join our efforts.
All are welcome to this FREE EVENT
Friday, December 13th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Village Market, 4632 N Trenton Portland , OR 97203
6:30pm ~ Village Market Open House, Michoacán Dinner
8:00pm ~ Presentation @ New Columbia CEC
Purchase dinner prepared by Playa Del Sur
Updates on Village Gardens progress and vision for 2014.
Inspiring testimonials by Village Gardens participants.
If you would like to pre-order tamales from Playa Del Sur for Holiday Parties or stocking up the freezer, contact Jason Skipton at 971-998-4064
Order by December 10th for pick up at the event December 13t