Dear Village Gardens community,
We would like to thank everyone who came and supported the Village Gardens Farmers Market this season. If it wasn’t for all the community support we could not make it happen! We hope that you found delicious food and veggies, wonderful live music, and just a friendly environment and community vibe over all!
Thank you to all the vendors for coming out each week with a huge smile on your face, and with the delicious produce you grew or craft you created, ready to have a great market, rain or shine. Thank you to all the musicians who performed Live and helped create a festive and welcoming atmosphere for all week after week. Thank you for giving a piece of yourself through your music!
We would also like to give thanks to those who maybe did not make it out to the farmers market but who still showed their support for Village Gardens and the work we do as a community in other ways.
We were very lucky to have the talentedIntisar Abioto visit our farmers market in July and take some outstanding photos of our community at work! Intisar “is an adventurer, dancer, photographer, and writer. Originally from Memphis, TN, her work is an active exploration of life through arts, storytelling, and adventure. With an ongoing research focus on the global African Diaspora, her unique form of story inquiry as a way of life has taken her from Memphis to Berlin to Djibouti, seeking the authentic stories of people within the African Diaspora. In 2013, she began photographing The Black Portlanders, an ongoing photo essay, blog, and a cross-modal arts adventure which images people of African descent in Portland, OR.” If you would like to check out her work as a photographer and artist please check out her website at http://intisarabioto.com. Thanks again Intisar for the beautiful pictures that you captured! (Check out some of the pictures bellow)
Lastly, we would like to thank Kaiser Permanente Community Fund and the Northwest Health Foundation for providing the professional photography services of Intisar Abioto.
We hope to see everyone at the Village Gardens Farmers Market next year!
The Village Gardens Team