Village Market Celebrates 7 years!

We hope you will join us on May 5th to celebrate Village Market's birthday. Village Market has been at the heart of our neighborhood for 7 years and there is no better way to celebrate than to thank all of you, our customers and supporters.

Last year we welcomed 122,000 customers at the Market. Each customer transaction is a donation to support our right to choose Good Food for ourselves and our families. As a customer at our nonprofit grocery store, you are an essential part of our neighborhood committment to affordable, fresh and local food for all thank you!

Right now, our Good Food program provides $5 of free fruits and vegetables for every $20 spent using SNAP benefits. We have been seeing folks use their SNAP dollars in the Market during the first two weeks of the month and bank away the Good Food points that they earn to use later in the month. There isn't anything more awesome than a customer that walks out of the store with two bags of free fresh produce that they earned with Good Food points. 

Kids are continuing to come in for free fruit each day and we are expecting to pass our record of 16,500  apples, oranges and bananas that we gave out last year. This summer we will sell produce grown by adults and Food Works youth at the Seeds of Harmony community garden just two blocks away. The Market is where we go to see our neighbors and our friends. It continues to be the hub of our community.

For our birthday celebration, the Market will be open and we will have a block party in full swing. You can expect a delicious BBQ plate lunch, plant starts sale  (grown by our Seeds of Harmony community gardeners and donated by Portland Nursery, Tony's Garden Center, Food by Design and Livingscape), facepainting, free birthday cake provided by New Seasons Market, music, raffle prizes and the unveiling of our neighborhood photo story project. This is all made possible by the support of United Way of the Columbia Willamette, Portsmouth Neighborhood Association and University of Portland Moreau Center.  We also want to thank our special sponsors at CareOregon who are providing a $1-to-$1 match for up to $1000 in donations received before May 5th. We hope you will donate today and double your donation.