Portland, OR.-July 2, 2006-The Lents community is leveraging its diversity to establish the first ever international farmers' market in Portland. Vendors will represent a variety of ethnic foods including Hmong, Hispanic, Turkish, and Mien. Besides farm fresh produce, there will be live music, an eating area to enjoy freshly prepared gyros and tamales, chef demonstrations in international cooking, and kids' activities.
Three markets will be held this summer on July 23, August 27, and September 24th next to Crossroads Plaza on SE 92nd Ave and SE Foster Rd, from 9am to 2pm. Free parking will be provided by Lents Masonic Lodge, next door to the market at 5811 SE 92nd Ave. WIC and senior coupons are very welcome. Translators will be on hand to provide interpretation to Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, and Vietnamese-speakers.
These markets are brought to you by the Lents Food Group, a volunteer-fed organization nurtured by a partnership of Zenger Farm, Healthy Eating By Design, The Oregon Food Bank, The Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council, the Lents Neighborhood Association, and Pilgrim Lutheran Church. To get involved, contact Hilary DuBose at 919-812-6877 or e-mail her at LentsFarmersMarket@gmail.com. You can learn more about upcoming planning meetings at www.quantumneighborhood.com/lentsfoodgroup.