The Cully Farmers Market

 
 

Our 42nd Avenue manages the Cully Farmers Market located at Alberta & 42nd Avenue every Thursday evening in the summer

  • 4-8 PM June-August

  • 4-7 pm in September

an annual harvest celebration will be held Saturday October 7th 2017 from 12-4pm

The market is an important weekly conduit for community connection and collaboration in a diverse community. Approximately 500 people attend the market each week to purchase affordable, healthy products from local producers, with consistent growth each year.  The market activates the street and supports district businesses.

Some programming we offer includes:

• Literacy development through a weekly multilingual children’s pop-up library with free book checkout and volunteers to read to children

• Live performances from local musicians at every market

• Community Booth where nearby residents can sell handmade products and produce from their gardens free of charge

• Monthly family-friendly community events(pie bake-off, zucchini car races, harvest festival, etc.)

• Workshops focused on food education, sustainability, health, and the arts

• YIPIE (Youth Impressing Passion In Entrepreneurship) program to teach business development and management skills to youth

• Business technical assistance resources and flexible booth fees for new businesses

• Partnerships with community high schools to sell produce grown in agricultural programs

We have several programs to increase access to healthy and local foods:

• SNAP benefit acceptance for all non-prepared food products

• Double Up Food Bucks matching up to $10 a week for SNAP recipients for healthy fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, herbs, nuts, and vegetable starts

• Neighbor Voucher Program that provides $10 per week for households facing food insecurity to spend at the market

• Senior Voucher Program to incentivize those age 60 and over to volunteer at the market, engage with the community, and eat healthier foods

• Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program that provides WIC families and low income seniors with funding to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetable and cut herbs directly from local farmers