The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s sustainable food website features two maps to connect you to local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman. Discover the best of Oregon’s bounty at over 50 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms and two dozen neighborhood farmers markets.
CSA farms sell shares — or memberships — to households who typically receive weekly boxes of seasonal vegetables delivered to their neighborhood. Many CSAs also provide a wide variety of additional food, including fruit, eggs, dairy, fish, meat and poultry.
CSA members enjoy the convenience of fresh food delivered to their neighborhood and try new produce varieties that are grown for our region. CSA participants directly support the local economy, help protect farmland, and connect with local farms and farmers.
BPS has tracked the growth of CSA farms that deliver to Portland since 2008. Over the past eight seasons, farms have flourished from 19 to 50, shares have grown from 2,000 to 6,000, and sales have sprouted from $1.1 to $2.6 million.
To find your perfect CSA match, consult BPS’s interactive www.pdxcsamap.com map for farm information and locations of over 200 drop-off sites.
Want to pick your own produce? Portland farmers markets can be found all over town, almost every day of the week. And farmers markets are more than peas and cukes. You can talk to friendly folks who produce your food, visit with your neighbors, taste delicious prepared food, and learn culinary skills at cooking demonstrations. And don’t forget, almost all the markets accept SNAP benefits and many have matching-dollar programs. Find all the farmers market facts you’ll need on the farmers market map at www.pdxfarmersmarketmap.com.