Grand Opening of Kings Farmers Market, Sunday May 3rd

SUNDAY May 3rd
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NE 7th & Wygant
40 Local Vendors

Concordia residents will soon have a farmers market within minutes of their homes. This spring, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, in partnership with Portland Farmers Market, will open the Sunday King Market. The market will be located at NE 7th and Wygant, adjacent to both King Elementary School and King School Park. It will run from May 3 through September 27, from 10 am to 2 pm, and will feature 40 vendors.

“The King Market was created in response to overwhelming community demand to have a farmers market in their backyard,” says Ann Forsthoefel, Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market. “We are thrilled to bring our farmers and other vendors to inner Northeast Portland this year.” Paige Coleman, director of the NE Coalition, adds, “We are excited to partner with Portland Farmers Market to bring a thriving market to our corner of the city. With the King Market Advisory Council, we will be developing creative ways to provide fresh and good food for all. Together, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of our neighbors.”

The Sunday King Market will showcase the bounty of the region’s farms, from produce to fresh flowers, cheeses to meat. Prepared food will also be available. In addition, the market will feature chef demonstrations, cooking classes, and a line-up of other food education events, as well as musical performances. The market is expected to become a family-centric destination for residents and a fresh supply source for many of our local restaurants. Please help make it a success by visiting it frequently and making sure your neighbors know about it. Contact David Sweet, co-chair of the King Market Advisory Council with questions, david [at]

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One Response to Grand Opening of Kings Farmers Market, Sunday May 3rd

  1. Regina Dobson says:

    Last summer I hosted a political ‘table’ for Obama next to a busy Bearverton Farmer’s Market. We registered over 1,000 voters and raised $7,000+ by selling $3 and $4 buttons and bumper stickers. Inspired by Obama’s call to service, I am writing a book, “Simple Solutions For Building a Better World”. It is what the title suggests it would be.

    While researching ‘nutrition’ for my publication, I came across an amazing resourse, Jonny Bowden’s book, “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth!” I plan to set up another Obama/Democratic ‘table’. I will have usefull info from Bowden’s book and other related sources…i.e. green living/composting/recycling/buying local and organic/community supported agriculture etc.

    If people would make a personal commitment to eat local/ organic, free range, wild caught, we whould see a dramatic cut in our health care needs…now if we could only get them to stop smoking…

    By choice, I am not part of a group, but I was very active and productive in the Obama campaign. I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss this with you in more detail, by e-mail or phone. Feel free to contact me at your convience.

    Regina Dobson
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