By Jessica Jazdzewski
Our 42nd Avenue
Collecting and sharing recipes that use ingredients available at Cully Farmers Market is the latest program the market is providing in its focus to provide local access to fresh, local food.
The market has several additional programs to make healthy produce affordable, including Neighbor Vouchers for people facing food insecurity, Double Up Food Bucks for SNAP recipients, and Senior Volunteer Vouchers. The recipe collection began recently to battle one of the greatest barriers when trying to incorporate more produce into the diet – a lack of knowledge of how to prepare it well.
Several neighbors have already submitted their tried-and-true recipes, which are available as free recipe cards each week at the market and online at CullyFarmersMarket.org. If you have any recipes you would like to contribute, bring them to the market, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to 5140A N.E. 42nd Ave., Portland OR 97218.
If there is a story behind your recipe, please include it! The goal is to build a diverse collection of recipes for all occasions that showcase the wide variety of foods produced locally. The market also has a weekly cookbook and gardening book swap, where you can take some or leave some.
The Cully Farmers Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through September, 5011 NE 42nd Ave. A final market and harvest picnic is scheduled for Oct. 8.