Fill Your Pantry has historically been an annual bulk purchasing event organized by various local food system non-profits around Oregon. It is a community bulk-buying event focused on shoppers truly stocking their pantries for the winter with items from local farms such as storage vegetables, fruit, beans, pasture-raised meats, grains, canned goods, and other products. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase large quantities of staple and storage crops at great prices directly from local farmers at a time of the year when many farmers can really use the extra sales. Friends of Family Farmers has organized Fill Your Pantry events in Portland since 2015. Farmers and ranchers are on the front lines feeling the effects of climate chaos, and they are also best poised to do something about it. Fill Your Pantry is one of the many solutions we offer to help promote socially and ecologically responsible agriculture, support local producers and keep money in our local economy.
In 2020, we reimagined what Portland Fill Your Pantry looks like and now Fill Your Pantry is a bulk purchasing event series organized by a coalition of local food system organizations around Portland. Its purpose is to support small-scale local farmers by providing an opportunity to move large quantities crops during crucial moments throughout the year; highly perishable summer crops during peak season, and storage crops in the winter when sales are typically the lowest.
2021 Portland Fill Your Pantry
*Pre Orders are Now Closed*
We are so excited for Fill Your Pantry to be back in 2021 from December 4th-12th! With all the twists and turns of the last year and a half, we have reimagined FYP and the event, again this year, will be held at existing local winter markets around the Portland area.
Fill Your Pantry PICK-UP will take place at these winter farmers markets between Dec 4 – 12:
Hollywood Farmers Market – Sat, Dec 4 | 9 am to 1 pm
Oregon City Farmers Market – Sat, Dec 4 | 10 am to 2 pm
Hillsdale Farmers Market – Sun, Dec 5 | 9 am to 1 pm
Montavilla Farmers Market – Sun, Dec 12 | 10 am to 2 pm
Check out the FYP website here for more information!
Brand new to 2021 Portland Fill Your Pantry was our Harvest Pop-up on November 20th and 21st! This pop-up market event is to center and support Black, Brown, and Indigenous farmers; LGBTQIA2S+ farmers; and other new and emerging farmers looking to gain success in the Fill Your Pantry market events. The Harvest Pop-up market event took place within this year’s participating farmers markets including Hillsdale, Hollywood, King, Lents, Montavilla, and Woodstock. Thank you to all of you who supported this pop-up event!
As always, thank you for supporting our local farming community!
Winter Vegetable Sagra
Happening alongside Fill Your Pantry (non COVID-19 years) is the Winter Vegetable Sagra (festival), organized by the Eat Winter Vegetable Project and the Culinary Breeding Network. The Winter Vegetable Sagra provides event attendees an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and taste the many different varieties of winter vegetables being grown by Oregon farmers through tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.
Big Impact for Local Producers