The 5th annual Portland Fill Your Pantry is just around the corner, coming up on Sunday, December 8th from 11am-3pm at The Redd on SE Salmon Street. Fill Your Pantry is a one-day community bulk buying event focused on shoppers truly stocking their pantries for the winter with items from local farms such as bulk vegetables, fruit, beans, pasture-raised meats, grains, and other products. Last year, despite harsh weather at an outdoor venue, hundreds of shoppers came out and spent over $62,000. This year we’ll be inside and expect an even bigger turnout!
Fill Your Pantry is an event organized by a number of groups around the state in various locations, and is typically intended as a one-day market to encourage bulk purchases and provide an opportunity for consumers to meet and support local farmers and ranchers.
Happening alongside Portland Fill Your Pantry this year is the Winter Vegetable Sagra (festival), organized by the Eat Winter Vegetables 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.