Seasonal

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Reopen for 2012

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer's markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars at the farmer's market

Enjoy the best produce, flowers, and plants starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

Portland's east side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

Interactive Map of Local Farmer's Markets
Here's a handy interactive map showing farmer's market locations throughout the Portland area. Click of the red dots for market details.

You'll find plenty of root vegitables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons - more access to good food for all.

Spring Vegetable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding

As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons.

Spring Vegatable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding. As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons. Info here!

 The first vine ripened tomato may still be a few months away, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy in the vegetable garden. Take advantage of the cool, wet weather of spring to put in multiple crops of nutritious vegetables.

Spring Favorites
Here's a list of great choices along with their days til harvest that are carefree & easy to grow:

Arugula (30), Beets (45), Broccoli (70) Brussels Sprouts (80), Carrots (50), Peas (60), Kale (75), Onions: seeds (125), sets (100), Potatoes: 2-3 eyes (90), Radish (25), Spinach (55).

It Doesn’t Get Easier
Choose a sunny location, sow seeds in loose well drained garden soil as soon as the soil can be worked and let nature take its course. Plant a second crop two weeks after the first for a sustained Spring harvest. We prefer to plant garlic and shallots in the fall, but both do fine as spring crops, so go ahead and plant them too!

Holiday Recycling Tips: How-to Recycle Your Holiday Extras, plus Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free!

Holiday Recycling Tips: How-to Recycle Your Holiday Extras plus Recycle Your Tree Curbside for Free! Info here! title=

Learn the Do's and Dont's of Holiday Recycling, Plus...

Ways to Recycle Your Tree
(Including curbside for free!)

With the holiday's upon us, here's a few tips for proper disposal of unwanted wrapping paper, wreaths and trees.

Holiday Recycling Questions

  • Can glossy holiday gift bags go in the blue cart?
    Paper gift bags can be recycled. Tip: Usually if you can tear the paper fairly easily it will pulp up at the paper mill. Gift bags can be reused or donated to charity.
  • Can cellophane or foil wrapping paper go in the blue cart?
    Non-paper wrapping material should not go in the blue roll carts. Most “foil-like” paper is metallic ink on paper and is accepted with recycling.
  • Can present ribbons be recycled in the blue cart?
    Non-paper ribbons are not accepted (very few ribbons are paper-based).

    Plenty more tips below this break!

Neighborhood Connections: December 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, August 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue

Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

Holiday Fundraiser; Fulfill A Teacher's 'Book Wish List', Save Money Too!: Dec 1-4, 2011

12/01/2011 - 9:00am
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Holiday Fundraiser; Fulfill A Teacher's 'Book Wish List', Save Money Too!: Dec 1-4, 2011. Barnes & Noble at Lloyd Center or online only! Info here!

Holiday Fundraiser
4 Days Only!

When: Mon Dec 1-4, 2011
Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(Lloyd Center location & online only!)
1317 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Take advantage of this special opportunity to shop at very reduced rates at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Visit the Lloyd Center store only or email your purchase request to crm2077@BN.com to receive a great discount on all your favorite books AND raise money for the Reynolds Education Foundation! While at the store, pick-a-tag off the 'wish list' tree for a book/books that Reynolds teachers have requested for their classrooms and kids. Help keep the spirit of giving alive throughout the year and encourage kids to read.

"Any support our neighbors can give will truly return books right to our students.", says Claudette Naylor, Co-Chair, Reynolds Education Foundation.

Let's Beat Last Year
Last year, with only 1 day, participants helped raised over $1,700 for the Reynolds Education Foundation! This year with a four day event we hope to do much better!!

Rosewood Initiative Holiday Party and Community Revisioning Exhibition: Dec 8, 2011 6PM-8PM

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Rosewood Initiative Holiday Party and Community Revisioning Exhibition: Dec 8, 2011 6PM-8PM. 'Building Our Community Together' Info here!

Holiday Party and
Community Revisioning

When: Thu Dec 8, 2011 6PM-8PM
Where: Freedom Foursquare Church
Village Square Shopping Center
(West side of the building)
660 SE 160th
Get Map!

You're Invited!
the Rosewood Initiative is hosting a potluck Holiday Party and Community Revisioning Exhibition on Thursday, December 8th from 6PM-8PM. DINNER PROVIDED! Please bring a dessert to share if you can! This event will be held at the Freedom Foursquare Church located on the west side of the Village Square shopping plaza on SE 160th St.

Thank you to everyone that came to last week's community meeting. Once again it was a great turn out! The Rosewood Initiative is always inspired and encouraged by the show of support. It really proves that we are "Building Our Community Together."

Rockwood Family Winter Festival at the Plaza Del Sol; Activities, Tree Lighting, Santa & more: Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM

12/10/2011 - 2:00pm
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Rockwood Family Winter Festival at the Plaza Del Sol; Activities, Tree Lighting, Santa & more: Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM . Info here!

Rockwood
Family Winter Festival
Saturday Dec 10th 2PM-5PM
Tree Lighting 4:30PM

Join the Fun!

When: Saturday Dec 10, 2011 2PM-5PM
Where: Plaza Del Sol
18709 SE Stark Street
Get Map!

Free Admission!
Bring the whole family and celebrate the Season on the Plaza Del Sol in Rockwood on Saturday Dec 10th from 2PM-5PM.

  • Live Music
  • Crafts for the Kids
  • Visit from Santa
  • Prizes

Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:30PM!

Help A Neighbor In Need
Help us reach our goal of 20,000 lbs of canned food to benefit SnowCap Community Charities on SE Stark Street. We will be collecting donations at the Festival - so bring your bag of canned food and help a neighbor in need this holiday season.

Wilkes Elementary, 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar, Dec 10, 2011 9AM-4PM

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Wilkes Elementary, 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar, Dec 10, 2011 9AM-4P. Info here!

Wilkes Elementary
2nd Annual Holday Bazaar

When:Sat Dec 10, 2011 9AM-4PM
Where:Wilkes Elementary School
17020 NE Wilkes Rd
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Join the Fun!
Enjoy the creative talents of many craftspeople, Over 35 vendors!

  • Gifts for sale
  • Decorations for sale
  • Traditional baked goods sale
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Food and snacks (café)
  • Cookies with Santa,
    free cookie for each child under 10

Pre-Order Christmas Trees, Cedar Boughs
Fresh-cut Noble Fir, 6’-9’, $15 contact the school office by December 7, quantities are limited. Fresh Cedar boughs also for sale! Call 503-255-6133 ext 8642

A Holiday Evening at the Zimmerman House; Carols, History and Ginger Snap Cookies: Dec 13, 2011 5PM-8PM

12/13/2011 - 5:00pm
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A Holiday Evening at the Zimmerman House; Carols, History and Ginger Snap Cookies: Dec 13, 2011 5PM-8PM. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

A Victorian Holiday Evening

When: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5PM-8PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

An Evening at the Zimmerman House
If you've enjoyed the Zimmerman House during the day, you should see her at night! The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home. The first ever evening tour will be held on Tuesday, December 13th, from 5PM-8PM.

There will be carols played on the parlor piano, family recipes on exhibit and ginger snap cookies from the family recipe to take home. No reservations required. Suggested donation is $3 per person.

Neighborhood Connections: October 2011

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