Zenger Farm

BIPOC-Led Organization


Zenger Farm is a working urban farm that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all. We engage with over 5,000 community members annually through educational social justice and food access programs. ~ Thank you for a successful 2023 Give!Guide campaign, engage with us onsite at the farm in 2024! See our event schedule here! ~

Bottom Line for Portland

Our programs focus on food access and youth education, building community in an urban green space in outer SE Portland, the most racially and economically diverse neighborhood in Portland. We seek to uplift a community of diverse food leaders, food growers, and environmental stewards. Last year, our sliding scale community supported agriculture shares fed over 200 people, our prescription produce program provided 7,560 weekly shares to patient’s families, 4 beginning farmer apprentices and 8 interns graduated from our annual paid apprenticeship program, our farm school and field trip educational programs worked with over 3,000 neighborhood kids, and our Community Chefs provided 1,225 meals to farm event attendees.


“Zenger Farm is a beautiful community resource where I have enjoyed participating in harvesting vegetables, preparing, and sharing in community meals, and a working farm that helps meet community food needs.” - Program Participant

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our farm resides in the outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods of Powellhurst-Gilbert, Lents, and Foster-Powell, where 50% of residents here identify as Black and Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Recognizing that racism is a root cause of inequitable access to healthy food, and that BIPOC communities are on the front lines of the effects of climate change, we aim to prioritize our BIPOC neighbors and climate resiliency in our work. We promote climate resilience by teaching about mindful, interdependent relationships with land and nature. Environmental stewardship, rooted in traditional ecological knowledge, guides us to meaningfully participate in regenerative farming and educate our community on how to steward sustained change in our local food systems.

$18,918 raised of $20,000 goal
255 donations
95% of Goal

(503) 282-4245

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Year Founded: 1999

Tax ID: 931269630

Zenger Farm is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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