Located in Portland's most racially and economically diverse neighborhood, Zenger Farm is a social justice focused working urban farm that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all.
Bottom Line for Portland
We engage with thousands of community members each year through our food justice programs. Our sliding scale CSA feeds more than 400 people each season, our prescription produce program serves 300 patient families, our summer camps and farm school programs offer a unique educational experience to over 1,500 students, and our Community Chefs lead cultural cooking workshops and garden activities for over 500 participants annually.
“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
As a social justice, food access, and education centered nonprofit, we believe nourishment is a basic human right and that the root causes of systemic inequity in the food system—racism, income inequality, colonialism, and other systems of oppression—must be addressed and dismantled to create a just food system. Recognizing that racism is a root cause of inequitable access to healthy food, we aim to prioritize Black and Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in our work. More than 60% of our program participants identify as BIPOC, and more than 50% of participants indicate experiencing food insecurity.
The first $5,000 in donations will be generously matched by the Harbourton Foundation.