News & Events from The Collective – May

The LET um EAT Collective includes some amazing Seeders and Feeders from across the country. Check out all of these upcoming food events & happenings below!


Adaptive Seeds
Adaptive Seeds, Sweet Home, OR

Order your seeds for Spring planting from Adaptive Seeds! The website is now up-to-date with over 65 New & Back varieties. There are also lots of new organic and larger packet size options. Adaptive Seeds Online Store
Champoeg Creamery
Champoeg Creamery, St Paul, OR

Register for Farm Camp at Champoeg Creamery this summer: 13-18 yr olds Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24
Fields Farm
Fields Farm, Bend, OR

Sign up for the Fields Farm CSA: receive a small or large weekly share of vegetables from mid-May to the end of October + a harvest box for Thanksgiving. Pick up at the farm.
Self-service farmstand is also now open. The refrigerator is full of eggs, lettuce mix, arugula, spinach and elegance greens mix. There’s honey on the table.
Gathering Together Farm Profile Pic
Gathering Together Farm, Philomath, OR

Farmstand hours are now expanded for the season!
Lunch Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 2 pm
Dinner Thursday – Saturday 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday Breakfast 9 am – 2 pm

Sign Up for the Gathering Together Farm CSA: 12 different pick up locations in Portland, Corvallis, Philomath, Yachats & Newport. 21 weeks of vegetables with optional salad add-ons.

Farmers Markets: Corvallis (Wednesday & Saturday), Beaverton (Saturday), Hillsdale (Sunday), Portland PSU (Saturday), Shemanski (Wednesday), Newport (Saturday)
Hayshaker Farm Walla Walla WA
Hayshaker Farm, Walla Walla, WA

Farmers Market: Walla Walla (Saturday)
Juniper Jungle Farm
Juniper Jungle Farm, Bend, OR

CSA Shares are still available for the 2016 Season: Town Share (6-8 items) or Homestead Share (7-10 items), pick up on farm or at the farmers markets from 3rd week of June to 1st week in October + harvest box at Thanksgiving.

Kookoolan Farms
Kookoolan Farm, Yamhill, OR

You can now stay on the farm at Kookoolan – make reservations through AirBnB!
Information on this season’s hog shares and chicken sales on the Kookoolan website.

Minto Island Growers
Minto Island Growers, Salem, OR

2016 CSA Registration is now open: Weekly produce boxes (Large share or Partial share) for 22 weeks June to October. Pick up on the farm, at one of 5 locations in Salem or 9 locations in Portland.

The Farm Stand is now OPEN, Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They have plant starts galore, including herbs, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, and even tea plants.

Minto Island was recently featured in a Sunset Magazine article featuring their tea: “How a family farm is reinvigorating tea”

Monteillet Fromagerie
Monteillet Fromagerie, Walla Walla, OR

Farmers Market: Walla Walla (Saturday)
naked Acres
Naked Acres, Portland, OR

Farmers Markets: Hollywood (Saturday), Hillsdale (Sunday), Lloyd (Tuesday)

One Fork Farm
One Fork Farm, Carlton, OR

Farmers Market: Portland Saturday Market (Portland)

Oregon Olive Mill
Oregon Olive Mill @ Red Ridge Farms, Dundee, OR

May 14 – 15: Spring Farmers Market & Pick Up Party. 11 am – 4 pm – free & open to the public

Make your reservation for the June Supper Club @ Red Ridge with Chef Devon Chase of Hamlet in Portland. June 4, $95.

Osprey Farm
Osprey Farm, Willamina, OR

Osprey Farm CSA: Small, medium or large share options for 26 weeks, June to November. Pick up in Salem on Tuesdays.

Our Table Cooperative, Sheridan, OR

May 14 – Member Day
May 21 – First Honey Harvest of the Season with Alex from OneTwenty Apiculture
May 28 + 29 – Carabella Vineyard at Our Table – Pouring new and current releases of Carabella Estate wines and a Library Release as part of the annual Memorial Weekend in Wine Country event. Bites from the farm stand and kitchen available.

Local Food Boxes – Weekly customizable local food boxes with Our Table Cooperative produce + add ons of meats, cheeses, eggs, milk, pickles, grains, and other products from co-op partners. 16 weeks from May to August.

Details on all Our Table Cooperative Events here.

Queener Farm Oregon
Queener Farm, Scio, OR

Jeannie Berg of Queener Farm recently wrote an article for LET um EAT about their “Beyond Organic” pest and disease control using yucca extract, nematodes and a biological virus.

Heirloom Apple Club: 100 – 200lbs total of heirloom apples of up to 35 varieties throughout apple season (August – December). Pick up in Stayton, Portland, Independence, Salem & Monmouth. 20% discount for on-farm pick up.

Vibrant Valley Farm
Vibrant Valley Farm, Portland, OR

Sign up for the Vibrant Valley Farm CSA: Weekly or bi-weekly vegetable & flower shares available, 22 weeks from June to October. Pick up in SE, NW or N Portland or Riverdale.




Agrarian Ales Oregon
Agrarian Ales, Portland, OR

Live Music & sometimes Comedy on the farm Saturdays & Sundays – See the Schedule

Farmers Market: Lane County (Saturday)

Captive Spirits Big Gin
Captive Spirits Distilling, Seattle, WA

Captive Spirits is launching a new distillery in September! This will allow them space for an additional still, plus license to serve cocktails on site. Congratulations Ben, Holly & team!
Commons Brewery
Commons Brewery, Portland, OR

May 6 – Biere de Garde Bottle Release
Greg Higgins Restaurant
Higgins Restaurant, Portland, OR

May 24-26 – Higgins James Beard Spring Tribute Dinner Benefiting the James Beard Public Market.Four courses featuring items from James Beard’s cookbooks from 1949 – 1972, with wine pairings. $125 per person. Call for reservations.
Jacobsen Salt
Jacobsen Salt Co, Portland, OR

The 2016 Salt Fire Water Events Schedule is now posted. Monthly events from July – December with local and guest chefs from around the country!

Jason French, Ned Ludd & Elder Hall, Portland, OR

Elder Hall

May 15 – Portland Meat Collective Basic Pig Butchery
May 16 – Portland Meat Collective Basic Fish Butchery & Cooking


Mosquito Supper Club
Melissa Martin, Mosquito Supper Club, New Orleans, LA

Reservations available for May 12 & 26 Supper Clubs – highly recommended by the LET um EAT Team!


Neversink Spirits
Neversink Spirits, Port Chester, NY

Neversink Gin launches this month! Made from scratch at the Neversink distillery out of New York State apples and grain, and distilled through 12 delicious botanicals.

Farmers Markets: Larchmont (Saturday, May 7 & 21), Park Slope (Sunday, May 8 & 22)

See website for special pouring events through May.


New Deal Distillery
New Deal Distillery, Portland, OR

New Deal Vodka is now made in-house with 100% locally-grown Oregon soft winter white wheat.
New Deal Portland 88 Vodka is on sale for $17.95 (save $2) for the month of May at Oregon liquor stores and in the tasting room.

Farmers Markets: Beaverton (Sundays, May 14, 21 & 28), Portland PSU (Saturday, May 7), Portland Night Market (May 20-21)

For all New Deal Distillery events, see their Events Calendar.


Olympia Oyster Bar
Olympia Oyster Bar, Portland, OR

May 8 – Mother’s Day Chef’s Tasting Menu 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
May 9 – Olympia Oyster Bar & Locale present Oysters & Vermouth at Locale PDX, 6 – 9 pm
May 15 – Oyster Immersion Workshop with Hama Hama Oyster Farm

Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer of Olympia Oyster Bar on the Right at the Fork Podcast


Pasta Gardner
Pasta Gardner, Eugene, OR

Jeff Gardner, the Pasta Gardner and his mother Margaret were on KVAL News talking pasta and mothers day. See the clip here!

Farmers Market: Lane County (Saturday)


Pastaworks, Portland, OR

Pastaworks is hiring retail staff and cashiers at both locations: City Market NW and Providore Fine Foods.


Red Hills Market, Dundee, OR

May 20 – Flavors of Mexico Gluten Free & Plant Based Cooking Class
May 25 – Whiskey Social

Starting May 12 – Wine tours by Helicopter! Red Hills Market has partnered with Tour DeVine by Heli, offering their delicious Picnic in the Vineyard Sensory Tasting Box.

Every Monday is Locals Night at Red Hills Market!

See all events at Red Hills Market on their website.

Red Table Meat Company
Red Table Meat Company, Minneapolis, MN

May 12 – East Side Wine Tasting at Nicollet Island Pavillion. An evening of wine, food, views and spectacular entertainment.
May 15 – Twin Cities Best of the Wurst

Farmers Markets: Mill City (Saturday), Northeast (Saturdays starting May 21)


Paul Losch, Ruddick/Wood, Newberg, OR

May 29 – 2nd Annual Block Party & Food Drive


The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen
The Side Yard Farm, Portland, OR

May 7 – Cooking Demo @ Hollywood Farmers Market
May 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch (Sold Out)
May 21 – Farm Dinner (Sold Out)
May 22 – Bread Workshop with Little T Bakery (Sold Out)

Check the June schedule at The Side Yard Farm and make your reservations before they sell out!

Starvation Alley
Starvation Alley Farms, Long Beach, WA

Jessika Tantisook, co-founder and CEO of Starvation Alley Farms was featured in a recent Pinchot University podcast, sharing the story of their farm and the first certified organic cranberries in Washington.

Seattle Farmers Markets: Ballard (Sunday), University District (Saturday), West Seattle (Saturday)
Portland Farmers Markets: PSU (Saturday), Hillsdale (Sunday), Beaverton (Saturday)

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