Welcome to Zenger Farm

We are a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all.



Watch this short video to see the farm in action. Then come experience it for yourself!

Upcoming Events

 

Interested in visiting the farm? We offer farm tours through our Field Trip Program. We also welcome you to participate in our public events listed below. Unless otherwise noted, events occur at Zenger Farm.


November

 

Cooking Demos, Healthy Eating on a Budget Workshops at Fix-It-Fair

Saturday, November 22nd, 9:30am to 3pm

Held at Parkrose High School 12003 NE Shaver St.

Fix-it-Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Zenger Farm will be offering cooking demonstrations throughout the day, and two workshops, Healthy Eating on a Budget at 12pm and Farm Fresh on a Budget at 2pm. LEARN MORE

 

December

 

Outer Southeast Farmer Training Winter Gathering

Seed Swap, Poltuck & Idea Sharing

Tuesday, December 2nd, 6-8pm

Celebrate the season and enjoy a hearty winter meal with friends and neighbors. Swap seeds and discuss seed saving techniques. We'll also reflect on this year's workshops and share ideas for next year’s topics! RSVP to Prairie

 

Zenger Farm Open House and Work Party

Friday, December 5th, 1-4pm 

Come on out to the farm, enjoy warm cider, take a farm tour, and help us prepare the farm for winter! We'll open up the Farm House to drop-in visitors starting at 1pm. Visitors are welcome to join a Farm Tour from 1-2pm, then either enjoy the company of Zenger staff while sipping warm apple cider, or bundle up and join the Work Party for the rest of the afternoon. Find out how you can get more involved with our farm in the coming year! We welcome people of all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). If you are a group of more than 5 people, please RSVP to Education Director, Allison. We hope to see you on the farm!

 

Lents International Farmers Market's Winter Stock-Up Market

Sunday, December 7th, noon-3pm 

Held at the New Copper Penny, SE 92nd & Woodstock

Adjacent to the Lents Neighborhood's "Put A Goat On It" holiday bazaar, LIFM's first winter market will feature an array of food vendors, including local farmers and artisans. Stock up on hearty winter vegetables and storage crops...and order your holiday tamales!

 

Spring Break Camp Enrollment Opens

Monday, December 15th

Spring Break Farm Camp for 2nd-4th graders takes place March 23-27, 2015. Check back for enrollment link!

 

Winter Camp: Crafting Wintery Gifts from the Farm

Monday, December 22nd, 8:15am

2nd-6th graders welcome

With the holidays just around the bend, campers will put on their creative winter caps and craft farm-inspired natural gifts to take home to their loved ones. Campers will twist and soak tie dye with plant based dyes, bake spicy gingerbread cookies and roll beeswax candles while they enjoy warm winter snacks from the farmhouse kitchen. LEARN MORE


Winter Camp: In the Kitchen with Pine State Biscuits

Tuesday, December 23rd, 8:15am

2nd-6th graders welcome

Campers will spend the day in Zenger’s farmhouse kitchen scratch baking with guest chef Kevin Atchley, owner of Portland’s very own Pine State Biscuits. Canned pumpkin and frozen pie shells step aside! Campers will transform Zenger’s Baby Pam pumpkins, fresh pie dough and whipped cream into Harvest Pumpkin Pie, and go home with pie! LEARN MORE

 

Winter Camp: Snowflakes to Spiced Cakes

Monday, December 29th, 8:15am

2nd-6th graders welcome

Collaged snowflakes, nature inspired art, and seed snowballs will transform the Zenger Farmhouse into a winter wonderland.  Campers will craft throughout the day, deck the farmhouse halls and bake spiced-apple cake and muffins to fuel their creativity. Campers will take home their creations to enjoy throughout the holiday season. LEARN MORE

 

Winter Camp: Cheese and Sausage Making

Tuesday, December  30th, 8:15am 

2nd-6th graders welcome

We’re pulling out the meat grinder and heating up a pot of milk during this cheese and sausage making camp taught by Pacific NW chef and cheese making artisan, Travis Mason. Combining the farm’s winter herbs and vegetables with sustainably raised meat, campers will explore savory sausage flavors. During this camp, campers will also make —and stretch!—Mozzarella from scratch to enjoy alongside an array of sausage at the end of the day. LEARN MORE

 

Winter Camp: Soaps and Salves

Wednesday, December 31st, 8:15am

2nd-6th graders welcome

Farms provide much more than food for the table. In this camp, campers craft and take home a clutch of farm-inspired soaps, salves and pouches. Campers will forage for evergreen herbs and incorporate them into calming rosemary lavender pouches, make biodegradable glycerin soaps that combine hearty winter herbs with common pantry items such as oatmeal, cinnamon, paprika and carob, and stretch their homesteading know-how by creating  a soothing beeswax, dried herb and coconut salve. LEARN MORE

 

Winter Camp: Curds and Crackers

Friday, January 2nd, 8:15am

2nd-6th graders welcome

Heat, mix, curdle and strain! Be a part of the magical transformation of milk into cheese. Campers will create an assortment of sweet and savory fresh cheeses using  winter herbs from the fields and farm-made honey.  Farm-fresh cheese is great on its own and even better when perched on top of scratch-made crackers that campers will roll and bake while they wait for the curd to cool. LEARN MORE