Portland, October 20th. Celebrated chefs served up global flavors to 200 enthusiastic supporters of the Portland  Farmers Market. The group was marking the 20th Anniversary of the local, sustainable city fare at Sharp, the Restaurant at The International Culinary School.

Connie Rawlings Dritsas, Mona Johnson, Darius Hartwell, Delilah Hartwell, Trudy Toliver, Exdectutive Director of the Farmer Market, and Traci Manning

Connie Rawlings Dritsas, Mona Johnson (Market Communications), Darius Hartwell (Board Member), Delilah Hartwell, Trudy Toliver, Executive Director of the Farmers Market, and Traci Manning (Board Member)

Over the last 20 years, the Portland Farmers Market  has grown steadily and today manages more than 250 vendors at six sites in  Portland’s urban core. Total sales for all vendors reaches nearly $6 million  annually, with the majority of that income going directly to vendors and local farmers themselves. The Farmers Market administration is a nonprofit and the Anniversary Party was a fundraiser which made $10,000.

Goat Cheese Canelloni with Chanterelles, Pumpkin & Sage

Goat Cheese Canelloni with Chanterelles, Pumpkin & Sage

 

Entrees included:  Baked Wild Salmon with Mushroom Miso and Steamed Rice with

Entrees at the The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland included things like: Baked Wild Salmon with Mushroom Miso and Steamed Rice

Caril Adamschick, Dave Adamschick, Jo Wollschlaeger, Brian Morisky, Robyn Pryor

Caril Adamschick, Dave Adamschick, Jo Wollschlaeger, Brian Morisky, Robyn Pryor

 

Jaret Foster, Debra Sohm, Tervor Baird

Jaret Foster (Senior Market Manager), Debra Sohm, Tervor Baird

 

Mea Agee, Deb Ames, Board Member, Doug Gilliand

Mea Agee, Deb Ames (Board Member) and Doug Gilliand

 

Amy Hunter, Svatopluk Pleva, Beth McKee, Deborah Pelva

Amy Hunter, Svatopluk Pleva, Beth McKee, Deborah Pleva

Portland Farmers Market has partnered with neighborhood organizations, FoodShare Fund Northeast, and Fresh Exchange to increase access to farmers markets for low income shoppers by matching funds for many recipients.

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