New This Year
OHSU Food Rx- Prescriptions for Health
Participating Farmers Markets and Information:
This year, OHSU is proud to announce a pilot OHSU Food Rx program sponsored by the Hemophilia Center.
Eligible patients will be given prescriptions for: Fresh, frozen and dried fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, beans and cut herbs.
Each family will get approximately $1 per day per family member. For a family of 4, this equates to about $120 a month in $3 vouchers. The study will go on for 2 months. Participants fill out 3 surveys once enrolled and 3 surveys plus a phone call for feedback after you finish the study.
The $3 vouchers can be redeemed at a variety of farmers markets throughout Oregon.
So far, participating markets include (still enrolling markets):
Albany Farmers Market (Saturdays 9am-1pm; through Nov 19th)
Brookings-Harbor Farmers Market (Wed and Sat- year round)
Cully Farmers Market, NE Portland (Thurs, 4-8pm though Aug; 4-7pm through September 29th)
Corvallis Farmers Market (Wed and Sat, 9am-1pm, through Nov 23rd)
Forest Grove Farmers Market (Wed 4-8pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm; Wednesdays & Sundays through October 26th plus Sundays on Nov 6 and 20, Dec 4 and 18th)
Hillsboro Farmers Market (Tuesday nights 5pm-8:30pm through August)
La Grande Farmers Market (Tues 3:30-6pm; Sat 9am-noon; through Oct 22nd)
Montavilla Farmers Market (Sundays 10am-2pm through Oct 30th plus Nov 20th; 11am-1pm on Dec 18th)
OHSU Farmers Market (Tuesdays 10am-2pm, through Sept 27th)
Ontario Saturday Market (Sat 10am-2pm through Sept 24th)
South Waterfront Farmers Market (Thursdays 2pm-7pm through October)
For more information about enrolling a market or market information, please email Eecole Copen: email@example.com or call 503-494-8792.
Community Supported Agriculture at OHSU's Doorstep
You don't have to go far to get amazingly fresh produce. OHSU is now the host of 5 drop sites for Minto Island Grower's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) all Organic program.
What is a CSA?
A CSA is a share in a local farm. Each member pays in advance for a box of produce delivered to the drop site every week for 22 weeks, no-middle-man, fresh from the farm, picked within 24-48 hours! This model of farming is wonderful for the farmers as it provides a known source of funds for the season as well as expected amount to harvest. CSA members enjoy fresh produce and the opportunity to get to know their local farmer, learn about small scale organic production systems and invest in the local economy. Members pay for their 22 week share in 1 or 2 installments. A partial share costs $400 and a full share costs $615 for the full 22 weeks worth of produce.Their produce is beautiful, their shares are abundant, the farmers are incredibly reliable and the cost is very reasonable for 22 boxes.
This season, the OHSU community, including employees, students & visitors, have the opportunity to subscribe to Minto Island's CSA and have the produce dropped at your choice of 5 locations:
- MacKenzie Hall, Marquam Hill
- Casey Eye Institute, Maquam Hill
- Center For Health and Healing - Bike Valet Station at the South Waterfront
- OHSU Foundation, Downtown
- Market Square Building, Downtown
View the Minto Island Growers website to sign up for a share or for more info.
Durable Dish Program
Ever notice all of the plastic forks in the garbage?
We have a solution! This year, all vendors will use Preserve's reusable utensils. They are GREEN and can be sanitized and reused week to week. Please support this Durable Dish initiative by returning your green utensils into the buckets at one of the waste pods located throughout the market.