Our new season is off to a great start

Enjoy some photos of this seasons’s market days…Hope to see ya there next Sunday!

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Now accepting vendors!

Are you ready? The Cully Community market is now taking vendor applications for the 2011 season!

We have so many new changes to the market that should make this year even more special. At the top of the list, of course, is the new location. PCC Workforce Network has graciously decided to let us hold the market at their parking lot on the intersection of NE 42nd Ave and Killingsworth Street. It has great visibility to the public passing by, parking for both vendors and patrons and two bus stops right at the intersection.

We also have moved to Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

Our application process has been updated with an online system through Manage My Market, which should make everyone’s life easier. If you do not have access to a computer, please have someone contact us and we can lead you through a paper application. Everyone who hopes to apply will need to download and read our 2011 Vendor Handbook to know the rules of the market. Contact us with any questions you may have here.

We open on June 5th, but don’t wait to get your space reserved!

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Planning the 2011 season

Wow, much has happened this first year of the market! A big thanks is due to everyone that made it such a success—vendors, volunteers and patrons alike! We have made many friends and learned many lessons about how to make a new market work.

Now for some more good news. The Portland Neighborhood Small Grant that allowed us to come into our first year of existence has been renewed for a second year! So we offer a sincere “thank you” to Central Northeast Neighbors and the city of Portland for making this possible.

Whats next? Well, the first thing you might have noticed is the name change. We are now the “Cully Community Market”. Changing “Collective” to “Community” made more sense in regard to our focus. There will also be some changes soon to come in our website that will reflect our evolution and hopefully make your visits here more enjoyable and constructive.

In addition, the market itself will be even more grand than before with some special additions to the mix that should make us an event not to miss! This is where I should mention our solid core of volunteers that have been the backbone of of the whole show. Some are veterans of the farmers market scene, others are completely new to this, but all are part of what makes this market special. Together we are putting together the plans for the 2011 season as we sit sheltered from the Portland winter by warming fires.

Please remember, we are an all volunteer operation, which means that we are always welcoming to those who might want to help out in any way they feel most comfortable. Would you like to help set up or break down the market with us? Want to welcome visitors? Direct traffic? Dress up in a big carrot costume and dance by the entrance? Just kidding about that last one… sort of. Get in touch with us and we’ll make you part of a community.

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Fresh as it Gets!

Here are some photos of vendors setting up for today’s market. That’s right – the field next to the market is being harvested as I type!

Today we’ve got flowers, fresh veggies, tamales, hand made children’s clothes, jewelery, recycled T-shirt produce bags, health beauty products & more. We’ve even had massage therapists come and set up – what will you bring?

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Third Market On Saturday!

We’re looking forward to another great market day Saturday, July 24th from 9:30 to 1:30 PM. Word is really spreading about the market! This week we got written up in Neighborhood Notes Our second week showed that vendors overall made almost twice as much money as they did the first week, and we had nearly double the customers, too! Thanks for coming out!

This week you can look forward to seeing the following vendors:

  • Cully Neighborhood Farms with produce grown on site!
  • Aichele Farms – beautiful berries from Hermiston
  • Schmidt’s – Homemade personal care products in reusable jars & no synthetic ingredients
  • Blooming Earth Farms – Great greens and herbs
  • Butterfly Spot – Gorgeous flowers with a variety of vegetables familiar and exotic, throughout the season

And… your neighbors! It looks like one of our community vendors will be transitioning into a full time vendor with her tamales and hand crafted jewelry and tops, I know I’ll be there with potatoes from the garden, and we can’t wait to see who else turns up.

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Fantastic First Day!


We’re holding our second market on Saturday, July 17th at 5520 North East Killingsworth! Our first market last Saturday was a big success; this week we have vendors selling vegetables, flowers, berries and more, as well as YOU – our neighbors bringing your wares to the Community Tables.

Make It Your Market! The Cully Collective Market is a unique market in the Portland area because its success rests in the active participation of the community. There are many ways to be involved – selling or trading your goods with neighbors at the Community Tables; visiting our vendors booths; listening to music or showing off your skills during our open mic session; learning about local businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in our neighborhood; taking your kids to do crafts in our kids’ area; or meeting your neighbors and learning about events at the Community Board.

Another great way to get involved: We are looking for a few good volunteers to lend their time and skills to help staff our Saturday markets. Responsibilities include help with set-up and/or clean-up of the market, directing market-goers and answering their questions, and running the Cully Collective Market info booth. We’d love it if you want to stay for the entire time (8am-2pm), but we are also looking for folks who are interested in taking 3 hour shifts (8am-11am or 11am-2pm). To volunteer, just send us a quick email with your name, phone number, and email address, what skills you’d like to offer, and what kind of volunteer opportunity interests you and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to tell your family, friends, and neighbors that the Cully Collective Market is on Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm, continuing on Saturdays through September 18th, (except for August 14th). Please be sure to forward this message along to them. Our community market will be what we make it – it’s up to us!

See you there!

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Opening Day is July 10th!

Hello neighbors & members of the Cully community,

We are so excited to kick off our very first market for the Cully Collective Market’s opening day on Saturday, July 10th at 5520 North East Killingsworth! We have a handful of vendors lined up, including Blooming Earth Farms, Cully Neighborhood Farms, Schmidt’s, Butterfly Spot, and more, as well as YOU – our neighbors bringing your wares to the Community Tables.

Make It Your Market! The Cully Collective Market is a unique market in the Portland area because its success rests in the active participation of the community. There are many ways to be involved – selling or trading your goods with neighbors at the Community Tables; visiting our vendors booths; listening to music or showing off your skills during our open mic session; learning about local businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in our neighborhood; taking your kids to do crafts in our kids’ area; or meeting your neighbors and learning about events at the Community Board.

Another great way to get involved: We are looking for a few good volunteers to lend their time and skills to help staff our Saturday markets. Responsibilities include help with set-up and/or clean-up of the market, directing market-goers and answering their questions, and running the Cully Collective Market info booth. We’d love it if you want to stay for the entire time (8am-2pm), but we are also looking for folks who are interested in taking 3 hour shifts (8am-11am or 11am-2pm). To volunteer, just send us a quick email with your name, phone number, and email address, what skills you’d like to offer, and what kind of volunteer opportunity interests you and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to tell your family, friends, and neighbors that the Cully Collective Market starts on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9:30am-1:30pm. Please be sure to forward this message along to them. Our community market will be what we make it – it’s up to us!

See you there!

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New Site!

Hi Cully Friends and Neighbors!
You may have noticed a change to the website! We’re working on making it easy to find the information you need about the Cully Collective Market. If you want to access the old site, you can find it at http://cullyfarmersmarket.ning.com/ If you notice that this site is missing important information, or you have questions, please contact us!

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The Cully Collective Market: Welcome!

Welcome to the Cully Collective Market’s website!

A group of Cully residents and organizations have joined together to improve our neighborhood’s access to fresh, healthy, affordable food by creating the Cully Collective Market. We hope this outdoor market will become a community gathering space, nurturing cross-cultural relationships and economic opportunity in our neighborhood.

Please explore our site to learn more about the project, and let us know what you think. We hope to see you at the market in July or volunteering with us at a planning meeting soon!

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