October is international cooperatives month. Did you know that over 2 billion people in this world belong to a co-op of one sort or another? That’s a lot of folks running around proclaiming the end of capitalism! I’m kidding of course – the overwhelming majority of cooperatives in the world are for-profit businesses just like Our Table. We have absolutely nothing against profit – we just believe it should be equitably shared amongst the people who helped generate it in the first place. At Our Table, that means the workers, independent producers, and customers who are our member-owners. Learn more here.
There are four major food cooperatives in the Portland region – People’s Food Co-op, Alberta Co-op Grocery, Know Thy Food, and Our Table. All four of us have collectively created a Co-op Collab line of local products that are exclusively available only at our co-ops. This month, visit our four co-ops and complete a co-op passport for a chance to win fabulous prizes and get a free pumpkin. Visit your nearest food co-op to learn more.
RESERVE YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY
We’re partnering with producer member Marion Acres and our friends at Champoeg Farms to give you two options for local pasture-raised, antibiotic and hormone free turkeys this year. You will pay a $50 deposit when you order, and pay the remaining balance when you pick up. Turkeys will be available for pick-up at the Our Table farm market in Sherwood on either Tue, Nov 21st or Wed, Nov 22nd. Order early to reserve the perfect size bird for your holiday table! Learn more here.
CALLING ARTISANS & MAKERS!
Our annual holiday night market will be held on Dec 2nd. If you, or someone you know is a talented artisan/maker and might be interested in being vendor at our market, learn more and apply here. Deadline to apply is Oct 6th.
October = pumpkins = Halloween = PUMPKIN PATCH!
Come visit us October weekends for pumpkins, plenty of old-fashioned fun, homemade food & treats, a kids crafts arena, hay fort, and more. All this without hefty entrance fees or overwhelming (and expensive) distractions. Visit our website for a complete schedule and details!
Although our pumpkin patch, which runs every weekend in October, is the main “event” for the month, we also have lots of other exciting occasions for you to visit the farm. Join us on Oct 6th for an Oktoberfest Happy Hour in partnership with Little Hop Brewing. On the 13th, during happy hour we have always fun Wil Kinky performing live music. Our monthly Bagel Day is on the 29th. Check out the full calendar below and come join us!
Our Table Cooperative
13390 SW Morgan Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140