Farmers Market


The St. Johns Farmers Market is located in downtown St. Johns (Portland, OR) at the St. Johns Plaza, N Lombard & N Philadelphia

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From Downtown/NW Portland:
Highway 30 to the St. Johns Bridge

From the Eastside:
N Interstate; Left on N Lombard; Follow into downtown St. Johns

Public Transportation
Via Max:
Yellow Line to N Lombard & N Interstate; Board 75 Lombard to St. Johns; Stop: N Lombard and N Burlington


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the St. Johns Farmers Market!  The SJFM aspires to create both a fulfilling and exciting volunteer experience through hands on participation. Our volunteers are a vital component of the Market and we wouldn’t be able to do it without you!

There are a number of ways to help out on Market Day.  Check out the descriptions below for any positions you might be interested in. If you’d like to sign up to volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application. Feel free to sign up for more than one shift or Market Day too.

If you have any questions concerning our Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Hendler, at  Want to get even more involved?  Check out what open Board positions we have.

Thank you for contributing to your fabulous local St Johns market!

Set-Up Crew (7:30-9:00):
If you love the early morning Farmers Market bustle, then this is the job for you. These volunteers help to get the Market set up in time for the Opening Bell and are integral to its success. Perfect for a functional morning person, this position requires some heavy lifting. Ability to safely lift between 25-50 lbs is a plus!

Another great thing about Set-Up Crew is you’re off at 9:00 when the Market bell rings and can have your pick of all the amazing produce! It’s great to come help a little, shop a little, and be home in time to enjoy the rest of your Saturday. We encourage you to stay at the Market to enjoy some sweet music, cooking demos, raffles, or whatever the day may bring!

Information Booth (9:00-11:30, 11:30-2:00):
If you love to volunteer but are more of a people-person, consider a volunteer position in the Information Booth. Help create that community connection that is so important to the St. Johns Farmers Market. Under the Information Booth tent and safe from the elements, talk it up with Market-goers, answer questions and watch the Market magic happen!  Keep in mind that this position may require knowledge of handling cash and promoting our raffle prize!

Greeters (9:00-11:00, 11:00-12:30, 12:30-2:00)
If you love to immerse yourself in the market and enjoy chatting it up with anyone and everyone, you’d make the perfect greeter.

Events Volunteer (9:00-11:30, 11:30-2:00, not every week)
The purpose of this position is to help our market manager, Gentiana, on special events days, like our famous Salsa Contest, when she could use an extra set of hands.

Breakdown Crew (2:00-3:00):
Breakdown Crew is another highly important market position. Again, some heavy lifting may be involved. You’re expected to basically accomplish the opposite of everything the Set-Up Crew did in the morning and leave the plaza looking spic and span! We encourage you to add on a Breakdown Crew shift on to the end of any Greeter or Information Booth shift.


SJFM supports a local, sustainable food supply while providing opportunity for emerging farmers, contributing to the health of all local residents, encouraging cross-cultural connections and dialogue, and enhancing the community and business vitality of St. Johns.


Saturdays | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 2 to October 13
St. Johns Plaza
N Lombard & N Philadelphia


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