More Grant Money,
More Support for Small Farmers

New Seasons Market Grants Fund awarded $91,000 to 36 nonprofit organizations supporting small farmers and increasing access to fresh, local food.

This year, the Fund was able to distribute the most dollars to the most grantees in a single year since the program launched in 2006. Twenty-nine of the 36 grantees are farmers’ markets located within the Portland-Vancouver region. The majority will use some or all of their grant funds to match Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars, making it easier for low-income shoppers to enjoy fresh produce grown in their area.

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Your food. Your choice. Your vote.

New Seasons Market was founded on the belief that people should have the information they need to make food choices that are right for them.

What is a GMO?

The acronym GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

2014: A Banner Year for New Seasons Market Grant Funds

This year, we awarded the most dollars to the most grantees in a single year since the program launched: $91,000 to 36 nonprofit organizations supporting small farmers.

A Look at Lents

Lents International Farmer’s Market started their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program match program in 2007 as one of the first New Seasons Market Grant Fund recipients—and the program continues to this day.

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“The New Seasons Market Grants Fund allows us to provide funds for organizations that support small family farms in our regional food economy. Now in its eighth year, we’ve passed the half million mark! To date, the program has allowed us to award $538,650 to organizations dedicated to small farming in the Portland-Vancouver metro area — connecting us to what matters most: our community.”

– Chenoa Philabaum, Community Relations Assistant Manager

Beyond the Bee

Honey bees and other pollinators are necessary for the reproduction of over 85% of the world’s flowering plants. But in many areas, pollinators are in decline.

Protecting Pollinators

The Xerces Society is a national non-profit dedicated to the conservation of pollinators and other invertebrates.

 

Nicholas Amaro, N&N Amaro Produce: his best moment as a farmer.

Sarah Broderick, Lents International Farmers Market: what makes the market so special.

Chenoa Philabaum, New Seasons Market: how the grants fund helps the regional food economy.

We’re Proud to be a B Corp

And proud to be the very first grocery store to achieve this distinction.

Join the B Corp Revolution

Support companies using the power of business as a force for good.

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“B Corp recognizes businesses that place as much value on taking care of their staff, the community and the environment as they do on growing and operating their business. Representing a wide variety of B Corporations on our shelves is our way of going one step further in championing the B Corp movement — bringing it back to our community and our customers.”

– John Boyle, Director of Merchandising, New Seasons Market

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The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third-party non-GMO verification organization. The Non-GMO project believes that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms, and is committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Visit their website.

Bees at New Seasons

Last year on Earth Day, we welcomed two newly installed rooftop honeybee hives at our Happy Valley, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington locations. Quickly, we learned firsthand about the challenges facing honeybees and beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest

A Revived Bee Program

This year, we’re supporting new hives—and a renewed commitment to honey bees and native pollinators.

We Are

Zero Waste

Every Store

Every Day

No Food

Wasted

New Seasons Market is Zero Waste Confirmed

Portland State University’s Community Environmental Services has independently verified that we’re a zero waste company.

Getting Smart About Waste

For 24 years, Portland State University’s Community Environmental Services (CES) has helped organizations get smart about waste.

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New Seasons Market is In It For Good.
In 2012, we:
Recycled 39 tons of hard-to-recycle plastics for our customers.
Recycled 2,941 tons of material.
Composted 2,599 tons of organic waste.
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“Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient, and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.”

–Zero Waste International Alliance

Visit these resources to learn more about being zero waste.