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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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

 

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

Your food. Your choice.

We’ve partnered with the Non-GMO project in our 13 stores, where you’ll find over 3,000 non-GMO verified products clearly labeled on our shelves.

What is a GMO?

The acronym GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

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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.

A Home for
Honeybees.

Billions of
Bees Gone.

Helping Bees
Thrive.

Happy Bees in Happy Valley

The bee colonies at our Happy Valley store are thriving.

Uncovering the Mystery of Colony Collapse

Colony collapse disorder is still a bit of a mystery, but a serious issue for our bees and ecosystem.

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Interested in knowing more about bees and what we can all do to help them?
The following organizations can connect you to information, classes, and events for the novice and experienced honeybee lover alike.

“In the United States, the problem surfaced in October 2006, when an increasing number of beekeepers began reporting losses of 30 to 90 percent of the hives in their apiaries with no apparent cause. The defining characteristic of colony collapse disorder is the disappearance of most, if not all, of the adult honey bees in a colony, leaving behind honey and brood but no dead bee bodies.”

–United States Department of Agriculture

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.
Learn More

“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.