Dear Neighbors, We have so enjoyed being here a little later in the evening for your summer time snack times. But as the sun angles lower in the sky, setting a little bit earlier each day, we know you will likely cozy up a bit earlier in the evening. We are officially closing at 8pm everyday, beginning Monday, October 13.
That makes our new hours as follows:
Monday through Friday 9am-8pm
Cheers and Happy Fall!
We have great case deals for all of your preserving needs! Right now we are offering un-sprayed, farm direct, local tomatoes from Big B Farm $20 for 25lbs. Simply arrange a special order with our produce department and we’ll be sure to have a fresh case here for you when you are ready for canning. We are also fully stocked on all sizes of Ball jars, lids, and canning tools.
Join us for a North Portland tradition that is FUN, FREE, and FAMILY-FRIENDLY. When: Saturday August 9, 3pm-8pm
Where: Albina Green, the city park next to Cherry Sprout, 722 N. Sumner St.
This creative free-for-all features an extra special musical line up this year, beginning with a kids’ open mike from 3-4pm. Musicians 18 and under are welcome to come and showcase their talents! Later in the afternoon, we are proud to bring you some seriously delightful folk music from Edna Vasquez,Michael Hurley and an array of special guests.
We supply blank canvases and non-toxic paint for creative spirits of all ages to make art together!
Albina Green recently underwent some exciting renovations with the generous help of a Portland Development Commission
Livability Grant and Art in the Park doubles as a celebration of the park’s revamp this year. Changes include new edible and native landscaping, and the construction of a beautiful raised seating area that will also serve as a stage for Art in the Park and other community events in the future.Kudos to our neighbor, Anne Greenwood for her visioning which secured the grant for the park improvements and to neighborhood businesses Mountain Top Stone Masonry
and EMC Landscaping
for their work in the park.
It’s an extra abundant season here in the Northwest and it’s time to take advantage of great deals on seasonal produce and put some away for the winter. Whether you are canning, freezing, drying or pickling, Cherry Sprout has what you need to put it up.
We have some great deals right now on berries, pickling cucumbers and stone fruit. (No, not stoned fruit, stone fruit! Those are the delicious fruits with big pits–peaches, nectarines, apricots and the like.)
We also carry lots of jars, lids and other canning supplies at competitive prices and our friendly staff is happy to help you with questions.
We’re happy to be here for all of your picnic and BBQ fixin’s until 7pm on the Fourth of July. Check out our great deals on fresh produce and tasty beverages!
We are so honored to be nominated for an Edible Portland Local Food Hero Award! You can learn more about why we were nominated and about all of the fantastic local businesses that are fellow nominees here. We want to thank all of our customers and excellent local farmers and vendors who’s support over the last 7 years has made this honor possible, we certainly wouldn’t be here without your love!
Thanks also to Edible Portland for all of the work you do in support of Portland’s thriving and inspiring local food economy, it is a really special community to be a part of. If you like our mission of providing a healthy corner grocery and vital community gathering space that supports local farmers, processors, and start-up food entrepreneurs, please cast your vote for us before May 31.
Hey Earth Friends! It’s time to sharpen up your garden and kitchen tools for the season and enjoy an Earth-Centric celebration with your Cherry Sprout pals!
We hope you can make it to our Earth Day Celebration in park next to Cherry Sprout on Saturday, April 26! Brain Beeson of 1 Sharp Tool Edge Service will be here to sharpen everything from knives and hoes to loppers and food processor blades. 25% of proceeds will go to Living City’s Garden Education Scholarship Fund to help low income kids and adults learn to grow vegetables!
FUN for all ages–music, tasty samples of locally made foods and Hopworks beer, live springtime coloring contest, recording booth for Edible Portland’s Underground Airwaves project and more!
Music begins at High Noon! Come enjoy the musical stylings of Zacery Stanley, Rachel Freifelder, The Noble Blues, and Mutual Spacematic
Ever wondered what you can do to help the bees? Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society will present on pollinator-friendly gardening and landscaping at 2pm!
Join Us for an Afternoon on the Farm!
Saturday, March 22 12-3pm Dean Simpson of Wildcat Mountain Farm will host us for a farm tour and demonstration on starting seeds for transplant. Beginners and experienced gardeners alike will find this a great opportunity to learn from an expert and enjoy a tour of the farm that grows Cherry Sprout’s transplants.
Dean’s operation is a beautifully simple one-man show, one he designed and built from square one on his small farm outside of Sandy. He began as an intensive market gardener in the mid-1990’s, selling his vegetables, eggs and honey at farmer’s markets. By 1998, Dean ran up against the labor constraint that so many small farmers experience. There was more land to plant, but amidst weeding, harvesting, delivering and marketing, no more time to do it. At that point, Dean shifted his business, choosing to focus on growing plant starts. He has since grown his customer base from his original location at People’s Co-op to several Co-ops, grocery stores, and garden shops around Portland.
As a grower with a direct relationship with his customers, Dean has never sought certification, though he has always adhered to organic methods. He works with a clear reverence for natural cycles and a deep commitment to quality. “The foundation of my business is the compost I make.” Dean explains, “You can’t buy the stuff I make.” And while he’ll tell you he started making his potting mix and compost simply for the sake of thrift, his pride and enthusiasm belie a fascination and passion for soil building processes. Horse manure from a neighbor up the road comprises the compost, turned by hand and aged at least three years before use in nursery mix.
Dean will share his entire process with us at the farm. Come and learn all the basic skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started at home yourself! The cost of the field trip is $5. We will meet at noon to carpool from NE Portland to the farm. Sorry kids, this field trip is open to adults only!
The field trip is a collaboration with Living City. Please register through Living City by March 20. All payments will be taken the day of the field trip, cash or check only please for this event.
Come and learn the basics for early spring gardening in Portland. Many vegetables can be planted now for delicious garden meals.
We will cover:
*What to plant in early Spring
*How to read a seed packet
*Protecting seedlings from pests and cold
*Best practices for sowing seeds
When: Thursday, March 20 6-7pm
Where: Cherry Sprout Produce
Cost: FREE! In fact, we will give you a coupon for 10% off on seeds at the store!
Instructor: Katie Nichols of Cherry Sprout and Living City
This class is a shortened version of Living City’s “Waking up the Garden”, part of our 9 month program The Year Round Harvest.
Plants and Seeds are ready to go for your planting pleasure! The sooner you get them in the ground, the sooner you can starting enjoying delicious food right from your garden. Gotta love the Maritime Northwest climate.