Celebrate summer break on the farm! Zenger Farm is hosting family-friendly activities during Open Farm Days.
Zenger Farm is a 24-acre combined farm and wetland in southeast Portland. The urban farm hosts educational activities in a natural environment. Their programs teach kids and adults the importance of food, farming, wetland conservation and environmental stewardship.
During Open Farm Days, bring your family and friends to Zenger Farm for hands-on activities, self-guided farm tours and delicious food.
Here are the upcoming Open Farm Days happening on select Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. in October:
Open Farm Days at Zenger Farm
Head to Zenger Farm to taste what’s growing and participate in farm activities. Stations will be set up with seasonal activities. You’ll also get a freshly made, packaged to-go meal.
This event features fall fermentation. Planned activities include a fermentation 101 demonstration table that teaches you how to ferment produce at home and a fermentation tasting with miso and soup. The farm will have kombucha and SCOBY, a fermented culture, for you to make your own kombucha.
On fall harvest open farm day, you get to build your own pumpkin bird feeder and dried marigold garlands. Take on the leaf identification scavenger hunt challenge and taste delicious pumpkin and squash soup.
Learn all about squashes, including make your own spaghetti from squash, a squash guessing game, squash decorating and squash smashing.
Before visiting, you will need to reserve your spot online. Zenger Farm’s Open Farm Days are free to attend. Yet if you can pay, there are sliding scale donation options for admittance to this event, starting at $5 per family or group.
For free admission, use code OFD21 when you are registering for the event.
Be sure to dress for the weather. Bring a mask, wear boots, and pack any snacks and drinks to bring with you. Bathrooms and water bottle filling will be available.
Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road in Portland. For more information, visit the Zenger Farm event page.
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