Venue/Location: Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Phone: 503-249-3983
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Meet the Producer: Public Markets and Progressives in Portland and Seattle
Presented by Richard H. Engeman
Admission: Free to the public
Public markets, where consumers buy food directly from farmers, blossomed in the early 20th century, and both Seattle and Portland embraced them. They were touted for lowering food costs, increasing growers' income, improving freshness, and contributing to public health. While Seattle's Pike Place Market still thrives today, Portland's Public Market died in 1942. Why the different outcomes, and is a rebirth in the offing?
Richard H. Engeman is a Pacific Northwest archivist and historian. He is the author of The Oregon Companion: an Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane, and Eating It Up in Eden: the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook.