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January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Salem’s Riverfront Carousel


January 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Salem’s Riverfront Carousel
101 Front St. NE 

Salem, OR 97301 United States 
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Growing your own food is a delicious way to improve your diet, but gardening can seem intimidating, confusing and expensive. Seed to Supper is a free class to help families grow their own food and stretch their grocery budget.

Seed to Supper is a beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. It is offered at 10 locations in Marion and Polk counties beginning in March. Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish.

The 12-hour course is offered in partnership among Marion-Polk Food Share, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation and Marion County Master Gardeners.  Registration priority will be given to families living on $1,945 a month or less.

Some Seed to Supper sites will provide meals and child care. Everyone who completes the course will receive a voucher for a free gardening plot at a community garden as well as free seed packets and starter plants.

Free Activities and Lunch for Kids

Fun activities, books and FREE LUNCH are available for local children during Spring Break.

Our one-of-a-kind Farm to Table Dinner and Auction celebrates the rich agricultural and culinary bounty in our region.

Festivities kick off with hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wine and beer to sip to the sounds of live music while perusing the robust silent auction. Following the silent auction, guests enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring the finest offerings from local farms expertly prepared by celebrity guest chef Daryl Gossack and his team at Loustic Catering.

To end the evening, you will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of live-auction items and relax to the sounds of music performed by the Seymour Baker Band.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Marion-Polk Food Share who are working to end hunger in the communities of Marion and Polk counties.

Save the date so you don’t miss out on the food, fun and auction this year. On Saturday, July 14 we will gather at Willamette Heritage Center in Salem to celebrate.

About Marion-Polk Food Share

Marion-Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in the communities of Marion and Polk counties.  Local support makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, low-income day care centers, shelters and senior housing sites.  More than 40,000 people, including 14,000 children, receive emergency food each month through the Food Share partner network.  The Food Share also supports programs to address the root causes of hunger.


For more information about Seed to Supper, please contact Surabhi Mahajan at 503-581-3855 or

Class registration is open now.

A List of Seed to Supper Sites


Free Food Boxes. Call the Marion-Polk Food share, provide them with your address, as well as the number of people in your household, to be directed to the food outlet nearest to your home.

For more information, please contact:

Call 503-581-3855