For eight years, Ecotrust has been publishing Edible Portland magazine. We’ve been working hard to tell the stories behind our food – inspiring eaters to choose and champion local farmers and food producers. Now, on the brink of publishing our 38th issue, we have news to share with all of you: Spring 2015 is Ecotrust’s final issue as publisher of Edible Portland.
Recently, we purchased a massive 1918 warehouse in inner Southeast Portland called The Redd on Salmon Street. The Redd is part of an evolution of Ecotrust’s food systems work: We are tackling how to scale up better food so it becomes more affordable, but also strengthens communities and benefits the land. Part of this change is letting go of some of the projects that have been central to our work — like Edible Portland.
First, we want to take this opportunity to say, ‘Thank You!’ Your support brought the magazine to life and kept the lights for the past eight years. We can’t think of a better group of people to be in company with.
While this is the last issue to pass through our hands, this is not the end of Edible Portland. We are seeking a new publisher to carry on the work of covering food leaders behind the scenes and beyond the trends. There will likely be a hiatus in publishing for Summer, but we hope to find the magazine a new home soon – and you will be the first to know.
In the meantime, we have a lot of work in which we would love to involve you.
Starting March 11, we’re hosting three monthly Food Forums at Ecotrust designed to bring together food leaders to dig deeply into the mechanics of the regional food system. The first event features author Paul Greenberg speaking alongside regional fishermen about the future of our fisheries. We would love to have you join us. ecotrust.org/food-forums/
We will also continue to share food stories through our bi-monthly podcast, Underground Airwaves. 33 episodes in, we are growing our listenership and always seeking new voices. ecotrust.org/underground-airwaves/
For the past five years Ecotrust has been hosting the Sundown Concert Series. Nearly 1,200 Portlanders fill our parking lot each night to celebrate Summer – and this year should be no different. We’ll be doing it all over again July 2, Aug. 6, and Sept. 3. Check out the website to learn about tabling opportunities. ecotrust.org/sundown
Will the website remain active?
Ecotrust will manage the Edible Portland website through May 31 and will continue to drive traffic there through our social media channels and enewsletters.
Will your social media channels remain active?
Ecotrust will continue to manage the Edible Portland facebook, twitter and instagram feeds through May 31. To stay up to date on opportunities to engage in events and other outreach opportunities through Ecotrust follow @ecotrust and the Redd at @reddonsalmon on all channels.
The Edible Portland Team