Local Food For The Local Community
The Side Yard is an urban farm, nomadic supper club and catering company located in the NE Cully Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. We provide local restaurants with creative organic produce and the community with food, education and opportunity since 2009. The farm is largely operated by volunteers who gain hands on experience with the urban seed to plate movement. The Side Yard offers 'Nomadic Chef' suppers & brunches, private catering, educational DIY workshops, grief group and kids camp. Our focus is to provide local food for the local community, from the seeds we sow, animals we raise and to the craftsmanship we embrace.
We grow our produce sustainably and ethically, with a creative touch. The farm produces a wide range of seasonal veggies, fruits and culinary herbs that are harvested within hours of delivery to ensure quality and freshness. We are known for our unique selection of specialty herbs and micro crops.
the farmer & Chef
Stacey Givens is the farmer/chef/owner of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen. Based in Northeast Portland’s Cully Neighborhood, her team and a squad of dedicated volunteers grow diverse vegetables on several urban lots. She sells her harvests to nearby restaurants, including Cocotte, Grain & Gristle, 23Hoyt and more in what she calls an invaluable “chef-to-chef” produce service. Over the last 10 years she has cooked her way through various Portland kitchens including Lincoln, Southpark and Rocket. Since then, Givens has established the first 'urban' farm to table catering company and nomadic supper club in the Portland area where she also uses her urban grown goods. Its urban craft all the way, from the seed to the plate. Making her own cheese, charcuterie, vinegars, pollen, spices and pickles. Her inspiration to get her hands in the dirt sprouted when she was cooking at Rocket (now Noble Rot), which had the first rooftop garden of its kind in Portland.
"Stacey Givens perfectly pairs farming and cooking for an inspiring dish of local resilience"- Edible Portland
Tuesdays & Fridays- Pop Up Urban Farm Store, 'The Garden Hose' @ The Side Yard
10/26- DIY Poultry Slaughter Workshop
11/4-14th- Back to JAPAN with The Commons Brewery: Farm to Table Beer Suppers in Shiga
11/16- Grief Group