Local Food For The Local Community
The Side Yard is a small scale urban farm located in the NE Cully Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon established in 2009. We provide local restaurants with creative organic produce and the community with food, education and opportunity. The farm is largely operated by volunteers who gain hands on experience with the seed to plate movement. The Side Yard offers 'Nomadic Chef' suppers & brunches, private catering, DIY workshops 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. We are known for our micro crops, such as: micro breakfast radish, micro carrots, micro beets and more. 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.
the farmer & Chef
Stacey Givens is the owner of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen and has been an urban farmer in Portland for seven years. She has worked in many local Portland kitchens such as Rocket, Noble Rot, Lincoln Restaurant, Southpark, Sous Chef at Vino Paradiso, Chef at Raptor Ridge Winery. Most recently Givens has established the first urban farm catering company and 'nomadic' supper club in the Portland area. Therefore, she sees The Side Yard as providing an invaluable "chef-to-chef" produce service. Stacey's inspiration for urban farming comes from a restaurant she cooked at, formerly known as Rocket (now Noble Rot). It was the first rooftop garden of its kind in Portland and took her out of the kitchen and into the dirt.
2014 Local Hero Award Winner for Restaurant/Chef