Off to the Market! Seven Local Farmers Markets You’ll Want to Visit This Summer

Farmers Markets in Tigard

Photo Source: Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market on Facebook

Farmers Markets. It’s one of our favorite things about summer…

Fortunately, there is no shortage of local farmers’ markets throughout our region offering an abundance of fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, plants, art, crafts and so much more. Add warm sunny weather and live entertainment and you’ve got yourself a fun day out. Before you go, make sure you follow these tips!

Arrive early.  The early bird always gets the goods!  Popular vendors sometimes sell out early.
Bring a bag.  You never know what you’ll find, so be prepared and bring your own reusable bag.
Do some research. Many of the markets have social media accounts where they share the latest news and offerings. It’s a great way to get an idea of which vendors you’ll want to hit up first!
Look for what’s in season. This sample produce calendar gives you an idea of what to look for and when.
JUNE: Asparagus, Herbs, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Walla Walla Sweet Onions
JULY: Apricots, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Cucumbers, Marionberries, Peaches, Tomatoes, Lavender
AUGUST: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Peppers, Squash, Pears, Plums, Potatoes
SEPTEMBER: Apples, Onions

Lake Oswego Farmers' Market

Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market

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In the Willamette Valley, you can find great farmers markets in our area almost every day of the week! Here are a few that are either walking distance or a relatively short drive away.

TUESDAY

Bridgeport Village Farmers Market
When: Tuesdays. 4pm-8pm, through September
Where: Bridgeport Village Shopping Center
Why: Sample fresh produce, find unique gift items and savor tasty treats- all within walking distance of The Grand Hotel Bridgerport!

THURSDAY

Tigard Thursday Farmers Market
When: Thursdays 4pm-8pm through August
Where: 12345 SW Main St.
Why: Located in the heart of Downtown Tigard, Tigard Farmers Market offers great vendors, entertainment, a fun kids area and so much more! If you miss Thursday market, don’t worry- it’s on Sunday too!

Wilsonville Farmers Market
When: Thursdays 4-8PM through September 28.
Where: Sofia Park. 28836 Costa Circle West. Wilsonville, OR
Why: A true community gathering place where you can browse not just local farms, but check out local businesses/non-profits, handmade products, food carts, music, specialty foods and drink and more!

SATURDAY

Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m–2 p.m. through October
Where: Canterbury Square
Why: Offers visitors a fun family atmosphere with music, food, and activities for kids and adults of all ages. All this while offering the best in locally-grown food, crafts, and services at a convenient location.

Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays through October 14, 2017 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Millennium Plaza Park
Why: With an average of 80+ vendors each week, you’re likely to find the region’s best produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, and more. The Market also features live music from 10:30am-12:30pm each week and a Kids’ Corner for youngsters.

SUNDAY

Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market
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Tigard Sunday Farmers Market
When: Sundays 9am-1:30pm through October
Where: Burnham St.
Why: Tigard Sunday Farmers Market offers a true sense of community as you spend relaxing Sunday morning sampling delicious local fare and browse through the offerings by some of our finest local artisans.

Also, check out…

The Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

The Sherwood Saturday Market (Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

The Portland Farmers Market  (Saturdays various times)

Portland Saturday Market: (Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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