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Farmers Markets in Portland

Farmers' markets are markets, usually held out-of-doors, where farmers can sell their produce to the public. Products at such markets are renowned for being locally-grown, very fresh, and sold directly to the public, without going through a middle man. Farmers' markets often feature additive-free and organic produce.
from Wikipedia

This is complete, in so far as I'm aware, for Portland proper, though there are also farmers markets in the suburbs and out-lying communities that I am not including. Information on those can be found at the Oregon Farmers Market Association web site.

A.. another argument for farmers markets

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ localnews/2003733548_farmers04.html

veggies at the farmers market

Last month, the economics professor (Stacey Jones) and her business-statistics class at Seattle University compared prices for organic produce at the Broadway Farmers Market with that sold at the local QFC supermarket and Madison Market, one of several cooperatively owned grocery stores in the region.

To their surprise, the farmers market was slightly less expensive pound for pound, on average, for 15 items that included Fuji apples, red potatoes, baby carrots, spinach and salad mix.

"There's sort of a common perception that the farmers market is more expensive. A lot of people feel they're doing the farmers a favor," Jones said.

"I always assumed you pay a premium," said Daniel Robins, one of Jones' students, who regularly shops the West Seattle Farmers Market with his parents.



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Alberta Farmers Market

Last Thursdays of Month, 5:00 - 7:00, end of May - September, 2008
Alberta Cooperative Grocery
1500 NE Alberta Street
(503) 287-4333
farmersmarket@albertagrocery.coop
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Alberta Farmers Market
Alberta Farmers Market


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Cedar Mill Farmers Market

8am-1pm, Saturdays, May 24 - October 11, 2008
Sunset Mall, across from Sunset High School
13565 NW Cornell Rd
cmfmarket.org/cmfmarket
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Downtown Portland Farmers Market

10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesdays, April 30 – October 29, 2008
Park Blocks at SW Salmon St.
portlandfarmersmarket.org
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Oregon Trail EBT Food Stamp Market

Wednesday Portland Farmers Market
Wednesday Portland Farmers Market
The Portland Farmers Markets seem exquisitely organized, and the Wednesday downtown market is a nicely-edited city-block-sized version of the Saturday market. There's hot food, veggies, plants, flowers, meats and cheeses, prepared foods, bread, music, demos, and everyone you know who works downtown, looking for a little something for lunch or to make dinner from. Definitely not for the clastrophobic!

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Eastbank Portland Farmers Market

3:30-7:30 pm, Thursdays, May 15, 2008 - September 25, 2008
Hinson Baptist Church Parking Lot
SE 20th & Salmon
portlandfarmersmarket.org
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Hillsdale Farmers Market

10am-2pm, Sundays, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 11, 25, May 2 - November 21, 2010
Wilson High-Rieke Elementary Parking Lot
SW Capitol Hwy & Sunset
hillsdalefarmersmarket.com
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Hillsdale Farmers Market

The Hillsdale Farmers Market is a good one. First of all, it's on Sundays. Free parking is close by. It's big enough to have at least one of everything but not so big that you get overwhelmed. There's a pork vendor there that is magnificent, some folks that make tasty wood-fired bagels, and a soup vendor that I cross town for.



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Hollywood Farmers Market

8am-1pm, Saturday, May 3 - October 25, 2008
in the Value Village parking lot
4420 NE Hancock St
hollywoodfarmersmarket.org
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Hollywood Farmers Market
root veggies at Hollywood Farmers Market
One of the great things, potentially, about a farmers market, is getting to really talk to people and look at what they've brought with them. And that's the huge strength of the Hollywood Market. It's friendly, there are plenty of booths, but not too many. You can pick up what you need, and get some social time.

They will also be open in November from 9 AM to 1 PM.


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Interstate Farmers Market

3-7 pm, Wednesdays, May 14 - September 24th, 2008
Overlook Park, south end
3550 N Interstate
interstatefarmersmarket.com
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aka the Overlook Farmers Market

Interstate Farmers Market
Interstate Farmers Market
Nice mid-sized market. Hot food, Pat DiPrima from DiPrima Dolci, and lots of yummy stuff is here, as well as the most bike friendly market.

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Lake Oswego Farmers Market

8:30 am to 1:30pm, Saturdays, May 17 - October 11, 2008
Millennium Plaza Park, 1st and Evergreen, Lake Oswego
ci.oswego.or.us/farmersmarket/
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Lents International Farmers Market

9:00 am - 2:00pm, Sundays, June 15th - October 12th, 2008
Crossroads Plaza, SE 92nd Ave. and SE Foster Rd.

zenger.eroi.com/lents-internation -farmers-market
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This is a small, but very enthusiastic market. There actually is a community table where folks can sell their produce, or in this morning's case, tamales and horchata. A small collection of farmers are there. We picked up strawberries and fresh ameraucanas eggs, in the colors of organic cotton. If I had chickens, I'd get ameraucanas, just for the colored eggs. The chickens who produce these eggs are free range, and they live about 10 blocks from the market. How's that for local? A new round of hens will be old enough to lay brown eggs in next couple weeks. Yum.

Visit the Lents International Farmers Market and you will find a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, plants, flowers and prepared foods, many of which were grown or prepared by immigrants and refugees living in the Portland area. International music, children's entertainment and educational talks and demonstrations by chefs, nutritionists and gardeners, are all a part of the weekly fun! The market accepts WIC and Senior coupons and will soon accept the Oregon Trail card. A community table is available for anyone who would like to sell their extras from their home gardens. This is our first year of weekly markets.

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Lloyd District Farmer's Market

10-2 every Tuesday, June - September 2008
Oregon Square

800 NE Holladay St.
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Montavilla Farmers Market

Sundays, 10:00 - 2:00, June 8 to October 5, 2008
SE 76th and SE Stark St.
montavillamarket.org
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Now in its second year with "a formidable variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, prepared food vendors, and hand-crafted goods". They are looking for volunteers, donations, and sponsors, and you can learn more at their website.


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Moreland Farmers Market

3:30-7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 14th - Sept 24th, 2008
SE Bybee & 14th
morelandfarmersmarket.org
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OHSU Farmers Market

Tuesdays, 11:30-3:30, May 18 - October 5, 2010
In front of Mackenzie Hall, across the bridge from the BICC.
ohsu.edu/farmersmarket
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This is, by the sounds of things, a small but fairly intense market. There are usually at least 4 prepared food vendors with lunch (or dinner), as well as the green grocer stands, gourmet jams, hummus & pesto, 3 artisan bakeries (one gluten-free), flowers, seeds and starts, mushrooms, honey, fish & shellfish, and grass-fed, pasture raised beef and lamb.


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PSU Portland Farmers Market

8:30 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 5- Dec 20, 2008
Park Blocks at PSU between SW Montgomery and SW Harrison
portlandfarmersmarket.org
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Oregon Trail EBT Food Stamp Market

PSU Farmers Market
veggies at the farmers market
Viande meats & sausage
Probably the largest market in the Portland area. It's worth it to get there early as some of the good stuff sells out quick.

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People's Farmers Market

2pm-7pm, Wednesdays year-round
3029 SE 21st Ave (at Tibbetts -- between Clinton & Powell)
peoples.coop/community/farmersmarket/index_html
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People's Farmers Market
At People's Farmers Market
Quite possibly the cutest organic market EVAR! It makes up for quality what it lacks in quantity.

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The Guide to Local and Seasonal Products

farmerchefconnection.org
ecotrust.org/foodfarms/foodguide.html

the Guide to Local and Seasonal ProductsAre you looking for hard to find farmers market items and not finding them? Perhaps The Guide to Local and Seasonal Products can help.

There is a print version, but better yet is the online version, which is always up-to-date, because it can be updated at any point by farmers. You can search through the over 6 screens (!) of produce, meats and dairy items, figure out which farms grow or raise them, and from there, figure out which farmers markets you need to hit to get what you're looking for. Brilliant, no?

While this is definitely more geared to restaurant buyers, I found it very useful.

The Guide to Local and Seasonal Products — used to both buy and sell product — has become an indispensable part of doing business for producers and buyers alike.

Participating farmers, ranchers and fishermen are categorized by the products they sell as well as listed alphabetically. This makes it easy for buyers to look up a product, such as beets or salmon, and then cross reference the index to obtain contact information as well as details about a seller's product.

Available in print and on-line, and updated annually, the 2006 Guide to Local and Seasonal Products includes expanded Oregon and Washington listings.



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Vancouver Farmers Market


9am-3pm, Saturdays, April 5 - October

10am-3pm, Sundays, April 6 - October

Esther St. at 8th, Vancouver
vancouverfarmersmarket.com
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