Portland residents from all corners of town will welcome back beloved farmers and local food producers to Shemanski Park Portland Farmers Market this morning.
Centrally located on the South Park Blocks behind the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, this market buzzes with downtown employees, tourists from nearby hotels, neighboring school teachers leading little locavores, and culinary students and chefs gathering produce for the night’s dinner specials. A popular lunch destination, this market features 25 vendor stalls filled with farm-fresh and locally-made food under a lush green canopy of trees.
Shoppers are invited to come early for the freshest, best selection of local goods, and stay for lunch.
- Trudy Toliver, executive director of Portland Farmers Market
- 25 market vendors
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th
SW Park between SW Salmon & SW Main St.
Shemanski Park Portland Farmers Market is generously supported by community partners
TwinStar Credit Union, Portland’s Centers for the Arts, PGE and Dave’s Killer Bread.
About Portland Farmers Market
Founded in 1992, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run local 501(c)6 nonprofit, which receives no ongoing support from government agencies, employs five full-time and five part-time employees who manage seven weekly farmers’ markets in the Portland area year round. More than 720,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales in 2013. In addition to operating markets, Portland Farmers Market also serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment, and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.