Portland State University
SW Park Avenue & Montgomery Drive
8:30 am – 2 pm Our year-round flagship market features
an average of 115 vendors each
week during the summer months.
What’s In Season?
Cherries & strawberries are finally here!
Tomatoes and blueberries are coming!
If you are a regular shopper of Portland-area farmers markets, you have probably wondered about the lack of diverse produce offerings when the usual abundance of early summer fruits and vegetables will arrive. It seems like leafy greens and asparagus have dominated the markets for months now!
Our region is experiencing the wettest April, May and June in the past 81 years. This has forced farmers to push out their planting schedules, slowed the growth & ripening of crops, which is affecting overall yields and, in some cases, even the blight of fruits & vegetables.
It is slightly later than usual, but farmers are starting to bring more diverse and abundant fruits and berries to market. Strawberries and snap peas are in abundance at the market now, and summer squash, blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, and many other favorite summer crops will be here soon!
While we wait for warmer weather crops to debut at the markets, please continue supporting local farmers when you are able!
Consider shifting a portion of your weekly grocery budget to directly purchasing from farmers, which helps support local growers and a resilient food system.
Enjoy the delicious abundance of late Spring crops, such as strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus, and so many types of leafy greens! Try this easy recipe for strawberry rhubarb syrup. It’s delightful in sparkling water or as a base for a cocktail!
Thank you for remaining committed to our markets, local food growers, and producers through the rain, cold, and occasional pleasant late spring days!
Looking for more information about seasonal produce at market?
Visit our What’s in Season page to find a list of fruits, vegetables, and various other foods that you can find at market which is updated regularly.
Good In The Hood Multicultural Music & Food Festival
June 24th through 26th
Join the fun at this annual three-day family-friendly event at the King Elementary School in Northeast Portland. The festival starts with a parade around the King neighborhood and ends at the event site where there will be live music, a marketplace, food and beverage vendors, a youth venue, and a kids’ space.
PFM is honored to be a community partner for this festival, which will be next to the King Farmers Market on Sunday, June 26th. Come to the market and stay for the festival!
The Good In The Hood Festival provides a place where local small businesses can share their resources and sell their products, and locally & nationally renowned musicians can perform their extraordinary talents.
Learn about the Good In The Hood organization, the parade, the festival, the musical lineup, and more information by visiting their website!
Please note that on Sunday, June 26th the King Farmers Market will be temporarily moved to NE 7th Ave between Alberta & Wygant during the festival.
Clockwise: Moorish Roots, Doe Donuts and Good Day Granola.
The New Vendors of Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets
We are pleased to welcome more new vendors to our community of local farmers and food producers to the Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets this season!
Here are a few of the new vendors from the lineup at Kenton Farmers Market:The Growers Grange (Corbett, OR) — Italian heirloom vegetables, focusing on heirloom figs grown on a small family farm.
Moorish Roots (Portland) — Heirloom and salad greens, peppers and other produce grown using sustainable, bio-integrated farming methods.
Nate’s Oatmeal Cookies (Portland) — 100% organic, vegan, handcrafted and delicious cookies baked using Nate’s mom’s original recipe.
And new vendors at Lents International Farmers Market: Earthlings Among Us (Portland) — Bioregional and small-batch herbal medicines made from ingredients grown with regenerative and biodynamic practices.
The Aimsir Distilling Company(Portland) — Award-winning local spirits including gin, bourbon whiskey and a unique Cold Brew Bourbon. (Find them at Kenton, Lents International and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Learn more about all of our new vendors at the Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets and their offerings in our recent blog post!
Looking for more information about a specific market vendor?
Visit the Find Our Vendor page to find a complete list of vendors from all five of our markets and their websites, social media profiles.
Become a PFM Volunteer
Interested in Local Food & Supporting Community?
Volunteering with PFM is a great way to make new connections, grow your skills, and support your local farmers market! We have various volunteer opportunities at all five of our markets and at the PFM office.
Duties are varied but can include answering at-market shopper questions, giving solo vendors bathroom/lunch breaks, customer counting, facilitating kids activities, and much more.