Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets, bouquets, luscious desserts, savory treats, fresh spring produce and more!
Summer Market – May 6, 2017 through November 18, 2017
Saturday from 8am to 1:30pm
BEAVERTON, OREGON — April 12, 2017 — The Beaverton Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in the region, kicks off their 30th regular summer season on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, with more than 100 vendors. Opening day offers market goers one of the largest selections of beautiful, lush plants and flowers of any market in the greater Portland area. Customers will find lush hanging baskets, veggie starts, colorful flats of their favorite annuals, and a wide variety of beautiful nursery stock grown in Oregon. All the popular growers will be on hand to greet customers and provide tips for late spring planting and growing. Live Music starts each Saturday at 8:00am and continues until 1:00pm. For a listing of musicians, please visit our website.
The Market welcomes back long time vendors, our customer favorites, as well as new vendors. Here’s a sampling of some of our returning and new vendors:
- Dried cranberries from Cranberry Kitchen in Gearhart
- Susie Q Skin -All natural after tattoo skin care products as well as several other all natural skin care lines – Tiger Lily Beauty Bar, Lion and Rose Handmade Soap, Essance skincare
- Goodnuss – artisan almond milk
- For those warm summer days – Two kinds of popsicles – Stellar Pops making all natural ice pops from organic ingredients as well as Slossy Pops – boozy pops in seasonal flavors. Alotto Gelato – hand crafted gelato and sorbetto
- For Specialty diets – Joy of Bread (really good GF bread), Carina’s Vegan Bakery, Sinful Confections (GF and Vegan cupcakes) and Blue Moon Bakery (whole grain and GF bakery)
- For our furry friends – Bonsante (kitchen made dog food) and Piping Puppy non-meat dog treats
- Nil Organic Tea – 100% organic and fair trade tea blends
- Cheese – Willamette Valley Cheese, Portland Creamery and Briar Rose Creamery
- For the garden : Beneficial Insects – March biological ; Potent Grow – organic fertilizer that is non-toxic, non-GMO and 100% natural
- Our new food vendor Salvador Molly’s will be making Quinoa Bowls and Salt roasted sweet potatoes with a delicious selections of toppings
LOCAL LIQUID VENDORS!
Joining our collection of a dozen distillers and wineries who rotate through the season at the Local Liquid tasting, sipping, and seating area, include Drop Shop Distillery, specializing in ‘cellos,’ – Lemoncello, Orangecello and Limecello; Plus, we have three new wineries this season, Buddha Kat Winery, Vyn Tyr Wines, and Purple Cow Vineyards, and one Kosher brewery, Leikam Brewing. Hard cider vendors include the popular Bull Run Cider and 2 Town Ciderhouse.
The first day for our popular kids program, Market Sprouts, will be Memorial Day weekend (May 27). We will be giving out veggie starts to the first 150 kids who sign up for Market Sprouts. Additional Market Sprouts activities will be added every week including No Bake Apple Cookies sponsored by Natural Grocers of Beaverton on June 3 . Market Spouts give kids the opportunity to learn where their food comes from, meet the growers and farmers, and do hands-on activities that prepares them to grow and make their own food.
Beaverton Farmers Market presents events throughout the season including Ten Tiny Dances, Lion’s Club eye glass drive, Red Cross Blood drive, cookbook author signings, Mixology classes, and more. Current and upcoming events will be listed on the market’s website at www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com. Beginning May 13th, HomePlate Youth Services will open their Sit N Stay doggie daycare in the park adjacent to the market. (Dogs are not allowed inside the crowded market.) HomePlate provides services to homeless youth ages 18 – 26. Sit N Stay provides their youth with job training to help them obtain regular work in the community.
Located across from the Beaverton Library in the heart of downtown Beaverton, the Beaverton Farmers market is a destination market that is the single largest, all-agricultural market in the state of Oregon. During the summer season, the market averages between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors on any given Saturday. The market is comprised of nursery growers, farmers, and ranchers – both conventional and organic. Artisan food producers offer prepared products, ranging from fruit jams to farmstead cheeses, breads and pastries, pickles, pasta, chocolate, and more. The market also offers many amenities, including live music each week and proximity to the main Beaverton Library and City Park, which includes a playground, interactive fountain, and picnic tables. The Beaverton Farmers Market is the perfect place for families to spend the day.
The market continues its sustainability efforts with compostable service ware being used by all of the prepared food vendors, biodegradable garbage bags in place throughout the market, and mandatory recyclable packaging, though most containers are biodegradable, too.
The Beaverton Farmers Market welcomes new vendors in 2017, see attached. For a complete listing of all the market vendors, please visit www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com.
We’ll see you at the market! *
5/6/2017 – 9/23/2017 8:00am – 1:30pm
10/07/17 – 11/18/17 9:00am – 1:30pm