Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Oregon City Farmers Market!
This week we’re celebrating National Farmers Market Week!
We are so excited to celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 7th-13th with you!
Over the past year, our farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for innovation and connection, and that feels more important every year. But our farmers market doesn’t just happen. Every week our farmers market staff, volunteers, vendors and amazing customers come out to make sure that our farmers market continues to serve as a hub for local food and connection in our community. More than ever before, National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets!
We wouldn’t be able to continue to operate without our amazing team of market supporters, our grant funders, donators, our customers, our farms, vendors and staff. We are passionate about local food access for ALL PEOPLE and appreciate the opportunity we have to be here every week.
Read on for some fun ways we will be celebrating this Saturday at the market!
You can find us at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads) from 9am-2pm in Oregon City
See you at the market!
The OSU Extension Service is hosting two activities at the market this weekend to celebrate National Farmers Market Week:
“Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” market tour. The tour starts at 10:00 am at the Information booth. Everyone is welcome to participate. Participants will meet local farmers, learn about their farms and farming practices, and share some favorite recipes.
Scavenger Hunt. Youth, ages 5-12 are encouraged to come by the OSU booth and pick up a copy of the Scavenger Hunt activity. Youth that complete the activity and return to the Information booth will receive an additional $2 in POP tokens, courtesy of the OSU Extension Service.
OSU will also be handing out stickers and tattoos and infused water samples. Need a recipe idea to go with that produce that you purchased? Stop by the booth during your visit and pick up a Food Hero recipe (or two)
Hopefully by now you’ve had the opportunity to shop for produce from Wild Roots Farm, one of our weekly farm vendors.
Located in Estacada, partners Mary Colombo and Brian Shipman grow over 200+ varieties of high-quality vegetable and herbs for their Portland community.
“We farm because we believe that together we can transform our regional food system by increasing access for everyone to fresh, nutrient dense produce that is grown with deep care for our planet.”
Wild Root’s growing practices are constantly adapting as they respond to an ever-changing farm environment. This spring tested their resolve due to the wet, cool weather which threatened crops, slowed production and required some replanting in an attempt to regain what was lost.
Mary and Brian are committed to growing diverse and unique crops following organic practices, aiming for the most flavorful and nutrient-dense end-product. They prioritize environmental health by using minimal tillage methods to foster living soils, creating thriving habitats for pollinator communities, and strive to strike a balance between human-scale, hand work and some mechanization.
Wild Roots is known for their Radicchio varieties, one of their favorite vegetables!
“Radicchio is delicious, healthy, and very versatile. They can be grown in the field and survive PNW Winters without any sort of plastic inputs. They are gorgeous edible flowers in the dead of Winter, that bring joy to cold harvest days. When most other vegetables are gone except brassicas and storage crops, chicories come in and save the day!”
In addition to selling at two farmers markets, Mary and Brian also offer Community Supported Agriculture shares and sell to some reputable restaurants, including Cafe Olli, Nostrana, Wellspent Market, Maurice and SugarPine Drive In, just to name a few.
This week Wild Roots will be in a new location so customers can find them easier, right next to As Iron Sharpens Iron knife sharpening.
August 13th Vendors
You may have noticed some of our vendors
missing, causing some gaps in the market. This is due to delayed crops, staffing issues, product availability and illness. We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your patience and continued support of our vendors and market as we navigate through another challenging year
Two Bit Brothers
Village at the Falls
Clackamas Women’s Services
DHS Foster Care Program
Ed’s Divine Mini Donuts
Brown Bottle Farm
Canby Farm and Kitchen
Wild Roots Farm
Pheasant’s Eye Farm
South Barlow Berries
Sun Love Farm
Hill Tree Garden
Lady Lane Farm – milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, cream, chocolate milk
Meat: (chicken, pork, beef, lamb)
Lady Lane Farm
Rock Creek Romneys
Dank Fish PDX – Native caught Salmon and Steelhead off the Columbia River, smoked and canned, too
Small Baking Company
Sinful Confections (Vegan/GF)
South Barlow Pretzels (Vegan)