Portland Farmers Market Season Springs to Life
Neighborhood markets open throughout May and June, joining the year-round PSU location
PORTLAND, Ore. — April 19, 2022 — Springtime weather in Portland may not always be predictable, but the return of farmers markets throughout the city is something to rely on. Portland Farmers Market’s five locations will be in full bloom across the city once again this spring, as neighborhood markets kick off their new season. Four neighborhood markets are preparing to open, joining the flagship, year-round PSU Portland Farmers Market in the South Park Blocks. This season, Portland Farmers Market welcomes 36 new vendors to the markets to share locally grown and produced foods with market-goers.
“This year’s new crop of vendors is really exciting. We are pleased to have vendors representing so many diverse backgrounds and offering a wonderful variety of food and farm products,” said Katy Kolker, executive director of Portland Farmers Market. “Shoppers will meet new collectives of vendors who are selling together, vendors with unique educational programs, vendors who give back to the community, and new BIPOC-owned brands.”
MARKET OPENING DATES
Although the Saturday PSU Market is open year-round, springtime signifies the opening of Portland Farmers Market’s other four weekly markets.
May marks two market openings:
- Sunday, May 1 — King Portland Farmers Market in Northeast (NE Seventh & NE Wygant), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 4 — Shemanski Park Portland Farmers Market in the South Park Blocks (Downtown at SW Park & SW Main), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June will welcome shoppers and vendors back to two more markets:
- Wednesday, June 1 — Kenton Portland Farmers Market in North Portland (N McLellan & N Denver), from 3 to 7 p.m. This will mark the 10th season of the Kenton Portland Farmers Market!
- Sunday, June 5 — Lents International Farmers Market in Southeast (SE 92nd & SE Reedway), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2022 NEW VENDOR CROP
For 2022, the five markets will welcome three dozen new vendors to their bounty of 159 returning local farmers and food producers.
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.)
Blind Coffee Roasters (Milwaukie, Ore.) — Farm-direct coffee beans roasted locally, focused on making great coffee and giving back to nonprofits in the community. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Brothy (Beaverton, Ore.) — Nourishing bone broth crafted with locally sourced, grass-fed and pasture-raised ingredients. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Browny Bee Honey (Portland) — 100% pure, raw and unfiltered honey from Portland-area hives. Hot Honey and assorted hot sauces are also available, all made with local ingredients. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Camellia Grove Kombucha (Portland) — Refreshing kombucha brewed with organic tea, cane sugar and live culture. Balanced and approachable, great on its own or as a mixer. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Campo Collective (Hillsboro, Ore.) —Produce and CSA boxes from a sustainable, worker-owned cooperative of native Spanish speakers on a no-till farm/agricultural classroom. (Find them at Shemanski Park Farmers Market.)
Doe Donuts (Portland) — Handcrafted, plant-based ice cream sandwiches with tempting flavors like Lemon Cookie & Earl Grey, Sugar Cookie & Birthday Cake, and Snickerdoodle with Marionberry. (Find them at Kenton and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Earthlings Among Us (Portland) — Bioregional and small-batch herbal medicines made from ingredients grown with regenerative and biodynamic practices. (Find them at Lents International Farmers Market.)
EatSimply by dora (Portland) — Scratch-made baked goods made with high-quality ingredients just hours before market. (Find them at Shemanski Park Farmers Market.)
Fink’s Fermented Foods (Portland) — Locally sourced vegan foods fermented with care, including sauerkraut, kimchi and pickles. (Find them at Kenton and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Foglight Farms (Hillsboro, Ore.) — Pasture-raised eggs and fresh produce from a farm born out of the fog of the pandemic. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Forest Candy (Portland) — Small-batch, vegan organic dark chocolate truffles featuring medicinal mushrooms and seasonal foraged flavors from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Goddess Mousse (Portland) — Plant-based, maple-sweetened chocolate mousse desserts in a variety of flavors. (Find them at King and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Golden Drops (Portland) — Turmeric-based blends made with organic ingredients as a base for golden milk, tea and cocoa. (Find them at King Farmers Market.)
Good Day Granola (Portland) — Slow-baked oatmeal with organic rolled oats, pecans, walnuts and spices. (Find them at PSU, Kenton and King Farmers Markets.)
The Growers Grange (Corbett, Ore.) — Italian heirloom vegetables, with a special focus on heirloom figs grown on a small family farm. (Find them at Kenton Farmers Market.)
H&A Family Farm (Dayton, Ore.) — Peak-of-the-season fruits and vegetables grown using sustainable methods and integrated pest management. (Find them at Shemanski Park Farmers Market.)
Jerusalem Rose Market (Portland) — A collection of Palestinian and Southwest Asian/North African foods and goods, bringing representation to the city’s food cutlure. (Find them at King Farmers Market.)
The Marble Queen (Portland) — Creative and delicious hot food inspired by a variety of cultures and made with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients. (Find them at PSU and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Moorish Roots (Portland) — Heirloom and salad greens, peppers and other produce grown using sustainable, bio-integrated farming methods. (Find them at Kenton Farmers Market.)
Myco Munity Mushrooms (Gladstone, Ore.) — A variety of fresh mushrooms, including blue oyster, black king trumpet oyster, lion’s mane and more, grown without pesticides or fungicides by a husband-wife team. (Find them at Lents International and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Nate’s Oatmeal Cookies (Portland) — 100% organic, vegan, handcrafted and delicious cookies baked using Nate’s mom’s original recipe. (Find them at Kenton Farmers Market.)
North Coast Commons (Tillamook, Ore.) — A curated collection of products from North Oregon Coast ranchers, fishers, farmers and makers, including seafood, pasta, sauces, dulse seaweed baked goods, berries, coffee and pasture-raised pork. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Nouriche Broth (Portland) — Collagen-rich, nutrient-dense bone broth made with sustainably raised ingredients. (Find them at PSU and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Park Place Perennials (West Linn, Ore.) — Fresh and dried lavender and lavender products like essential oil and honey made in small batches on the farm. (Find them at PSU and King Farmers Markets.)
Rainbow Produce (Boring, Ore.) — Heirloom, non-GMO produce grown on a single acre of land using sustainable and integrated farming methods. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
ROAM (Portland) — Delicious hot foods inspired by the travels of this husband-wife team, using ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Sauvie Shrubs (Sauvie Island, Ore.) — Seasonal shrubs and fire cider made with whole fruits and vegetables, fermented and cold-pressed. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Simply Sol (Molalla, Ore.) — Produce, hemp and medicinal herb products cultivated with care on six acres southeast of Portland. (Find them at PSU, Kenton and King Farmers Markets.)
Stone Soup PDX (Portland) — Seasonal, fresh vegetable soups featuring ingredients from other PFM vendors and sold in to-go quarts as part of an established nonprofit culinary workforce development program. (Find them at Shemanski Park Farmers Market.)
Strawflower Farm (Boring, Ore.) — A micro farm featuring fresh-cut flowers grown without chemicals and designed to support the ecosystem for native pollinators and wildlife. (Find them at King Farmers Market.)
Sula Juicery (Portland) — Cold-pressed juices made with fresh, local fruits and vegetables from Portland-area farms. (Find them at King and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
SunCatcher Farms (Portland) — Fresh, naturally nutritious vegetables grown on a Certified Naturally Grown backyard farm in SW Portland. (Find them at Kenton and King Farmers Markets.)
Totum Farm (Philomath, Ore.) — 100% grass-fed beef, forest-raised pork, pasture-raised chicken and turkey, and fresh eggs. (Find them at PSU and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
Vesper Mushrooms (Portland) — Full-spectrum, double-extracted wild mushroom tinctures blended with huckleberries for added nutritional support. (Find them at PSU, King and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets.)
The Wayward Daughters (Portland) — Artisan tomato sauce handcrafted and jarred with no preservatives, added sugars or gluten. (Find them at PSU Farmers Market.)
Portland Farmers Market has been supporting the region’s farming and food community for three decades. At its five area markets, small food businesses blossom and grow, building their followings and getting feedback directly from shoppers. Family farmers count on the consumer-direct sales that Portland’s farmers markets offer, and the market provides a consistent sales outlet even in the face of economic and social instability.
PFM accepts food assistance programs like SNAP, WIC, Fresh Change and Farmers Direct Nutrition Program vouchers. SNAP shoppers can receive Double Up Food Bucks of up to $20 per day in matching funds to purchase fruits, vegetables and vegetable starts. These programs increase access to farm-fresh food for food-insecure neighbors throughout the city.
About Portland Farmers Market
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and provide vibrant community gatherings. The independently run nonprofit organization manages five weekly farmers markets in Portland, including the flagship, year-round market on Saturdays at Portland State University. More than 700,000 shoppers purchase farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors, generating more than $10 million in sales annually. Through operating markets, Portland Farmers Market serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader in the local food movement, a culinary focal point, a cultural destination and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability culture. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market grows, nourishes and inspires the community, follow them on Instagram, become a Facebook fan, read the latest news and visit portlandfarmersmarket.org.