Portland Farmers Markets Bloom in Neighborhoods Throughout Portland
– 25 new vendors add their wares, including hemp, CBD products and medicinal mushrooms, to six weekly markets as the Portland Farmers Market enters its 27th season –
Portland, Ore. (May 1, 2018) – April showers have cleared the way for the May and June openings of neighborhood farmers markets, all bursting with the bounty of locally made, grown, and harvested goods. five seasonal downtown and neighborhood markets reopen to join the world-renowned, year-round Saturday PSU Market. Together, the six markets provide hundreds of local farmers, ranchers and food producers a vibrant marketplace to offer dozens of delicious products, including fresh meats, cheeses, produce, seafood, flowers and prepared foods. This year marks the debut of unique new vendors, including one featuring hemp and CBD products, and another offering gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.
This season, shoppers will see many familiar faces as they browse the stalls, along with a bunch of brand-new vendors offering tantalizing new products that have never been at the market before.
“The weather is finally changing, the flowers are blooming, and the fields are bursting with well-watered, farm-fresh produce that will soon make its way to our markets,” says Trudy Toliver, Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market. “We welcome the community to come on out and celebrate the new season with us and enjoy the colorful sights and irresistible aromas of the markets.”
CROP OF NEW VENDORS
For 2018, the markets welcome a fresh crop of 25 new vendors to their bounty of local farmers and food producers. The latest group includes:
Dosa @ Portland (Portland) South Indian cuisine, including spicy and sweet stuffed Indian pancakes called dosas , snacks, and desserts. PSU
Great Tang (Beaverton) Serving up Chinese dumplings with fillings inspired by local flavors. PSU
Happiness Family Farm (Portland) A small family farm on Sauvie Island specializing in African vegetable varieties. Kenton
The Hummus Stop (Portland) Locally made Mediterranean food, including pita chips and 16 flavors of hummus. Lents International, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Shemanski Park
Now in its 27th season, the market has sustained the region’s food and farming community by helping to launch and support small businesses and providing a lively and profitable sales outlet for small family farms, many of which count on farm-direct sales as their main source of income. Additionally, Portland Farmers Market has increased access to farm-fresh food to communities throughout the city, and continues to provide educational opportunities through such programs as , and .
MARKET OPENING DATES
Although the Saturday PSU Market is open year-round, springtime heralds the opening of Portland Farmers Market’s other five weekly markets.
May marks two market openings:
- Wednesday, May 2 – in the South Park Blocks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday, May 6 – in Northeast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June will welcome farmers back to:
- Sunday, June 3 – at SE 92nd & Reedway between Foster and Harold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 6 – in North Portland from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Monday, June 18 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As in past seasons, shoppers eligible for SNAP benefits will be able to receive $1 tokens using their Oregon Trail Cards to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese, vegetable starts, and some baked goods all Portland Farmers Market locations. Additionally, SNAP recipients can receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 through , a program of , at the Kenton, King, and Lents International markets.
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