To Market We Go
May kicks off the start of the summer farmers’ market season!
It’s market season, and the Tualatin Valley’s farmers’ markets are teeming with fruits, vegetables, plants, and so much more, all collected from the farms and fields of the region. Goods range from herbs and flowers to cheese and baked delicacies. The farmers’ markets, just a short trip from nearby Portland, are also more than food; they offer entertainment such as live music, chef demonstrations and kids’ activities.
On almost any day of the week during summer months, there’s a farmers’ market somewhere here. Lush strawberries, gorgeous flowers and leafy vegetables are tops during the early weeks, while mid-summer introduces blueberries, apricots, peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes.
During the fall, onions and apples take the stage at area markets. The cooler autumn months usher in gourds and nuts, especially walnuts and hazelnuts (filberts).
The Beaverton Farmers Market hosts a Winter Market on the first and third Saturday, from February through April. Winter produce, plus cheeses, baked goods, meats and other products are available during this time.
Markets are usually open May-October, with some markets open earlier in April, through November, or during winter months. See individual listings for details.
Sample Produce Calendar
JUNE: Asparagus, Herbs, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Walla Walla Sweet Onions
JULY: Apricots, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Cucumbers, Marionberries, Peaches, Tomatoes, Lavender
AUGUST: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Peppers, Squash, Pears, Plums, Potatoes
SEPTEMBER: Apples, Onions
OCTOBER: Hazelnuts (filberts), Pumpkins, Walnuts
NOVEMBER: Christmas trees
Enjoy Oregon’s largest all-agricultural market, featuring fresh local produce, artisan food products and live entertainment, and Beaverton City Park provides family fun at the interactive water fountain and playground.
Hillsboro Farmers’ Market celebrates the region's agricultural bounty by transforming downtown Hillsboro into an outdoor market as farmers congregate to sell fresh fruits, produce, baked goods, flowers and more.
The Tigard Area Farmers Market is a great resource for fresh and locally-grown produce, plants, food and crafts, plus live entertainment throughout the season.
The Forest Grove Farmers Market, located in its quaint downtown area, features delicious locally-grown produce, handmade crafts, handcrafted tamales and live entertainment.