If you’re itching for spring, then a winter farmers market is a place to get a glimpse of fresh blooms and bites. While the Tualatin Valley’s expansive farmers market season explodes onto the scene in May, the Beaverton Farmers Market hosts a winter market every Saturday through April. The three months of this winter market provide a special time for visitors to get a taste of the Tualatin Valley—no matter the season.
So, what will you find at Beaverton’s winter market? Get your greens with farms providing just-picked leeks, spinach, kale, fennel and Brussels sprouts. Looking for something sweet, yet healthy? The Packer Orchards booth invites you to take your pick of specialty pears.
We know vegetables aren’t the best take-home treat when traveling. Luckily, the market has lots of artisanal goodies to choose from, too. TbeeS Honey is owned by a Sherwood beekeeper who wants to share his hive’s raw honey, pollen and decadent royal jelly. With spring around the corner, these sweet products will prep you for allergy season.
Esotico handcrafted artisan pastas are infused with flavors sourced from the maker’s own garden. Unsurprisingly, the rotating array of seasonal pasta is a delightful indulgence. A few of our favorite pastas from Esotico include the whole wheat butternut sage, smoked Portobello and lemon pepper.
Wet your whistle with a few alcoholic offerings, as well. Bull Run Cider pours its locally-made hard ciders. All of the fruit in the ciders is grown within a 100-mile radius of the cidery, much of which they grow themselves. So, basically your cider purchase is the same as buying a bag of local apples (we’re only sort of kidding).
For a deeper dive into the market’s offering visit the Beaverton Farmers Market website.