May unleashes the start of the Tualatin Valley’s farmers markets. While Oregon’s farmers market season has arrived, that doesn’t mean that the season starts off with a bang. Instead, expect a lovely and evolving rollout with new produce popping up at the stands each week. This is how food works and this is why our farmers’ markets are so special. Taste the season this spring and summer through organic produce, baked-that-morning pastries, fragrant florals and even libations from local distilleries, wineries and breweries.
The Aloha Community Farmers Market (Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.) is in its second year of offering fresh local produce and specialty goods at its community gathering space. Each week, the market has a theme, ranging from a luau to a hummus day.
The Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is a hubbub of culinary delights. Gourmands flock to the largest all-agricultural farmers market in the state of Oregon for its robust offerings of berries, bok choy and maybe even a little beer or spirits from the “local liquid” section.
Helping you get over hump day, the Forest Grove Farmers Market (Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) spills onto the streets of downtown Forest Grove with live music and a festive atmosphere. Let the farmers market samples be your appetizers before a leisurely dinner at Bites Restaurant or the Yellow Llama.
The Downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market (Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is a Hillsboro tradition that spans over three decades. The open-air market is set is a large pavilion with a water feature and over 100 vendors—no wonder it is one of the longest running farmers markets in the northwest.
In Cannery Square of Old Town Sherwood, the Sherwood Saturday Market (Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is a weekly meeting place for dozens of vendors selling flowers, farm produce, art, crafts and specialty bites. Groove to the live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week.
The Tigard Farmers Market (Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is the place to get inspired for your spring landscaping projects—and to maybe even stash a few flower bulbs in your suitcase. Of course, the more edible offerings are lovely, too.
Yet another mid-week market is the Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market (Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). This one, however, is a morning farmers’ market that does not skimp on music, food, and activities for all ages.
However you taste the season, we hope you taste it at one of our farmers markets.