This Week at the Market: August 18th

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Our Kids Day is an annual favorite, and this year is our ninth year to host a day of kid-centered activities at the market. Bring the entire family for a fun day at the market.

Kids Day coloring activity sheet.

Kids Day

Our ninth annual Kids Day is sponsored by Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, Portland Children’s Dentistry, and Senestraro Family Orthodontics. Free activities include:

Eats

Take a break from the festivities and enjoy some Tacos or a Grilled Cheese Sandwich paired with a cold cup of raspberry lemonade to quench your thirst. There will continue to be plenty of peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, and nectarines to fill up your market basket.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite kitchen knives and tools for sharpening by Dragonfly Forge this Sunday.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tallulah’s Daddy will perform fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and their families.


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This Week at the Market: August 11th

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Eats

Close-up of ripe peaches.There is a bounty of summer vegetables at the market including peppers, corn, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, carrots and beets. These market favorites will provide both color and flavor for your summer menu. If you are craving sweet fruit, our vendors will have a selection of melons, nectarines, peaches, blueberries and blackberries.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can enjoy a fun butterfly craft at the market this Sunday!

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Eric Ching Trio will perform swing, blues, bebop, and jazz renditions of soul tunes.

Community

Eastside Village is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed to help seniors age in place with services, social events and referrals. The organization serves 23 Portland neighborhoods on the east side of the city. Come by the Eastside Village booth to learn more about how they are enabling Portland’s older adults age at home and in their community healthily, affordably and happily.

Sponsor

We are happy to welcome our sponsor, Woodstock Natural Health Clinic to the market. Woodstock Natural Health Clinic is a community clinic seeking to provide patients of all ages with high quality healthcare. Stop by their booth to find out how they can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Upcoming

Mark your calendar, because you’re not going to want to miss next week’s annual Kids Day at the market! We will have a plethora of kids activities including live kids music, face painting, crafts and more!


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This Week at the Market: August 4th

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With the temperatures forecasted to to be in the mid-90’s for Sunday’s market, we have decided to close the Kids and Community Booths at 1:30 p.m. The market will remain open until at 2:00 p.m. We will continue to monitor the weather, so please make sure to check our website for any closure updates.

Eats

Piles of pickling cucumbers.It’s that time of year to start thinking about pickling and canning. This week there will be pickling cucumbers, green beans, cabbage, beets, and dill for all of your pickling and canning needs. There will also be cherries, apricots, and peaches if you prefer something sweeter to can.

The peppers and tomatoes are continuing to multiply at the market, and corn, greens, carrots, and several varieties of beans will continue to be plentiful as well.

Dragonfly Forge is scheduled at the market this Sunday, so bring your knives and tools that need to be sharpened. For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can show off their coloring skills at our kids booth this week.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., The Noted will perform original, family friendly inspiring rock about love and life!

Community

Learn the next level of recycling and tips from Portland Master Recyclers at our community booth on Sunday. Portland Master Recyclers is a volunteer organization comprised of trained and certified master recyclers who have received 30 hours of training.

Upcoming

Mark your calendar, because you’re not going to want to miss the eighth annual Kids Day on Sunday, August 18th! We will have kids activities including live kids music, face painting, and several crafts!


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This Week at the Market: July 28th

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Eats

Green chili peppers.Last week we saw the arrival of peaches, Padrone and green peppers, and purple potatoes at the market. There will also continue to cucumbers, green beans, carrots, corn, squash, blackberries, and several varieties of tomatoes. This will be the last week for pie cherries, so make sure to pick them up if you’ve been craving cherry pie.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Portland Waldorf School will be on hand to assist children in making felt butterflies. Located on a beautiful 7.2 acre campus in downtown Milwaukie, Portland Waldorf School is a pre-k through 12th grade school with a mission to educate children for the whole of life.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Leah and Steve Band will cover a wide variety of musical genres including but not limited to R&B, Rock, Pop, and Country by adding in their own interpretation to covers and original music.

Community

Pride of Portland Chorus is the premier women’s a cappella chorus of the Pacific Northwest and is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. They are a non-profit that draws members from all Portland neighborhoods.


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This Week at the Market: July 21st

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Eats

Bright red cherries.There continues to be a bounty of vegetables and fruits at the market each Sunday. You will find tomatoes, pickled cucumbers, corn, and summer squash. Kiyokawa Orchards returns to the market this week with dark sweet cherries and tart pie cherries, and you can also add to your basket apricots, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Looking for a way to cool down this weekend? Stop by the market for a delicious cold treat. Urban Cheese has thirst-quenching raspberry lemonade, and Stellar Pop offers refreshing ice pops.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Let creativity run wild at the bead booth this Sunday! Kids can create spiral garden ornaments, pipe cleaner creatures, or bracelets for their friends.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Extra Measure will perform high energy, toe-tapping traditional dance tunes from the British Isles, Canada and the Southeast United States.

Gin Rickey Month

For the month of July, one of our vendors — Townshend’s Distillery — is hosting the 2nd Annual Gin Rickey Month at over 40 bars in the Portland area. Participating bars will be selling Townshend’s Gin Rickeys and donating $1 for every cocktail sold to support NotOk’s Safer Bars Program. Through Safer Bars, NotOk provides training to service industry staff on how to recognize and disrupt sexually predatory behavior that can take place in our drinking spaces. For more information on supporting this amazing cause including a list and map of participating bars, visit the Townshend’s Distillery booth this Sunday or visit ginrickeymonth.com to learn more.


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This Week at the Market: July 12th

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Eats

Juicy tomatoes.Last week saw the first of the apricots, pickling cucumbers, and tomatoes, and this week, you will find new vendor Wildland Kombucha. Our vendors will continue to offer delicious fruit including cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and you will also see sweet corn, cucumber, green beans, shelling peas, potatoes and summer squash.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington in making a fun Pipe Cleaner Constellation craft. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hops & Honey Goodtime Band will perform Prohibition Era jazz, blues and rags of the 1920s – ’30’s.


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This Week at the Market: July 7th

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Eats

Bunches of sweet, crisp carrots.You will find a colorful array of veggies at the market including red radishes, orange carrots, yellow squash, green beans, blueberries, and purple cabbage. We also saw the first of the corn last week, so get there early if corn is on your shopping list for Sunday!! As always, we have delicious fruit including cherries, boysenberries, raspberries and strawberries at the market.

The weather for Sunday is scheduled to be perfect (74 and sunny), so plan on eating lunch at the market while listening to some fun jazz music. You can choose between sausages, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, samosas, plantain chicken with cauliflower rice and more! Don’t forget to grab a refreshing fresh lemonade to wash it down.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Knives and Tool Sharpening

Dragonfly Forge is back this Sunday to sharpen all of your favorite knives and tools. He will be in his new spot (near Greenville Farm) using his solar powered van!

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join Rosehip Midwifery to make pipe cleaner bird feeders. If you are considering midwifery care, definitely talk to them about their comprehensive care for the childbearing year, childbirth education classes, and infant development/parenting classes.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hot July will perform jazz and feature guitar, vocals, and horns.


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This Week at the Market: June 30th

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Eats

Bright red cherries.One of my favorite things about summer is using our barbecue on a regular basis. Fortunately, we have plenty of things that are great for grilling. Come to the market to stock up on hamburgers, sausages, steaks, squash, asparagus, and potatoes. We also have plenty of fruit for dessert including cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can make fun bookmarks for all their summer reading books.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Woodlander will play a variety of instruments, with rich three-part harmonies. Woodlander is an acoustic Americana trio whose music is an upbeat blend of folk, bluegrass, Cajun and swing, among other roots.


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This Week at the Market: June 23rd

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Eats

Bunches of sweet, crisp carrots.As we move into mid-June, our vendors continue to offer a colorful array of fruit and veggies including purple cabbage, orange carrots, red and purple new potatoes, yellow and green summer squash, and green snap peas.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite kitchen knives and/or tools to Dragonfly Forge this Sunday for knives and tool sharpening. Look for him in his new spot next to Greenville Farm where he will be using his solar powered van!

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Kids can join Kenilworth Community Preschool for an exciting creative activity at the Kids Booth. Kenilworth Community Preschool is a play-based preschool that welcomes three and four-year-old children into a creative, warm and inviting environment.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Eddie Parente Trio will perform contemporary and jazz standards on the violin, guitar and bass.

Community

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) to share about the work they do and how you can get more involved in our neighborhood. They work to create a sense of community and maintain and improve the livability of the Woodstock Neighborhood.

SNAP Matching

We have a little over a week left for our June SNAP Matching Fundraising Drive. Through the end of June, we are raising money to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. This program helps those who need it most with gaining access to fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms right here in Oregon.

We still need $2,825 more to reach our goal, which will allow us to match $10 for the duration of the season.

You can visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!


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This Week at the Market: June 16th

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Eats

Bunches of yellow and green beans.Not sure what to get your father for Father’s Day? You can’t go wrong with making him a good meal from your favorite farmers market. There will be plenty of ingredients for grilling including sausages, hamburger, summer squash and asparagus. For dessert, you can make a strawberry & rhubarb crisp. I also saw the first of the green beans at the market last week, and I was lucky to also snag some snap peas. Make sure to come early if you want to grab either of those gems.

For a complete list of vendors, visit our market map.

Kids’ Activities

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington will be on hand to assist children in a fun craft. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Tunes

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Worn Out Shoes Stringboard will perform old-timey music with a touch of bluegrass.

Community

SE Works is a career center with a full range of services available to job seekers, employers & youth designed to strengthen our local and regional economy. We offer programs to help young people attain their GED credential and connect youth and adults to training programs in healthcare, technology, banking, and construction. Stop by their booth to find out more about their amazing organization.

SNAP Matching

For the month of June we are raising funds to help sustain our SNAP Matching Program. Our goal is $3,500 from the community in order to sustain a $10 match for the season. We still need $2,825 more to reach our goal, which will allow us to match $10 for the duration of the season.

You can visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate!


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