Strawberries and Rhubarb this week!

Beautiful Certified Organic produce from Simmington Gardens

Beautiful Certified Organic produce from Simmington Gardens

The Oregon City Farmers Market is now year-round on Saturdays in ONE location! Find us on the parking lot at 2051, Kaen Rd, off Beavercreek Rd. During the summer season (May through October) we are open every Saturday 9am-2pm and during the Winter season (November through April) we are open twice a month on Saturdays, 10am-2pm. This location has PLENTY of close parking and great access for strollers, wheel chairs and walkers!

The first Rhubarb too!

The first Rhubarb too!

Coming this Saturday May 23rd..tons of delicious Strawberries, Rhubarb, Asparagus, AND we’ll even have the first local Blackberries! Fresh, healthy fruits and veggies by the forkful from 8 local farms already! Sweet Home Meats is out this week, back next, but Shy Ann Meats will have hand-made sausages for the BBQ and we’ll have plenty of fresh seafood and Natures Wild Harvest will have wild mushrooms. 53 vendors this week and tons going on, lots of fun to be had!

The Market Kitchen is open at 10.30am for a market walk....demo at 11am.

The Market Kitchen is open at 10.30am for a market walk….demo at 11am.

Want to get ideas on how to prepare and cook all the Market foods? Want to serve healthy meals that won’t break the bank? Let the chefs in the Market Kitchen help you this summer! Every Saturday at 10.30am you can walk through the market with either Chef Amy or Chef Deborah and learn about seasonal foods and get tips on shopping for the best produce. Then at 11am the chefs will cook up something delicious. You can get a taste, a recipe sheet and pick up the ingredients at the Market.  Ditch the processed food, cooking REAL whole food is the way to a healthy diet!

Oregon City Brewing Company AND Feckin Irish Brewery (Both from OC) join us this week!

Oregon City Brewing Company AND Feckin Irish Brewery (Both from OC) join us this week!

Joining us for the first time are two local OC breweries, Oregon City Brewery and Feckin Irish Brewery. Yes you can purchase a glass of their fine brews now at EVERY summer market and enjoy hot food and live music along with it! Exciting to see the growth of these fine Oregon City breweries, using Willamette valley hops and grains, showcasing another aspect of local agriculture. Don’t forget to bring your growlers:) Kings Raven Winery will have local wines too.

We still have plenty of plant starts for your kitchen garden. Herbs, peppers, cukes, squash plants and tomato plants are all ready for planting now and the weather (although not hot yet) is warm enough at night now to plant them out. The Master Gardener Workshop this Saturday (10am-10.30am) is on Growing Tomatoes..bring you questions, notebooks and get the scoop on growing the BEST this year! We also have a new vendor (for just one day) with excellent tomato plant stakes…very innovative, make sure you get a look. Sunshine Fertilizer has all-natural meal worm castings, He Sells These Shells has landscaping shells for slug control (they look great too in beds, on paths and in pots!) And don’t forget your tools and knives to be sharpened. Ten Oaks Nursery, Petal Heads and S & K Nursery are bringing perennials and annuals and hanging baskets….it’s a great weekend for the garden.

Make someone's day...

Make someone’s day…

The POP Club (for kids ages 5-12 yrs) gives out $2 to spend on fresh produce and food plants, and this Saturday the kids can plant flowers in a 3″ pot to take home. We accept Debit, WIC and SNAP, with the $5 SNAP Match thanks to New Seasons. Wildflowers entertain us from 10am-1.30pm with guitar, fiddle and singers. BBQ, Crepes, Drinks, Smoothies, Coffee and now Beer too!…and delicious ice cream…one of this weeks flavors is Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! See you bright and early..or later for lunch, bring the family, a friend, the kids..but please leave the dogs at home, we are a no-dog market! Thank you:)

Saturday July 11th we are having a Vintage Vibes and Crafty Creations Fair to benefit our SNAP Match program! Bring your: Upcycled Creations, Antiques, Yard Art, Vintage Items, Galvanized Goodness, Architectural Finds, Trash to Treasure, Chippy Painted Finds, and Crafty Creations! $35 for the day, 10’X10’space.          Interested in being a Vendor?  Send an email to vintagevibescraftycreations@gmail.com and we will get right back to you with application materials! (Please DO NOT apply using the market’s application.)

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