Farmers market season is in full swing

Farmers market season is in full swing
Portland's only globally focused market, Lents International Farmers Market, provides fresh, affordable, and culturally distinct produce to the diverse East Portland community. - 6/17 - (Kai Hayashi / KATU.com)

PORTLAND, Ore. - If you're craving some fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers, now is the best time to find some for your summertime recipes.

Most of the farmers markets for the 2012 season are already up and running, with a few stragglers opening up this week.

On Sunday, the Lents International Farmers Market in Southeast Portland kicked off for the year and Monday is opening day of the farmers market at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. West Linn's starts on Wednesday.

We stopped by the market at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Monday to get an idea of how business is going so far. Ted Whitaker, a farmer with Split River Growers out of Sauvie Island, said it's going rather well.

"It's fantastic," he said. "We kind of underestimated what we should bring and we're already looking forward to next week."


To help you find a farmers market close to you, we've compiled a list of the ones in Portland and the surrounding area.

If there's one in your neighborhood that we missed,
send us an e-mail so we can add it to our guide.

Aurora

Battle Ground

Beaverton

Camas

Canby

Clackamas

Downtown Portland

Damascus

Estacada

Fairview

Forest Grove

Gladstone

Gresham

Hillsboro

Lake Oswego

Milwaukie

Newberg

North Portland

Northeast Portland

Northwest Portland

Oregon City

Salem

Salmon Creek

Scappoose

Sherwood

Southeast Portland

Southwest Portland

St. Helens

Tigard

Troutdale

Tualatin

Vancouver

West Linn

 

Wilsonville