Farmers have to keep warm somehow, especially if they're standing in the cold at a winter farmers' market. And the People's Year-Round Farmers' Market is offering you the opportunity to get their blood flowing at a "Love Your Farmer" event on February 13 between 2 pm and 7 pm. It'll have organic wine and chocolate tasting inside the store, with pastries from Fressen Artisan Bakery and organic chocolate truffles from Wingnut Confectioners at the market in the square. The evening will be topped off by square dancing in the community hall from 7 to 9 pm, which should put some color in everyone's cheeks.
And for a truly Portland-style Valentine for your sweetie, you can sign up for a bicycle Valentine delivery. For only $5 your honey will get a vegan chocolate bar and a Valentine, with the proceeds to benefit Siren Nation, a local non-profit that showcases women artists and musicians. You can also sign up for the Valentine delivery at the co-op on two Saturdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, between 2 pm and 6 pm.
So if you feel particularly inclined to hug a snuggly vendor and send your Valentine-to-be a really original Valentine, not to mention pick up some excellent seasonal produce, plan to stop in.
Details: "Love Your Farmer" at People's Year-Round Farmers' Market. Feb. 13, 2-7 pm (market), 7-9 pm (square dancing). At People's Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave. between Powell and Division. Phone 503-232-9051.