Friday, August 08, 2014

Happy Daze at the Farmers' Market

Just to remind you, as if you didn't know already, that we are in the height of farmers' market season in Oregon. With more than 60 markets operating every day of the week around the metro area, and many, many more around the state, it's time to get out and taste the goodness that our farmers are growing for us.

The bounty above was from one of Portland's newest markets, the small-but-mighty Cully Farmers' Market on NE 42nd Avenue next to Old Salt Marketplace. Amaro Brothers Produce is a new vendor at this market, and along with potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and corn, they bring terrific Latin specialties like peppers, squash blossoms and herbs.

Because of our richly diverse market scene, small farmers like the Amaro family are able to sustain themselves by selling directly to customers and not be beholden to distributors. So get thee to a market today, and don't forget to thank these folks for their hard work.

Find a market near you on this list of Oregon's farmers' markets, including links, maps, addresses and hours of operation.

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