08 January 2014

Winter Marketland

By Deborah Pleva

Apples

You’ll find these

Portland Farmers Market welcomes 2014 with the opening of the Saturday Winter Market at Shemanski Park, where local vendors greet market-goers with booths overflowing with seasonal produce, including purple and green kale, carrots, parsnips, beets, fennel, apples, pears, potatoes and onions, plus meats, seafood, eggs, artisan breads, cheeses and sweets – everything shoppers need to create seasonal meals from our local bounty.

The Winter Market, now in its third season, runs from 10 am to 2 pm on eight consecutive Saturdays, through February 22, 2014.  You’ll find over 35 vendors at Shemanski Park each Saturday, located on the Park Blocks between SW Salmon and Main.

In case of inclement weather, Portland Farmers Market staff will provide a covered seating area for shoppers to gather and visit. Market-goers can come visit their favorite vendor stalls, fill their baskets with fresh, local food and stay to enjoy freshly-brewed coffee and hot breakfast and lunch items such as bagels, egg dishes, soups, sandwiches, pizzas and tamales.

Prizes for Loyal Shoppers

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And all of this too

Did you know Portland Farmers Market offers incentives to shoppers who frequent the market three or more times each month? These shoppers will be entered in a monthly prize drawing for a basket of market goodies and the winning name will be drawn at the end of the final market day of each month. Stop by the information booth for additional details.

Winter Market Vendors (vendors new to Winter Market this season are in bold print):

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