Farmers’ Market Season in Central Oregon

Farmers’ market season has arrived in Central Oregon!

A regular trip to a farmers’ market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from and the community that grows it. Additionally, food bought at the farmers’ market is the freshest, tastiest, and reflects the truest flavors. What’s not to love about Farmers’ Market Season in Central Oregon?

Of course, fresh produce isn’t the only item found at the many farmers’ markets scattered around Central Oregon. There is something for everyone– homemade salsa, wood-carved furniture, fresh flower arrangements, local honey, skin care products, and so much more! Here is our team’s list of the must-see local produce markets across Central Oregon.

Bend Farmers Market – Bend

A Bend tradition for nearly 20 years, the Bend Farmers Market has blossomed into one of Central Oregon’s top farmers’ markets. You’ll find everything you need from fruits and vegetables to meat, poultry, dairy, sweet treats, and flowers right in the heart of downtown Bend.

Date:
Every Wednesday
May 4 – October 12
Time:
2-6 pm
(occasional reduced hours due to heat or smoke)
Location:
Brooks Alley
2843 NW Lolo Dr
Bend, OR 97703
Pros:
Double Up Food Bucks program
Wide selection of vendors
Cons:
Parking may be limited

Want more details? Visit their Facebook page or the Bend Farmers’ Market website.

Redmond Farmers Market – Redmond

Tucked away amidst historic downtown Redmond, this market features locally grown produce, artisan foods, prepared foods, and crafts. The Redmond Farmers Market has a dedication to supporting local farms and facilitating delicious and healthy foods. Farmers’ Market Season tees off June 2nd in Redmond.

Date:
Every Thursday
June 2 – Sept 15
Time:
3-7 pm
Location:
Centennial Park
433 SW 8th St
Redmond, OR 97756
Pros:
Live Music
Pet and Kid-friendly
Splash Pad
Cons:
Smaller Selection of Vendors
Very little shade

Want more details? Visit Redmond Oregon Farmers’ Market.

NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market – Bend

This is a farmers’ market that you’re definitely going to want to bring more than one bag to! This vibrant market is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Set amongst the towering trees of Aubrey Butte there is a cornucopia of seasonal produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs, cheese, hand-made products, clothing, and the list goes on!

Date:
Every Saturday
June 4 – September
Time:
10 am – 2 pm
Location:
NW Crossing
2500 NW Crossing Dr
Bend, OR 97701
Pros:
Wide selection of vendors
Food Trucks
Cons:
Parking may be limited
Nice days can be very busy

Want more details? Visit their Facebook Page.

Crop Farmers Market – Prineville

Crooked River Open Pastures (CROP) is a cooperative that puts on this farmers’ market featuring the fresh produce and local products of Crook County. This charming market features fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, locally-raised meats, and crafts.

Date:
Every Saturday
June – September
Time:
10 am – 2 pm
Location:
Stryker Park
NE 4th St and Elm St
Prineville, OR 97754
Pros:
Live Music
Down to earth vendors
Shaded Areas
Cons:
45-minute drive from Bend

For more details, check CROP’s website.

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Madras Saturday Market – Madras

Amid a flea-market-type atmosphere, the Madras Saturday Market is a non-profit farmers and artisans market that has been serving Central Oregon for years. It features, local produce, arts, crafts, food vendors, and live music all located under the comfort of the shade trees of Sahalee Park.

Date:
Every Saturday
May 28 – September
Time:
10 am – 1 pm
Location:
Sahalee Park
1-99 SE 7th St
Madras, OR 97741
Pros:
Family Oriented Entertainment
Shaded areas
Cons:
Further distance, but worth the trip!

Want more details on the Madras Market? Visit their Facebook Page.

Sisters Farmers Market – Sisters

It is easy to feel at home at this market with its good neighbor vibe. The Sisters Farmers Market has a mission to support a healthier community through partnerships, educational programming, and fresh, micro-local produce, pantry staples, and artisanal goods throughout Fir Street Park in beautiful Sisters, Oregon.

Date:
Every Sunday
June 5 – October 2
Time:
11 am – 2 pm
Location:
Fir Street Park, Sisters Oregon
150 N. Fir Street
Sisters, Oregon 97759
Pros:
Live Music
Takes SNAP/EBT
Splash pad
Cons:
Vendors may sell out quickly
Parking may be limited

Learn more about the Sisters Farmers’ Market.

Shelby Little

Shelby Little

Shelby Little is a local writer, maker, mother and business owner who relocated to Central Oregon from Virginia in 2012. When she’s not blogging, she’s vlogging or playing in the parks with her family.

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