Portland Farmers Market welcomes shoppers to the Winter Market at Shemanski Park with the promise of piles of purple and green kale; pyramids of carrots, parsnips and beets; and baskets of apples, pears, potatoes and onions. The Winter Market will run from 10 am to 2 pm eight consecutive Saturdays from January 5, to February 23, 2013.
Portland Farmers Market staff will provide a few large tents to protect shoppers from inclement weather. There will also be a covered seating area for shoppers to gather and visit, or enjoy freshly-brewed coffee, hot food and soups. During market hours, SW Main Street will be closed between SW Broadway and SW Park Avenue, providing easy access to the market and the restrooms at the Performing Arts Center, which will be open for shoppers.
- 35 local farmers, ranchers and vendors selling their wares
- Dedicated shoppers filling baskets
- Piles of purple and green kale
- Pyramids of carrots, parsnips and beets
- Baskets of apples, pears, potatoes and onions
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Winter Market at Shemanski Park
SW Park Avenue & SW Salmon Street
Portland Farmers Market is generously supported by community partners COUNTRY Financial, Dave’s Killer Bread and the Art Institute of Portland.
About Portland Farmers Market
Founded in 1992, Portland Farmers Market operates world class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run local 501(c)6 nonprofit which receives no ongoing support from government agencies employs five full-time and four part-time employees who manage seven weekly farmers’ markets in the Portland area year round. More than 650,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating over $8 million in sales in 2011. In addition to operating markets, Portland Farmers Market also serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment, and a billboard for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.