Tualatin Valley’s Farmers Markets are Open for the Season!
Summertime is market season, and Tualatin Valley’s farmers’ markets are teeming with fruits, vegetables, plants, and so much more, all collected from the farms and fields of the region. Goods range from herbs and flowers to cheese and baked delicacies. The farmers’ markets, just a short trip from nearby Portland, are also more than food; they offer entertainment such as live music, chef demonstrations and kids’ activities.
On almost any day of the week during summer months, there’s a farmers’ market somewhere here. Lush strawberries, gorgeous flowers and leafy vegetables are tops during the early weeks, while mid-summer introduces blueberries, apricots, peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Summer Farmers Markets: May-September
Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Hillsboro Farmers Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Cedar Mill Farmers Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Bull Mountain Farmers Market (Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Tigard Farmers Market (Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Orenco Station Farmers Market (Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Hillsboro Tuesday Night Marketplace (Tuesdays, starting June 14, 5-8:30 p.m.)
Forest Grove Farmers Market (Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.)
Aloha Community Farmers Market (Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.)
Cornelius Farmers Market (Fridays, starting June 3, 4-8 p.m.)
Fall Farmers Markets: October-November
During the fall, onions and apples take the stage at several area markets. The cooler autumn months usher in gourds and nuts, especially walnuts and hazelnuts (filberts). Throughout the months of October and November, the Beaverton Farmers Market has a weekly Saturday market.
Winter Farmers Markets: February-April
The Beaverton Farmers Market hosts Tualatin Valley’s only winter market February through April. Winter produce, plus cheeses, baked goods, meats and other products are available during this time.
Sample Produce Calendar
JUNE: Asparagus, Herbs, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Walla Walla Sweet Onions
JULY: Apricots, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Cucumbers, Marionberries, Peaches, Strawberries (last of the season), Tomatoes, Lavender
AUGUST: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Peppers, Squash, Pears, Plums, Potatoes
SEPTEMBER: Apples, Pears, Plums, Onions
OCTOBER: Apples, Pears, Hazelnuts (filberts), Pumpkins, Walnuts
NOVEMBER: Christmas trees
WINTER/SPRING: Lettuce and winter greens