Can you feel it? Fall is in the air, some (much needed) rain is finally in the forecast, and many of us are starting to think about our winter stores of food. Whether you’ve been canning, dehydrating, and freezing all summer, or you’re just getting started – we hope that you’re able to stock up on locally grown foods to nourish you throughout the winter.
Central Oregon Farmers Markets
Local farmers markets act as an important outlet for farmers and local vendors to sell their products, and it’s a great way to get the freshest locally grown food in the area. Being able to connect directly with consumers in this way allows producers to talk about their passion for growing food and to answer customer’s questions. When you shop farmers markets more often than not, you are buying from from a local grower or farmer. You know that your food has been grown with care and has been harvested from a nearby field or farm. Keeping the local supply chain strong is more important than ever these days. Supporting local growers benefits everyone in amazing and wonderful ways.
The season is winding down, but there many farmers markets open in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, and Sisters!
Crook County Markets
Crooked River Open Pastures (CROP, Prineville)
Saturdays Through Sept 26; 10 am – 2 pm
Deschutes County Markets
Bend Farmers Market
Wednesdays through Oct 13; 2 pm – 6 pm
Northwest Crossing (Bend – ends soon!)
Saturdays June 5 – Sept 18; 10 am – 2 pm
Redmond Farmers Market
Tuesdays through Sept; 3 pm -6 pm
Sisters Farmers Market
Sundays through October 03; 11 am -2 pm
Jefferson County Markets
Madras Farmers Market (ends soon!)
Saturdays through September 18, 2021