Portland Farmers Market: Eastbank
Yuppies, Children and Grazing OH MY!
Every Thursday, May to September.
SE 20th and Salmon, in the Parking lot of Hinson Church.
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The Portland Farmers Market organization spread its wings last May and opened an Eastbank location Thursdays during the summer. Sponsored by New Seasons (the PFM people and New Seasons always have a booth/tent set up at this event), it overlaps with the PFM’s other Thursday event, at Ecotrust in NW Portland. PFM is expanding quickly, and seems to have no shortage of both produce and prepared food vendors ready to step up. Eastbank is buzzing with Grazing families from the Buckman/Sunnyside/Ladds Addition neighborhoods.
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Portland has access to a wealth of great produce, from Sauvie Island fruit to Strawberry Hills Beef, 42nd Street CSA boxes to at least 6 weekly farmers markets in greater Portland. In my current state of disrepair, unemployment and generally friendly malaise, Farmers’ markets have been a welcome distraction.
Peoples’ Co-op Farmers Market
Crunchier than Thou, but friendlier too
3029 SE 21st
Every Wednesday, year-round
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The Peoples Co-op is on SE 21st and Tibbetts, between Division and Powell. Peoples’ is as crunchy co-op as you get: they throw solstice parties, there are naked children and hippie music, handwriting analysts (and not in the CSI sense), and reaching through a group of people to load up on bok choy might land you in the center of discussion about how spiritual playing the tabla can be.
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