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It’s Harvest Season at Local Farmers Markets
Summer has come and gone, but many Portland-area farmers markets are open well into the fall, or even year-round. And a farmers market is the best place to taste everything harvest season has to offer.
Farmers markets are a friendlier place to do your grocery shopping than a grocery store. It’s a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, and discover tastes and produce you can’t usually find.
A trip to a farmers market can also teach you about where your food comes from. Farmers there are often happy to talk about how they grow their produce. And they’re often passionate cooks themselves, with recipes and advice on how to get the most out of their food.
Most farmers markets in our area accept SNAP, also known as food stamps, and even match SNAP benefits two-to-one, thanks to non-profits like the Farmers Market Fund. This makes farmers markets an affordable choice for all families in our community.
Best of all, the food you find will be the freshest available. No long-distance shipping or sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real and nutritious as it gets—fresh from the farm.
What will you find at your local farmers market?
Oregon Farmers Markets Association – www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org
Portland Farmers Market – www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
Farmers Market Fund – www.farmersmarketfund.org