2020 Summer Farmers Market Season is Open!

Summer farmers markets are supported by Clackamas SWCD.

Summer farmers markets are supported by Clackamas SWCD.

Did you know that Clackamas County is home to 12 different summer farmers markets? Our local markets are well represented in both rural and urban parts of our District and provide our communities with an incredible variety of locally grown, produced, and crafted agricultural and forestry products.

New regulations related to Covid-19 have inspired local market managers to come up with creative ways to keep shoppers and vendors safe and healthy. Farmers markets are meeting the challenge and some are even suggesting that farmers markets might be the safest bet for food shopping during the corona virus pandemic.

2020 Farmers Markets in Clackamas County

Folks literally line up for spring berries and vegetables at the Oregon City Farmers Market.

Folks literally line up for spring berries and vegetables at the Oregon City Farmers Market.

Markets can be found Wednesday through Sunday at different locations throughout our District service area. Make a visit to your local market – you’ll be glad you did!

Why Does the District Support Farmers Markets?

Support local agricultural producers AND get fresh produce and meat.

Support local agricultural producers AND get fresh produce and meat.

Summer farmers markets provide valuable points of sale for local agricultural producers, increasing their economic success. Financially successful farmers have an increased ability to conserve water and soil resources and to maintain healthy habitat. Success also helps them keep their land in agricultural production now and into the future. That’s good for the farm, native wildlife, water quality, and you!

Additionally, farmers markets are well-positioned to provide food, farm, and natural resource education to adults and children. Learning about the value of nutritious, fresh, and healthy whole foods is good for public health, our agricultural producers, and our environment.

 

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