sunflowers at the portland farmers market

Wednesday’s Farmers Market – Portland, Oregon

While I was in Portland last week, my final stop before heading back home towards Eugene was the Wednesday Farmers Market in the park blocks.  I’ve been to Portland a bunch of times, but I’ve only managed to catch one small autumn farmers market in all the years I’ve been visiting.  I was pretty tickled that there was a farmers market at all on a Wednesday morning (10-2)! Typically, I’ve noticed the popular market days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and of course Saturdays – so Wednesday? I’ll take it!

I ended up returning home with a couple of big bags of lovely and delicate shiitake mushrooms from Springwater Farm, a bunch of kale from my local farm Groundwork Organics (ha!) – no market basket is complete without a bunch of kale, and a big flat of seriously beautiful and juicy peaches from Baird Family Orchards out of Dayton, Oregon. Total scores – the peaches are the BEST I’ve had this season!  Also, the Wednesday market is situated in the tree lined Shemanski Park, a block off Broadway in Downtown Portland – a reaaaaallly nice setting for a market, especially on a hot day.

Looking forward to going again!

the wednesday market in portland oregon
Isn’t it just the loveliest setting?!
Baird Family Orchards
I’ll take them all. OK, just one flat.
peaches at baird family orchards in portland oregon
A perfect peach is a thing of beauty.
market set-up on portland oregon
The most inspired set-up! Totally digging the vertical wood crates.
multi-colored tomatoes at a farmers market
Always a sucker for gorgeous market tomatoes in baskets – mandatory to snap a pic.
Shiitake mushrooms at a farmers market
Shiitake mushroom abundance.
maitake mushrooms at a farmers market in portland oregon
Maitake mushrooms – so delicate and unique.

More from our Portland overnighter HERE.

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