By Laura Southers
Staff Writer

 

The Oregon City Farmers Market, held in the Green Lot at Clackamas Community College since early November, has expanded their hours for the Summer Market. Held every other week during the Winter, the Summer Market is held every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Farm fresh produce, plant starts, fresh flowers and food vendors. Pet food, crocheted hats, jewelry, handmade soap and distilleries. Oregon City Farmers Market has vendors to meet your needs.

Several different produces on display at the Oregon City Farmers Market

Several different produces on display at the Oregon City Farmers Market. Photo by Quinton Prudhomme.

Melissa Streng from Sun Love Farms said, “We are a certified naturally grown mixed vegetable farm in Oregon City. We grow about 3 1/2 acres of vegetables and try to grow things year-round. So, we are at this market all year round, and right now we have lots of wonderful spring greens, and early season roots, and a whole selection of plant starts for people’s gardens.”

If you want to take home a goodie for Fido, try a Dog Beer Treat.

Owner Johnny Stanford explained their holistic, locally sourced approach.

“We’re taking the spent grains from different breweries here around town and repurposing them before they go to landfill,” said Stanford. “And then we source our cage-free eggs and our organic flour here in Clackamas County and tie it all together with peanut butter.”

Shortbread and cookies on display at the Oregon City Farmers Market

Shortbread and cookies on display at the Oregon City Farmers Market. Photo by Quinton Prudhomme.

When asked if she liked the move to CCC, Lavina Howard, the owner of Viola Orchards in Estacada, said, “It’s wonderful! This is a really great space. There is so much more room for vendors but then also a lot of extra parking for people to be able to come and spend more time. We’re very grateful for the college to let us come and hang out on Saturdays.”

The Summer Market has some rotating vendors but always live music. Assistant market manager Sara Wagstaff scheduled mostly “jazz and folk.” Check orcityfarmersmarket.com for weekly details.

Even if you think you do not need any of the market’s offerings, this is a beautiful place to spend your Saturday mornings.

A row of flowers displayed at the Oregon City Farmers Market.

A row of flowers displayed at the Oregon City Farmers Market. Photo by Quinton Prudhomme.

Laura Southers

3 Comments

  1. Patty Southers on May 21, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats to you, Laura! It was a nice article.



  2. Tamara Houston on June 3, 2024 at 2:07 pm

    Bravo Laura Lee!!!



  3. Marilyn von Foerster on June 5, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    Wonderful writing. Makes we want to go there and get some cookies and flowers and soak up the vibes.



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